Jamie Goddard – Lead Vocals & guitar
This is Jamie. Front man and lead singer for The Zoots. You’ll recognise him from his unforgettable charisma, his cheeky smile, powerful vocals and friendly persona. When he’s not performing, he’s working behind the scenes managing The Zoots. He started the band in 2009 with school friend Kevin Joyce and his Dad (Martyn) who managed the band and came up with the name. Jamie is also a singer/songwriter in his own right and has released two albums published by Warner Bros. He has written songs for Gold selling albums and has even had his songs used as part of the Chinese education curriculum to help students to learn English. Jamie uses a Marshall JVM410c amp which was kindly provided by the lovely people at Marshall. In December 2016 guitar makers Burns provided Jamie with a Burns Double Six 12 String and an Apache 6 string Burns.
Jamie lives near Marlborough in Wiltshire and enjoys playing cricket in his spare time. Follow Jamie on Twitter
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Jamie grew up in Maidenhead , Berkshire and his first instrument was violin, then piano, then drums. His Dad had been a professional drummer who played for loads of bands in the 60s and 70s most notably the band ‘First Class’ who had a number one hit in the US called ‘Beach Baby’. Jamie borrowed his Dad’s drums for his first ever performance in a school production of ‘The Muppets’, Jamie was Animal! A few years later in secondary school, Jamie joined his first band with his older brother Martyn. The band was called Wicked Lester, they played a mixture of original songs and covers of The Rolling Stones, The Cult and BB King. Jamie cried when they split up as most of the band were going to university all over the UK. Jamie was only 14 but he joined a band called Witness who played a lot of pubs around West London. Most of the guys in the band were twice Jamie’s age but he gained a lot of experience regularly playing in public even though he wasn’t even old enough to be in the venues! The band had a great following and played a lot of gigs although Jamie’s friends at school were gradually getting old enough to put on some their own shows. It’s been a gradual climb up the music industry ladder, step by step, slow but sure.