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Jim Moginie

Background information
Birth name James Moginie
Born May 18, 1956 (1956-05-18) (age 53)
Genres RockAlternative rock
Occupations Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Years active 1971- Current
Labels Virgin Music
Associated acts Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Sarah Blasko, End of Fashion, Neil Murray, Kasey Chambers, Neil Finn

Jim Moginie (born 18 May 1956 in Sydney as James Moginie) is an Australian musician. He is best known for his work with Midnight Oil, of which he was a founding member, guitarist, keyboardist and leading songwriter. Moginie has two children, Samuel Moginie (22) and Alice Moginie (20).

In addition to Midnight Oil, Moginie has worked and performed with many notable musicians from Australia and New Zealand, including Silverchair, Sarah Blasko, End of Fashion, Neil Murray, Kasey Chambers and Neil Finn. Moginie has also played live with his band The Family Dog comprising different members at times, including Trent Williamson, Kent Steedman, Paul Loughhead and Tim Kevin.

He has also released two solo works. The four-track EP Fuzz Face was recorded in Moginie's small home studio with Midnight Oils' producer Nick Launay and released in 1996, with fellow Midnight Oils bassist Bones Hillman contributing under the pseudonym 'The Family Dog' - a term that Moginie would later use for his live band.

Alas Folkloric (2006) is Moginie's first full-length solo album and first release after Midnight Oil disbanded. The album features contributions from Martin Rotsey and Rob Hirst, as well as Paul Dempsey in Something for Kate on the track "Halfway Home", and was released through the Virgin Music label.

Moginie is still active in record production, recently producing Melbourne band The Fauves latest LP "When Good Times Go Good" released September, 2008.

External links

Jim Moginie and the Family Dog, The Harp Hotel August, 2008 Photo: Mandy Hall


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