Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


band members

Ziggy Alberts - Guitar & Vocals


Website

www.ziggyalberts.com

Bio

Ziggy Alberts is a singer-songwriter who gives new meaning to the term independent artist. At only 25 years old he has released five records, founded his label Commonfolk Records, played sold-out tours across the world, and his music has effortlessly amassed millions of listeners, worldwide.

Musically Ziggy’s folk hewn sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. Like these contemporaries, Ziggy creates honest and personal music that explore his relationships both with others and the planet – a subject close to Ziggy’s heart as a surfer and environmental enthusiast.

In 2018, Ziggy released his fifth record ‘Laps Around The Sun’ which was premiered on Billboard Magazine and was ‘Feature Album of the Week’ on triple j. In the first week after its release, the album charted to #2 on the ARIA Australian Artist Album Charts. In 2019, Ziggy was awarded ARIA Platinum certification for his album tracks ‘Love Me Now’ and ‘Laps Around The Sun’; one Platinum certification for his Four Feet in the Forest (EP) and, Gold certifications for six singles in his catalogue.

Ziggy Alberts played over 110 shows in 2019 on his ‘Laps Around The Sun World Tour’. The mammoth tour saw him travel and play to fans across Europe, United Kingdom and North America, all before returning home to Australia in December, to play his biggest, self-promoted, sold-out headline tour, to-date. Having played prestigious venues, Hordern Pavilion (Sydney), Fremantle Arts Centre (Fremantle), two nights at Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide), Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne), and ending at Riverstage (Brisbane), this tour leg was a major career milestone for the independent singer-songwriter.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

Remarkable what can be accomplished with delicate acoustic guitar, tender vocals and warmly romantic songwriting.

Remarkable what can be accomplished with delicate acoustic guitar, tender vocals and warmly romantic songwriting.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

18 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

Heard you've been playing some shows abroad with my boy Nathan Ball! Can't beat a simple acoustic tune and this is totally serene.

Heard you've been playing some shows abroad with my boy Nathan Ball! Can't beat a simple acoustic tune and this is totally serene.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

15 Dec 2016

Triple J
45

Amongst all that electronic beats out there, it's great to join Ziggy on his simple coastal journeys. I will forever dive for those stunning guitar flicks. Absolutely GORGEOUS. Thank you for putting a smile on my face.

Amongst all that electronic beats out there, it's great to join Ziggy on his simple coastal journeys. I will forever dive for those stunning guitar flicks. Absolutely GORGEOUS. Thank you for putting a smile on my face.