Live Music Lake Mac presents William Crighton and Melody Pool

Next date: Thursday, 27 January 2022 | 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Join William Crighton with special guest Melody Pool for a fabulous night of music at Warners Bay Theatre in Janurary!

Live Music Lake Mac is a series of COVID-safe live music events taking place in Lake Macquarie, supporting local and NSW performers.

We are thrilled to present William Crighton with special guest Melody Pool at Warners Bay Theatre on Thursday 27 January, 2022.

William Crighton

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter William Crighton returns with his new single, This Is Magic. This Is Magic is the follow up to Crighton's powerful Your Country (feat William Barton and Julieanne Crighton) released earlier this year, and the second track to be lifted from his forthcoming third studio album.

William Crighton's 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….it's magic
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Since the release of his 2016 critically acclaimed self-titled debut, Crighton has established himself as one of Australia's foremost contemporary songsmiths and performers. His 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 Crighton's 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 followers.

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.

"We have been working really hard over there and had a lot planned, but so did everyone. We are lucky in Australia to have dodged the worse of it to date, and I am grateful that my family and I are here…we are even playing a bit now, hopefully going to be touring a lot more soon," Crighton said.

Event schedule

6.30pm - Doors and Bar Open

7.00pm - Melody Pool

8.00pm - William Crighton

Approx. 9.45pm - Event Concludes


$40 each (including booking fee)

Lake Mac Arts members receive a 10% discount

Seats are limited and will sell out, so don't delay!

Book with your Dine and Discover Voucher

This venue accepts Discover vouchers. To book using a voucher add the promo code 'DiscoverMAC' when booking your tickets. This will apply a $25 discount per ticket. Bring your voucher to the event and staff will scan on arrival. Please note if your voucher is not valid, you will be asked to pay the outstanding ticket amount before attending event.

COVID-safe event

We are committed to delivering quality cultural experiences in the safest way possible. By booking a place at one of our programs you agree to adhere to our COVID Safety guidelines, as directed by NSW Health. The current booking conditions require attendees and visitors to:

Check in on arrival with the Service NSW QR code system or with the support of a staff member.

Provide proof of full vaccination, via Service NSW systems (anyone over the age of 16), unless exempt for medical reasons.

Wear a mask indoors (anyone over the age of 12), unless exempt for medical reasons

Observe safe physical distancing, hand washing and sanitising practices.

NOT attend this event if you feel unwell or have been within a LGA of concern within the last 14 days prior to the program. Refunds can be provided if you have a change of circumstance.

Council reserves the right to cancel the event if deemed unsafe.

Support Act - Melody Pool

After delivering one of the most acclaimed Australian debut albums of recent times The Hurting Scene, Melody Pool returned in 2016 with her stunning sophomore album Deep Dark Savage Heart.

Deep Dark Savage Heart painted a dark insight into a personal place in Melody's mind, guiding the listener to confronting depths.

"I feel like I’ve really stood my ground with this record. I don't ever want to make an album filled with pop hits. It's always going to be me playing guitar and singing the truth", Melody says.

Following the release tour for Deep Dark Savage Heart, Melody went on to share a more literal account of her experiences when she featured on Australian Story in 2017. At this time, Melody announced she was to take a break from music to focus on rehabilitating her mental health.

During her time off, Melody focused on writing her third studio album which she's self-produced and recorded on her home on a 160-acre farm in regional NSW. It draws on her recovery and progress and also the angst and pain experienced along the way.

In 2021, Melody Pool makes her awaited return with new music penning its way into her sets, exploring a new and re-birthed brilliance hinting at subjects of empowerment, resurgence and uprising.

For the safety and well-being of all participants, Lake Macquarie City Council will adhere to all COVID Safe practices and restrictions set by NSW Government at the time of the event. Council reserves the right to cancel the event if deemed unsafe.

For more information or assistance with ticketing, please contact the Lake Mac Events Team on or 02 4921 0400.


  • Thursday, 27 January 2022 | 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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