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Vince Harder - Vince Harder Newsletter Interview

10 Apr 2011 // An interview by Shade
 

Vince Harder needs no introduction. He is after all, the voice behind one of the biggest songs to come out of New Zealand in the last five years.

His collaborative hit with P Money, Everything, soared to number one in the Kiwi charts in 2008 and received extensive airplay in Australia. The following year the single made its mark in Britain when it was named Record of the Week on the notable BBC Radio 1.

Now, having honed his individual sound in the studio, Harder is back with his self-produced, debut solo album The Space Between Us. Muzic.net.nz spoke to Vince, and this is what he had to say: 

What can we expect to see from you over the next year?

More gigging in NZ and Australia and more music to be released with the hopes of some action overseas in UK, Europe and USA. 

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

If you have a passion for music, do your best, write lots and learn from others who are in this industry.

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

At the moment I'm enjoying what katchafire are releasing, mainly because they've been working at their songs and style for long time and in my opinion are getting better and better.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

Mainly from thoughts and feelings I have about whatever the song is about, I write about experiences I've had or other people I know of.

Who would you most like to support live?    

Either Usher or Bruno Mars at the moment. 

How do you believe you fit into the NZ music industry?

I'm a Kiwi for a start, and I sing and make my mark here first as an artist.  I hope that is enough to fit in.

What will your next release be?

My next release is my debut album which is coming out 28th of March 'The Space Between Us' is the name of the album.

What can you never leave home without?

My laptop 

How do you describe your music?

Contemporary R&B

What is your favourite NZ venue?

St James Theatre, never played there but have seen bands play there and its pretty awesome. 

What is the best part of being a musician?

For me its seeing different parts of the world and performing in front of new faces everywhere I go 

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

I wouldn't mind seeing a band called Revelation. Their an old school R&B-Soul Gospel band, members were from Wellington and Auckland, I used to love seeing them live at Parachute Festival 

What is in your CD collection at home?

I don't have a CD collection anymore, I have an Ipod and my laptop running all sorts, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Dru Hill, Beyonce and the list goes on

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Would have to be performing with my fly down.

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

I enjoy Gisborne and Tauranga. 

What inspired you to become a musician?

My Family are musical, my brother was an awesome guitarist, and my sister used to play the piano.  Had alot of it around me with other members of the family so it became a part of who I am

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

One of best gigs I've performed at would have to be Parachute 2010 with the Levites who are my backing band. We ripped it up! 

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Facebook, twitter, blogger.com, Myspace and Bebo 

What rumour would you like to start about yourself?

Haha, don't think I have the heart to start rumours about myself or anyone else, but if one did start for me, I'd hope it was for being the opening act for Bruno Mars in April at the Vector arena lol.  Cheers

 

 

About Vince Harder

Vince Harder needs no introduction. He is after all, the voice behind one of the biggest songs to come out of New Zealand in the last five years.

His collaborative hit with P Money, 'Everything', soared to number one in the Kiwi charts in 2008 and received extensive airplay in Australia. The following year the single made its mark in Britain when it was named Record of the Week on the notable BBC Radio 1.

Now, having honed his individual sound in the studio, Harder is back with his self-produced, debut solo album The Space Between Us.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Vince Harder

Releases

Colours
Year: 2018
Type: EP
Rare Vision
Year: 2015
Type: EP
The Space Between Us
Year: 2011
Type: Album

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