"...the same sort of songwriting gene pool as classic 70’s stuff from the likes of Carly Simon
and Fleetwood Mac...and there’s more than a touch of - whisper it – Kate Bush about this ...” The Crack
Cortney Dixon, championed by BBC Introducing in the North East as one of their Top Ten Tips for 2020, released her hotly anticipated debut single ‘Summer’s Eyes’ at the end of last Summer, followed by Live favourite ‘What You Wanna Do’ which sent her rapidly growing follower numbers racing. January 2020 saw the release of the beautiful, chilling ‘Parliament Of Owls’ with its iconic video ramping up thousands of views on YouTube. Cortney’s most recent release ‘Nobody Knows’ is an organic, left-field pop song and is her favourite so far - “If you could take a screenshot of the inside of my brain and turn it into a piece of music, this is what you would get.”
These are the first releases from the forthcoming ‘Our Intuition’ EP, produced by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics/Charlatans) which lands later this year.
With on-going playlist and Live radio session support from BBC Introducing, Cortney’s music has been featured in numerous blogs including Atwood Magazine, Fresh On The Net, It’s All Indie, Loud Women, Le Future Wave, Merryn Music, Mystic Sons, NARC Magazine, NE Volume, Riptide Mag, Sounds Good, Spotlight UK, That Buzzing Sound, The Crack, Visual Atelier 8, Wolf In A Suit and XS Noize. She was featured as ‘Artist of the Week’ on global artist discovery platform A&R Worldwide and added to their weekly Passport Approved Playlist which is heard on more than 60 radio stations on six continents.
Cortney, a dynamic, unique vocalist, skilled guitarist and unmissable Live performer, made her international debut with her full band at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg in September. The massively popular showcase attracted industry, media and fans alike and confirmed Cortney as a future star.
A prolific writer of alternative hook-laden pop songs, clever, imaginative lyrics and winner of ‘Ubeat Songwriter of the Year’, Cortney loves collaborating with other songwriters and has sessions booked well into 2020 with new and established writers.
Cortney’s creativity extends way beyond her music. She creates and produces her own videos, styles photo sessions (for herself and others), visualises her own artwork and is a passionate collector (and seller if you’re lucky) of vintage clothes.
She has a fast growing and dedicated fanbase with a large female following who love her style, imagery and friendly humour.
Raised on an eclectic mix of music, Cortney loves Sharon Van Etten, Lorde, Christine and the Queen, St Vincent and Bon Iver, is a fan of ska/punk bands including The Specials, The Clash and The Beat and grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac, Bowie and Kate Bush.
Engaging with authentic Geordie warmth, quirky charm and charismatic style, Cortney promotes further single releases in the run-up to her EP launch later this year. Postponed festival performances for 2020 include headline slot at Tipping Point Live and Corbridge Festival.