Ziggy and The Wild Drums
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Ziggy and The Wild Drums

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Music 4 Peace - 2009



Ziggy And Wild Drums: Ziggy was born in 1978 and he is originally from Porto Alegre, Brazil. He started his career playing reggae in 1998 with a band called Acustico Marley, which played Bob Marley’s songs acoustically. In the summer of 2001 they changed their name to: Acustico Reggae. With this project they recorded a set of original material. An original song called “Verdade” from these sessions was later recorded for a greatest hits album for a popular radio station in the south of Brazil (Ipanema FM 94.9). Then early in 2003, their much awaited first album was released .This album (A.R. Na Cidade) went on to become a great success, leading the band to many important and influential gigs and eventuated in the band being famous in the whole state (Rio Grande do Sul).They headlined important gigs in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as well as playing at the First National Reggae Concert with the all of Brazils most influencial bands. In 2006 Ziggy was invited to play as the opening act for Ziggy Marley. Ziggy, riding the wave of success, then decided to go and tour Australia because he was interested in discovering some more exotic destinations for song writing inspiration and life experience, and with this he could also indulge his other great passion for surfing. As soon as he arrived in Australia, Ziggy started to search for places and new opportunities to expand his musical pursuits and talents Ziggy, through his determination to crack the Australian music market was connecting with many great musicians in Australia. Ziggy and The Wild Drums his new band which he defines as a musical project where everything sounds like percussion even the saxophone etc. featuring some very talented local musicians. The new band are playing a great new set of groovy and seductive original songs featuring Ziggys unique vocal style and infectious rhythms which you can hear now at: www.myspace.com/ziggyandwilddrums