Celebrity available for hire, based in Victoria
Guy Sebastian is one of Australia’s greatest singers and performers.
Guy grew up in the outer suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. Guy’s interest in music started at a young age singing at his Kindergarten graduation at the age of four. This interest continued throughout his early teens as he sang actively at church, weddings, and in various bands. He graduated high school with straight A’s and studied Medical Radiation which he later left to pursue his dream, to be a singer/songwriter.
In 2003 Guy became the first Australian Idol winner, capturing the hearts of Australians with his uniqueness and incredible vocal talent. His first solo single ‘Angels Brought Me Here’ debuted at number one and was the highest selling Australian single in ARIA chart history. The smash hit single reached No. 1 in four Asian countries and New Zealand proving Guy is a world class talent, subsequently he was invited to sing as a guest at American Idol in 2004.
His debut album ‘Just As I Am’ again dominated with record breaking sales. The success carried effortlessly into his second album, ‘Beautiful Life’, where Guy took more control of his craft, giving audiences a clearer perspective on his work without the weight of Australian Idol in his shoulders. ‘Beautiful Life’ went Double Platinum earning him another Number 1 single ‘Out With My Baby’, which also scored him a 2005 MTV AVMA for Best Pop Video. A sell-out live tour showed the country he was more than just an as-seen-on-TV star with big hair, he was a genuine musician who oozed talent.
In 2006 Guy won the publicly voted Fave Aussie gong at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Sydney, for the second year in succession. Guy also partnered Sarah Ryan three-time Australian Olympic swimmer on Seven Network’s program, It Takes Two.
Then, having sold a staggering half a million records, Guy released his third album ‘Closer To The Sun’ in September 2006. The album came in at No.4 in the charts and saw three top ten charting singles released.
In May 2007, Guy embarked on one of his most incredible adventures of his career, performing with a 60 piece strong Australian Philharmonic Orchestra at the Sydney Opera and Hammer Hall, Melbourne.
Early in 2007, Guy Sebastian traveled to the home of blues, roots and soul – Memphis, Tennessee – to record his latest record ‘The Memphis Album’ which he recorded with the original members of the Stax Records in-house band who are also original members of Booker T & the MG’s and The Blues Brothers Band. The Memphis album was released in November 2007 to critical acclaim and came into the charts at No. 3 putting Guy into the exclusive group of artists who have had four consecutive top 5 albums. Within 3 weeks of release The Memphis Album had reached Platinum record sales and set itself to be one of the biggest records of 2007/2008.
In December 2007 Guy was invited to perform and performed on Asian Idol to an estimated television audience of 300 million and as a result the Memphis Album was released by his record company SonyBMG in China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
March 2008 saw Guy embark on his national Memphis Tour backed by the musicians who performed on the album including Steve Cropper, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Steve Potts and Lester Snell. Guy will be performing all the classic songs of Memphis and the tour is set to be one of the special live events of the year.
Aside from his music, Guy has always been open about his strong Christian beliefs and has spoken of plans to release a gospel album for the American Market sometime in the future. As a result of this Guy was invited to write and record the official song for World Youth Day 2008.
He is an ambassador for World Vision and in the past has been nominated for the “Young Australian of the Year” award.
Guy Sebastian's 'Angles brought me here' is truly indicative of this young singers talent in the music industry.