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Turn Around and Take a Bow!

By: Mike Dixon,Anthony Cherry - foreword
Narrated by: Mike Dixon,Anthony Cherry - foreword
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Summary

Mike Dixon has been involved in the British music industry for over 40 years and has been a musical director for more than 20 West End productions, including We Will Rock You, The Bodyguard, Grease, Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Jesus Christ Superstar. His TV credits include six Royal Variety Performances, countless light entertainment series, and Glastonbury with Shirley Bassey, as well as a huge number of high-profile television and radio concerts. 

His career has taken him all over the world, working with some of the most iconic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Dame Shirley Bassey, Lord Lloyd-Webber, Leslie Bricusse, Sir Tim Rice, Don Black, Sir Elton John, Lionel Richie, Sir Tom Jones, Lady Gaga, and Queen.

The book follows his journey as his exciting and eclectic musical career develops. From his early musical experiences in Plymouth, studying at Trinity College of Music, to conducting in the Royal Albert Hall, with plenty of humor along the way, it is a little peek behind the scenes into the world of entertainment from a unique, hands-on perspective.

Turn Around and Take a Bow! My Musical Life - Written and read by Mike Dixon

Foreword - Written and read by Anthony Cherry

Edited and Produced by Richard Heathcote

Mastered by Jason Fallon

Recorded at Audio Shed, Hockley Heath

Turn Around and Take a Bow! Theme (Opening and End Slate) - Written and performed by Mike Dixon

When I Saw You (End of Chapter 10 Love and Marriage) - Written and performed by Mike Dixon

©2022 Mike Dixon (P)2022 Mike Dixon

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A genuine “must listen” for all musicians, and all those who love musical theatre

What a fantastic, fascinating book! Ok so as a musician, songwriter AND musical theatre fan I am clearly biased BUT I loved every minute of this book! I do not know Mike and had never even HEARD of him until a friend (a fellow drummer) recommended this book! It turns out I have physically been in the same room (or theatre) with Mike Dixon and his various musical projects on many occasions, and seen him on TV many times without even knowing who he was UNTIL now! I really adore how Mike is so genuinely appreciative of all the great musicians and acts (and actors) he has worked with, holding THEM in such high esteem! If every amazing person he mentions buys a copy he is guaranteed a best seller! :-) Bravo Mike I hope we meet one day, both you and your book are amazing!

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A wonderful account of Mike’s life and career.

I’ve known Mike for most of my career and have been lucky to have worked with him on a couple of the projects mentioned in this warm, charming and informative autobiography. For connoisseurs of music and musical theatre and also anyone who has been under Mike’s experienced baton, this is a book to relish.