Positive, lovers of dwell music skilled a reasonably barren 2020, with no approach to see artists play due to the influence of COVID-19. However there’s one other aspect to that story, too. Our native performers have been struggling as properly, with no discussion board out there to get out and play or the folks.
And for somebody who loves entertaining a crowd as a lot as Man Sebastian, it made an already onerous yr even tougher.
“As a musician, 2020 was clearly a really tough yr,” says the multi-platinum Aussie artist.
“Performing in entrance of dwell audiences is a component of my work that I’m extraordinarily grateful for and I’ve missed it a lot.
“We form of acquired again to performing slightly bit in the direction of the tip of the yr however socially distanced audiences don’t have fairly the identical vibe.
“Lots of my band are based mostly in Melbourne and I’ve missed performing along with them, so I’m trying ahead to once we can all get collectively and jam once more.”
Precisely when that shall be remains to be anybody’s guess. However regardless of the challenges of final yr, Sebastian says that one upshot is all the additional time he acquired to spend along with his household.
He even added a brand new string his ever-growing bow — perfecting a work-life steadiness.
“[My wife] Jules and I simply completed constructing our dream residence, we acquired a pet late in January and my boys are six and eight years outdated, so I’ve been extremely grateful for the time we acquired to spend with one another and hold collectively as a household, and from that I actually learnt the worth of steadiness,” says the 39-year-old.
“I used to be a little bit of a workaholic previously and now I realise the significance of creating room for what issues in life.”
As for his 2021 well being objectives, Sebastian goes huge. However that’s hardly shocking for somebody so used to capturing for the celebs in the whole lot he does.
“A few years in the past I undertook the problem of being on the quilt of Males’s Well being — it was significantly onerous work, however I felt wonderful,” he says.
“I actually didn’t eat or drink one unhealthy factor and labored out onerous on daily basis for 12 weeks. I must really feel that feeling once more so I’m going to try to get a slice of that health again into me. Not as hardcore, perhaps however shut.”
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“I named my current album and upcoming tour T.R.U.T.H. as a result of that is one thing that I’ve actually realized the worth of over the previous couple of years. If you dwell your life with honesty and integrity, there may be nothing that anybody can ever take away from you.”
Weight loss plan
“Eat all of the meals! Meals is a large ardour of mine. With Malaysian and Indian heritage, meals is a giant a part of our tradition and I’m all the time cooking and all the time entertaining,” he says.
“Generally I preserve the carb rely low. For instance I can nonetheless get pleasure from curries however I’ll eat it over cauliflower rice.
“Issues that you just’ll all the time discover in my fridge are sizzling sauce, eggs, one other model of sizzling sauce, steak and a few extra sizzling sauce. Most issues style higher with sizzling sauce!”
“In the previous couple of years I’ve developed a reasonably critical obsession with golf — it’s nice on so many ranges, being outside, the focus, when you possibly can play with buddies — the corporate, and naturally, the train,” Sebastian says.
“So whether or not I can slot in 18 holes, a fast 9 or a half-hour on the driving vary, specializing in golf for a short time helps me get by the remainder of the day.”
“I like getting outside. I’ve already talked about golf however I like taking the boys fishing, bike driving, taking part in cricket with a bunch of mates, going out for a run or taking the canine for a stroll,” he says.
“Something to get outside and to get some contemporary air, and I like HIIT-style coaching to remain match. It shreds you quick when you keep it up and commit. In case you go onerous and work up a sweat it’s one of the simplest ways to arrange your thoughts to deal with the day forward.”
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