Conrad Ignatius Mario Maximilian Sewell (born 31 March 1988) is an Australian singer-songwriter from Brisbane, Australia who attended St. Laurence's College from 1998 to 2005. Sewell is best known for his vocals on Kygo's single "Firestone" and his number-one single "Start Again".
Growing up in Brisbane, Sewell started pursuing a music career from a young age, sending around demos since he was 8 years old. Sewell is the brother of singer-songwriter Grace, who is best known for her 2015 cover of "You Don't Own Me".
In 2004, Sewell auditioned for season 2 of Australian Idol, but did not pass the audition stage. He later tried his luck with short-lived rock band Sons of Midnight.
He spent years recording songs in garages and working to save money to move to the United Kingdom where pop music was more accepted. At the age of 18, Sewell moved to the U.K. to record a demo.
2014–present: "Firestone" and All I Know
After moving to Los Angeles, he started working on his solo project. Several people have been a part of creating the new music including Jamie Hartman (Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone), Sam Hollander (Train, One Direction), and Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Gavin DeGraw). His debut single "Hold Me Up" was written/produced by Brian Lee (Lady Gaga, Icona Pop), The Euroz and Louis Bell.
Prior to his solo release, Sewell wrote and sung on Kygo's hit, "Firestone". The single was a top five hit in many countries around the world.
On 2 March 2015 Sewell announced his opening slot on Ed Sheeran's Australian tour via a video posted on his Facebook page. He joined Sheeran on 13 dates throughout Australia.
On 12 June 2015 Live Nation confirmed Sewell will be joining Maroon 5 on their September tour as well as posting several tour dates. Sewell will support Jess Glynne on her "Ain't Got Far to Go" UK tour in October/November 2015. In October Sewell announced the release of his debut extended play, All I Know on the 13 November 2015 and Australian and New Zealand tour dates throughout November.
On Thursday November 26, 2015, Conrad won the first award of the ARIA's, Song Of The Year for "Start Again".