THE STORY SO FAR

Effortlessly crossing genres from soul to hip-hop and beyond, Radical Son is a standout vocalist and songwriter like no other. His often-poignant lyrics chart a course from hopelessness to healing; mercilessly deconstructing what is, and forever imagining what could be. Radical Son's music and stories are always guided by his Indigenous heritage from the Kamilaroi nation of Australia and the south pacific nation of Tonga.

As a vocalist, Radical Son has a unique ability to deliver as a soul singer, rapper and spoken word artist. This natural dexterity defines his earned place and presence in the contemporary musical landscape. The back-bone of radical son's stories continuously urge our human spirit to approach life through love and compassion.

Radical Son

ABOUT THE BAND

Tim Curnick

Tim Curnick

Bass guitar/ backing vocals

Since 2001 Tim has made bass guitar his career. He was mentored under the late Sydney music great Jackie Orszaczky.

By 2006 he was touring with Australian legends such as Richard Clapton and Tim Freedman, and Canadian artist Hawksley Workman. 2007 saw him join the house-band for a year on ABC's The Sideshow with Paul Mcdermott, where he played with no other than Ian Moss, Tim Minchin, Martha Davis and Tripod to name a few.

2008 saw a year in regional Australia with country star Adam Brand. He has since joined rock band Old Man River and produced the single "Two Minds" for Ngaiire, for whom he also performs. So far he has played/recorded with the following artists: Hawksley Workman (CAN), Richard Clapton, Adam Brand, James Blundell, Tim Freedman, Jackie Orszaczky, Glenn Skuthorpe, Elana Stone, Tina Harrod, Beccy Cole, The Ray Mann Three, Deni Hines, Jade Macrae, Brooke McClymont. EJ Barnes, Peregrine, Paul Greene, Andy Bull, The Velvet Fog, Liz Martin, Earl Gray, Ray Beadle, Bruce, Doug Williams’ gospel project, Mitch Grainger, Dion Jones and the Filth, Naked Without My Cello, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, CODA, Tim Hall, Tiffani Wood, Nessa Morgan, Mahalia Barnes, Sandrine, Tracky Dax.

Conrad Harris

Conrad Harris

Lead guitar / backing vocals

Conrad has been playing guitar in a variety of bands and projects for the last twelve years. Currently focusing on playing/recording in both original projects and as session player, Conrad is well versed in an array of styles and genres having performed at numerous festivals including Sydney city festival, Woodford folk festival, Adelaide cabaret festival, Bellingen global festival, Adelaide fringe, the dreaming and Melbourne festival. Conrad regularly performs at venues along the east coast of Australia, and tours nationally on a regular basis. Other than Radical son Conrad is currently working on playing and writing with Entropic, settle down sound system, Emma deans [kaya], and multiple collaborative projects focusing on jazz, folk, electronic and roots music.

Recent supports of note include, The Blind boys of Alabama, Camille, John Cleary and the absolute monster gentlemen, The Necks, James Morrison.

Conrad looks forward to pushing his performance, musical understanding and teaching skills in the onward quest for musical brilliance. Currently finishing a masters in education, Conrad values the importance of education and the on going growth of music for all ages.

“Conrad shook, scratched and tapped sounds out of his guitar. Conrad had more of his share of melodic moments too, of course. His clean jazz sound often marked the climax of a slow, progressive musical build up, as either a voice of dark mystery, or one of Summer bliss”. {dagman Inthemix.com}

DJ Jonah

DJ Jonah

Dj / Backing vocals

Versatile in style and genre DJ Jonah specialises in hip hop, soul, reggae and world music and has been DJ-ing, composing, producing, performing and broadcasting music for over 10 years as a solo artist and with various bands, artists and projects.

Recently DJ Jonah has worked with artists and groups such as the KillaQueenz, Alphamama, Lotek, Studio Tann, West Labz Sound and of course Radical Son. DJ Jonah has performed many gigs and festivals in his career, highlights include: the Big Day Out, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Taiwan Festival of the Drum, Auckland Pasifika Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Dreaming Festival, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival, Port Augusta Desert Fringe Festival, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. DJ Jonah was the Music Programmer / Producer and integral part of SBS Radio's award winning Alchemy program that specialised in youth current affairs, stories and local and international music. His work on the program was recognise and commended by the New York Festival's Radio Awards and the United Nations.

Robbie Mudrazija

Robbie Mudrazija

Drum Kit and Percussion

Robbie Mudrazija has been working as a musician and music educator for the past 15 years, performing and recording with bands such as Entropic, Grafton Primary, Yen, Theatre of Disco, Deprogram and Astro Tabasco, and with artists such as Radical Son, Dean Manning, Tim Freedman, Ian Moss, Christa Hughes and Dave McCormack.

Robbie was a founding member of Entropic whose experimental groove stylings have seen them perform at Sydney Festival, The Sydney Opera House, Laneways Festival, Underbelly Arts Festival and Woodford Folk Festival for two years running.

His work with Grafton Primary included a series of national and international festivals and tours, including Parklife, The Big Day Out, Homebake, Good Vibrations and Field Day, and shows in the UK, Germany and South America.

Benjamin Karsay

Benjamin Karsay

Percussion and Drum Kit

Benjamin Karsay is a drummer, percussionist, composer and producer of exceptional depth and diversity. In the early years of his career in the music industry he completed a Cerificate IV in audio engineering and music business management from the JMC Academy. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University.

Throughout his entire career Benjamin has played and toured professionally as a drum kit player and as a percussionist and continues to do so with acts like Radical Son, Aurora Jane and Luminouz. Benjamin is currently living in Sydney and runs the Bondi Pavilion music studios.

Marcus Longfoot

Marcus Longfoot

Keyboards

Marcus has over 20 years experience performing, composing and studying music. He has studied Diploma level performance, and a degree majoring in radio broadcasting and programming. His musical compositions have been used in advertising campaigns for Coca Cola, Network 10, Qantas, Infiniti cars to name a few. He currently operates a sound design company with production credits on the Nine network, ABC, SBS, Channel 10, Channel 7, NHK Japan, Fuji network, TV Asahi, Tokyo TV, NBC USA, Fox, UK1 TV amongst others.