WILSON DIXON - WHAT A COUNTRY!
NZ NATIONAL TOUR 2018

America is like an enormous armed toddler at an all-you-can eat dessert buffet, simultaneously eating and throwing pudding around the room. Who’s going to tell him to stop? Where are his parents? A situation like this needs a calm, firm hand: someone with insight and experience, someone like Wilson Dixon.

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Deadpan delivery of some of the funniest songs you’ll ever hear
— Time Out, UK
At the absolute top of his game
— Sunday Star Times 
Simply sensational and utterly unmissable
— TVNZ
an object lesson in intelligent understated comedy...
— Sunday Age Australia
 

For publicity please contact:

Orietta Adam // 818
orietta@818.co.nz + 64 21 412 922
 
Chris Henry // 818
chris@818.co.nz + 64 21 670 605


BIO:

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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 Australian, UK and NZ circuit.

He has had sold out season's at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the NZ International Comedy Festival where he has won awards for "Best Show" and the supreme Festival Award "The Fred" for outstanding artistic achievement.

"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 on to 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 and continues to get replayed on the BBC to this day.

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. In July 2010 Wilson completed a successful tour of the UK with "Wilson Dixon's American Dream" and has twice supported UK comedy legend Stewart Lee on national tours.

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 Australian, across commercial radio in NZ and in the UK.

Wilson released his second album in 2011 "Introducing Wilson Dixon" which features one of his biggest hits "Life" and includes favourites "The Boss" and "Sticks and Stones".

Wilson's TV comedy-docu-drama "Wilson Dixon's New Zealand Tour" debuted on New Zealand television in 2012 to critical acclaim and received a nomination for best comedy at the NZ Film and TV Awards.

Wilson is one of New Zealand's best loved comedy imports, his befuddled sense of self-deprecating humour appeals to any audience with a love of music and intelligent wit.

Wilson is available for Festival's and corporate events worldwide.


 
His laconic storytelling is an inspired combination of sidesplittingly funny observations peppered with zinger one liners and showcased what a remarkable talent he is.
— TV3.co.nz
 

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS
2016 Most Original Comedy Artist - NZ Comedy Guild Awards
2013 Critics Choice - World Buskers Festival
2012 Best Comedy Nominee - NZ Television Awards
2011 Best Show Auckland - Nominee NZ International Comedy Festival
2010 "The Fred" NZ International Comedy Festival supreme award
2010 Best Show Auckland, NZ International Comedy Festival
2010/09 Best Character/Cabaret/Sketch nominee - Chortle UK
2009 "Barry" Award (Best Show) Nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006 "Spank Award" Best Musical Comedy Act Winner, Edinburgh Fringe Festiva

RADIO SHOWS
The Wilson Dixon Line - BBC Radio
Loose Ends - BBC Radio
Sean Lock and Friends at The Fringe - BBC Radio
Rhod Gilbert Show - Radio Wale

LIVE SHOWS
The Wilson Dixon Hour
Wilson Dixon and his Band - Hard Cheese
Wilson Dixon Rides Again / Wilson Dixon Saddle Sore
Wilson Dixon's American Dream
Wilson Dixon Up On Cripple Creek
Wilson Dixon - For The First Time. Again.
Wilson Dixon's Back Catalogu

TV APPEARANCES
Wilson Dixon - The New Zealand Tour (TV2)
NZ Comedy Gala (multiple appearances)
Chopper's Republic of Anzakistan (TV3)
7 Days (TV3)
TV2 Christmas Gala
Comedy Christmas Cracker - The Work Do (TV2)
Comedy Jam (TV2)
Comedy Christmas Cracker - The Feast (TV2)
Spicks and Specks - ABC Australia
The World Stands Up - Paramount UK
2007 Amnesty International Australia "Stand Up For Your Rights" Comedy Gal

ALBUMS
Wilson Dixon's Greatest Hits - available on iTunes
Introducing Wilson Dixon - available on iTunes and CD


Wilson Dixon At The NZ Comedy Gala 2011