I’m Megan Dixon Hood
Welcome and thank you for visiting.
A little bit about me? I was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, and grew up in and around the villages of that town, so I’m a country bumpkin at heart.
I have recently graduated from my music studies in Manchester so music has been at the core of everything I do or am involved in for the past three years, which I hope will continue.
I often get asked when chatting to people what my influences are, and what genre I sit in. The genre thing, I like other people to decide. I can’t pinpoint a specific genre, but it varies between nu-folk, alternative, and indie. Our main aim is something that is atmospheric, but I like people to have their own opinion about what they hear.
When it comes to influences, they are varied and as I grow older I have begun to recognise and appreciate wider tastes and forms, possibly through being so open to all varieties of music at university. Singer songwriters hold the greatest influence over me, perhaps because of my love for English Literature. A tale full of emotion lets the imagination run free. Songwriters who I continually listen to range from Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Marika Hackman, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, The Staves, Angus and Julia Stone, the Decemberists, Dry the River…the list is endless.
There have been some wonderful experiences with my music so far, with highlights being able to play festivals such as Glass Butter Beach, 2000 Trees, Liverpool Sound City, Rock the Farm, and Cornbury. We also had the fantastic opportunity to perform at Trummern und Traummen festival in Berlin!!
One particular favourite gig, was earlier this year when I opened the stage for Rag’N’Bone Man as part of his tour in Manchester. What an incredible vocalist, and such a lovely guy! The atmosphere was electric all night, and it’s certainly an evening I’ll remember for a long time.
The past year has been a very fortunate one. I was lucky enough to have my song ‘Early Morning Riser’ played on Radio 2’s Weekend Wogan Show! This was then followed by Caffe Nero choosing two of my songs for their worldwide playlist! How mad is that!?!
The band and I have been working hard developing my sound, and we are taking the first steps into a darker and mysterious sound which is led by our new single ‘With Time’. We’re eager to experiment further with our music, and we hope you will enjoy the new ethereal and climatic sounds.
I couldn’t finish this without thanking everyone who supports me. The band, Jordan, Liam and Jake are amazing at making my songs come alive and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work. All the people, friends and tutors at university who have supported and encouraged me, I have had the best three years. Thank you to Gary from Moorlands Radio for his continued support and for being the first to air us. Alex Miller for producing my first two EP’s and Mark Winterburn for producing the new single. Darren for creating the graphics on the EP’s, and Colin Halliday for his beautiful talent that is the art on our CD sleeves. Thanks to Neil for running this site. Most importantly a thank you to my family for their never ending support, especially my sister, Ella, for all her photography and my father ‘Pops’ who makes all this possible and I wouldn’t be here without his encouragement. And finally I am grateful to everyone who has ever listened, bought, watched, or supported me in anyway (even just for reading this– haha!)
If you would like to know a little more about me, visit the blog section, as I’m always updating what I’m up to, where I’ve been, and my thoughts both in and outside of music.
I very much hope to see you at one of my gigs – please come and say hi!
Until then, my friends, much love,