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.
His solo recording career began during the mid-1970's with original songs being released on the Ode Records (NZ) label. These solo releases were notable for containing themes that addressed social and environmental issues. (see Discography)
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 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 and returned to his life as a working musician (see history section)
Since 2010 he has returned to his solo career by making live appearances once a year to perform selections of his original "Timberjack Donoghue" repertoire. These annual 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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