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Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
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""This band definitely knows how to rock!""

" The Core "
Genre: rock
reviewed by Georgia Moncrief

Crosswind’s fourth release, The Core, does not disappoint. Their music is filled with a passion that is infectious. The lyrics are powerful and the music is equally brilliant. This band definitely knows how to rock! -

"The heart and soul felt vocals of Denise Rene' Squier are out in front of this Austin, Texas based band "Crosswind"."

The heart and soul felt vocals of Denise Rene' Squier are out in front of this Austin, Texas based band "Crosswind". Since their first release, "CAUTION: CROSSWIND in January of 2003, this group has grown in popularity and progressed in their song-writing skills along the way. Sean Morrogh rocks guitar and vocals, Magdalena Acuna on tasty keyboards and vocals, Bryan Smith pulling bass duties, with Jay Henderson pounding the drums and vocals, round out the line up.

Some of the awards they've collected along the way include, Texas Stars and Guitars Fest - Award of "Outstanding Band Performance" (2007) , #1 Song "Take It for Granted" at Unsigned Rock Zone in March of 2007. To see a longer list of recognitions for Crosswind got to song "Take It for Granted" with it's catchy rock beat and driving momentum is a good representation of why not to take this act for granted. In "Save Me" Rene' Squier's vocals are reminiscent of Stevie Nicks. A dreamy rhythm guitar punctuates the seventies feel especially during the chorus. "You Heard Me Cry" has a punchy drive that flows well into the chorus.

Crosswind definitely has seventies and eighties influences throughout as is demonstrated again in "Real Good Start". My favorite song on their epk is "Why". Rene' Squier's vocals meld well with the tonal quality on the guitars. The arrangement is progressive as it leads to a well delivered chorus. "Why" is a definite Christian rock radio friendly song.

The video for "Save Me" can be seen on their Sonicbids EPK video area. It's a live performance and gives you a better idea of the band dynamics. I'd highly suggest checking out their EPK as I mentioned above and also

John Tenting - World Voice News

""I liked it!""

Just listened to the CD, bright and early in the morning. I liked it.

By the way, your promo package is the best I've seen. Just wanted to let you know that.

Take care and best of luck to you.

Mike Stephens - Open Mike Cafe'

"Like Heart!"

The strong, soulful vocals of Denise Squier are comparable to Ann Wilson of Heart.

Diane Sheets
Vocal Consulting Group
Nashville, TN - Vocal Consulting Group

"Endorsement by"

Crosswind is proudly endorsed by cuz chicks rock!

Rock on!
- Madalyn Sklar,

"Very impressed!"

“I…am very impressed with your sound and vibe.”
Gary Stripling, President, The Management Agency, Jacksonville, FL
- The Management Agency

"Hottest band in Texas!"

“Crosswind is the hottest band in Texas…”
Annette Conlon, Nette Radio, Dallas, TX
- Nette Radio

"Very gifted!"

“You are very gifted vessels of the Lord. Praise the Name of the most high!! We loved your music…”
Programming Director, "Crazed Praise" Radio
- "Crazed Praise" Radio

""You’ll be the newest Crosswind fan. I am!""

“The Core”
©2006 Crosswind Music
Review by Jinelle Boyd

It’s not often that I feel compelled to write a review, but this group just has that effect on you. After listening to this project, I just FELT better. From the first guitar lick, accented by Denise Squier’s gorgeous velvet voice, to the last note, I was hooked. And I hate to say “you know they sound just like…”, but really, if Olivia Newton-John fronted Jefferson Starship…well, you get the idea. The entire band just BELONGS together – you can hear it in every song…I can only imagine that they truly enjoy each other’s company, resulting in this incredible project. Do yourself a favor and pick up this’ll be the newest Crosswind fan. I know I am!
- My Texas Music

"They have everything!"

“Crosswind is the most dangerous group in the area. They have everything—great, multi-talented musicians, an awesome sound, a well put-together production, and, most importantly, a big heart. The members of Crosswind are willing to do whatever they can to help anyone in need by giving of their time, resources, and talents. We highly recommend Crosswind’s talent.”
The Zew News, Austin, TX
- The Zew News


SOULED OUT--(coming soon!)
This CD will be a mix of best loved songs, new versions of old songs, and new songs...

