Cortney Dixon

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Pop

Location: North East


“…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, Newcastle’s young award winning and rising star, released her debut single “Summer’s Eyes” at the end of the Summer followed by Live favourite ‘What You Wanna Do’. Hot on their heels, comes ‘Parliament Of Owls’. These are the first releases from the forthcoming “Our Intuition” EP, produced by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics/Charlatans), and have sent her follower numbers racing.
Championed by BBC Introducing in the North East, Cortney’s music has been featured in numerous blogs including XS Noize, Loud Women, It’s All Indie, That Buzzing Sound, Riptide Mag, Wolf In A Suit, The Crack, Mystic Sons, Merryn Music and Spotlight UK. 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.
Raised on an eclectic mix of music, Cortney loves St Vincent, Bon Iver and Maggie Rodgers, 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, catch Cortney and her band Live in the run up to the EP release in early 2020