was successfully added to your cart.
Category

Live Shows

What have I been up to?

By | Live Shows, News | No Comments

The start of summer has flown by and I can’t believe July has already settled in. Lately I have been really busy so sadly I’ve neglected the blog a little bit, but now I have put aside some time to write and give you a little update. I hope to be able to blog at least once a month to document what I’m getting up to and hope this will be more achievable than a weekly post.

So, let’s roll back to the end of May. If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that the band and I were little busy bee’s as we had some gigs planned. The first one on the list was Rock + Bowl Festival which took place in Market Drayton. I had never been here before so I was looking forward to what they had in store. The weather had cheered itself up, so the day was looking to be a good one. On arrival, we were treated like royalty, with the artist liaison making sure we knew where we were supposed to be, moving all our equipment for us onto a trailer to take backstage (what a genius idea!) and even providing us with a backstage dressing room decorated in fairy lights. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the Main Stage we played on was a pretty impressive one. There was even a camera crew on stage filming us for the video screens at the side of the stage, so the crowd at the back could see us. That felt pretty cool, I must admit. The field which the stage overlooked began to fill and soon it was 3pm and time to take to the stage. The set was so much fun to play on a stage that size with the sound being brilliant too, and a great audience to match – we could get used to this. We walked off stage feeling very happy, and soaked up the rest of the sunshine, watching the afternoon acts play into the evening.

R O C K  +  B O W L  F E S T I V A L  2 0 1 7   28.05.17

With a gig that good, it felt like the ones we had lined up were going to be hard to beat.

Audlem Festival was up next, and it was our third year playing it. The weather had turned blue again, and drizzled whilst we set up our equipment. But as we began to play, people refused to be put down by the weather, as they passed by and took cover under the marquee to stand and watch our set. The crowd kept growing as we played and it was so humbling to see them take an interest in what we were doing. I was even surprised to see people dancing to some of my songs (which never happens) and of course to our cover of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac. The audience were so enthusiastic that I didn’t think it could get any better, but as we finished the crowd started shouting for more (now that really never happens). I had been working on something on the side lines, just in case I had the chance to play it at some point, and this turned out to be the perfect opportunity. Following the horrendous terror attack at the Manchester Arena only days before, I felt it was only right to pay tribute to the event. Choosing Oasis’s Dont Look Back In Anger, I sang with just the piano and watched in awe as the whole crowd began joining in, singing and clapping along with me, and it was the most amazing thing to see, and it really does prove that music brings us all together.

A U D L E M    F E S T I V A L  2 0 1 7      29.05.17

The next morning began with an early start, and still full of adrenaline from the night before, the band and I, joined by BBC folk award winner Ciaran Algar, headed down to London. We arrived at The Half Moon in Putney for a headline gig. I was very impressed to find that my name was quite literally in lights, above the venue we were to be playing at. I was a little nervous as to whether anyone would actually turn up, seeing as I have barely played London, but a small crowd of 50 people filled the room and it was a pleasure to play for a new audience. Because we were headlining, we had support acts Lauran Hibberd and Carl Olander to open, setting the evening off to a fine start. We played for an hour, which was actually our longest set of original music to date, and it was a joy to bring back some old songs that we hadn’t played in a while. It was also a fun experience to have Ciaran Algar play fiddle for us throughout some of the tracks, adding some more dynamic to the sound. We left feeling humbled and happy with our first ever headline, let alone being in London and with such a positive response.

H E  H A L F  M O O N,  L O N D O N    30.05.17

Rehearsals continued for the next coming weeks in preparation for a gig that was a little different to usual. We’d been booked to play at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester for a live European conference event, with half our set being cover songs. It was quite hard at first to find songs that suited our style, as we didn’t want to take away from our original sound, but we soon found what we were looking for, and mixed my songs with a collection of covers ranging from Gnarls Barkley, Florence + the Machine, Fleetwood Mac and Adele. Entering Victoria Warehouse for our sound check, we were amazed by the scale of the room and the size of the stage, with a large screen behind us which projected us being filmed. I was suddenly nervous as we waited to go on stage as 350 people sat before us. The nerves soon vanished though as we began playing and the audience were full of enthusiasm, and it wasn’t long before they were all up dancing to the music. It was a wonderful feeling to watch everyone laughing and enjoying themselves and have a good old boogie.

