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All Songs The Core
Save Me
#501 in Christian SongVault Certified
Save Me
The Core
Christian Pop / Rock
Length: 4:08
On Network Since May 22, 2007
SongVault Certified Artist Crosswind

Texas, United States

Christian Pop / Rock / Rock & Roll

Listen to Crosswind
Denise Rene' Squier—vocals/piano
Sean Morrogh—guitar/vocals
Magda Acuna—keyboard/vocals
Bryan Smith—bass
Jay Henderson—drums/vocals

Crosswind has been touted as "the hottest band in Texas" (Nette Radio, Dallas, TX). The strong, soulful vocals of Denise Squier have been compared to Ann Wilson of Heart (Diane Sheets, Vocal Consulting Group, Nashville, TN). Her 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 has been appearing at major music festivals all over the Lone Star State, headlining concerts, and winning "Battle of the Bands" competitions.

Their 4th CD "The Core" is 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" will even be included in a movie soundtrack; the movie is set to release in September 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.

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, which normally keep separate.

Crosswind travels with an entire sound and lighting system, which would be available when necessary.

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

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
Daisy Rock—guitar manufacturing company out of California, specializing in guitars for females
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

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)
9. All I Can Do--will be released on Positively Beautiful Compilation CD in June
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);
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.

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