Tim Harding (musician)

Timothy John Harding (born 1 February 1978) is an Australian musician, singer, guitarist, entertainer and former member of the Australian children's musical group Hi-5. He left Hi-5 on November 14 2007, after nine years with the group due to suffering major injuries following a motorcycle accident.

Tim Harding
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Background information
Birth nameTimothy John Harding
Born (1978-02-01) 1 February 1978 (age 45)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
OriginSydney, Australia
Occupation(s)Singer, dancer
Instrument(s)Guitar, Vocals
Years active1998–present

Life and careerEdit

Harding grew up in Sydney, Australia, with two younger brothers named Peter and James[1] and attended St Andrew's Cathedral School. In 1993 he began a funk band Compos Mentis with his brother Peter, family friend Mike McCarthy and bass player Sam O'Donnell. He does a Bit of Boxing and Surfing. [2] In 1998 whilst studying social work at university, he auditioned for the children's musical group debut in Hi-5 from April 12, 1999.[3] Harding was accepted and remained a core member of the group until he left the group after suffering a broken back and toes in a motorcycle accident at Eastern Creek Raceway earlier on December 19, 2007. He was replaced by Stevie Nicholson.[4] Whilst Harding was in Hi-5, they won five ARIA Music Awards and three Logie Awards.[5]

Harding lives in Newcastle with his wife Tash and daughters Arielle and Beatrix[6] and works as a freelance entertainer and musician.[7] He also sings with the Sydney-based weddings and functions band Soultraders.[8] Harding also provided the voice for "Zip the Bird" in Cushion Kids.


  1. ^ "Hi-5". childrenstv.tripod.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007.
  2. ^ "timhardingmusic". timhardingmusic. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Showcase Entertainment". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Tim Harding leaves cast". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Former Hi-5 Tim Harding back seeking stage and screen work". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  7. ^ Media, Australian Community Media - Fairfax (1 March 2016). "Tim from Hi-5 now calls Newie home". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Soultraders". Retrieved 24 September 2015.

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