Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley ( born October 17, 1968 in Kingston, actually David Nesta Marley ) is a Jamaican reggae musician and songwriter. He is the son of Bob Marley and Rita Marley. Along with his siblings, Cedella, Stephen and Sharon, he forms the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.

  • 2.1 albums with the Melody Makers
  • 2.2 Solo albums
  • 2.3 soundtracks



David Nesta Marley grew up in Trench Town, a district of Kingston, on. There he received early on by his father, guitar and drum lessons. He was also a regular at the studio recordings of his father and his band The Wailers it. In 1979, when he was 11 years old, his father Bob took him and his siblings Cedella, Stephen and Sharon into the studio to record the song written by the father, " Children Playing in the Streets ". These four brothers founded the Melody Makers. Six years later they produced with their record label EMI her first LP Play the Game Right. Due to the low sales figures Ziggy Marley EMI wanted to produce as a solo artist on, so that in 2003, his first solo album, Dragonfly was released. Followed in 2006 Love Is My Religion. Ziggy Marley composed for almost all of the songs himself and played most of the instruments a.

On January 15, 2013, the live album was released In Concert, for which he re-interpreted and Is This Love and War by his father.

His nickname " Ziggy " David Nesta Marley was given immediately after his birth by his father, Bob Marley. Ziggy's twisted foot reminded Bob to the juggling a soccer ball, which he probably mastered well, according to his wife and friends. In Jamaican slang, they called him " Ziggy, Bob, Ziggy! " To.


Ziggy Marley has three siblings and seven half-siblings and an adopted sister. The best known are Cedella and Stephen, Stephanie and Sharon ( adopted) that the band Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers founded with Ziggy, but also Damian, Julian, Ky- Mani and Rohan who are more or less successfully established in the music business.

Ziggy Marley is married to Orly Agai Marley, vice president of the William Morris Agency and has three children with her, one daughter and two sons.

He also has three other children from a previous marriage, a son and two daughters.

Discography (selection)

Albums with the Melody Makers

Solo albums

  • 2003: Dragonfly
  • 2006: Love Is My Religion
  • 2009: Family Time
  • 2011: Wild and Free
  • 2013: In Concert


Ziggy Marley's songs have been used in several films as a soundtrack. He sang along with Sean Paul in the film Shark Tale - Small fish the song his father Three little Birds and received in the original version a speaking role. Also in the film Men at Work of 1990, he and the Melody Makers with Give a Little Love a success. The song Drive ( Original: The Cars ) can be heard in the movie 50 First Dates, and also for the success series Charmed - Magical Witches he steered a soundtrack for. 1997, his song " Tipsy Daizy " in the blockbuster Anaconda (film ) could be heard. His song "Love Power" is at the end of Muppets - been used Treasure Island. In addition, his song True to Myself is the fourteenth episode of the eighth season of Scrubs - To hear the beginners.


1989, 1990 and 1998, he won with the Melody Makers Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording. In 2007 he won with his album Love Is My Religion in the category Best Reggae Album his first solo Grammy. For his album Family Time he received the 2010 Grammy Award for " Best Musical Album for Children". 2012 was " Wild and Free " nominated in the Best Reggae Album in the category. The live album In Concert brought him at the Grammy Awards in 2014 another reggae album Grammy.

Other projects

Ziggy Marley is a member of other bands, including the group Brothers Keepers and The Melody Makers.


  • He has in the first season of the series Parker Lewis made ​​a guest appearance in the episode Mikey Randall - Superstar. He is also mentioned in other episodes as Mikey Randall, a friend of Parker, a great Ziggy Marley fan.
  • Ziggy Marley has designed a T -shirt for the anti-AIDS campaign of H & M with the imprint "Love Is My Religion ".