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Sam Dixon
400px-Sam Dixon (Adele Guitarist)

Birth Name Samuel Dixon
Occupations Bassist for Adele
Instruments Bass
Albums Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Samuel Dixon is an Australian record producer, songwriter and musician, based in London. He plays bass for Adele.

He has frequently collaborated 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 currently plays bass for Adele.

Originally from Adelaide, Australia, he currently lives and works in London. He is published by Chrysalis Music UK.


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