ZimagineD are proud to announce the signing of an exciting Southern Rock band to the ZimagineD Artist Management roster AND the addition of two new team members!
Wood Burnt Red were formed in 2020 and drew its influences from country artists in the Southern states. At first glance, you might think they’re from the US. However, they are from the UK and with their own stories to tell, they have carved their own lane as a Southern Rock band with a Country twist and an undeniably British sound.
Over 120,000 digital streams have been accumulated across multiple platforms since their December 2022 debut single ‘All I Need Is You’ was released. In addition to receiving national radio play, their second single ‘Redneck’ was also supported by BBC Introducing on a regional level.
Since breaking onto the UK scene, the band has drawn the attention of fans and industry insiders alike. They will headline the Paddock stage at (the much-loved) Buckle and Boots festival in Manchester this summer. In addition, they’ll perform at the BCMA Fan Fest in Newark.
Frontman Tom Franklin and band members Seb Bamford, Russ Staples, and Eddie Baldwin are delighted to have signed with ZimagineD –
“We can’t quite put into words what this means to us. After seeing the other acts that are under the same umbrella, we’re utterly made up & cannot wait to make some noise with ZimagineD!”
The third single ‘The Hills’ will drop on April 14th, so there is plenty more to come from this brilliant band!
Founder of ZimagineD, Donna Zanetti has welcomed the band with open arms “I was an instant fan the moment I heard their debut single and have eagerly followed their journey since launch. When the opportunity was presented for them to join the ZimagineD family, it was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made. I look forward to seeing what the future brings for this band and their wonderful Manager, Sophia”.
Managing Wood Burnt Red is Sophia Franklin, a new member of ZimagineD’s Management Team who also takes on the role of Media & Development Director. In addition to her experience in journalism and presenting, she is a skilled media professional. Her most notable roles include Chris Evans’ co-host on the Virgin Radio breakfast show and a presenter for CountryLine TV before shifting into media training and artist management in a music genre she loves.
“I am over the moon to be joining forces with Donna and the team. ZimagineD is one of the fastest growing Artist Management agencies on the UK country scene, boasting an incredible line up of talented artists and I am super excited to be part of it. We have big plans and cannot wait for the year ahead!”
The agency continues to grow with the role of ‘Special Events and Fan Experience Manager’ and as the newest member of the team, Holly Perez-Nino said. –
“Arghhh someone pinch me!!! I officially joined the ZimagineD team a couple of weeks ago & I am still beaming from ear to ear every time I get to share the news. I first met Donna around 5 years ago & we instantly hit it off. I’ve been watching proudly from the sidelines as Donna has carved out her own path, cheering her on at every step. When you see someone you know achieve their dreams it inspires you to think “I could do that too”.
I’m so passionate about great music. I’m also a huge fan of every single artist that ZimagineD work with. I think that’s what makes this role even more exciting for me. I’m part of the dream team & can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.”