Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter William Crighton returns with his new
single, ‘This Is Magicʼ.
‘This Is Magicʼ is the follow up to Crightonʼs powerful ‘Your Countryʼ (feat
William Barton & Julieanne Crighton) released earlier this year, and the second
track to be lifted from his forthcoming third studio album, due out in 2021.
“William Crightonʼs new tune defies physics. It manages to walk
a tightrope between relaying a powerful and serious message
while also using disarming nostalgia and good humour, all the
while being as catchy as hell. Iʼm not sure how he does it….itʼs
Magic” – Henry Wagons, Double J
Since the release of his 2016 critically acclaimed self-titled debut, William
Crighton has established himself as one of Australiaʼs foremost contemporary
songsmiths and performers. Darkly majestic follow-up Empire (2018) was
named Album of the Year by Hoodoo Gurusʼ Dave Faulkner in the Saturday
Paper, while Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst has sung the praises of Crightonʼs
deeply resonant, ineffably Australian vocal delivery; a nod to his roots in the
NSW Riverina, Wiradjuri Country.
Crighton has performed and been reviewed as a highlight at major festivals
both in Australia and across the world including “BluesFest”, “WOMAD”,
“Woodford Folk Festival”, “Tonder Festival” (Denmark), “BoomTown” (UK),
“Winnipeg Folk Festival” (Canada) and “Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)” as a
result of this as well as good support from streaming services such as Spotify
and his own live shows, Crighton continues building a dedicated band of
He has also toured with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, Missy
Higgins, CW Stone King, Dan Sultan and The Beach boys. In 2020 Crighton
also represented Australia as part of Global Music Match.
2020 was going to be Crightonʼs biggest international touring year including
his Glastonbury Festival debut. “Weʼve been working really hard over there and
had a lot planned, but so did everyone. Weʼre lucky in Australia to have dodged
the worse of it to date, and Iʼm grateful that my family and I are here…weʼre
even playing a bit now, hopefully going to be touring a lot more soon”.
Crighton returns to the road across Australia in 2021.
William will perform from 8pm
When: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 7:30 pm
Venue: Royal Oak Hotel (Launceston, TAS)
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