Michael Fowler Centre
At just 25 years old, singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts has accomplished a lot. The Australian musician has released five albums, started his own label Commonfolk Records and played sold-out tours to a passionate fan base around the world. Now, he’s coming home to Australasia, concluding his REWIND world tour with gigs across Australia, as well as in Auckland and Wellington.
Ziggy grew up on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, and was homeschooled until he was 13. At 16, his parents gifted him a guitar as a high school graduation gift. The rest, as they say, is history.
Musically, Ziggy’s honest and personal sound has been compared to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. Like Johnson, Ziggy is a keen surfer. He’s also an environmental enthusiast, who uses his music to explore his relationship to the planet. In 2020, Alberts released the song ‘Together’ in response to the Australian Bushfire Crisis. Ziggy donated 10% of streaming income from the first month of release to organisations involved with bushfire relief.
Known for his genuine connection with audiences, Ziggy’s performances are a mixture of emotional vulnerability and spirited energy. Join him in celebrating his return to New Zealand, Saturday October 21st at Michael Fowler Centre.