GIG GUIDE: Building an empire


“The essence of it is the live performance—it’s all moments captured,” says William Crighton of his new album Empire. “The shows will be a new experience. There’ll be songs from both Empire and my first album and songs we only play live.”

As is traditional, a live William Crighton show is never a repetition of a previous one. Joining Crighton and his wife Julieanne onstage will be Josh Jones from Dan Sultan’s band on bass and Crighton’s good mate and collaborator Matt Sherrod (from Crowded House and Beck fame), who produced the album, and is travelling from Nashville to play drums.

Empire sees Crighton expanding his powerful sound into sprawling new planes.

“I wanted to experiment further and create more sounds, create different soundscapes and explore that avenue further than I had previously,” he explains.

Stack Magazine recently noted of Empire, “Like Tom Waits and Nick Cave, William Crighton is an original. But apart from that, he’s like no one else.”

Empire Tour 2018 with special guest TIMOTHY NELSON
Friday 21 September – Creatures Nextdoor,
Fremantle WA – NEXT WEEK!
Doors Open 7:30pm
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