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The Zoots perform at Birds Hill Golf Club

Christine first came to see the band with my Uncle Robert in 2010 on their first date at The Coppid Beech Hotel in Bracknell. After a happy first date and a further five years together with my ‘Uncle Rob’, he sadly passed away in 2015 with cancer. Uncle Rob was an amazing man and we all miss him so much. Despite my Uncle’s passing, Christine has remained part of the family and been a huge support. Along with her family and friends she has continued to follow the band and has been to shows of ours all around the country.
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Following the success of last years show at Eastbourne Bandstand  we were really looking forward to returning this year. We had been working on the show to make sure it was even better than our debut show in 2016. We had some new costumes, new songs all in the spirit of the greatest decade of music, the 1960s. We were luckily enough to joined by Graham Huntley who took all these fantastic photos.
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Last year we lucky enough to perform at Matt and Laura’s wedding at Deer Park Country House. Little did we know but Dave and Jen were in attendance looking for a wedding band of their own. They got in touch and we were delighted to booked for their big day at a very well known venue, famous for its amazing home made food. Harriet and I met with the lovely couple a few months later in Lancashire and we had a fantastic time together discussing the wedding at River Cottage. We were very excited as we’d seen the TV program and heard so many good things. Dave and Jen had generously included us in the wedding breakfast! Wow, it was going to be very special treat!
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We were excited to be performing at Eric Herd’s 60th Birthday party at his lovely house in the West Midlands. Eric is the owner of a company called ‘Farmfoods’  a Scottish family business which has been providing frozen foods since the 1960s. It was our second gig for the family having played at Amy’s Dads party in January. It was also our second time performing for Champions Agency who we joined at the start of the year. Lauren, Claire and the owner of the Champions John were all at the event, so we had to be good! We arrived in time to load in all our equipment round the side of the house and parked the van just outside. Lauren and Claire were kind enough to help us in with the gear, they both so helpful and cheerful! Thank you girls! There was a nice sized marquee in the garden with a stage and a nice bar in the corner. All ready to go!
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Foxhills Golf Club and Hotel Resort is located in OttershawSurrey with very close links to London and the club was officially founded in 1975. It has a rich history since the Middle Ages it was owned by Chertsey Abbey and the land became part of the Botleys Park estate towards the end of the 17th century. The mercurial politician Charles James Fox came to live in the area in the 1780s with his mistress. Fox sought to restore his body and spirit in the peace of his country estate and company of his neighbour and friend Sir Joseph Mawbey at Botley Park. This was the venue chosen by Rachael and Adrian for their wedding and we were honoured to be chosen as their wedding band for the big day.
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Last year we were fortunate enough to perform at Liz and Ian’ s wedding in Somerset. It took place at Fernhill Farm the other side of Bristol. We had a great night, and relished our acoustic in the dark jam when the power went 10 minutes before the end!

It was fantastic wedding and whilst the lovely couple were on their honeymoon, they a received a call from Liz’s sister, Melanie and her partner, Dan. They were calling to see if The Zoots were available to perform for their wedding day in 2017! We said yes and the couple booked us in!
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The Zoots were honoured to be performing at The Boundary Festival in Didcot on Saturday 15th July. We had been booked by our good friend Gemma who booked us for our first show at The Beacon in 2015! Remember that! We had put together a ‘BEST OF BRITISH’ show which included lots of the best British music from the last 60 years, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Oasis, Blur, David Bowie, The Kinks and The Small Faces.
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The Zoots were looking forward to performing at Spetchley Gardens in Worcester for the wedding of Cat and Rob. The lovely couple had seen us perform at Elkstone Manor for Victoria and Doyle’s wedding in 2015. They even fitted the booking of the venue around when we were available, what an honour!
After a short journey up the M5 and a quick stop,  we soon arrived at Spetchley in Worcester. As we drove up through the grounds and up to the venue, we were in awe of the views. It was a lovely warm day perfect for a wedding!

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Richard and Lisa found us from the other side of the world in Sydney, Australia and following a few emails and our first ever Skype conversation we were booked in to perform at one of our favourite wedding venues. Priston Mill will always be a special place for us as its where our drummer Simon got married to the lovely Emily in 2015.
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Colin and Jane first saw the band perform in 2012 performing at St Georges Hotel in Chatham, Colin was looking for a band for his 50th birthday party so we had a chat and booked The Zoots. We performed at Colin’s fantastic party in Gillingham in 2013 and Colin gave us a glowing testimonial. We have stayed in touch ever since! We’ve also performed for Colin’s friends Nikki and Simon in 2016, read the blog here.

For the last six years The Zoots have been travelling all over the world which makes time in the UK more precious. It has been wonderful to share special times with special people and we feel like Colin and Jane are part of family and part of our journey, so we jumped at the chance when they asked us to perform for their wedding anniversary this year.

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