V I C T O R I A   W A R E H O U S E,  M A N C H E S T E R    11.06.17

The following week, the sun was out in force and we were having a heatwave. This was perfect because we were back for a festival! We returned to Middlewich FAB Festival for the second year, and the weather was glorious. The field was filled with festival goers revelling in the sunshine and that feel-good atmosphere that festivals always bring. We were playing the main stage which was another exciting stage to play (this is starting make me sound like I don’t get out much!) and we melted in the heat as we set up for a sound check. By the time we began to play it was early evening, and the audience were relaxed and ready for a night of music. Ignoring the fact that my sunglasses continued to slip down my face in the heat, the set was such an enjoyable one to play and really felt like summer had arrived.

M I D D L E W I C H   F E S T I V A L  S O U N D C H E C K

M I D D L E W I C H   F A B   F E S T I V A L  17.06.17

The next gig scheduled in was at The Biddulph Arms, which is not far from where I currently live. A charity event set up by Craig Pickering for Cancer Research, it was clear to see that a lot of effort had been put in to make it a wonderful event. The venue was full to the brim with people excited by the local bands who were booked to play. We played for 40 minutes to an audience who listened so devotedly that it was a pleasure to play for people who really appreciate local music. Once we had finished and packed away our equipment, we stuck around to catch some of the other bands. The highlights for me were The King’s Pistol and Nixon Tate and the Honeyclub who I have had the pleasure of playing with before, and each time I watch them I am amazed by their skills as songwriters and musicians. It was wonderful to see so many musicians and fans come together for such a good cause, and the money raised so far is £1,800. A success I would say.

B I D D U L P H – U P – I N – A R M S  S O U N D C H E C K   24.06.17

B I D D U L P H – U P – I N – A R M S  24.06.17

Astonbury Festival brought the start of July in nicely, as we played to an audience of essentially picnic-extraordinaires. The field was filled with picnic blankets, chairs, tables, food, drinks, BBQs and candles, and you could say this was the epitome of summer. Live music from acts such as Callum Wright, Dave Gorman and yours truly, got everyone in the festival spirit and we stayed to watch the headlining tribute act who had everyone up and dancing under the fairy lights as the dusk turned to night. One of my favourite summer evenings this year so here’s to more to come!

And that brings us up to date! I have had so much fun this past month, and intend to keep it up, so thanks to anyone who came to a show! We have some exciting things planned so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

M x

Welcome to Blog Number 3

By | Live Shows, News | No Comments

Welcome to Blog Number 3

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” ― A. O’Shaughnessy

In this weeks blog I thought I would give you a little insight into some music that I’m listening to at the moment. I found it hard to choose so I decided to narrow it down to my three favourite female artists who currently inspire me. These are artists I find my myself continually coming back to for inspiration, but I will point out that there are a vast array of musicians who I am influenced by, and I am always eager to discover something new.

 Artist: FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

Favourite tracks:  ‘QUEEN OF PEACE’  //  ‘LONG AND LOST’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSM0lLbVYOo

The first album I ever remember buying (with my own money) was ‘Lungs’ by Florence and the Machine. I think I was actually drawn to the album cover if I’m honest, but I’m certainly glad that this time I had judged the book by its cover. I sat for many hours listening to this album when I was in high school, hooked on ‘Rabbit Hearted Girl’, ‘Howl’ and ‘Blinding’. I even went on to buy the piano book so that I could learn them. The songs themselves are fairly simple and poppy but she seemed to be doing something different from the usual pop sound, incorporating the harp, tribal drums, and powerful choral harmonies with these strange lyrics that I couldn’t decipher. She went on to release ‘Ceremonials’ and although I didn’t connect to it as well as the first album, it still holds a place on my iPod and I will often give it a listen, especially ‘What the Water Gave Me’.

However when she released ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ last year, I seemed to be completely oblivious and it wasn’t until this summer that I found myself searching for something new to listen to, and a friend of mine suggested this album. After a few listens I found myself falling in love with it. I’m not sure what it is that has made me so obsessed with this particular album, I think it might be the dreamy atmosphere whilst still exploring this dark and ominous sound and continuing with the tribal and anthemic vibe.

Florence Welch also created ‘The Odyssey’, a short film, with Vincent Haycock that sits alongside the album. Somehow watching the songs interpreted this way makes the music, and Florence herself, even more intriguing. She is certainly the most theatrical of the three artists, but I think this suits her perfectly. Having a character for each song takes the imagination somewhere else making it far more dramatic and brooding which I love.

