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William Crighton (solo)

William Crighton (solo)

7:30pm, Thu 2 May, 2019

Event Details

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // w/ Special guest all the way from the UK, Beans on Toast! Acclaimed singer songwriter and unique Australian performer William Crighton performs his first headline solo tour, performing a selection of material from both his albums plus new songs that will be heard for the very first time.

DOORS 7.30pm // SHOWTIME 8.00pm


Combining traditional sounds with unexpected experimentation he has released two albums since 2016, the latest of which ‘Empire’ was labelled by Dave Faulkner of the Hoodoo Gurus as ‘The best album of 2018, local or international’.

Crighton has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, UK, Canada and the US over the last two years and is rapidly building a reputation as a must see artist.

On this tour he will be playing songs from both albums as well as new material on a variety of instruments.

William Crighton will be joined by UK artist ‘Beans on Toast’ who is a leading torch in the new wave of UK folk artists. The pair met whilst playing at ‘Boomtown’ in the UK in 2018. 

After more than 10 years in the game, English songwriter Beans on Toast has become something of a cult figure. He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a diehard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues. Political protest songs for the modern day, honest and open Love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit.

The Beans on Toast live show is an odd and unpredictable experience. A singer, storyteller and guitar player deprecating quality is not something you often see, but it breaks down the barrier between musician and audience, creating a sense of equality.

This run of shows supporting William Crighton will be his first ever tour of Australia, something he's been desperate to do for a long time now. Bring it on!

‘Like Tom Waits and Nick Cave, William Crighton is an original. But, apart from that he’s like no one else’  
- Stack Magazine

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