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Exclusive Interview: Ziggy Alberts

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Tara speaks with Australian singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts about his unique coastal folk sound, musical influences and how his personal experiences defines his songwriting. Ziggy also talked about embarking on an international tour and how he connects with his fans on the stage.

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

Having released eight records, founded his independent label Commonfolk Records and publishing house Commonfolk Publishing, and played sold-out 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 was awarded another 9 new Aria Accreditations in April 2021. This brings his accredited repertoire total to 6 Gold Singles, 1 Gold Album, 7 Platinum Singles, 1 Double Platinum single and 1 Platinum EP.

Ziggy released new album ‘DANCING IN THE DARK’ in November 2022. Ziggy Alberts previous album, ‘searching for freedom’, landed #1 on the AIR Album Chart (Independent Labels) and #5 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Albums chart in the first week of release. ‘searching for freedom’ has received praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine and Rolling Stone France.

Ziggy Alberts has always imbued his art with a special aura – this ineffable warm glow resonating throughout his songs – yet never before has he shined as bright or sounded as bold as he does on his fifth studio album. The coastal folk singer/songwriter turns his visceral inward focus out on society and the world at large in searching for freedom, a record whose powerful messages of sustainability, peace, justice, and understanding are sure to resonate with all who listen. – Atwood, UK


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