Welcome. We are The Zoots.

“The outstanding guitar playing of lead guitarist Ben, the award nominated drummer Simon, charisma from Jamie, fused with outstanding energy from Harriet and the very talented Tommy with their great harmonies and love for performing live have been key to The Zoots huge success. Crammed into every single one of their shows, you’ll witness to their oh-so-tight harmonies, infectious stage presence & questionable, but highly entertaining dance moves. Jamie’s vocals enrapture every audience from the off, using his charm to encourage audience participation throughout.  The Zoots’ onstage rapport and genuine love for music radiates at every single one of their performances.”

Hello again. On this page, you’ll find out a bit more about us, who we are any what we like to eat. We’re made up of 5 lovely Wiltshire based musicians. We do music for a living. If we’re not performing it, we’re teaching it, if we’re not teaching it, we’re learning it! We are not a group of session musicians thrown together for an event, we are real human being friends. When we’re not making music, we genuinely enjoy each others company so will often get together for a cup of tea and/or a curry and/or the cinema. There are more photos of us here.

With over 10 years in the industry, we are very experienced & really know how to put on a good show. We’ve toured over 30 countries and have 1000 performances under out belt. We have been wowing audiences with our Zoots show since 2009! We constantly practice, expand our repertoire, and work on our shows. We absolutely love doing what we do and we are always so honoured to be booked.

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Ben Jones – Lead Guitar & vocals

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This is Ben. He plays lead guitar. He’s very brilliant. Ben is from Trowbridge, Wiltshire. His slick guitar playing has to be seen to be believed.
If you’re lucky enough to watch this guy perform, pay close attention!
Ben’s not just an outstanding guitarist, performer, but also an excellent vocalist and vocal arranger.
Harmonising together, the Zoots send shivers down your spine. Ben also takes lead vocals on a few tracks.
Ben uses a Fender Deluxe Stratocaster and Victory Amp, The Duchess.
Jamie says “He’s the best guitarist he’s played with, he also happens to be a nice guy.
When he’s not performing with The Zoots, Ben teaches guitars to pupils of all ages in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.
Follow Ben on Twitter. Check our Ben’s new website: Click here to go to Ben’s new website
And make sure you have a look at his Facebook page: Ben’s Facebook Page

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Simon Small – Drums and backing vocals

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 Simon from Hilperton ,Wiltshire has been nominated twice for the UK Blues drummer of the year award. He has been a good friend of the band and has playing with The Zoots since 2012 . He brings a vast amount of experience to The Zoots having performing all over the world with other acts such as Ainsley Lister, The Dirty Aces and the Jon Amor Blues Group who were featured on Radio 2’s live Sessions. Simon uses Vater drum sticks at every gig. Simon has played drums on songs which have been played on radio stations worldwide and has even played drums on a track featuring Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin! He has recorded at Sawmill Studios where the Stones Roses recorded ‘Fools Gold’ and where Supergrass recorded their first three albums, Muse also recorded there!
Simons website is http://simonsmalldrums.co.uk/
His Twitter is Follow Simon on Twitter


Harriet Lowther for The Zoots

Harriet Lowther – Percussion & Backing Vocals
This is Harriet. She’s is The Zoots secret weapon. Harriet is our percussionist and backing vocalist playing tambourine, cabasa, cowbell, maracas whilst dancing around and adding copius ammounts of energy to the band. You won’t find many photographs of her as she’s usually the one taking them. When Harriet isn’t globetrotting with The Zoots, she works behind the scenes with Jamie, sending lots of emails, marketing The Zoots, updating the website, documenting our moves, as well as making sure everything runs smoothly and making sure the band know where they are going and at what time. Harriet also does a lot of modelling and catwalk shows for hair shows and clothing labels. 
Harriet is also is a very talented artist and has her own Etsy shop here called Made by Harriet, she designs cards and has a wide range of gift ideas for dog lovers. Check it out!  Instagram: harriet_lowther

 


Tommy Lloyd – Bass guitar and vocals 

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Tommy is the newest member of The Zoots and performed his first show with us at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford. Tommy is a multi instrumentalist and is also a very talented drummer and guitarist. He is a great vocalist and has fantastic ability to build harmonies alongside the rest of the band. Tommy has also performed with the band on drums for a few gigs when Simon was in New York.
Tommy also offers private guitar, bass guitar and drum tuition in Dauntsey near Swindon.
Here is a link to Tommy’s instagram
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The Zoots have a repertoire of over 200 songs from the past 6 decades including songs from The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Queen, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Kings of Leon, Killers, Amy Winehouse, The Who and many more.

We are taking bookings all year round, some several years in advance, so if you would like to know more, give us a call. We’re based in Wiltshire, we travel throughout the South West & UK. Areas includes: Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Wales, Oxford, Cornwall, Sussex, Cheltenham, Bristol, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset. Lancashire, Yorkshire, there aren’t many places we haven’t been! We can learn specific songs at your requests and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Read more about booking the Zoots for your wedding or event
Call Jamie or Harriet on: 07887 990400 or email: zootstheband@gmail.com