Who are we?
Founded by Jazz Singer and Creative Producer, Kerri Layton, Dixiebird Records consists of a small team of dedicated music professionals.
Built from a love of live events and a passion for entertaining audiences with well-executed, authentic, and stylish live music, Dixiebird Records is a melting pot of influences from many of our collective passions.
We are advocates for preserving the original energy and sound of the old Jazz & Swing Big Bands from the early 20th Century, we are equally as passionate about bringing this sound into the 21st century, blending brass and wind instruments with live DJ shows, fusing electronic beats with a high energy live swing and placing it in the heart of your wedding, or event.
We curate many of our acts in house, lead by our core team below as well as searching for external suppliers to make your event music dreams become a reality.
Pro Event Designer and Jazz Singer with over 12 years experience in the field, a consummate pro, your events and shows are in safe hands and have a smile to go with it
Forming the nuts and bolts of our operation, Chief Anna is our Graphics Girl, Production Assistant, Artist Liason and PA to Kerri. Whether it's creating stunning graphics for our website or researching a new event concept for a client, our right-hand girl has it in, er, hand?
Chief Bass Genius
Producer, Composer, Arranger and Bassist, Chief Jordan is our in-house musical engine room. All your special music charts, song requests and more will be prepared by our musical genius, who is rumoured only to leave his studio to gig and sleep...
PS...guys, can someone please feed the bassist?
We'd call her the chief blower, but that would sound terribly wrong! The First Lady of Baritone, Lottie B graces all of Dixiebird's house band shows with her delectable charm, imitable style and a massive set of lungs, parp!
The brains behind the campaigns, meet Chief Irena. Irena heads up our marketing team, taking care of all our social media platforms, seasonal sales campaigns and more.
Chief Ivory Tinkler
Looking way more serious here than he is in real life, Chief Ivory Tinkler, Adam is an established Musician, Arranger, Composer and Accompaniest.
When he is not playing boogie-woogie in our house bands, Adam also heads up the recording division for our client's commercial soundtracks.