John Donoghue is an award-winning New Zealand folkrock musician best known for his associations with a long list of prominent NZ Folk and Rock bands.
The "Timberjack Donoghue Project" is a techno/live act developed as a platform for his original compositions.
John Donoghue's solo recording career began in the early 1970's with a collection of original songs released on the Ode Records (NZ) label. These songs were notable for containing themes that addressed social and environmental issues. (see
The first "Timberjack Donoghue" release, the single
"Dahli Mohammed" was selected as a finalist in New Zealand's "Loxene Golden Disc Awards" (1972)
The following year, while a guitarist in NZ rockband "The Human Instinct," he
released a debut solo album of original folkrock songs for Ode, "Spirit of Pelorus Jack," which won "New
Zealand Album of the Year Award."(1973)
In 1975 he released another critically-acclaimed album of original
songs for Ode ("Donoghue") after which he retired from his solo recording career to continue his life as a working musician (see
Since 2010 he has returned to his solo career
by making annual live appearances performing
old and new selections of his original "Timberjack Donoghue" repertoire. These concerts take place on the Wakastage
at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, each Waitangi Day. (Feb 6th) (see History chapter 4 part 4)
This official homesite contains the Timberjack Donoghue story as told in his own words.
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