Mike Dixon studied at the Trinity College of Music, graduating in 1979. Since, he has become a much sought-after composer, arranger, and musical director, working with the likes of Elton John, Tom Jones, Phil Collins, Anastacia, and Katie Melua. He was the musical director for Shirley Bassey in many concerts. Dixon worked on several West End productions as well as many TV shows, including the British Comedy Awards, The Queen’s Jubilee Rock Concert, The Brian Conley Show, and Pop Idol. In 2004, he won the Australian Entertainment Industry Helpmann Award for best musical direction.
Mike Dixon wrote the orchestration to UK entry ‘Love City Groove’ performed by the eponymous band in the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. Originally, it was purely a rap song, but it was adapted to Eurovision standards – including the orchestral accompaniment. This entry was clearly a bridge too far for the juries and finished tenth.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Mike Dixon will be published on this website
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