Cortney Dixon, Newcastle-born singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer, was raised on an eclectic mix of music. She grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac, Bowie and Kate Bush, is a fan of The Clash and The Specials and takes inspiration from the likes of Sharon Van Etten, PJ Harvey and St Vincent.
During 2021, Cortney’s two debut EPs were championed by BBC Introducing in the North East, with ‘Half My Heart’ from her ‘Our Intuition’ EP receiving National play on BBC Radio 1. She also signed a collection of her songs with BMG label imprint, Fieldhouse Music, for sync promotion.
Cortney and her pop-rock three-piece band had an amazing international debut at Reeperbahn Festival before the pandemic. When gigs returned in 2021, they were featured on Big Screen TV and headlined shows at the Cluny and stages at Northern Kin festival and Durham Fringe Festival. They played a number of shows including Mish Mash and Gathering Sounds festivals and were guest support for King No One’s Newcastle show. Their sold-out London showcase at Paper Dress Vintage topped off a great year.
Cortney has been awarded funding from Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK to continue development of her record production skills and creative practice. She spent the best part of 2021 in her studio writing, recording and producing a wealth of new songs, ready to take 2022 by storm with an exciting stream of continuous single releases and a busy live schedule.
A unique vocalist, skilled lead guitarist, stellar Live performer and prolific writer of hook-laden alternative pop songs, Cortney has exciting writing collaborations underway with both new and high-profile writers.
Cortney’s charismatic style is evident through her love of colourful Fender guitars, 70s inspired jumpsuits and her iconic, untamed mane. An all-round creative with amazing visuals to complement her music, her videos reach millions of viewers and are shared by thousands on social media. She has a fast growing and dedicated fanbase who love her music, style, imagery and her down-to-earth, Northern humour.