Blog #3

Artist: THE STAVES

Favourite tracks:  ‘MAKE IT HOLY’   //   ‘BLOOD I BLED’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uvZE-A9hhk

A few years ago I saw the Staveley-Taylor sisters, better known as The Staves, support Bon Iver in Manchester. The three sisters captivated a whole arena with only their soaring harmonies and a guitar and I was bewitched by their voices that seemed to just blend and flow in perfect harmony with each other. Their voices always sound perfectly and naturally arranged, that it’s almost spooky how they are all so in sync with each other. Telepathy anyone?

At this point in their career they were playing songs from their first album ‘Dead & Born & Grown’, which oddly I liked but didn’t love. Seeing them live though mesmerised me enough to continue to follow them.

Then, March 2015 rolls round and the release of their second album ‘Blood I Bled’ stands before me. This album was recorded with Justin Vernon (the creator behind Bon Iver) so I was desperate to hear the album knowing he had played an influential part. The single release ‘If I Was’ immediately had my attention in a different way to when I had seen them on stage. The sound is so much bolder with experimentation of instruments, such as military drums and synthesisers, which thankfully never obscure the harmonies due to Vernon’s careful production.

Their songs had definitely progressed to a far more sophisticated sound and feel with this album that I am very happy about! I had possibly matured a bit more myself by this point and could appreciate what they were trying to achieve. I have since seen them support Angus and Julia Stone, then again on their own tour where they played their songs from the new album with a band, adding a whole new dynamic to their beautiful sound!

Blog #3

Artist: MARIKA HACKMAN

Favourite tracks:  ‘YOU COME DOWN’   //   ‘LET ME IN’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0FbrKgLLD4

One day my Dad called me downstairs to listen to a track he thought I would like (as he often does) and presented me with a song called ‘You Come Down’ by a girl named Marika Hackman. Not only was I instantly intrigued by her unusual name, I was immediately taken by this completely mysterious and mesmerising voice, enhanced by beautifully, dark lyrics. Oh, her lyrics. Never have I been so in love with a songwriter’s words. They are so poetic and full of gloom, that I can’t get enough of them. I’ll admit that for the most part I have no idea what her lyrics are supposed to imply (which I know can often put people off a song) but this is what makes me like it even more. What is she trying to say? What does she really mean? It’s left to the listener to try and piece together the story that is being told, and it’s likely they’ll never complete the puzzle. Lyrics are always something I focus on when I hear a song, and however much the melody is amazing and catchy, the lyrics can still be a deal breaker. Clever, poetic words will always captivate me, and Marika Hackman is the top of my list for this (if I hadn’t already made that obvious).

Now for the musical content. Listening to her music just the once, it’s likely that you wouldn’t be able to sing back what you had just heard. But after enough listens, her twisted and eerie melodies will seep in and you’ll find yourself being followed around by them.  Her debut album ‘We Slept At Last’ came out in 2015. The songs tend to be stripped back to her acoustic or electric guitar accompanied by strange and unusual sounds with just the right amount of instrumentation to perfect it. There is often a ‘Gothic’ feel throughout lead heavily by her harmonies and explored further with organ drones.

I was actually lucky enough to meet her when I saw her perform at Stoke’s Sugarmill. The whole evening consisted only of Marika and a selection of her guitars and there was no need for anything else, other than to immerse yourself in the ethereal gloom of her music. For any fans of Laura Marling’s earlier works, this will be right up your street.  Let’s say the majority of her songs are melancholy and if you have ever listened to any of my songs, you’ll know that that suits me just well.

blog #3

blog #3

So there you have it, just a snippet of some of my favourite musicians at this moment in time – though I’m sure they’ll be sticking around for a good long while! If there are any artists you think I’d like to hear, drop me a link in the comment box, as I love to discover something new! Please keep an eye out on my blog for future live events, thoughts, memories and music related passion.

 

M x

The Castle – ‘Without music, life would be a mistake.’ – F. Nietzsche

By | Live Shows, News | No Comments

My return to a great venue, The Castle, Manchester

Sunday night saw my return to the Castle, a venue I’m very fond of playing here in Manchester. This time I was supporting a band from Leeds called Heir. They had got in touch after a friend had very nicely recommended me to them, and I was rather excited to be opening up the evening for them. The other support band were called PEAKES, and I was told that both bands had studied music together in Leeds. Being an outsider from Manchester, I actually felt very welcomed when I arrived, making me even more delighted to be joining them. Although I only caught a snippet of PEAKES sound check I was already very much looking forward to the evening.

The Castle

All set and ready to go!

