ARTIST BIO — SHORT FORM:

Ziggy Alberts is an Australian singer-songwriter, whose genuine grassroots story and captivating live performances have built his career as one of Australia's leading independent artists.

Musically, Ziggy's sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His honest and personal songwriting explores relationships of love, friendship, and connection with the natural environment.

Having released seven records, founded his independent label Commonfolk Records and played soldout tours across the globe, Ziggy's music has amassed millions of fans worldwide. His music has received attention from Billboard magazine, triple j and Clash UK. Ziggy has been awarded with ARIA

Platinum certification for his tracks Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Laps Around The Sun, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP) plus, Gold certifications for three singles in his catalogue.

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ARITST BIO — LONG FORM:

Ziggy Alberts is an Australian singer-songwriter, whose genuine grassroots story and captivating live performances have built his career as one of Australia's leading independent artists.

Musically, Ziggy's sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His honest and personal songwriting explores relationships of love, friendship, and connection with the natural environment.

Having released seven records, founded his independent label Commonfolk Records and played soldout tours across the globe, Ziggy's music has amassed millions of fans worldwide.

Ziggy has been awarded with ARIA Platinum certification for his tracks Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Laps Around The Sun, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP) plus, Gold certifications for three singles in his catalogue.

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, #6 on the ARIA Digital Album Charts and #9 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

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 sold-out headline tour, todate. 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 singer-songwriter.

NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS:

ARIA Accredited Awards

In 2020, Ziggy was awarded five Platinum accredited singles and one Platinum accredited EP and three ARIA Gold accredited singles.

GOLD
Simple Things
Days in the Sun
Runaway
 

PLATINUM
Love Me Now
Laps Around the Sun
Four Feet in the Forest (EP)
Gone
Heaven
Stronger


'Heaven Pt. II' and 'I Won't Give You Up' — Single and EP Released 19 Aug, 2020

Ziggy Alberts in a new cross-genre EP in collaboration with prolific Sydney rap duo Horrorshow. Titled "I Won't Give You Up," it pays homage to being of different genres, different upbringings, but having similar intentions. The EP was Alberts' first collaborative project and marks his third release for 2020, following singles 'Together' and 'don't get caught up.'

'Intentions (22)' — Single Release 21 Aug, 2019

Since its debut on the 21 of August 2019, Ziggy's single 'Intentions (22)' has had great international radio success. The single has been added to triple j high rotation (AU Radio), 1Live Radio (DE Radio) and 4M4 Radio (Austrian Radio) rotation, played on Radio X (UK radio), and added to 110 regional radio playlists across the UK. 'Intentions (22)' was also 'First Break Track' of the Month for September on Quidem Radio Group.

In 2020, 'Intentions (22)' gained Gold ARIA Accreditation.

'Laps Around The Sun' — Album — November 2018 Release

Ziggy's fifth record, 'Laps Around The Sun' has been well received since its release on 9 November 2018. After premiering on Billboard Magazine and as 'Album of the Week' on triple j, the album has since been streamed over 195 million times across DSP's, worldwide (Data as at October 2020).

In its first week after release, the album charted to #2 on the ARIA Australian Artist Album Charts, #6 on the ARIA Digital Album Charts and #9 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

In the 2018 triple j Hottest 100, Ziggy landed two spots as a first-timer in the countdown; #37 for 'Love Me Now' and #42 for 'Laps Around The Sun.'

'Laps Around The Sun World Tour 2018/19'

In celebration of the latest album 'Laps Around The Sun,' Ziggy Alberts has embarked on his 'Laps

Around The Sun World Tour.'
Heading rooms of all shapes and sizes across Australia, New Zealand,

UK, Europe, North America, South Africa and South America, this tour has been his biggest to date.

AU 2019 Leg

Returning back home in November/December 2019, after a monster year of touring, Ziggy Alberts played his biggest sold-out headline tour in Australia, to date (32,421 tickets). Playing 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 was a major career milestone for the independent singer-songwriter.

North America 2019 Leg

Only his second time touring the continent, Ziggy completed a successful 37-date tour in North

America in June-October 2019
(12,000 tickets). Selling out esteemed venues like, Gramercy Theatre, New York; Corona Theatre, Montreal and Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, Ziggy had a fantastic time playing to long-waiting fans and winning the hearts of many new.

EU/UK 2019 Leg

On this leg of the 'Laps Around The Sun World Tour,' Ziggy played 28 headline dates across Europe and the United Kingdom, selling out 21 of the shows (14,600 tickets).

Ziggy played his biggest shows to date on this continent, playing sold out shows at prestigious venues such as Electric Brixton, London; Paradiso, Amsterdam; Kaufleuten, Zurich and; Kägelbanan, Stockholm.

Splendour in the Grass 2019


Ziggy Alberts was established as a main stage artist at 2019 Splendour in the Grass festival (Byron Bay, Australia). A much bigger leap from his first SITG festival performance in 2014, Ziggy overfilled the GW McLennon Tent with his army of fans.

"It was easily one of the biggest sights seen all day, if not the weekend, with people camped on the hill and lending their voices to the thousands stuffed under the tarpaulin."  —  Triple J

AU/NZ 2018/19 Leg

Prior to kicking off his Australian and New Zealand leg of the tour in December 2018, Ziggy officially SOLD OUT all 37 of his AU/NZ tour dates (26,500 tickets).

Previous Tours

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2018


In 2018, Ziggy established himself as a main stage artist at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, playing to a full, swooning crowd of 5,000 people. Ziggy played on the Mojo Stage before household names, Tash Sultana and John Butler Trio.

Tell Me Europe Tour 2017

Headlining at established music venues through 11 European countries on his summer 'Tell Me Europe Tour 2017,' Ziggy sold over 5,000 tickets and played festival performances in France, Netherlands and Germany.

The Heaven Tour (AU) 2017

With 4 out of 5 shows officially selling out (QPAC Concert Hall, Enmore, Palais and Astor Theatres), Ziggy proved his ability in connecting with his audience despite the growing room sizes. Imagine 2,000 people singing every word to 'Gone,' then hearing a pin drop moments later.

The tour was promoted with no marketing budgets, PR agencies or radio support. The team relied solely on Ziggy's organic social media posts and following, which is a small reflection of his dedicated fan base.

PRESS QUOTES:

"If you like powerful, soulful voices like Dermot Kennedy and storytellers like Vance Joy, then this is for you." Substream

"Folk-hewn but modern-facing, his work sits alongside those early Ben Howard cuts or even Jack

Johnson, that kind of slick but still endearingly earnest musicality."
 —  Clash, UK

"Ziggy Alberts: The golden boy who busked his way to success" —  Triple J

"Youthful songwriter Ziggy Alberts' sound has been described as 'coastal folk.' It's an apt description, with 'Laps Around The Sun' demonstrating both the warmth and loneliness of the coast." — Songwriting Magazine

"Whether he's writing about love or loss or his surroundings, there's a warmth that emanates from his work, both within the lyrics and the natural, relatively minimal sonic landscape he creates." — Winnipeg Free Press

"For fans who've been following Ziggy's career from day dot, his increasing popularity wouldn't come as a shock. To everyone else, the Ziggy story is probably still something of a surprise. He's a self-made success, and it's a grassroots swell plenty of people are getting behind"  —  Triple J

"The songwriter is adept at diving into big situations and swimming expertly back up to the top. With a warm smile and a bright batch of energy, Alberts offers ideas of unity and appreciation in his buoyant music." —  American Songwriter

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