Prior to competing in The Voice Australia 2019 Harding was a member of a cover band named “Bedrock” who described themselves as a “party band”, with a repertoire of hits from the 1960s to the present day. Harding was quoted on his website as saying, “I’d been going to see them since I was 16. I saw them every single week so I knew every song when I joined Bedrock”.
If you didn’t know in 2005, Lee auditioned for the third season of Australian Idol, ultimately placing third.
Immediately following the show, Lee was signed to Sony BMG and released his debut single “Wasabi” & ”Eye of the Tiger” in December 2005. The song debuted at number one on the ARIA Charts and was the eighth highest single in 2006.
Lee’s debut album What’s Wrong with This Picture? was released in February 2006 and peaked at number 3 on the ARIA albums charts. Two further singles followed; “Anything for You” and “Call the Nurse”.
Lee was support for fellow Idol contestant Shannon Noll on his nationwide tour with mate and fellow Idol contestant Dan England. Lee played venues such as Luna Park Sydney’s Big Top.
August 2006, Lee was opening act for Australian rock icons INXS with Bedrock there national Australian tour.
In April 2006, Harding headlined his own tour titled the Anything for You Tour. Before acts included the Sydney-based power-pop group Kid Courageous, rapper Figgkidd, and the indie rock group Town Hall Steps. Harding performed at such venues including Penrith Panthers and Castle Hill RSL Club. The tour covered venues along the east coast of Australia.
The Voice Australia 2019: Lee Harding sings ‘Killing In The Name’
In September 2006, Harding began his co-headlining tour with Kid Courageous of small venues across the nation. The tour commenced in Brisbane, then continued to the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Albury and Adelaide. Artists on the tour included Lee Harding and Bedrock, Kid Courageous, 919 (later known as Amber Calling) and Enolas Secret (formerly known as Wishlist). Melbourne band Don’t Ask Us supported the tour on the Victorian dates. Due to the arisal of a family issue, the tour was postponed for the NSW shows, which consisted of venues such as Penrith Leagues, the Manning Bar and Dapto Leagues. News was received after the conclusion of the Adelaide show and was confirmed in an official press release by Harding’s manager at the time.
Since 2007, Harding has been involved in a number of short-lived projects, including the group Rock City 2, who released an album in October 2007. and the Patience Project who released a single titled “Lipstick Cabaret” in June 2011. Harding also plays in cover bands at Crown Casino in Melbourne.
Look out for bigger and better things to come from Lee Harding in the very near future with the release of a full length album coming out in later 2019.