Burnett started his music career as the front man of The October, a band inspired by the Cure and Echo & the Bunnymen. After years on the road Burnett reached his burn out point, moved to Nashville from Kentucky and put a pause on his performing career to focus on writing and producing. Burnett found success working behind the scenes as a writer, producer and mixer working with artists such as Tyrone Wells, Us the Duo, Augustana, Dave Barnes and more. He is also the co-founder of That Sound, a boutique drum sampling company that has become the go-to for songwriters, producers and mixers looking for unique drums sounds and samples.
Coincidentally, it was Burnett's work as a producer that eventually brought him back to an artist career. At the end of 2015, he began working with the L.A.- based licensing company, Lyric House. The company sent him a custom opportunity to create a song for a movie trailer, and Burnett unable to find someone else to sing on the track decided to record his own vocals. The company loved the result. What had begun as a movie trailer project had expanded into something unique: a new musical project called ZAYDE WLF, which combined Burnett's history as a producer with his talents as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The response was tremendous, with more than 60 movie trailers, video games, TV networks, and other outlets licensing ZAYDE WLF'S music. Organizations from the Cleveland Cavaliers who are using "New Blood" as the soundtrack to their 2016 championship highlight real, the Rio Olympics, the NFL and ABC's hit show Dancing With The Stars whose one-time contestant, Vanilla Ice, found himself dancing to Wolf's dark cover of "Save Tonight" during the show - have all used music from ZAYDE WLF. Look for more to come from Zayde throughout the rest of the year.