Well-known 'Guitarist Extraordinaire' concert artiste Ziggy Zapata also performs as a solo musical entertainer at corporate and private functions, clubs and other events. His decades of vast experience in music and show business give Ziggy the experience to really entertain and astound his audience with remarkable skill, speed and dexterity on the guitar.
Ziggy's repertoire is huge, with music ranging from 50's, 60's and 70's hits to contemporary numbers, ballads, country and western, old time, folk songs, Latin American, favourites from musicals and songs in many languages, along with a large number of famous instrumental hits. Virtually every musical taste can be accommodated, so each performance produces just the right result.
Using his high quality sound system and backing tracks, Ziggy always produces the perfect atmosphere, whether it is quiet dinner music, driving dance beats or special occasions and themes.
Unlike many solo performers who use computerised equipment and who even mime instead of playing, Ziggy is a highly regarded guitar virtuoso who plays every note with no faking.
In 2007, Ziggy was honoured by his show business peers by being voted the winner of the prestigious Australian Entertainment MO Award in the category of One Man Performer Band. Ziggy was also nominated in the category of Instrumental or Vocal Instrumental Performer.
Continuing to enjoy the recognition of his peers in the music industry, in 2008 Ziggy was nominated in three MO Award categories - Instrumental Or Vocal Instrumental Performer, One Man Performer Band and Three Man Or More Performer Band. Ziggy was also nominated for an Australian Club Entertainment Award (ACE) in the category of Solo Guitar/Vocalist.
In 2009, Ziggy again won the MO Award for One Man Performer Band was a finalist in two other categories - Instrumental Or Vocal Instrumental Performer and Three Man Or More Performer Band.
In 2010, Ziggy and his various shows were again nominated in no less than five MO Awards categories.
In 2011, Ziggy was nominated for both an Ace and a MO Award.
Ziggy is now retired and is enjoying living and relaxing in the Port Macquarie area of the NSW Mid North Coast. For additional information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.