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 William Crighton has drawn a big buzz in Australia. 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, received radio play right around the country, gathered 4 and half star album reviews, and a stunning set of live reviews. His debut record, produced by Nashville native and Crowded House and Beck drummer Matt Sherrod, also landed in The Australian and themusic’s Top 10 Albums of the Year lists for 2016.
"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 - 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 demonstrating music's power to stir the heart and soul. In my all-time Top 10 that one." Iain Shedden - The Australian