"Her life experience has been distilled into songs that convey an oxymoronic impression of brittleness and vulnerability combined with quiet strength".
“ What I have found is a diamond among coal. Singer, songwriter Donna Dean is deserving of gaining that momentum that’s needed to take center stage. She is that artist that the famous, accomplished artists in attendance would stop and listen to.”
"What Am I Gonna Do? - . A country album boldly filled with real soul from a former NZ Music Awards’ double Tui winner, it’s certainly one to check out.
"a country songwriter of great depth"