Soulful surfer plays Cooly
Sunshine Coast artist Ziggy Alberts (pictured) was given his first guitar less than two years ago, he didn’t see how it was relevant. The surfer had never learnt music or taken note of his potential singing voice. Now, the talented self-taught singer-songwriter has been playing non-stop shows from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast and has shared stages with the likes of Ash Grunwald and Josh Pyke. Ziggy’s raw yet melodic voice, coupled with touching storytelling lyrics, don’t sit in the surf-rock musical stereotype. He recently released debut six-track EP Feels Like Home – what he describes as a solo-acoustic, chilling and raw set of emotions and stories through lyrical storytelling. ‘‘I put my heart, emotions and a hell of a lot of effort into becoming the artist I am today,’’ he says. ‘‘I’m not freakishly talented. I’m just proof that you can do whatever the hell you want if you want it bad enough. I’m glad, if I have done anything before I die, I can prove that to (my fans). Or perhaps spark something in their world.’’
Ziggy plays Komune Resort in Coolangatta on Sunday.