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Powderfinger

Band, 1989-2010 AU
Rock

Powderfinger is an alternative rock band based in Australia. The band formed in Brisbane, Australia, in 1989, and since 1992 their line-up has consisted of vocalist Bernard Fanning, guitarists Darren Middleton and Ian Haug, bassist John Collins, and drummer Jon Coghill. Powderfinger became a commercial success with their third studio album Internationalist in 1998. Since then they have released several hit singles and award-winning works earning them a total of fifteen ARIA Awards. Numerous Powderfinger albums have reached platinum status multiple times, and rankings in the top 100 of Australian music charts. Odyssey Number Five, Powderfinger's most successful album to date, earned over eight platinum certifications and ARIA Awards in five different categories. After the release of their first DVD These Days: Live in Concert and a "best of" release, Powderfinger announced a hiatus in 2005. The announcement of a two month-long nationwide tour with Silverchair entitled Across the Great Divide tour followed the release of their sixth studio album, Dream Days at the Hotel Existence in June 2007. Across their sixteen year career, Powderfinger has been actively involved in philanthropic causes. In 2005, Powderfinger performed at a WaveAid concert in Sydney, to help raise funds for areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Another performance at the Sydney Opera House in October 2007 raised funds for breast cancer victims and their families. The aim of their recent Across the Great Divide tour was to promote the efforts of Reconciliation Australia, and to promote awareness of the seventeen year gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

        
Members
PortraitBernard Fanning
voc, g *1969 AU
PortraitJohn Collins
eb, b *1970 AU
PortraitDarren Middleton
g
PortraitJon Coghill
dr, perc *1971 AU
PortraitIan Haug
g, bvoc, eg *1970 AU
Stuart Middleton
voc, g *1971 AU
Stephen Bishop
dr, voc
Popular Tracks   
My Happiness on Odyssey Number Five by Powderfinger
These Days on Odyssey Number Five by Powderfinger
Sunsets on Vulture Street by Powderfinger
(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind on Vulture Street by Powderfinger
Burn Your Name on Golden Rule by Powderfinger
My Kind Of Scene on Odyssey Number Five by Powderfinger
Love Your Way on Vulture Street by Powderfinger
Passenger on Internationalist by Powderfinger
Pick You Up on Double Allergic by Powderfinger
Waiting For The Sun on Odyssey Number Five by Powderfinger

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Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Footprints: The Best Of Powderfinger 2001 - 2011Powderfinger2011Compil.
Fingerprints & Footprints The Ultimate CollectionPowderfinger2011Compil.
Sunsets Farewell Tour Live At Riverstage, Brisbane Nov. 10 2010Powderfinger2010Album
Sunsets Farewell Tour Live At Riverstage, Brisbane Nov. 12 2010Powderfinger2010Album
Sunsets Farewell Tour Live At Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Saturday September 11 2010Powderfinger2010Album
Sunsets Farewell Tour Live at Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne Friday October 29 2010Powderfinger2010Album
Sunsets Tour Live At University Of Southern Qld Toowoomba Saturday October 9 2010Powderfinger2010Album
Sunsets Farewell TourPowderfinger2010Album
Seven Deadly SpinsPowderfinger2009Compil.
Golden RulePowderfinger2009Album
Lost And RunningPowderfinger2007Single
Dream Days At The Hotel ExistencePowderfinger2007Album
Who Really Cares (Featuring The Sound Of Insanity)Powderfinger2007Album
I Don't RememberPowderfinger2007Single
Across The Great Divide TourPowderfinger & Silverchair2007Album
SunsetsPowderfinger2004Single
Fingerprints (The Best Of Powderfinger 1994-2000)Powderfinger2004Compil.
These Days Powderfinger Live In ConcertPowderfinger2004Album
(Baby I've Got You) On My MindPowderfinger2004Single
Stumblin'Powderfinger2004Single
Since You've Been GonePowderfinger2004Single
Love Your WayPowderfinger2004Single
Vulture StreetPowderfinger2003Album
On My MindPowderfinger2003Single
Waiting For The SunPowderfinger2001Single
The MetrePowderfinger2001Single
Like A DogPowderfinger2001Single
Juice Exclusive CDPowderfinger2000Album
Odyssey Number FivePowderfinger2000Album
My HappinessPowderfinger2000Single
These DaysPowderfinger1999Single
PassengerPowderfinger1999Album
Don't Wanna Be Left Out / Good-Day RayPowderfinger1998Single
5 Tracks From The Forthcoming Album InternationalistPowderfinger1998Album
Already GonePowderfinger1998Single
The Day You ComePowderfinger1998Single
InternationalistPowderfinger1998Album
Take Me InPowderfinger1997Single
Take Me InPowderfinger1997Album
Double AllergicPowderfinger1996Album
Pick You UpPowderfinger1996Single
Living TypePowderfinger1996Single
d.a.fPowderfinger1996Single
Save Your SkinPowderfinger1995Single
Mr KneebonePowderfinger1995Album
TailPowderfinger1994Single
Parables For Wooden EarsPowderfinger1994Album
Grave ConcernPowderfinger1994Single
TransfusionPowderfinger1993Album
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