As people began to bustle into the room, I took to the stage, just me and my trusty piano. The set that I had prepared for the Castle gig consisted of songs old and new. Playing new songs is always rather nerve-wracking but thankfully the audience responded very kindly! Now, because I love playing with the band I can find performing on my own rather lonely. However having the audience listen so quietly is something I always appreciate, especially when I play on my own. I take this as encouragement that they think I have songs worth listening to and that’s a wonderful feeling! So I was very happy to find that this happened last night and I just want to thank the people who listened so intently and supported me. It reminds me why I love performing which in turn helps me overcome my performance anxiety. I would also like to point out that the sound engineer did an excellent job and it’s surprising how much a good mix can make playing that much more enjoyable. It made projecting my voice and getting the emotions of the song across far easier.

The Castle

Megan Dixon Hood 11/09/16

If you want to hear the type of songs I play by myself, just click on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxQDNpLu38

At 20:45 it was PEAKES turn to take to the Castle stage. Their set up was a three-piece with a drummer, singer, and a synth-player so I was intrigued to see how their sound would unfold. Almost immediately I was amazed by how full a sound that the three of them produced. Granted, they were running backing tracks and samples to add depth and texture, but in my opinion this worked well and meant the arrangements were amazingly choreographed. In their own words they describe their music as ‘Electronical Popical Classy’, which quite frankly is pretty accurate. They reminded me of London Grammar, only playing around more heavily with drumbeats and synth sounds. The whole feeling of the set was chilled and mellow but equally atmospheric with intense build-ups in the perfect places!

It would be hard for me to pick a favourite song from their set, but I loved the whole easy and atmospheric feeling of ‘Contemplate’. When the lead singer, Molly, announced they were going to perform their rendition of The Carpenter’s ‘Close to You’ I was interested to see how they would arrange the song. Sure enough I wasn’t left disappointed, as they created it to fit their style which gave it a whole new and modern twist that was completely their own. It wasn’t until after their performance that I was told they had only been together for a few months. Madness!

The Castle

PEAKES 11/09/16

If you want to check out PEAKES for yourself you can visit their page, and keep your eyes peeled for a video of their song ‘Better Days’ coming soon.

https://www.facebook.com/peakesmusic/

The finale of the night was the five piece band, Heir. They describe themselves as a ‘Pop’ band but honestly, I think there’s more to it than that. There are definitely elements of a folky acoustic vibe which I love and I think this helps set them apart. Heir, made up of drums, bass, keys, electric and acoustic guitars, filled the entire room with exciting, dreamy sounds. If I were to compare their music to others I would suggest bands such as Kodaline, The Lumineers and James Bay, but playing with rockier elements.

Whilst I have terrible harmonising skills (something I am working on!), I am still a sucker for beautiful harmonies and, well, these guys nailed it, with 4 members interweaving them in each song and maybe that’s what achieved the dreaminess. It added an extra layer to the songs that they executed perfectly every time. This was highlighted even more so when three-quarters of the way through the set they performed a completely acoustic, stripped back song called ‘Castles and Islands’. Here they brought their sound back to its roots as they unplugged their guitars, stepped away from the microphones and stood together to perform to a hushed, awestruck audience. My favourite tracks (although difficult to pick as I loved them all!) were ‘Scrapped Paper’ and, ‘I’ll Pick You Up’, with their catchy hooks, and the final track, ‘When the Lights Went Out’. This was the only track I had heard previous to the show so was thrilled that they ended on this!

The Castle

Heir 11/09/16

If you fancy a listen, check out these links below:

 https://www.facebook.com/heirtheband/

https://soundcloud.com/heirtheband/when-the-lights-went-out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTAMZi9ns0w

I can confirm the evening was a great success, so let me know if you like any of the tracks featured in today’s blog in the comment section below! I’ll always post upcoming gigs on my social media pages so follow along if you want to keep updated!

Speak to you soon,

M x

Welcome to my blog “TO ALL THINGS: SMALL OR GREAT” – V. Seth

By | Live Shows, News | No Comments

Hello, and how are you?

Welcome, and thank you for finding your way to my blog.

Here I intend to update all you lovely people about my musical adventures and beyond. One thing you should know is that I am greatly influenced by the world of literature, art and fashion, which all inspire my music in some way so I hope to explore this throughout these blogs. I look forward to reflecting on all my wonderful experiences and being able to share them with you.

I have recently completed my degree in music and I am about to continue my career as a songwriter and musician. Sure, there’ll be hurdles along the way, but that’s an opportunity to write a new song – silver lining and all that!

