Ian Haug Biography


    Ian Haug (born 21 February 1970) is a lead guitarist, songwriter, and backing vocalist in the Australian rock band Powderfinger. Originally Haug was the lead vocalist before Bernard Fanning joined. Mainstays Haug and bass guitarist John Collins formed the band in Brisbane in 1989. Ian Haug and Grant McLennan formed the Far Out Corporation in 1996 and made one record - and performed a handful of shows to critical acclaim. During a hiatus (2004–2006) in Powderfinger's career, Haug worked on a side project, The Predators, with Collins and original Powderfinger member Steven Bishop on drums and vocals. During all live Predators shows Ross Mclennan played drums while Steven Bishop stepped to the front of the stage. In April 2010, Powderfinger announced it would disband after their final tour in September–October.