|Ziggy Marley - Sydney
Metro Theatre, Sydney
|Sun 08 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am
|Ziggy Marley - Melbourne
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
|Mon 09 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am
Wild and Free
This is Roots – This is Rock – This is Reggae !! - THIS IS ZIGGY MARLEY.
The five-time Grammy Award-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, ZIGGY MARLEY returns to Australia after a five year absence. He’ll be featuring songs from his latest album, Wild and Free as well as all the favourites from his 3 other solo albums and those of the Melody Makers.
ZIGGY MARLEY, the son of the legendary Bob Marley is, to many, the embodiment of his father. It is almost eerie to see the similarity, and with his Roots-Rock-Reggae style, Ziggy is the Keeper of the Flame. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, ZIGGY MARLEY joined with his sisters Sharon and Cedella and brother Stephen to become Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, allowing him to craft his own soulful sound which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop and roots reggae
After two decades as the driving creative force behind The Melody Makers, ZIGGY MARLEY’S first solo tour came in Summer 2002. The following year saw the release of his debut solo album, Dragonfly, followed by 2006’s Grammy Award-winning Love Is My Religion, Recently, ZIGGY MARLEY won his fifth Grammy Award, in the category “Best Musical Album for Children,” for Family Time, a 2009 collection of reggae-inflected, family-oriented songs, featuring family and friends including; Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Judah Marley, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Laurie Berkner, Elizabeth Mitchell and Jamie Lee Curtis.
ZIGGY MARLEY also continues to head Tuff Gong Worldwide, in honor of his father’s own music label Tuff Gong Records, and is Involved with a breadth of charities. ZIGGY MARLEY leads his own charity, URGE (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. The charity’s missions range from building new schools to operating health clinics to supporting charities like Mary’s Child, a center for abused and neglected girls.
ZIGGY MARLEY is one special person – a very special performer – and one we are glad to say
WELCOME BACK TO OZ and BLUESFEST!