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Anna-Louise Bates founded Believe in 2016. The Zoots were honoured to be chosen as the band for the charity.
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I first met Anna-Louise, Stuart, Fraser and Elizabeth Bates with some of their extended family in 2015 on their holiday whilst The Zoots were performing our show on a cruise ship. Her son Fraser was the first ever volunteer we had perform on stage with the band for our theatre shows. Fraser was such a natural and we were so impressed with his performance on stage! We stayed in touch with Stuart and Anna and were delighted when we heard that Fraser started guitar lessons as he enjoyed playing with the band so much.

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It was in December 2015 that we heard the tragic news that Stuart and Fraser had been hit by a car and killed. It was the most devastating news a wife and a mother could ever have. Fraser was however able to save 8 lives by donating his organs.
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Sounds of the 60s, Sixties theatre show, The Zoots, Lakeside, Warners, 60s tribute band

We were delighted to performing at Lakeside Holiday Village on Hayling Island, after a long week travelling and nearly 24 hours in the van, we were pleased not be going to far from home (Only two hours away!). It was our second show at Lakeside since performing back in 2016.It was going to be a special show as tonight my Auntie Doreen and Auntie June were going to be in the audience. They missed our show at Norden Farm so they booked a holiday break at Warners Lakeside just to see us play. We had better be good!

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Sounds of the 60s, Sixties theatre show, The Zoots, Stamford Corn Exchange, 60s tribute band,

Stamford Corn Exchange will always be a very special place to us as it’s one of the first UK theatres we performed back in 2014. Stamford Corn Exchange first contacted us to perform a Christmas show and we have played their every year since including two Halloween shows. This time however would be our first time performing our Sounds of the 60s show in Stamford and we were really looking forward to it.
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Twinwood Festival, The Zoots, 1960s tribute, band for festival, the zoots, Stephen Astley Jones photography

After a rehearsal early last September, I was chatting with Tommy’s lovely Aunt (Deb) who had just come back from a weekend at Twinwood Festival. Deb told me to contact the organisers at Twinwood as it would be an ideal place for The Zoots to play.
After a couple of phone calls; we had the organisers of Twinwood interested and they sent one of the team to see us perform at Goodwood Revival the following week. We put on a fab show at Goodwood and the next day we had an offer from Twinwood to headline the last day of the festival in 2017.  Continue reading

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We first met Adam and Samantha’s on a cruise ship way back in 2015! After an amazing Zoots show, we spoke with the newly engaged couple and were delighted that they would like The Zoots to perform for them on their big day in Lancashire at Beeston Manor. Two years later after some very careful planning we took the trip up the M5 and M6 we arrived in Lancashire for the big day!
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We had been working very hard to get our ‘Sounds of the 70s’ show ready following our one hour show at Blackpool Tower Ballroom in April for Blackpool Rox. This was to be our new 90 minute show and there were lots of new song additions to the show including our new costumes. Luckily for us photographer Graham Huntley was on site to take most of these fab photos. Thank you Graham!
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The Zoots band at Celtic Manor

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We met Rob and Steph three years ago at Simon and Libby’s wedding wedding reception at Bowood House. After such an amazing wedding at the Wiltshire wedding venue, Rob and Steph wanted us to recreate the same party atmosphere and get all the guests involved.

Rob and Steph got married a couple of weeks before in Lake Como, Italy. Wow! The photos from the wedding were amazing! Not everyone could make the wedding in Lake Como so Celtic Manor golf club was the venue chosen for the UK wedding party. Continue reading

WEDdING AT FOXHILLS, wedding at golf club, band for foxhills, wedding surrey, band

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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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.