Soul­ful surfer plays Cooly

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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.

Ziggy Al­berts

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