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Self-titled debut album released today
Tour dates kick off April 23 at The Gum Ball

There’s an energy building around new Australian talent William Crighton, and it’s not by accident.

Crighton has stamped himself as one of our most exciting artists, his debut self-titled album introducing a storyteller with a rare depth to his lyrics. For the deep-voiced songwriter and intense live performer, there were no short cuts taken to arrive at this body of work. Beneath each track are thousands of kilometres, and within are stories wrought of trees and roads and dust, soaked in the essence of our ancient continent.

Authenticity is the element that defines this darkly beautiful and wrenching debut, released today via ABC Music / UMA. The album was recorded in William’s hometown of Burrinjuck, and produced and mixed by Matt Sherrod of Crowded House and Beck fame.

For the last few years William Crighton has been building a strong buzz around his songs and live performances — both solo and with his band. Finally we see the fruition of his songwriting and recording with this mesmerising debut album … The confessional Woman Like You, the Riverina stomp of Priest and the bristling, brooding rock groove of Jesus Blues are but three highlights from this exceptional debut.” 4 and a half stars, The Music

To mark the release of his debut album, William will embark on an East Coast tour with his exceptional 5-piece band, kicking off in his local area with The Gum Ball Music Festival on April 23 and winding up in Brisbane on May 7.

William is excited to unveil his album in the live space as he embarks on his first headline tour, saying today,
I'm very happy to have my good mates and family playing with me on this tour. The album was recorded with an energy that really grows when we play live. The band is Matt Sherrod, Luke Crighton , Julieanne Crighton, Christopher Dale, Jason Walker and myself. We'll have a few very special guests a long the way as well.”


William Crighton Live

Presented by Dashville and The Music
Tickets on sale from here today.

Saturday 23rd - The Gum Ball Music & Arts Festival, Hunter Valley
Wednesday 27th -  Shebeen, Melbourne
Thursday 28th -  Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga
Friday 29th -  The Vanguard, Newtown
Saturday 30th - The Stag & Hunter, Newcastle

Thursday 5th - Lady Lismore’s Loft, Lismore
Friday 6th -  The Northern, Byron Bay
Saturday 7th -  Leftys’ Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane

All pre-sale tickets to any of the shows, will receive a free download of a William Crighton live track. You can also purchase a signed copy of the album when grabbing tickets to any of the show.

For full list of dates, visit

William Crighton’s debut self-titled album released today Friday 18th March 2016, via ABC Music/Universal Music Australia. You can get your copy here
For any media requests please contact:

Nicole Hart, Revolutions Per Minute PR
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Elle Bowles- National PR & Media Manager- ABC Contemporary/ UMA
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