Ziggy Alberts was born in July 1994 and grew up on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and was homeschooled until the age of 13. Alberts told Triple J “I was looking into dentistry and engineering – no creative stuff”. On 31 December 2010, his parents gave the budding dentist a guitar as a graduation gift. He said “I wasn’t planning to be a musician, so I was like ‘Thanks for this present but…’ They said, ‘maybe it’s time to explore songwriting, and it’s just gone from there.”
Alberts picked up a guitar in 2011 and began busking down the East Coast of Australia.