Kid Courageous

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Kid Courageous
Origin Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Pop punk
Years active 2004–present
Labels RockSugar Music
Members Mick Anderson
Huw Griffiths
Patrick Ricapito
Richie Newman
Dave Simon
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 longtime friend and Australian producer Greg Stace. During January 2005, Kid Courageous recorded three singles at Studios 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.

Use Me, their third single, debuted at #24 on the ARIA Albums Chart and #1 on the Australian Independent music charts.

"I Want You", their crossover single, was mixed by Greg Stace and was released as an iTunes-only digital single in 2006.

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.





from Dear Diary[edit]

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