Jason Harding Profile

aka Clinton Smiley
Lewis Tennant
17 May 2013

A pivotal figure in the Capital's musical landscape for over a decade and a person who found himself defining Wellington's nightlife as well as helming an important independent record label, Jason Harding's world came to an abrupt full-stop in 2006.

Jason Harding has posted as a journalist for various magazines and newspapers, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and English Literature, and along with Brent Gleave, co-founded the record label Capital Recordings, a Wellington label that, at the turn of the millennium, was responsible for releasing early music from Die! Die! Die!, The Phoenix Foundation and Jet Jaguar, amongst others.

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Jason Harding and Brent Gleave, the Capital Recordings crew
Photo credit: Photo by Eric Wang
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