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 in November 2007 after nine years with the group.

Tim Harding
Birth nameTimothy John Harding
Born (1978-02-01) 1 February 1978 (age 42)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
OriginSydney, Australia
Occupation(s)Singer, dancer
InstrumentsGuitar, 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.[2] In 1998 whilst studying social work at university, he auditioned for the children's musical group Hi-5.[3] Harding was accepted and remained a core member of the group until November 2007 when he left the group after suffering a broken back and toes in a motorcycle accident at Eastern Creek Raceway earlier in 2007.[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 daughter Arielle[6] and works as a freelance entertainer and musician.[7] He also sings with the Sydney-based weddings and functions band Soultraders.[8]


  1. ^ http://childrenstv.tripod.com/Hi-5.htm
  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. ^ http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3933018/high-five-for-medical-herb/
  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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