|Birth name||Vince Harder|
|Born||1982 (age 31–32)|
|Origin||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Associated acts||P Money, Pieter T, Titanium|
Vince Harder (born c.1982) is a New Zealand R&B/pop recording artist and producer. His most notable song to date is Everything, which reached number one in New Zealand on the New Zealand Singles Chart in 2008. In May 2010 he released the single "Say This With Me" which peaked at number 39 on the singles chart.
Vince was born and raised in West Auckland, New Zealand. He has also played the lead role as 'Simba' in the Australian stage production of The Lion King. In 2005, he came 3rd in the Australian TV version of The X Factor, Simon Cowell's new music talent show, beating over 100,000 people who originally auditioned for a place in the finals.
In 2009 he performed live gigs to more than 100,000 people including the main support slot on Teddy Riley's Blackstreet arena tour of Australia & New Zealand, and a show-stealing, headline performance on TV3's Coca Cola Christmas in the Park concerts in Christchurch and Auckland.
Harder is managed by legendary music industry veteran Richard Beck.
Record releases and songwriting
On 17 November 2008 he released his first solo single, "Strobelight", which he wrote and produced. It received extensive airplay in New Zealand. He performed this single on the New Zealand breakfast TV show Good Morning New Zealand in front of a live audience in late 2008. In April 2009 he brought out a single named "Lyrical Love" which was a Top 20 hit in New Zealand. The video for "Lyrical Love" was filmed in various Auckland nightclubs and featured a cast of hundreds.
In May 2010 he released a brand new single titled "Say This With Me". It was a Top 40 hit in NZ. Harder is currently at work on his self produced and titled debut album, which is to be released in early 2011. His next single is to be entitled "I Want This Forever".
|Year||Title||NZ peak chart position||Album|
|2008||"Strobe Light"||—||The Space Between Us|
|2010||"Say This With Me"||39|
|"Alone No More"(featuring K.One)||—|
|"Summer Dayz"(featuring Young Sid)||—|
|2011||"I Want This Forever"||—|
|Year||Title||NZ peak chart position||Certifications
|2012||"Far from here"||—||—|
- Grant, Frances (19 October 2003). "The Lion King". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2009-08-03.