Saturday 13 May 1995


Born: January 1957, Plymouth, England (United Kingdom)
Nationality: British

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


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 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.


Country – United Kingdom
Song title – "Love City Groove"
Rendition – Love City Groove 
Lyrics – Yinka Charles / Paul Hardy / Tatsiana Mais / 
  Stephen Rudden 'Beanz' / Jay Williams
Composition – Yinka Charles / Paul Hardy / Tatsiana Mais /
  Stephen Rudden / Jay Williams
Studio arrangement – Stephen Rudden 'Beanz' / George Stewart
Live orchestration – Mike Dixon
Conductor – Mike Dixon
Score – 11th place (76 votes)


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