Shenton Dixon Bio
More than meets the eye… A Tribute Artist with a difference !
Shenton Dixon is a Tribute Artist for Barry White as well as Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Louis Armstrong and also sounds very much like Edwin Starr in his natural voice. He is originally from Leicester in the Midlands and is the eldest child to his parents who are both gospel ministers. From an early age of just 3 he gave his first live performance reciting a poem his mother wrote as follows:
“Am just a little boy not many feet tall but my saviour speaks to great and he speaks the same to small”
He expressed a keen interest in playing a musical and started to play the guitar live at his parents’ church aged just nine along with his brother and 3 sisters.
The young siblings formed a gospel group called The Dixon’s where they played their own instruments and sang close harmonies together and continued in the group playing numerous concerts in their home town and around the country.
At 12 years of age he played his first ever secular gig with a local reggae band. The manager had to promise to take the young Shenton home straight after he strummed his last chord. He was true to his word.
Shenton played in various local bands after leaving school where he honed his skills further on both electric and bass guitar although he always ended up as the lead singer!
Shenton tried his hand at various trades before making a conscious decision to go back to college with a view to attending drama school. Towards the end of his first year he saw an advertisement in The Stage Magazine seeking Actors who could play an instrument. Shenton decided to go to London just to get some audition experience in lieu of going to drama school but to his amazement got offered a part by the director Rob Bettison.
To that end, Shenton was the original performer at the Apollo Theatre in the world wide smash hit musical Buddy. The producers were so impressed with his performance and, due to public demand, they extended the part to include the song “I’m Gonna Party” which he co wrote.
Shenton also was featured in the Original Tamla Motown Musical “Dancing in the Streets” playing alongside the late great Edwin Starr. Appearing virtually everywhere throughout the UK as well as various locations throughout Europe, such was the quality of his performance, he headlined the show on several occasions and was critically acclaimed with outstanding reviews.
Shenton is an accomplished piano player and guitarist and has been the musical director for several gospel choirs and even had his own Radio show on FUR FM where his skill and ‘Radio Voice’ was cultivated Shenton was featured on RADIO 1’s Breakfast show with Zoe Ball performing as The King of Rock and Roll live to the nation. The listeners had to guess what was different about this King of Rock and Roll. He also featured on Radio FCUK as guest presenter Louis Armstrong and not only that Shenton is also the voice behind the VO5 commercial singing Jeepers Creepers as well as having played Elvis Presley in the Drythorns Cider National TV Campaign commercial. (See Media Centre)
As if this was not enough for Shenton Dixon, he has also made quite a few TV appearances in various game shows as well as having taken on more serious roles in popular programmes such as Miss.Marple as well as the dating programme Take Me Out with Paddy McGuiness. (See Media Centre)
Shenton Dixon was also featured in the Ashley Banjo Sky 1 Ident as a body popper dancer on SKY1 & SKY1 HD and also succeeded in Auditioning on the BBC programme The Voice on 15th February 2014. (See Latest News & Video Gallery)
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