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Review: Dogwood Crossing

October 7, 2014

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SONG: Hold My Head Up High

ARTIST: Dogwood Crossing

DATE: October 7, 2014

Review by SHIRLEY BROUN

THE latest single from Queensland rockers Dogwood Crossing has captured the essence of early Aussie rock band icons but with a unique modern twist that is completely their own.

I spoke with lead singer Tim Earle last week and was so intrigued with the story behind the new single `Hold My Head Up High’ that I just had to download a copy and take a listen.

I found it infectious and right up there with some of the country’s top rock tracks of the past 30 years.

Powerful lyrics combine with an awesome musical arrangement and the emotive gravelly tones of Tim Earle to create a rock song of enormous proportions … one that will stay with fans for generations.

Having been inspired by a musician friend who was rising above the difficulties he was experiencing during a tough period in his life, Earle told me emotions ran high as the individual band members put the final touches to the single in the studio … and it showed adding yet a new dimension to its delivery.

Hold My Head Up High has listeners hooked from the outset with its incredible rock beat, smooth harmonies and magnetic lead vocals. This is the best rock track I’ve heard in a long time and deserves huge airplay around the country.

I’m still humming the tune as I write which backs up my earlier comments that it is highly infectious. Check it out for yourselves.

Dogwood Crossing members include Tim Earle (lead vocals) Damien Veness (acoustic guitar) Ryan Ether (lead guitar) Chris Shevelling (bass guitar) and Jason McNabb (drums). Dogwood Crossing’s single Hold My Head Up High was released to radio on September 19. The band’s second long player was released through MGM/Green & Waterfront Records two weeks earlier.

 

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