New single showcases
three part harmonies
and song writing skills
By SHIRLEY BROUN
IT appears X Factor favourites Brothers 3 have stiff competition from sister trio Dozzi who are wowing country music audiences with their breathtaking three part harmonies.
The sisters – Andrea 30, Jesse 29 and Nina 25 – have just released their latest single `Weakness’ which follows on the success of their `I Need You Tonight’ which peaked at #1 on the Hot Country Network All Australian Top 20 and the Cool Country 2KA charts.
On With the Show’s Shirley Broun spoke with Jesse on the eve of the video release that accompanies the single.
“Weakness seems to be hitting the right chord with our audiences. It’s a bit rockier than usual … very high energy … but we really wanted to show another side to our talents,” said Jesse.
Performing together now for the past six years, Dozzi has excelled in the area of country pop rock including wide acclaim for their songwriting abilities. “It was really the fans that picked our new single,” said Jesse. “We’ve always loved the song from the day we wrote it but it wasn’t until we started playing it live that it really stood out. It was an easy choice for a new single.”
The track was actually written in Nashville by Jesse, Jen Bostic and Chaise Flanders. It was originally written on acoustic guitar and keyboard but once talented session musicians and studio producers had added their expertise the single turned into a radio gem.
No new release is complete without a video clip. “We decided to do a live clip for this song filled with footage from our live shows and back stage antics. It show’s our crazy side and was lots of fun to produce.”
Regulars at the Tamworth Country Music Awards Dozzi have built up a strong fan base. In fact last year they received the Australian Country Music People’s Choice Award for Best Video (for the track Love Away the Bad Days).
They also met up with their male counterparts in Brothers 3 who joined them on the winner’s podium for Best Group in the People’s Choice Awards. “Brothers 3 and Caitlin Shadbolt are doing a great job in promoting country music across Australia,” said Jesse.
Dozzi had a good grounding in music before deciding to team up and hit the road for a career. Their parents were working musicians and had a band called Small Talk during the 1980s and all of their six children play a musical instrument. “My two brothers play guitar and we all play piano,” said Jesse.
Performing was a natural progression for the sisters and Jesse said it was the storytelling and harmonies that drew them down the country music road.
As for the future Jesse said Dozzi’s main goal was to get music out to the world, travel and perform live as long as they are able. “We love recording and – although people may laugh – we also dream of one day winning a Grammy.”
Winning a Golden Guitar at Tamworth is also on the talented group’s bucket list.
Jesse said the immediate future would see Dozzi travelling back and forwards to America. “We have started working with a team in the States who are behind artists like Christine Aguilera and Pink. We have immersed ourselves in music. We just love it!”
Described as an infusion of country superstars The Dixie Chicks and Alanis Morissette, Dozzi is on track to become one of Austraia’s most exciting country music collaborations in many years.