Meet our August 2015 our featured music artist
MarkMeets’ featured artist CONRAD SEWELL is our rising star for August 2015
Born in Brisbane, Conrad started chasing his musical dreams at an early age, sending out his first demo at age eight. Conrad spent years recording songs in his garage and working to save money to move to the UK to launch his pop music career. At age 18 he made the move and maxed out his credit card recording his first UK based demo. The demo led to Conrad’s band at the time being signed by a European record label. The band had some success, but eventually fizzled out which is when Conrad renewed his interest in song writing.
After teaming with Kygo for their smash hit anthem ‘Firestone’, Conrad has had an incredible few months. As well as supporting Ed Sheeran on tour and playing Coachella, he also scored his first solo number one single in Australia.
His new single, the irresistible ‘Hold Me Up’ has already won Conrad a whole host of new fans.
2015 has been a year to remember for Conrad Sewell, and things are showing no signs of slowing down, as he has announced that he will support Jess Glynne on her upcoming UK tour!
The string of national dates begin in Cardiff at the end of October and includes shows in Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and London.
At UK entertainment website MarkMeets, our passion, online presence and reputation for finding, introducing and promoting fresh emerging new talent is unparrelled. We offer artists a great platform to be seen and heard by the public, media and fellow artists.
Having attended hundreds of music showcases, judged at talent shows around the UK, interviewed news talent we have discovered new talent before they were household names! Previous talent we have worked with include Concept, Tich, Sam Smith, Jessie J, Rixton, The Vamps, Luke Towler, Ellie Goulding, Adam Lambert, Aiden Grimshaw, Michael Buble, Overload, Tom Mann, Kingsland and many more artists over the years!!
“This is just the start of a bright future for Conrad Sewell ” – MarkMeets Entertainment
Conrad Sewell’s debut album marks the arrival of a major new talent, although the 27-year-old vocal powerhouse has already racked up some significant accomplishments. Most recently, Conrad wrote and sung the hook on Kygo’s global smash ‘Firestone,’ which already has over 100 million streams on Spotify and has become an iTunes top 10 single in Australia.
Celebrating this, Conrad filmed a special performance of ‘Hold Me Up’ at London’s Under the Bridge.
Eventually, Conrad found his way to Los Angeles, where he connected with producer Jamie Hartman. They began refining his songs and recording them live in the studio. In the process, Conrad adopted a new approach to his craft and developed a renewed confidence in his performances.
Conrad is now working on his debut solo album with an all-star team of writers and producers, including Jamie Hartman (Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone), Sam Hollander (Train, One Direction), and Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Gavin Degraw). ‘Hold Me Up,’ Conrad’s first single, was written and produced by Brian Lee (Lady Gaga, Icona Pop) and Louis Bell. The results draw from pop, dance, rock, even gospel, and display an impressive command of styles.
Conrad will be returning to Australia for his own headline tour this September.
“Sewell is a star to watch! – MarkMeets
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Each month we celebrate an artist who we feel deserves some recognition, whether they are an undiscovered talent trying to make it into the music business, or an existing star who has not reached the level we feel they deserve to be at!!
Previous MarkMeets Music Artists have included: Franklin Lake, Sharlette, Harry Pane, Scarlet Baxter, Sophie and the Bom Bom’s, James King, Rae Morris, Conway, Josh butler, Riva, Gio, Amy-Jo Clough, Mary Spender, Kit Rice, Derek Ryan, Harvey, Jamie Eldridge, Rixton, Tom Andrews, Blaise, Luke Towler, Carly Rae Jespen, Aiden Grimshaw, District 3, Adam Lambert and The Dolly Rockers. We have supported brand new artists too from Kingsland, Tich, through to Concept, Ria Ritchie and Overload.
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