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February 2008

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Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian holds his hat.

"You can take your hat off…" The Memphis Album, has gone double-platinum in just over ten weeks.
Guy Sebastian’s Memphis band tours Australia

After visiting Rwanda and Uganda in 2005, Guy Sebastian’s commitment to World Vision as an ambassador has not wavered. Guy supports the Child Rescue program and has supported the 40 Hour Famine. He has also been involved in the Make Poverty History coalition of which World Vision is a part.

During his journey, he visited a rehabilitation centre for former child soldiers in Gulu, Uganda. He also met children who have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS and families struggling to survive in Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps.

“It was absolutely one of the most fulfilling journeys I have ever taken in my life. I have always wanted to see the effects of poverty first hand. It has been heartbreaking to see the conditions these people live in,” Guy explained after his trip.

He also saw the positive impact that World Vision’s programs have on communities. Guy visited a farmer who was given agricultural training and a bull from World Vision. He is now growing enough food and making enough money to look after his whole family and send his children to a good school.

Guy has just returned from a journey of a different kind to Memphis, where he recorded his new album, The Memphis Album.

Guy Sebastian with guitar.

Win two tickets to see the fabulous Guy in concert! Simply fill in the online form to enter.
In late February, Guy will begin a national tour to promote his new album. Backed by exceptional Memphis-based musicians, the band includes original members from The MGs and the Blues Brothers Band – many of whom wrote and recorded with the greats, like Otis Redding and Al Green.

“I grew up with these songs, I had a taste for them when I was really young … I just wanted to put a modern take on the songs and yet remain true to the songs and retain an old-school feel,” says Guy.

Together, World Vision and Guy Sebastian will be running a competition so you can win tickets to his concert in your state (ex. NT). Simply enter by filling out the online form and telling us about your best or worst experience with World Vision. The tickets have been given by Guy at no cost to World Vision.

Please read the terms and conditions (pdf: 34 KB) before entering this competition.

To enter the competition and be eligible to win, entrants must be over 18 years old.

Click here to enter!

The Memphis Album is available in stores now.

The Memphis Tour Dates:
Friday 29 February - Canberra Theatre
Saturday 1 March – Melbourne Palais Theatre
Sunday 2 March – Hobart Westpoint Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 4 March – Wollongong Regent Theatre
Thursday 6 March – Sydney State Theatre
Friday 7 March – South Sydney Juniors Club
Saturday 8 March – Revesby Workers Club
Sunday 9 March – Penrith Panthers Club
Wednesday 12 March – Newcastle Civic Theatre
Thursday 13 March – Campbelltown RSL
Friday 14 March – Brisbane Concert Hall (QPAC)
Saturday 15 March – Seagulls, Gold Coast
Wednesday 19 March, Night Train, Adelaide
Thursday 20 March – Adelaide Festival Theatre
Saturday 22 March – Perth Concert Hall

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