Samuel Dixon

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Samuel Dixon
Adelaide, Australia
GenresPop, rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Instrument(s)Bass guitar, keyboards, guitar

Samuel Dixon (born 1973, Adelaide, South Australia) is a record producer, songwriter and musician, based in London. Dixon has produced and written with artists including Adele, Sia, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith and Jack Savoretti. He is a multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as a bass guitarist.


Dixon co-wrote with Adele and produced the track "Love in the Dark" from her album 25. He played bass in Adele's live band throughout the promotion and touring for 21, and can be seen on Adele's Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD.[1]

Dixon has frequently collaborated with fellow-Australian Sia.[2] His compositions have featured on her albums, Colour the Small One, Some People Have Real Problems, We Are Born, 1000 Forms of Fear and the deluxe version of This Is Acting. Dixon co-wrote the single "Clap Your Hands", from We Are Born. He played bass in Sia's live and studio band from 2003 to 2010.[3]

Dixon and Furler co-wrote four songs with Christina Aguilera for her 2010 album Bionic, including the second single, "You Lost Me", with Dixon producing the songs.[4] Dixon produced and co-wrote "Bound to You" which Aguilera performed in the 2010 movie, Burlesque[5] and which was nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.[6]

Other production and writing credits include Jack Savoretti, Carly Rae Jepsen (co-production as "The High Street"), Paloma Faith, I Blame Coco, KT Tunstall, Will Young, the Presets (notably on their 2005 song, "Girl and the Sea")[7] and Leona Naess.[8] Dixon co-wrote and produced There There by fellow-Australian Megan Washington.[9]

Dixon's primary instrument is the bass guitar. His playing can be heard on recordings such as "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae,[10] "Warwick Avenue" by Duffy,[11] Tom Jones' "Spirit in the Room", Ryan Adams' "Ashes & Fire" and "Ludlow Street" by Suzanne Vega.[12] Dixon played bass for Australian band Directions in Groove in the 1990s.[13]

Originally from Adelaide, Australia, he currently lives and works in London.[14] He is published by BMG Chrysalis UK.[15]


Selected production and songwriting credits

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Betts, Stephen (13 April 2011). "Choice Excerpts From Adele's Cover Story Pictures". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. ^ Craig Mathieson (7 July 2010). "Sia, We are Born | Album Review". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Q & A: Sam Dixon, touring bassist for Adele". Archived from the original on 27 June 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  4. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (8 June 2010). "Bionic - Christina Aguilera | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  5. ^ AllMusic: Bound to You. AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  6. ^ "Black Swan dives for golden glory". The Advertiser. Adelaide. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Girl and the Sea - The Presets | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Samuel Dixon | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  9. ^ Bernard Zuel (14 March 2014). "Washington's London high". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Corinne Bailey Rae - Corinne Bailey Rae (CD, Album)". discogs. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Duffy - Rockferry (Vinyl, LP, Album)". discogs. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime (CD, Album)". discogs. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  13. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'd.i.g. (directions in groove)'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 31 August 2004. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  14. ^ "Yen Magazine". Archived from the original on 26 June 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  15. ^ "Music | BMG Music Rights Management". 15 September 2013. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  16. ^ "APRA AMCOS Song of the Year". Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  17. ^ Lucy Carter (6 November 2010). "Musicians, fans rev up for ARIAs". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  18. ^ "The man behind the songs - The West Australian". Yahoo! News. 16 June 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  19. ^ "APRA AMCOS Song of the Year 2011". Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  20. ^ "Overseas Recognition Award". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.

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