William Crighton to release Limited Edition 7-inch vinyl, announces May tour.

"Uniquely penetrating storytelling.” Gareth Hipwell - Rolling Stone


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.

The “Riverina Kid” has no intention of resting on his laurels in 2017. Already this year he’s delivered some amazing performances at Riverboats Festival in Victoria, Skyfields in Tasmania, WOMADelaide in South Australia, and Blue Mountains Folk Festival in NSW. He’s played alongside Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, The Beach Boys and The Temptations.

In April, Crighton will head over to Canada for a run of showcases at Canadian Music Week and East Coast Music Week. But next up he will release a hypnotic new recording courtesy of a limited edition 7-inch vinyl and digital single called Hope Recovery on March 31.

To coincide with this new release, Crighton will perform a string of dates along the East Coast of Australia, throughout May and June which will take his live performances to a new level.

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SIDE ON - Talking To God

SIDE TWO - Hope Recovery / After the Gold Rush

Still available for purchase via Hope Recovery Tour on Dashville's store


Hope Recovery sees Crighton collaborate once again with producer and drummer Matt Sherrod of Crowded House.

The release was recorded in various locations including Mullumbimby, in the mountains of Laguna and his backyard caravan at home in the Hunter Valley. The digital release is presented as an 8.46-minute piece of music and will be available to the public for download on March 31.

It flows seamlessly from the epic jam and rumination on religious accountability ‘Talking to God’ into the uplifting and delicate Australiana soundscape of the title track. The bonus is Neil Young’s classic environmental lament ‘After the Gold Rush’.

Crighton’s upcoming shows will be a musical feast for those that attend, with each intimate evening presenting over two hours of music and a range of special guests.

The Hunter Valley based singer-songwriter is known for his powerful and mesmerising live performances. Respected Australian music journalist Iain Shedden, of The Australian, recently described Crighton’s Tamworth Regional Art Gallery appearance in glowing terms:

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.”



All tickets available via HERE (unless listed otherwise.)


FRI 12 MAY                LEADBELLY (ex Vanguard)                                   NEWTOWN, NSW


SAT 13 MAY               SMITHS ALTERNATIVE                                          CANBERRA, ACT

FRI 19 MAY               THE IMPERIAL HOTEL                                       EUMUNDI

SAT 20 MAY               OLD MUSEUM                                                           BRISBANE, QLD


SAT 27 MAY               48 WATT ST                                                              NEWCASTLE, NSW


FRI 9 JUN                    THE EX SERVICEMANS CLUB                               MULLUM, NSW

SAT 10 JUN                DIGGERS TAVERN                                                   BELLINGEN, NSW

FRI 23 JUN                THE WHEATSHEAF HOTEL                              ADELAIDE


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