Jc Dixon


A drifting Canadian heart, caught between the Pacific and Atlantic tides. Joey is no stranger to the stage. Having spent more than 10 years honing her song-writing and performing craft, she has released and toured 2 full length albums, and 4 singles, and has gained international airplay on BBC and CBC radio. Over the span of her life, Joey has had the pleasure of sharing a stage with performers such as Dan Hill, Chilliwack, Johnny Lucas, Hollie Rogers, Olivia Jeanne, Hayley Sales, Twin Kennedy, Helen Austin and many more exciting acts. After many years of touring between the west coast of Canada, Europe and the UK: she has finally settled permanently in London, where she is now based. Joey plays with a full band, featuring woodwind and brass players from the band of the Scots Guards, as heard on her single "Sort Yourself Out” (out July 5th) and on her upcoming album “The Year That Never Happened”, which is set for release with 37 records this November!







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is what makes my world go round. It is intricately woven through every aspect of my life.

What is your music dream?

To positively impact the world with my music. To play festivals such as the Cambridge Folk Festival, Red Rooster and Black Deer festival, and to have my music become self sufficient. One day I will be in a place where I'm no longer needing to invest my savings into my musical career.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start with empathy, and I would give everyone the power of feeling it. I believe that if everyone could think less about themselves, and more about others, we would not only understand how to fix the other problems in the world, but we would also have the tools to do so.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Stop" by the Spice Girls. LOVE IT.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Hey Ocean, Ward Thomas, Mother Mother, Wildwood Kin, Current Swell, Liv Austen, Backwoods Creek, Megan O'Neill, Cam, Dixie Chicks, Brett Kissel, The Shires, Mackenzie Porter, Nice Horse, and many more!

What inspires you to make music?

The connection I feel when a total stranger is moved by my music is the inspiration behind most of my writing.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That there is enough space in this world for everyone to confidently be themselves and support those around them. We don't need to be apologetic for loving ourselves. That kindness, and empathy, are the two most important reasons for being.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel completely at home. I feel like I am speaking my truth in the way I best know how to, and like I'm helping others release emotions and energy that they didn't know they were keeping locked away.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I think in a lot of ways, that musicians are starting to lose the sense of community we need to survive. We have so much talent everywhere we look, but not enough of that talent is banding together to help raise each other up.

What do you think of Drooble?

I don't know enough about Drooble to make an educated decision on it - I've only recently remembered I had a membership and have signed in to update my profile and utilize this site more! I've heard great things and I'm excited to start using it the way it was meant to be used.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Sexism in the industry is absolutely the thing that frustrates me most. Watching Women work for years to gain any kind of recognition, proving themselves time and time again, only to vying for the same opportunities of men who haven't put in even close to the amount of work or dedication - there is nothing more frustrating or heart breaking. The worst part is that we can't even speak for ourselves, because speaking up and speaking out doesn't do anything but anger the ones who are perpetuating the problem.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I do! I provide other artists with opportunities to perform whenever I am able. If I'm playing events, I usually ask if there are any other spaces available - and offer them to local musicians and connections that fit the bill when possible. I also attend shows whenever my schedule will allow, and am very active with sharing other people's works/engaging with their posts online.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They should have to have a sense of community, a respect for others in the industry, a sense of giving back, a proven drive, and lastly: Talent.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Emilia Quinn, Two Ways Home, Savannah Jaine, Russell Swallow, Danny Gruff, Cloudy Galvez, Alannah Clark