Conrad Sewell, the talent that Lyor Cohen is quietly building at 300 Entertainment
You may have never heard of Conrad Sewell, but the trail he is leaving in the music industry is one that speaks for itself. Growing up in Australia, Conrad pursued his dreams of music stardom where at the young age of 16 he found himself as a finalist on Australian Idol 2003. He later moved on to prove his talents as the front man for his own Pop/Rock band Sons of Midnight, formed out of his former classmates. Universal Music Germany took notice and signed the group which has since had a #1 single with "The Fire". Taking that momentum, he transferred his skills and began building a name for himself in Los Angeles.
As a songwriter, Conrad is progressively building his list, already checking the box next to Adam Lambert, James Durbin (Parachute), Kylie Minogue, and working with legendary producers such as Charlie Midnight (Joe Cocker) and Derek Bramble (David Bowie). Fernando Gariby who has produced records for Lady Gaga and U2, refers to Conrad’s unique gift simply as “magic”, and goes on to say “I knew immediately when I first heard his voice”. Fellow labelmate Mike Stud has also had a touch of Conrad's gift having had a #1 rap album in 2014 that included songwriting and featured vocals by Conrad on songs such as “On & On” and “Super Faded”.
It is only right that Conrad's sister, Grace Sewell is a common name evoked in the same conversations as him. The Daily Telegraph explains how these two are paving their way into the music industry with their exceptional talents as siblings but with separate careers.
Australia’s Channel 9 News explains how Conrad, after years of building his name in Hollywood, found himself in a “bidding war with every major record label” only to find a home with the first person that reached out to him, Lyor Cohen and 300 Entertainmentas he rubs shoulders with songwriter, Eric Bellinger and otherworldly duo, ASTR. With the backing of Lyor Cohen and 300 Entertainment, Conrad is quietly shaping up to be a talent that will reinvigorate the music industry.