ZIGGY ALBERTS + Garrett Kato @ The Enmore Theatre 12/11/17
Norfolk Island – Start Over Summer Tour 16/17
Photographer; Zach Sanders from @Stuckonarock
Last Sunday, Ziggy Alberts serenaded Sydney’s Enmore theatre on his fifth and final show of his Heaven Australian Tour. Supported by the amazing Garrett Kato, the Byron bay artists warmed the heats of Sydney, delivering a spectacular performance. Ziggy captivate the crowd with his raw voice and unique songwriting, as well as sharing inspiring life experiences and his strong passion for the environment.
The night began with an incredible performance by Garratt Kato, a fellow Byron Bay Busker. His set was filled with stunning vocal melodies, intricate guitar strumming and harmonica. I was delighted to find the support artist was playing to a fully packed venue, even though it was seven thirty on a Sunday night. His raw emotion captivated the crowd, who sung along to songs Take It Slowly and Sweet Jane. He was the perfect warm up for the main act.
Minutes later Ziggy took to the stage, the crowd roaring with anticipation. He kicked off with Settle Down, sending the audience into a daze. The whole of the Enmore Theatre fell silent, soaking up his meaningful lyrics and delicate melodies. The raw emotion and vulnerably which radiated from the stage was truly inspiring to watch. After the first song, Ziggy thanked the crowd for their involvement with his career as a musician and for joining him on his journey.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I have only one rule. If you think you know the words, sing it with me!”
Ziggy’s set was heartwarmingly beautiful. He shared the stories and experiences that inspired each song (after asking the audience for permission), making us laugh, smile and even shed a few tears. His tales of love, loss and heartbreak were moving, and he encouraged us to care for the environment, and look after our selves and the people around us. “Together we can learn how to be brave and ask for help, and lean on each other”. He was so humble and caring, and gave delightfully refreshing performance.
Crowd favourites proved to be Runaway, Days in the Sun and Simple Things. Ziggy managed to have the entire theatre up and dancing in Hands I can Hold, with fans both old and young out of their seats and grooving. His cover of Walk You Home by Horrorshow was also a highlight, with the audience hanging off his every word.
The night slowly came to a close, the crowd begging for more despite Ziggy delivering a two-hour set. After Gone (The Pocahontas song) and Runaway, which had fans radiating with love and joy, Ziggy concluded with two songs off his new album. He performed with a single microphone at the front of the stage, which created an intimate and warm atmosphere. He sang Heaven, latest single and You, an unreleased song. Fans immediately picked up the lyrics and sang along, it was breathtaking.
Overall, Ziggy Alberts was delightful to see live, delivering a fresh and stunning performance. It was no surprise so many Sydney-goers came out to see the Byron Bay busker, and it won’t be long before he is selling out concerts all over the world.
Walk you Home (Horrorshow cover)
Four feet in the Forest
Days in the Sun
Captain Planet song
Hands I can hold
Gone (The Pocahontas song)
Check out Dan Turner’s
gallery of this show HERE
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- Nina Longfellow