Hailing from Cripple Creek Colorado, country music legend, Wilson Dixon’s melodic philosophies on life have seen him become one of the most loved characters on the Aust, UK and NZ circuit over the past 5 years.
At the recent 2011 NZ International Comedy Festival, Wilson re-enforced his position as one of the biggest Festival shows with a total sell out season of his new show “Up on Cripple Creek”. Wilson played the Wellington Opera House and Auckland’s SKYCITY Theatre with over 4,000 fans coming out to see Wilson perform, and was then nominated for “Best Show”.
At the 2010 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Wilson hit comedy gold, again with sell out season’s in both Auckland and Wellington with and audience of over 3,500. Wilson then went onto to pick up the Festival awards for “Best Show” and the supreme award “The Fred” for outstanding artistic achievement. In 2011 Wilson took “American Dream” to the Dunedin Fringe Festival and again sold out two consecutive shows with an audience of over 700.
Before sweeping the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2010, Wilson Dixon’s American Dream played to rave reviews at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe and 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Directly after the Edinburgh Fringe Wilson went onto appear in his own 4 part radio series for the BBC – “The Wilson Dixon Line” which received a second transmission in 2010. ”The Wilson Dixon Line” was also broadcast on Australia’s ABC Radio in January 2011.
Wilson has performed at almost every UK comedy venue and Festival including the Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow Comedy Festival and the Leicester Comedy Festival to name but a few. Wilson has also appeared on the “Crunchie Comedy Gala” for the past 4 years, 2009 “TV2 Christmas Gala”, The ABC’s “Spicks and Specks” in Australia and Paramount UK’s “The World Stands Up”. Wilson has also supported live tours with UK greats Stewart Lee and David O’Doherty. In July 2010 Wilson completed a successful tour of the UK with “Wilson Dixon’s American Dream”. Wilson was the headline act in TV2’s “Comedy Christmas Cracker – The Work Do” 2010 and was invited to appear in TV3’s “7 Days” 2010 season finale. In 2011 Wilson appeared as the opening act on TV3′s “Visa Comedy Gala” (NZ International Comedy Festival), and also featured as a headliner in TV2′s “Comedy Jam – A Night of Musical Comedy”.
Wilson’s 1st album, “Wilson Dixon’s Greatest Hits” received massive success with 3 singles from that album topping the NZ iTunes Top 100 Comedy Songs in 2010 – “Never” #1, “Philosophy” #1, “The Mirror” #2. Excerpts from this album have also featured on ABC Radio in Australia, across commercial radio in NZ and in the UK.
Wilson has just released his second album “Introducing Wilson Dixon” which features one of his biggest hits “Life” and includes favourites “The Boss” and “Sticks and Stones”.
“Simply sensational and utterly unmissable”, tvnz.co.nz, 2011 NZ International Comedy Festival.
“His laconic storytelling is an inspired combination of side-splittingly funny observations peppered with zinger one liners and showcased what a remarkable talent he is”. Tv3.co.nz, 2010 NZ International Comedy Festival.
“an object lesson in intelligent understated comedy…”. Sunday Age, Aust.
“deadpan delivery of some of the funniest songs you’ll ever hear…” Time Out, UK
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