CRY--October 2008
1. Claimed by the Ground
2. Hometown Girl
3. How Can I?
4. Unbelievable
5. Don't Grow Up
6. Deep
7. Move On
8. Cries
9. In Their Eyes
10. Longing Just to Be
11. Take Me Back
12. Into the Darkness
13. I Will Praise
14. Grace

THE CORE--December 2006
1. Take it for Granted--debuted at #1 at Unsigned Rock Zone
2. You Heard Me Cry--most requested song by local radio when CD released
3. Save Me--will be in movie to be released Sept. 2007; #1 song at Christian Rocker (Feb. 2007)
4. Why--receiving airplay on AC/Inspirational radio
5. Stumblin'--1st release with national airplay
6. That's Why He Came
7. Real Good Start (2006)
8. Shaken--Unsigned Rock Zone Podcast (Apr. 2007); on Positively Beautiful v. 3 Compilation CD, February 2008
9. All I Can Do--on Positively Beautiful Compilation CD, June 2007
10. Mercy
11. What's This Life About? ("The Happy Song")
12. Linger

UNIFIED--July 2005
1. Real Good Start
2. One by One--radio song
3. Let it Go--radio song
4. One Heart--national radio release
5. Looking Out Ahead
6. Too Many Times
7. Tonight
8. Not Alone
9. I'll Leave the Night--radio song
10. Heaven in Your Eyes

My Child--radio song
Until I Realized--radio song
Calling My Name--radio song

Video Media Featuring Crosswind:
Rep Christ “Life or Death “—“Save Me” in movie and on soundtrack—movie to release Sept. 2007;
soundtrack to release June 2007 (Broma Films and Tetelestai Promotions in association with The Grind Network)
KXAN-TV, Channel 36 (Austin, TX);
PAC-TV, Emerging Artist Showcase (Austin, TX);
KBTX-TV, Channel 3 (Bryan/College Station, TX);
Channel 12 (Caldwell, TX);
News 8 (Austin, TX);
KXXV-TV, Channel 25 (Bryan/College Station, TX);
Fox 44 (Waco/Temple/Killeen, TX).

Radio Stations playing Crosswind:
Power 106.7-FM (Austin/Georgetown, TX);;
Spin 180 Live (Irving, TX);
Power FM 89.7-FM (Dallas, TX);
1360-AM (Phoenix, AZ);
WCPL 95.5-FM (Merritt Island, FL);
570-AM (Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, FL);
Jam X Radio;
910-AM (Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, FL);
KJCR 88.3-FM (Keene, TX);
WIJY 95.9-FM (Indianapolis, IN);
KNLE 88.1-FM (Austin, TX);
Bergstrom International Airport’s Sonic One;
KHCA 95.3-FM (Manhattan, KS);
WSHO 800-AM (New Orleans, LA);
KHFG 101.9-FM (Helena, MT);
KHPU-FM (Brownwood, TX);
WJRG 950-AM (Elmira-Corning-Endicott, NY);
88.5-FM (Columbus, OH);;
90.9-FM (Altus, OK);
1090-AM (Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN);
1300-AM (Charleston, WV);
KAGC 1510-AM (Bryan, TX);
KVNE 89.5-FM (Tyler, TX);
Open Mike Café’ (Wayne, MI);
SpiritCo1 Radio (Oxon Hill, MD);
Celebrate Radio (Oakland, CA);
Nette Radio (Dallas, TX);
Renegade Radio (The Colony, TX);
Free Radio Jackson;
Break the Trend Radio;
Rockin’ Mom’s Podcast (Los Gatos, CA)
Crazed Praise Radio;
Sleepy Cat Records;
Praise Radio;
Worthy Songs Internet Radio;
Letters to the Dead Internet Radio (“strange, beautiful, and forbidden”);
Hotbird 6 satellite (13 East) at the Network Teleport Italia channel (UK, Europe, Russia, North Africa and the Middle East);
The Feminine Groove (Middleton, CT);
StreetBlast Internet Radio;
Live 365.



