Guy Sebastian is set to perform in Maryborough as part of his national regional tour
Guy Sebastian is set to perform in Maryborough as part of his national regional tour Vicki Wood

Guy Sebastian: A concert so good you'll get engaged there

ONE woman loves him, another one named her cat after him and one young couple got engaged at his concert.

Guy Sebastian performed to a diverse crowd at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre last night.

The 2003 Australia Idol winner has come a long way from his original hit Angels Brought me here.

The Madness tour brought the new and the old music of Guy to the stage. He played crowd favourites like Elevator Love and Battle Scars and moved through his new album including Light and Shade and Linger.

A minimalistic stage with only Guy, his band and a massive screen allowed for his voice to be the focus of the production.

He played for the crowd and shared memories of making his latest album Madness that took two years to make.

Guy said that we all struggle to juggle everything in our lives.

"I get my head stuck in my devices sometimes and I forget to take in the light and shade ion my life," he said to the mesmerised crowd.

"Take the time to look up and gaze around you. I would not have been able to do things in my life like write this album if I didn't."

In between hit songs such as Mama Ain't Proud he showed glimpses into other aspects of his life as he spoke of his charity set up last year, Sebastian Foundation.

"I have been fortunate to be able to help people in the last year with several projects and some great projects lined up.

We have a kitchen that helps feed the homeless and people in need."

Inspiration for Imagine the Sun came from a hospital visit to a sick young girl.

Mixed with the emotional context was the upbeat dance songs that got the crowd moving and swaying their arms. He has added Hip Hop elements with those of R&B and Blues to give a more rounded album.

The crowd was able to move to the music and to the life of Guy Sebastian.

The Madness tour continues to Sydney on February 18, then on to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.