Guy Sebastian's Shoalhaven connection

STAGE SET: Guy Sebastian will play at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on October 31. Photo: Gusde Mahendranata
STAGE SET: Guy Sebastian will play at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on October 31. Photo: Gusde Mahendranata

Renowned singer Guy Sebastian, who will play in the Shoalhaven on October 31, often seeks refuge on the south coast to take time out of his busy entertainment schedule. 

Sebastian, who rose to fame after taking out the inaugural Australian Idol singing competition on national television in 2003, purchased a home in Gerroa in 2012 after falling in love with the area. 

Now, he is looking forward to playing his latest record, Conscious, to his south coast fans after booking a last-minute show at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

“I am a bit of a local down there because I have a place in the area,” he said. 

“I often spend time down on the Shoalhaven river and I like the farmers market and the meat place in Nowra. There are always people who say g’day and everyone is nice.”

Workmen re-fit new windows to the rear deck of Guy Sebastian's Gerroa home as part of renovations undertaken in 2013. Pictures: SYLVIA LIBER

Workmen re-fit new windows to the rear deck of Guy Sebastian's Gerroa home as part of renovations undertaken in 2013. Pictures: SYLVIA LIBER

Sebastian was to head to the region for “time out” and rehearsals before taking on the national tour, which takes in six capital cities and Newcastle. However, he decided to add the Nowra venue to his tour. 

“My thought was to head to the coast and immerse myself in the tour and have a little bit of time out,” he said.

“What better place to do that than the south coast. It is so peaceful and I am used to it.

“Then I decided to book Nowra, which I am glad I did. I am excited about the show there.  

“It will be a really fun show because I have a lot of friends and supporters down that way. I am excited to see a lot of familiar faces and show people some new and some old music.”

The singer's coastal home overlooks Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa.

The singer's coastal home overlooks Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa.