Adrian Dixon Biography

Some of my regular gigs currently include The Savoy Hotel in central London, Jools Holland’s The Jamhouse Bar and Restaurant in Birmingham, The Dorchester Hotel and 100 Wardour Street in London. I also perform nationwide at many pro-celebrity events, business award ceremonies, and corporate parties.

I played keyboards and toured the UK and Europe with the ska band Bad Manners for 3 years. I have been lucky enough to work alongside acts including; Blue, Westlife, The Drifters, Jools Holland, Boyzone, Sam Bailey, Tony Christie, Ray Davies and Andy Abraham. 

A few years ago, I was the main act at the opening night of The Tickled Ivory piano bar in Guildford. I can also be seen occasionally entertaining crowds in my “Duelling Pianos” act which was formed when I supported Jools Holland at the opening night of The Jamhouse, Birmingham.

In my early days as a musician, I worked in a 7 – piece soul band. This was fronted by Ian Dury and The Blockheads’ singer Ingrid Allman. I also gigged and recorded with the legendary folk singer, Julie Felix.

I have appeared on the BBC Radio 4 arts programme Loose Ends on several occasions.

I performed at the Edinburgh Festival’s prestigious “Late and Live” stage twice, alongside Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard and Ray Davies of The Kinks. 

I have worked in many European countries and cities over the past years, including France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.

I also have a trio called Blue Gumbo. We play Swing, Boogie and Rock n Roll!

A small selection of venues that Adrian has played at include:

  • Club Wembley. Wembley Stadium.
  • Waldorf Hotel, London.
  • Jumeriah Carlton Tower Hotel, London.
  • Lowry Hotel, Manchester.
  • 45 Park Lane, Hotel. Mayfair, London.
  • Apollo Hammersmith, London.
  • The American Bar @The Savoy Hotel, London.
  • The Jazz Café, London.
  • Coworth Park, Ascot.
  • The Old Thorns, Liphook.
  • Great Fosters, Surrey. 
  • Lainston House Hotel, Winchester
  • The BBC Club, White City, London
  • The Devonshire Restaurant @ Gordon Ramsay, London
  • The Grove Hotel and Golf Complex, Hertfordshire.
  • Wentworth Golf Club
  • King Power Stadium, Leics.
  • The Belfry Golf Club
  • The Landmark Hotel, London.
  • The Lowry Hotel, Manchester.