Now, as you may already know my band are an important part of my music so I intend to include them as much as I can in these blogs. We have spent a busy summer rehearsing, songwriting and gigging, developing a new set that explores a darker, more eerie and ethereal sound that we hope you will enjoy as much as we have enjoyed creating.

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

The band and I after winning ‘Single of the Year’ at the Staffordshire and Cheshire Music Awards

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

Instrument swap-over in rehearsal

Summer 2016 has seen us play a mixture of gigs and I thought I would pick out my highlights!

We played a good selection of local festivals throughout this season, two favourites being Lymelight Festival and Middlewich’s FAB Festival. The rain continued to pour all day for both of these festivals, but the amount of people who braved the rain to stick around and watch our set was so encouraging and made performing for you even more enjoyable! People also came to have a chat with us after we had played, and it was so lovely to have the chance to speak with you all and hear your feedback and support.

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

Lymelight festival
Band photo before we got caught in the downpour at Middlewhich’s FAB Festival

Another highlight for us this summer was when we played Cornbury festival in July. We were invited down to play the Caffè Nero stage and so we decided to make a weekend of it and experience the whole event, and I can now safely say it was one of my favourite festivals that I have ever been to. The sun shone the whole weekend and while we lay in the fields basking in the sun, we had the pleasure and opportunity to listen to an array of amazing bands that I perhaps would never have had the chance to see otherwise. We played the Caffè Nero at 9am on the Sunday morning (the earliest gig we’ve played to date!) and we were surprised to find so many people who had stopped to listen to our set so early in the morning. Again, people came over to speak to us at the end and it was such a lovely experience to interact with the audience

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

Cornbury Festival

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

Meeting
the Lottery Winners

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

Another festival that we were scheduled to play was Glass Butter Beach in North Wales where we were to play alongside acts such as Wolf Alice and Katy B. We had performed here the previous 2 years and had such an amazing time that we were saddened to find horrendous winds destroying the festival which meant a cancellation on the day we were supposed to play. There was nothing anyone could do about it, so we kept up the festival spirit not letting the miserable weather stop us, and we continued to have a great time laughing at each other’s bad jokes and overdosing on fish and chips until the festival arena re-opened and we could enjoy all the other fab acts!

One more highlight from my summer that I wanted to mention was a solo gig I played for the Songwriter’s Circle in Manchester organised by one of my friends. Now, this probably was the most intimate gig I have ever played. The evening consisted of 2 halves, where three acts were on stage at once. Each songwriter was interviewed before playing one of their own songs, allowing the writer to reveal the stories behind the songs and the writing process. I had never played a set like this before, but being able to hear the stories and secrets behind each song was so inspirational, making it hard to pick a favourite so I will leave links to all the artists below so you check them out.

ROBBIE CAVANAGH         https://www.facebook.com/robbiecavanaghmusic/?fref=ts

DOM MAJOR                         https://www.facebook.com/DomMajor/?fref=ts

RUNAH                                  https://www.facebook.com/runahmusic/?fref=ts

TOM KAY                               https://www.facebook.com/tomkayofficial/?fref=ts

CALAN MAI                          https://www.facebook.com/calanmaimusic/?fref=ts

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

On stage at The Songwriter’s Circle

In July I spent a week in the French Alps with my family, which was a nice break after spending the last few months working non-stop on my degree! Being amongst such beautiful scenery of the open space and French mountains, I found much needed inspiration and upon arriving home I immediately sat down at my piano to write new songs.

Megan Dixon Hood Blog

So to anyone who has found their way to this page, be it someone who has followed me from the start or someone very new, thank you for taking the time to be supportive in any way. Please keep your eyes (and ears) peeled if you want to join me on my musical journey and everything in between!

Let the adventures continue!

M x

Glass Butter Beach

By | Live Shows, News | No Comments

Once again I have been invited back to perform at this years amazing Glass Butter Beach festival in Abersoch, North Wales. Each year this event gets bigger and better and this year is looking to be the best yet. I’ll be sharing the stage with the likes of Katy B, Wolf Alice & Kodaline …. which will be very special, but as usual, their DJ set is stella! Featuring Andy C, Naughty Boy, Patrick Topping (just off the back of an AWESOME Parklife festival set) Julio Bashmore, the Mystery Jets and LOADS more

The response I get every year is always overwhelming and it’s great to see familiar faces there each year helping this to become one of the ‘must see’ festivals. This year will be stunning and I know the organisers are doing a great job in creating an event that has something for everyone. Not just from a music sense, but other activities in and around Abersoch, it’s a festival that really embraces the town and the people in it.

