Anyone that know us here at NCHQ, knows how much we love the the band Morganway and having witnessed their performance at the 2018 BCMA awards. I was so blown away, that we booked them for our 2nd Nashville Calling Live show in Feb 2019 and again in Feb 2020 when we moved to the "Seaxe Room", it was our last gig before the Lockdown. Since then, we have seen them in London, at various festivals and in Cambridge. Ive got the cd's and the T-shirt! So its with great pleasure that we have followed their journey having played a very small part in bringing the band to an ever wider audience.
So to the big announcement! Morganway signs with ZimagineD Artist Management and reveals upcoming live album which is set for release this November! In fact I'm pretty sure I was at the Cambridge gig (where the live album was recorded) and that could be the back of my head in the image below, stood right at the front in front of Kieran!
Morganway, the award-winning six-piece Americana Rock sensation, are thrilled to announce their exciting new partnership with ZimagineD Artist Management, cementing their already illustrious journey in the music industry. With a remarkable track record of achievements accumulated over the several years that they have been honing their craft, the acclaimed band are poised to soar to new heights under the expert guidance of their new management team, led by ZimagineD Founder, Donna Zanetti, and Co-Manager, James Robinson.
Band members SJ, Callum, Kieran, Matt, Nicky, and Ed are eager for what lies ahead and invite fans to join them in this thrilling next chapter, saying, "We're absolutely thrilled to be signing with ZimagineD and having Donna and James as our Managers. As a band we've gotten to know both these hard-working and passionate individuals over the last few years. This is a big step for us as an independent band, but we feel the stars have aligned with this new team. We are so excited to see what we can achieve together"
Morganway's exceptional performances, compelling music, and fervent fan base have established them as a standout act in the industry. With multiple awards, sold-out tours, and electrifying festival appearances, including a breathtaking performance at Cropredy Festival earlier this Summer for a crowd of 20,000, which garnered them thousands of new followers, and justly so.
Their epic musical journey continues with a highly anticipated live album recorded at The Junction in Cambridge, set to be a standout addition to their impressive discography when it's released for the first time digitally in November 2023. The band expressed, "Playing live is built into the DNA of our band. Every show is different, no performance of any song is ever quite the same, we don't play to backing tracks, we are a live band to our very core. This record encapsulates that! We're most at home on the stage and that’s where our sound seems to really connect with people. This gig was a homecoming show for half of us, and we were lucky to have it recorded by the folks at The Junction, Cambridge. Our friend Chris Lyndon mixed it, and we feel it captures a taste of what Morganway is, raw, raucous and rock and roll! We’re buzzing to get this record out"
Stay tuned for more news about the upcoming live album, including the exact release date and pre-save/pre-order details!
ZimagineD Artist Management specialises in Country and Americana music and their sub-genres. They are known for their expertise in nurturing talent, fostering creativity, and taking a collaborative and holistic approach to management. Their diverse roster includes Kezia Gill, who toured with Morganway in 2022.
Founder Donna Zanetti said, "I vividly recall the moment I first witnessed Morganway's performance at the 2018 Buckle and Boots festival. SJ's commanding vocals grabbed my attention from her very first note, and the band left me spellbound throughout their set. Their self-titled 2019 album quickly became a staple in my music collection, with the single 'Hurricane' still residing on my all-time favorite songs list. They continued to release music that knocked me off my feet (in the best possible way!). Their relentless dedication and unwavering commitment to their craft has been evident as I've followed their ever-increasing success. This band possesses that elusive and unique quality – they are authentic pioneers of creativity, seamlessly blending exceptional songwriting with mesmerizing live artistry. They are a huge asset to our talent roster. I'm beyond thrilled to sign Morganway as their co-manager, working alongside James, whose decades of professional experience complement my own. The band have also signed with Runway Artists who join us as their Live Booking Agent. I'm confident that, together, we'll help to propel the band to new heights in their career through a harmonious and productive partnership, as they continue to enthral audiences and leave an indelible mark in the world of music."
Co-Manager, James Robinson said, "This is the next level for Morganway that, I have been hoping for. I’ve have been privileged enough to have been welcomed into the Morganway family for a few years now and worked closely with band… I’m so excited with this new team. Working with Don and blending our own experiences together into one collaboration focused on this incredible band is something i cannot wait to get started on. We already have!"
Morganway will be rounding off their live performance calendar with an end-of-year party show at Storey's Field Centre in Cambridge on Dec 17th, supported by local artist Mr Griff. Tickets are on sale this Friday! Keep your eyes on Morganway's socials for the ticket link!
We look forward to watching them burn up the stages everywhere they go.