|Timothy John Harding
|1 February 1978
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
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 between 1998 and 2007 and left Hi-5 after nine years with the group due to suffering major injuries following a motorcycle accident.
Harding grew up in Sydney, Australia, with two younger brothers named Peter and Jamesand 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. In 1998 whilst studying social work at university, he auditioned for the children's musical group debut in Hi-5 from April 12, 1999. 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. Whilst Harding was in Hi-5, they won five ARIA Music Awards and three Logie Awards.
Harding lives in Newcastle with his wife Tash and daughters Arielle and Beatrixand works as a freelance entertainer and musician. He also sings with the Sydney-based weddings and functions band Soultraders. Harding also provided the voices for "Zip the Bird" in Cushion Kids and Jup-Jup in Hi-5 .
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