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Conrad Kira

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer

Conrad is a Performing Artist / DJ with an ear for the quirky his tracks have a sound of sporadic drum patterns, dramatic layering, adding a pinch of humorous and controversial lyrics and you have Conrad Kira.  He collaborates with unexpected artists and has influences from South Africa to Brazil.

He is 2012 winner of the Live and Unsigned Best Original Song award and 2013 winner of the Music Benevolent Fund’s Emerging Excellence Award, praised by DJ Annie Nightingale “You wait for someone original like Conrad, to shake things up”. He has done sets at Secret Garden Party, and Switzerland’s Busker’s Bern to name a couple. He is currently working on his debut E.P.

 

Biog update as provided for City Showcase in 2013


 

As Conrad the Scoundral, Conrad has performed several times for City Showcase and his biog then is below:

Hailing from Peckham, South London comes a rugged intellectual whom combines fearsome rhyme skills with unorthodox, but confident production.

Scoundral stands alone within the Grime scene as an MC whom can range from the witty and irreverent punch lines of “Oi Girl, to the heartfelt and outspoken verses of “You’ll B e Dead B4 Grime Is”. He can stretch to the epic with the emotive string laden “Rising Sun”. He describes his Music As a cocktail where grime is the spirit “ and it’s true that the Grime influence laces each track strongly. Beyond this however is a musical mastermind who encompasses a myriad of influences. You’ll hear phat bedroom beats alongside full orchestras (London BreakBeat Orchestra) live percussion and Jazz guitar with raw bass lines: this is an artist that isn’t afraid to step beyond the usual convent and subjects that the scene has evolved.

Conrad The Scoundral first discovered his talent in music when he picked up a hand drum that was lying around the house; his Mum heard it through the window and thought it was a cd playing! That was his introduction into the music world.

Scoundral started Rapping and producing at the age of 14 being inspired buy the buzz of The Garage/Grime Pirate Radio scene. After a short spell of college and being involved in several crews he decided to set up a home studio and go on his own under the name Conrad The Scoundral. Using Conrad his middle name and Scoundral the tag name his friends called him. 

Scoundral has been On a quest to push UK urban music to a new level which he has demonstrated with Collaborations with The London BreakBeat Orchestra, a consummate jazz guitar player Aron Brown, and many other musicians and djs both on stage and off. Scoundral praised for his wit and unlimited energy when on stage. Conrad is presently working with a band to heighten this experience.

Conrad the Scoundral was first invited to be part of City Showcase following the Digital Fusion audition on 24 March 2007 at The Albany.

Biog is as updated for City Showcase 2010. 

Featuring In:

Look at Me London at City Showcase Rocklands
Thursday 06.05.2010
Conrad the Scoundral in Puma
Friday 07.05.2010
Song and dance at O2
Saturday 08.05.2010
Thai Silk Saturday - Go to The O2!
Saturday 08.05.2010
Music Afternoons at The Phoenix - 12/10/12
Friday 12.10.2012
Run to the Beat 2013
Sunday 08.09.2013
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