Buoyed by a mesmerising debut record and a slew of live appearances that defined ferocity of spirit, William Crighton’s 2016 was nothing short of a breakthrough year.

Within a short space of time the Australian singer songwriter has drawn a big buzz on his home soil.
Rolling Stone featured him as one of Australia’s hottest rising stars late last year. He’s been booked on a seamless string of major festivals including WOMADelaide, received radio play right around the country, gathered 4 and half star album reviews, and a stunning set of live reviews.

Praise for William Crighton

“Uniquely penetrating storytelling” Gareth Hipwell -Rolling Stone

“One of the most rousing and feverish responses of the weekend was reserved for the unique William Crighton and his intuitive combo. Like some sort of sad-eyed mythical bushranger preacher, the intense and charismatic Crighton commanded the room and generated many goosebump-inducing moments”

Tagged as Festival Highlight and Crowd Favourite – Queenscliff Festival Victoria Australia November 2016-Beat Magazine

Once in a lifetime a gig surpasses all expectations, slapping you in the face with its grace, majestic singing, the quality of the material, and, in this instance, the acoustic ambience of the venue… [it] demonstrated music’s power to stir the heart and soul. In my all-time Top 10 that one.”

Iain Shedden- The Australian

April 21, 2017 10:00 pm CMW Showcase
April 22, 2017 9:00 pm Paquin Showcase