Biographyread full story
With outstanding performances on major European festivals and venues like Roskilde (Denmark), Lowlands (Netherlands), Festineuch (Switserland), Coleur Café (Belgium), Cabaret Sauvage (France) and Super Bock Fest (Portugal), Ziggi Recado proves once again that he is amongst the top reggae acts.
After 2 successful albums and an EP, his 3rd studio album "ZIGGI RECADO" is here. On this new self titled album Ziggi Recado proves that he is not only an excellent writer and singer, but also an innovative producer with great musical feel.
Growing up on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius the young Ricardo Blijden was given the nickname Ziggi by his grandparents who raised him. In 1999 Ziggi Recado moved to the Netherlands to study. Through the influence of friends who were aspiring artists, Ziggi began experimenting with music around 2001/2002. This gradually grew into a hobby that he had a natural talent for. In 2003 Ziggi was introduced to Berteaut "Mr Rude" Fleming who eventually started Rock(N)Vibes entertainment which became Ziggi's first Label/Management.
In February of 2006, Ziggi Recado released his debut album "So Much Reasons". With this album Ziggi gained national notoriety in The Netherlands and managed to capture several awards such as "Best Album", "Best Artist" and "Best Live Act". His track "Blaze it" also had a major impact internationally and peaked at the #1 position in the official German reggae charts for weeks.
Ziggi Recado and his Renaissance Band closed off 2007 at a peak by touring as the official support act on what was considered the biggest reggae tour that year, Gentleman's Another Intensity European Tour 2007.
Quote Gentleman: "Ziggi should wear sunglasses because his future is too bright!"
In 2008 With the cooperation of VP/Greensleeves records Ziggi's 2nd studio album "In Transit" was released. This album which included the hit songs "Need to tell you this" and "Gonna leave you" received raving reviews throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Ziggi was now drawing attention on a global level.
Ziggi & The Renaissance band toured extensively in 2009 playing well over 100 shows and solidifying his reputation as an outstanding live act.
In 2010 Ziggi continued to tour and also released his first EP exclusively on Itunes called "Same Difference/Introducing Ziggi Recado"
Now in 2011 with his new album, Ziggi has taken his music to a next level and shows that he's here to stay.