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Glass Butter Beach

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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.

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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.
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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

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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

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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

In Time – Acoustic Version

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Acoustic Sessions – ‘In Time’ written and performed by Megan Dixon Hood

I am very pleased to release to you an acoustic version of my song ‘With Time’.

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Acoustic session – In Time 🙂 A big thank you to Peter Hall (Shaolin Pete) for working on this video with me, and also to Thomas Rylance from the The Lottery Winners for the ethereal sound!

We had a lot of fun creating this, and hope you all enjoy it too! x

I have such an exciting time coming up with so many events and festivals as well as the ongoing amazing feedback I am getting from both fans, new listeners and the industry … thank you to everyone who helping me along this path. Remember, my music is still on the GLOBAL playlist for Cafe Nero and my music has also been selected for the playlist on a well known, nationwide pub chain… SO AMAZING!

I’ll be adding more dates to my Summer ‘road trip’ over the coming days so please keep a look out and I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Megan

Glastonbury Long List

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Glastonbury …… Just as I think this year cant get any better (and we are only in March), it’s been announced that I have made it on to the Emerging Talent Competition 2016 long list for this years Glastonbury Festival…… I’m not sure who’s more excited, me or my dad!!!

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Glastonbury Festival have announced 120 acts, which to even get on the list is a HUGE achievement but I really hope it doesn’t stop there 🙂 The Emerging Talent Competition 2016 is supported by PRS for music Foundation. All of the acts were selected by a judging panel comprising of 40 of the best on-line music writers.

The 120 acts will now be narrowed down to a short-list of ONLY 8 acts who will then compete in a live final in April. The winner …… gets a slot on the MAIN STAGE AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL! The winner also gets a cash prize to help song writing and performing live.

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Getting on the long list is a huge honour and fingers crossed, I may get the chance to perform in the live final 🙂

Watch this space.

 

London Showcase

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London Showcase

It’s Time to take on London ….. yes! It’s time to hit the ‘Big Smoke’

I am really pleased to tell you that I now have a confirmed date and location for my London Showcase.

It’s an amazing venue, The Lucky Pig, Fitzrovia, London. I’ll be performing between 7pm and 7.30pm

It’s only 5 minutes from the BBC …. So maybe the odd famous face will be in attendance.

The Lucky Pig

Megan Dixon Hood London Showcase, The Lucky Pig, Fitzrovia, London.

Following the amazing last few weeks including the gig with Rag’N’Bone Man and winning awards, this is a very exciting step. It’s FREE entry so I hope to see as many people as possible there!

Love

Megan

Music Awards of Staffordshire and Cheshire 2016

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Music Awards of Staffordshire and Cheshire 2016

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Music Awards of Staffordshire and Cheshire 2016

Well ….. we only went and won it!

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Best Single ‘Early Morning Riser’ by Megan Dixon Hood

Can’t believe I just won Best Single for ‘Early Morning Riser’ at the Staffordshire and Cheshire Music Awards! A massive thank you to all you wonderful people who voted! Your support means such a lot!

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The first ever Music Awards of Staffordshire and Cheshire are set to take place in Stoke.

Local talent will be awarded gongs as as part of the night, set up to give recognition and praise to grass-roots bands and artists.

2016 could well be the beginning of a new era for Staffordshire’s music. For years, Stoke-on-Trent and its surrounding areas has been the home of incredible musicians.

Held at the Kings Hall in Stoke, the night will consist of eight awards;

Best Single Award
Best EP Award
Best New Act Award
Young Artist Of The Year Award (Under 21)
Best Gig
Best Rock Band
Best Solo Artist
Best Band

For each award, there will be six nominations, which will be put forward to public vote. On the night of the event there will also be live music from several local acts,. Each award is also sponsored by local businesses, in an effort to promote not only the local music scene but other local organisations too.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR ME …. THE SMILE ON MY FACE WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO GO.

Fat Pigeon Live – Live In Session – Megan Dixon Hood

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I recently appeared on “Fat Pigeon Live – Live in Session” a great experience for me and all of my team. Not only did I get to play live but also a little interview and chat with the hosts.

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Fat Pigeon Live

 

Thanks to everyone who made this happen, I’ve added part of my performances here but to see the interview and more music, click HERE or go to my “Watch me” page.

FatPigeonLive is passionate about original live music, sourcing the performers you want to see and hear online. We film live gigs and broadcast weekly sessions from our studio deep in the heart of rural Cheshire,

Rag n Bone Man at Sound Control, Manchester

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Rag n Bone Man Presents was welcomed to a sold-out intimate Sound Control last night. It was a live night of music for upcoming artists in the industry – a show thought of and created by Rag N Bone Man himself.

Opening the evening was Indie-Folk singer Megan Dixon Hood, a rising star from BIMM Manchester who’s hit ‘Early Morning Riser’ has gained popularity from Radio 2 royalty Sir Terry Wogan – and this was no surprise, as her live rendition of the song received a thunderous ovation from the audience. Megan’s haunting vocals almost left the room in a zen-like trance, as the 19-year-old’s powerful emotion-inducing lyrics in her following songs, ‘Sirens’ and finally ‘With Time’, rounded off an incredible set.

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Next up was River Matthews, who wowed the audience in attendance with his passionate and almost-raspy voice, and his performance of ‘Imogen’ a song which he wrote for his niece – received a huge response from the audience.

Both Megan and River gave outstanding performances, and through playing the live night have given themselves incredible exposure for the future.

Review of Friday nights sold out gig at Sound Control, supporting Rag ‘n’Bone Man

About Megan Dixon Hood: combining haunting melodies with ethereal lead vocals. Her broad musical background reverberates through her songs, delivering atmospheric, spine tingling melodies with creative, yet heartfelt lyrics.

Her confident, naturally powerful voice captures her audiences, while her stage presence creates the perfect synergy of vocal control and performance. Whether it’s a full production or simply Megan and her Piano, her soaring voice will leave you yearning for more.

BBC Introducing

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Thank you to BBC Introducing Stoke for playing my song ‘Early Morning Riser’ on Saturday 23rd January.

To celebrate, last Sunday we played a really cool live music event. I performed an acoustic version of Early Morning Riser, thanks to everyone who came along to Audlem and much love to Oli Ng & Alex Hulme who were fantastic! 🎶

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