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Samuel Dixon is an Australian record producer, songwriter and musician, based in London. He played bass for Adele on her Adele Live tour and co-wrote "Love in the Dark" with her for her album 25. He also served as a musical director for her Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD, as well as her performances at the 2012 Grammy Awards and 2013 Academy Awards. 
Prior to becoming Adele's bassist, he was known for his frequent work with fellow Australian Sia. His compositions have featured on her albums, Some People Have Real Problems, Colour the Small One and We Are Born. Dixon co-wrote the single "Clap Your Hands," from We Are Born, which was nominated for Best Single at the 2010 ARIA Music Awards and Song of the Year at the 2011 APRA Music Awards. He has played bass in Sia's live and studio band.
Dixon and Furler co-wrote four songs with Christina Aguilera for her 2010 album Bionic, including the second single, "You Lost Me," with Dixon producing the songs. Dixon produced and co-wrote "Bound to You," which Aguilera performed in the 2010 movie, Burlesque. "Bound to You" was nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
His production and writing credits also include KT Tunstall, Paloma Faith, I Blame Coco, Will Young, the Presets (notably on their 2005 song, "Girl and the Sea") and Leona Naess.
Dixon's primary instrument is the bass guitar. He often plays bass on his own productions and compositions and can also be heard on recordings such as "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae, "Warwick Avenue" by Duffy, and "Ludlow Street" by Suzanne Vega. Dixon played bass for Directions in Groove in the 1990s. He played bass for Adele.
Originally from Adelaide, Australia, he currently lives and works in London. He is published by Chrysalis Music UK.
- Dixon has stated his favorite songs to play on the guitar for Adele are "Rolling in the Deep," "Rumour Has It," and "Don't You Remember."
- Dixon started playing piano at the age of 6 and bass at the age of 14.