William Crighton

What we learned at the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music (PFOAM) event

September 27, 2018

Politicians and Musicians don’t often see eye to eye, especially of late in NSW, but on Wednesday night at the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music (PFOAM), songwriters, musicians, recording artists and key industry leaders joined forces in Macquarie Street to illustrate the importance of contemporary music for Australia – not just for starting parties but […]

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Meet the 22 Aussies heading to Nashville for AmericanaFest 2018

September 4, 2018

The 19th annual AMERICANAFEST will take over many of Nashville’s iconic music venues later this month. Running from the 11th – 16th September the festival is a great opportunity for artists – emerging and established – to showcase their work, form international ties and win sponsors. Australia’s national music export initiative, Sounds Australia, will be […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Festival Photos: Mullum Music Festival (Day Three) – Mullumbimby (18.11.17)

November 21, 2017

Day Three of the 2017 Mullum Music Festival brought the likes of Tinpan Orange, Jon Cleary, Husky, Wallis Bird and Vance Gilbert to stages throughout the town, with music fans revelling in the activities, the stories told through song and the grooves that came from all round the country and beyond to land in Mullumbimby for the weekend. Photos by Bruce Baker. [print_gllr […]

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A.B. Original and Flume emerge as frontrunner nominees of the 2017 AIR Awards

May 31, 2017

The 2017 AIR Awards have been announced this morning, as the countdown to one of the key events on the Australian music calendar officially kicks off. For the first time, the awards themselves move from Melbourne to Adelaide, taking place at the historic Queen’s Theatre on July 27th. The nominees are wide ranging this year, with […]

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Seven amazing artists discovered at the second annual Australian Music Week

November 8, 2016

Now in its second year, Australian Music Week took over Cronulla over the weekend from a run of showcases featuring artists from Australia, Canada, Scotland and the USA. It was an impressive three days, and along the way I discovered a pile of amazing artists – primarily of the Folk / Country / Blues / […]

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Nine artists I’m not going to miss at BIGSOUND – and neither should you!

September 6, 2016

Well, I’m just about to jump on a plane up to BIGSOUND, and many of you probably are as well. So while your editor-in-chief Sosefina delivered her comprehensive nine picks earlier in the week, today I’m going to assume you’re as time poor as I am and just cut to the chase. Here are the […]

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Demi Louise, Allan Smithy, Tenderfoot & more on the first round of artists for Australian Music Week!

August 3, 2016

The first round of showcasing artists and speakers for Australian Music Week has been announced! 25 names have been locked down to perform at the music summit going down in Cronulla this November 2nd-4th. The applications for artists wanting to showcase at Australian Music Week have also been extended, closing on August 19th. If you want […]

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The Queenscliff Music Festival reveals second artist announcement, including george, Kira Puru & more

July 18, 2016

The Queenscliff Music Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style this year, with the likes of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals headlining but today’s second artist announcement has further demonstrated that November event is definitely going to be one for the books. Heading up the second Queenscliff announcement is george, who will be getting together […]

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Album News Weekly: 18th March 2016

March 17, 2016

In This Issue: There is indie, there is electronic, there is hip hop and there is goth punk metal core all coming at you this week from full blown debuts to mini LPs and solo ventures. Take a peek at the new music release eye candy available this week! Baauer LuckyMe and Warp are proud […]

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William Crighton fills us in on what to expect from his Courtyard Sessions set on Friday!

March 9, 2016

The Courtyard Sessions at the Seymour Centre continue this Friday, with the free live music series seeing William Crighton, plus a special support set from Baghead, taking to the stage. The music is kicking off from 6:15pm on Friday, with Crighton performing two sets at 7:15pm and 8:15pm, respectively. Ahead of the show on Friday, Crighton recaps some highlights of […]

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Courtyard Sessions returns to the Seymour Centre with 8 free all-age events over 7 weeks!

January 28, 2016

The Seymour Centre will be providing Sydneysiders the opportunity to get involved in some fantastic free concerts with their Courtyard Sessions, returning in February with a stellar line up of musicians. Enjoy the last weeks of summer with free tunes, and some great food and drink options on offer. Roaming perfomers, family friendly games and […]

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