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Ziggy Zapata


Renowned as the "Guitarist Extraordinaire" and showcasing intricate musical pieces in many interesting styles along with his own special humour and powerful singing, Ziggy Zapata has performed all over the world for over five decades and knows how to entertain his audience with remarkable skill.

His speed and dexterity on the guitar always astounds and amazes lovers of this very challenging instrument and his creative personally written musical arrangements make Ziggy's performances most exciting and unique.

With a repertoire ranging from Classics to Country and Western, Rock and Roll, Ballads, Folk Songs, hits from Musicals and songs in many languages, Ziggy Zapata always keeps everybody jumping with unbounded energy, zany comedy and lots of audience participation.

Ziggy can perform his concert backed by the venue's band or provide a fully self-contained package show using his very dynamic band Flying High, who can also play high quality listening and dancing music before and after Ziggy's concert. For more comprehensive shows, Ziggy can provide additional entertainers to suit any budget or theme.

For corporate and promotional events or functions where circumstances do not permit a backing band, Ziggy can provide his show as a fully self-contained package using electronic orchestral musical backing and his high quality sound system. In other words, there is literally no venue where his performance cannot be staged.

<O Award

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 and 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 ZAPATA IN CONCERT is a top-class show that is perfect for Dinner Cabarets, Club Concerts, Corporate events or private functions and parties.


The range of music in Ziggy's show is amazing. He writes all his own musical arrangements, which are unique and very different from the usual stock charts that most performers buy. From famous classical pieces written for orchestra or violin, to popular contemporary music, Ziggy has the material to suit virtually any occasion and the skill and virtuosity to thrill every audience.

Banana Boat Song
Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Better Late Than Never
Carmen Medley
Cielito Lindo
Clarinet Polka
Come A Little Bit Closer
Czardas Number 1 - Monti
Dark Eyes
Devil Woman
Duelling Banjos
Fiddler On The Roof Medley
Fifties Rock Medley
Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Hava Nagila
Hungarian Dance Number 5 - Brahms
Island In The Sun
Jamaica Farewell
La Bamba
Lara's Theme
Lemon Tree - Hammer Song
Little Rock Getaway
Lonely Bull (The)
Maria Elena
Marianne-Melodie D'Amour
Mexican Hat Dance
On The Road Again
Orange Blossom Special
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Russian Medley
Sabre Dance - Khatchaturian
Sea Of Heartbreak
She Wears My Ring
Spanish Gypsy Dance
Streets Of London
Tico Tico
Tiger Rag
Twelfth Street Rag
Unchained Melody
Vaya Con Dios
Vertical Expression
Viva Espaņa
Viva Las Vegas
What A Wonderful World
Wheels Medley
Yakkety Sax Medley
Zig Zag
Zorba The Greek