Conrad Ignatius Mario Maximilian Sewell (born 31 March 1988) is an Australian-born singer and songwriter from Brisbane, Australia. Aside from being featured on Kygo's single "Firestone", Conrad just released the first of his solo music. It was also recently announced that Sewell will support Ed Sheeran on his Australian tour in Spring 2015.

He is the brother of singer-songwriter Grace, who is best known for her 2015 cover of "You Don't Own Me".

Career:

Early career:

Growing up in Brisbane, Sewell started pursuing a music career from a young age, sending around demos since he was 8 years old.

In 2004, Sewell auditioned for Australian Idol (season 2), but didn't 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 UK where pop music was more accepted. At the age of 18, Sewell moved to the UK and maxed out a credit card to record a demo.

2014-present: "Firestone" and solo music:

After moving to LA, Conrad 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 March 2, 2015 Sewell announced his opening slot on Ed Sheeran's Australian tour via a video posted on his Facebook page. He will joining Sheeran on 13 dates throughout Australia.