William Crighton

With music best described as “Bush Psych”, William Crighton is steadily making a name for himself as one of the country’s most exciting and innovative musicians and story tellers.

Water and Dust cements William Crighton as one of Australia’s finest artists
– The AU Review

In 2022, Crighton won the ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Release with his album Water and Dust”.

Crighton looks like a Bushranger and sings like a sage
~ Henry Wagons, Double J

William Crighton grew up in small towns around the Riverina, NSW (Wiradjuri). A fusion of traditional music and unexpected experimentation, William’s songs explore vivid stories across colourful themes and musical expressions.

From tales of murder and suicide to love and euphoric conversations with ants. A child in awe of nature William is a passionate environmentalist working against environmental destruction both on the ground and through his music.

Life to me is about relationships. Not just with people. We’re all family one way or another. Navigating these relationships and staying afloat on the great emotional torrent is obviously not always easy but it certainly means that stories are everywhere. I like to find them and explore them
~ William Crighton

The majority of Crighton’s three albums: William Crighton 2016, Empire 2018 and Water & Dust 2022, were written by him and his wife and collaborator Julieanne.

2022 saw William snare the support spot for legendary Australian rock band Midnight Oil on their farewell “Resist” tour throughout Europe and Australia as well as a European and UK tour with Canadian band “The Dead South”.

His unique musical approach combined with raw and honest lyrics are winning him a devoted following of fans world wide.

His live performances have been described as ‘electric’ and are not to be missed.

Breathes fresh and strikingly vivid life into the umbrous bush of traditional Australian balladry
~ Rolling Stone Magazine 

Thanks to Noel Mengel and The Music for use of text from a profile article in this bio.

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