Glass Butter Beach

Get yourself over to www.glassbutterbeach.com now and get your tickets before they are all gone!

Glass Butter Beach takes place in one of the most idyllic locations near the picturesque surf village of Abersoch. We have acres of lush grassy fields perfectly secluded in our hidden retreat, we have our own beach giving us unlimited access to the clear blue waters of Cardigan. It’s all about Good Times and lifetime memories with great friends.
Every summer has a story …..

Glass Butter Beach festival is crammed full of entertainment, activities and memorable experiences both on and off the water. You can indulge in as much or as little as you want, let the festival do the entertaining across 5 music stages, world class wakeboarding, surfing and so much more or get involved yourself. Have a go at stand up paddle boarding, paint fights, surf sessions, bungee jumps and a stack load more.

Sound Control

By | Live Shows, News | No Comments

BIMM Live – Thursday 30th June the band and I will be at Sound Control as part of this festival! Some brilliant acts taking part! X

Bimm LIVE

BIMM LIVE is an opportunity to see some of Manchester’s newest acts/emerging talent

24 acts plus a club night across 4 venues

Sound Control starts at 19:20 and features: Gabriella Zuccotti, Megan Dixon Hood, Charlotte Mary, Crazer Beam, Voodoo Blood, Romario, Barron, Akcadamy.

FREE wrist -banded event – you can get these from either of the two BIMM Manchester campuses:

8 Great Marlborough Street, M1 5NN (by Oxford Road station)  OR

Bank Chambers, Faulkner Street, M1 4EH (behind Dawsons)  OR

At Sound Control, New Wakefield Street from 5pm on the day.

18+ only

The Sap Trap

By | Live Shows, Tour Dates | No Comments

The Sap Trap

Leaf Promotions present “THE SAP TAP“- our monthly ALL-ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE of (mostly) ORIGINAL music at this superb, multi-award winning real ale pub.

FREE ENTRY- doors open @ 7.30pm, first act on stage @ 8.40pm.

Located in function room upstairs- access from beer garden and in-venue.

LINEUP:

Doors open 7.30pm

8.40-9.20 Sobi

9.30-10.10 Baxter Rhodes Music

10.20-11.00 Megan Dixon-Hood

Really hope to see you all there for this MONTHLY EVENT!!!

You can catch up on all the latest competitions, videos, news, reviews and bands from LEAF PROMOTIONS at the following places:

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/leafpromotions

or

www.facebook.com/groups/leafpromotions

Twitter:@leafpromotions

Youtube: www.youtube.com/leafpromotions

 

Sound Control Eclectic Sessions

By | Live Shows, News | No Comments

Hello one and all!

We have some live footage from when we played our last gig of 2014 at Sound Control as part of the Eclectic Sessions in December, where we had a brilliant night thanks to everyone who came along!

These tracks are featured on my EP – Early Morning Riser which is available from HERE or iTunes.

Get yourself a copy now

We’re super excited to get back to another wonderful year of gigging, and I will be sharing all the dates soon, so keep posted!

Much love x
Meg

Oxjam Music Festival – Megan Dixon-Hood

By | Live Shows, News | No Comments

OXJAM MACCLESFIELD IN SEARCH OF MUSIC AND MONSTERS IN MANCHESTER

OXJAM

WRITTEN BY MICHAEL CHISHOLM ON OCTOBER 14, 2014.

POSTED IN MUSIC, MUSIC LOWDOWN

Every time I leave a music festival I do so with a host of new favourite bands that I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with. Heck, these days it seems every time I leave the house I gain a new musical addiction, just one more song, it can’t be time to catch the train back and leave my latests sanctuary my new home.
Oxjam Manchester was no different with a host of acts, interesting venues and new discoveries that will sound track the upcoming weeks until Oxjam comes home.

Yes that’s right Oxjam is coming to Macclesfield in a few short weeks but more on that later. My latest batch of new musical discoveries started at the launch weekend of Poynton’s Acoustic Lounge, unearthing my first treasure ‘Megan Dixon hood’. If You closed your eyes you could have easily thought you took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in the hallowed Maida Vale studios her voice has a dream like quality that only few capture and the bands idiosyncratic backing complimented it perfectly.

Her songs sound tracked the following week in our office along with another favourite of mine stay gold by First Aid Kit, the two bands would make for some line up.

Read the rest of the article by clicking HERE

Listen to my track by clicking HERE