Ziggy Alberts is a coastal folk singer/songwriter, free surfer & environmental enthusiast from the East Coast of Australia. Picking up a guitar for the first time in 2011, Ziggy took to storytelling through his music immediately and 5 years on has developed a standout independent career grown initially on busking, house shows and all-ages events, all while living out of a van.
Now touring nationally and internationally with headline shows, accompanied by performances at Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass (2014, 2015, 2016) and PIKNIK (Norway, 2015) he sings heartfelt stories of personal endeavours and experiences, ocean-side upbringing, environmental issues and life on the road. His music touches young and old alike.
Entirely self-funded and independent, Ziggy has released an impressive 3 records, reaching 30 million Spotify plays, 69 thousand followers on Instagram and consistently appears in the top 10 'Singer/Songwriter' charts on iTunes. Highly anticipated following his hit single ‘Runaway’, Ziggy’s latest record ‘Four Feet In The Forest’ went to no. 1 in the singer songwriter charts and proves to be a favourite compilation by many of his listeners.
Ziggy has achieved a huge grassroots following that spreads through cities, regional communities and coastal towns built over the last 4 years of being on tour. Ziggy announced his June/July 16 'Four Feet In The Forest Tour' where he played sold out shows at The Corner Hotel Melbourne, Max Watts Sydney & Brisbane, The Gov Adelaide and The Rosemount Hotel Perth, finishing with a packed out performance at this year’s Splendour In The Grass.
The ‘Start Over Summer Tour’ 16/17 saw Ziggy performing 49 shows from Sunshine Coast To Perth over 5 months on the road. From coastal towns, to regional communities and the major cities - Ziggy headlined at your favourite venues and unusual spaces. The van (Aladdin) was re-stocked several times with responsible merch that you all supported (tees, bags, Keep Cups) and is now on the mend after fighting with a kangaroo in the Wild West (the Kanga won).
The Start Over Summer Tour will be remembered by all.
Keep an eye out for the special edition tee's being released in celebration of Ziggy's most extensive, national tour yet!