Crosswind, featuring 2008 Texas Music Awards "Female Vocalist of the Year" finalist, Denise Squier has been touted as “one of the hottest bands in Texas” (Nette Radio, Dallas, TX). Crosswind has been appearing at major music festivals all over the Lone Star State, such as SXSW and the GoGirls Fest, headlining concerts, and winning "Battle of the Bands" competitions.

Their 5th CD "Cry" is getting airplay as well as having music that will be featured in the upcoming movie "Garage Dwellers". (Be looking for updates on specific songs as they come available!)

Their 4th CD “The Core” is still receiving radio play on several radio stations all over the United States and is stirring up quite a "buzz". One of the CD’s tracks “Save Me” has been included in a movie soundtrack which released in October 2007. "The Core", released in December 2006, is a getting back to the core of Crosswind's style-rock with a blues influence, a meshing of Rush and Heart with Bonnie Raitt.

Crosswind's third CD "Unified" (2005) has had nationwide airplay, led by the release of the song "One Heart", which is still being played on radio today. It has become a favorite even by churchgoers and has been introduced in churches as a praise and worship song to be sung by the church congregation. "One Heart" has become Crosswind's breakout hit and landed the band a distribution deal with Amnesty Records.

In live performance, the strong, soulful vocals of Squier have been compared to Ann Wilson of Heart (Diane Sheets, Vocal Consulting Group, Nashville, TN) and Stevie Nicks (John Tenting, World Voice News, Los Angeles, CA). The performances are packed with emotion that can raise the hair on your arms! Descriptions of live shows generally include phrases like "The place rocked!" and "They are the emotion-charged real thing", and one of the most compelling, throbbing, and exciting shows in memory".

Crosswind believes that every song should be from the heart. The music is positive, giving hope to the listener, yet it is honest and speaks truth. That is the reason Crosswind has been accepted in both worlds-mainstream and Christian.

Crosswind travels with a sound system, which would be available when necessary.

Crosswind will play just about any event when given the opportunity.

TMA Female Vocalist of the Year finalist (2008)
King Cat Song of the Year finalist ("Save Me") (2008)
National Association of Professional Executive Women--Woman of the Year in the Entertainment Industry (2008)
Texas Stars and Guitars Fest--Award for "Outstanding Band Performance" (2007)
#2 band nationwide at Christian Rocker; over 170 votes and 877 plays/downloads (4-3-07)
#1 song (“Take it for Granted”) at Unsigned Rock Zone; debuted at #1 (3-13-07)
#1 song (“Save Me”) at Christian Rocker (2-16-07)
Ignition Showcase--finalist for “Band Competition” in Austin, TX (2007)
SomerFest—“Battle of the Bands” Grand Champion (2006)
SomerFest—“Battle of the Bands” Runner-Up (2005)
KNLE—“Talent Search” 3rd Place (1999)

Professional Gear Endorsements:
Korg—keyboard manufacturing company
Carvin—guitar and guitar amp manufacturing company out of California
Ravenwest Guitars—guitar manufacturing company out of California
Stagg Music—music gear manufacturing company out of Belgium
Beato—drum accessory manufacturing company
First Act—guitar manufacturing company out of Boston
Po Boy Drums—drum manufacturing company out of Colorado

Music Organizations:
BMI—professional songwriting/music organization
Go Girls Music Elite Membership—music organization featuring women in rock music—Independent Christian Rock website
Gospel Music Association (GMA)—Christian music organization; home of the Dove Awards
Texas Music Office—official music listing with the office of the governor of Texas
Academy of Texas Music—official sanctioning organization of the Texas Music Awards
Female Musicians Online—music organization, with such members as Joan Jett and Heart
Independent Artists Company (IAC)—music organization for independent musicians
United International Organization of Christian Musicians
Rockin’ Moms—music organization featuring moms in rock music
Christian Artists International—Christian booking agency which features Crosswind
Austin Christian Music Association—Christian music organization in Austin, TX
Above Grounds—Christian music organization in Austin, TX
My Texas Music—Texas Musician Organization—website that promotes bands and has an online music magazine