|Origin||Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia|
|Past members||Laurent Saligne|
Kid Courageous is a pop punk band from Australia. The band consists of Mick Anderson (lead vocals, piano), Huw Griffiths (guitar, vocals), Patrick Ricapito (lead guitar), Richie Newman (drums) and Dave Simon (bass guitar). All five members of the band grew up in the Sutherland Shire in New South Wales.
Throughout the mid 2000s Kid Courageous were one of Australia's premiere commercial pop punk acts, with a number of successful charting singles, the band were signed to the Australian independent label RockSugar Music after working with long time friend and Australian producer Greg Stace. During January 2005, Kid Courageous recorded three singles at Studio 301 in Sydney with American producer Rick Will and Australian producer Greg Stace. The band was managed by industry veteran Vicki Gordon and later Mark Burn.
"Is She Really Going Out with Him?" was their debut single and was a cover of the Joe Jackson hit. It received an "overwhelming response" and was the fourth most added track across the board on radio in Australia. It held a #1 night radio position for 11 weeks was charted at #25 on the ARIA Singles Chart and #3 on the Australian Independent charts..
"Life's a Movie", their second single, also achieved success, topping the Australian nightly radio charts for 10 weeks. It peaked at #17 on the ARIA Singles Chart and #1 on the Australian independent charts.
Dear Diary, their debut album, produced by Rick Will (Incubus, Gwen Stefani, Ben Harper), was released on 6 May 2006.
Vocalist Mick Anderson was voted 2005 Australian "Spunk of the Year" in Dolly Magazine.
Kid Courageous broke up in 2007 not long after recording their unreleased second (self titled) album.
In 2012 it was rumoured that the band regrouped and began working on a comeback single.
- Mick Anderson – lead vocals, piano
- Davie Patience – bass,
- Huw Griffiths – guitar, vocals
- Patrick Ricapito – lead guitar
- Laurent Saligne / Richie Newman – drums
- Dear Diary (2006)
- Kid Courageous (2009)
from Dear Diary
- "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" (2005) #25 Australia, Australian Independent #3 single
- "Life's a Movie" (2005) #25 Australia, Australian Independent #1 single
- "Use Me" (2005) #24 Australia, Australian Independent #1 single
- "I Want You" (2006)
- Kid Courageous website, with previews of songs from Untitled Second Album: Nothing Else, Bobby Dazzler
- Kid Courageous MySpace