Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots

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!

After applying large quantities of make up and having a portion of chips we were ready to take the stage at Eastbourne Bandstand. We made our way through a delighted and surprised audience to the Eastbourne Bandstand stage.

  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Harriet Lowther
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band

We started the show with some songs by Queen and David Bowie but by the the third song the audience were on their feet and dancing for the rest of the show!

  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Jamie Goddard
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, harriet lowther
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Harriet Lowther
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, tommy Lloyd

We played so many songs we hadn’t played for a while but the crowd loved us, the response was tremendous! So many hit songs and the Eastbourne crowd new every single word; Sweet home Alabama, Alright Now by Free,Video killed the Radio star by Buggles, Get it on by TREX and the last ever number one of the 1970s; Another brick in the Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd.

  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots, harriet lowther
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Jamie Goddard
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Harriet Lowther
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Jamie Goddard
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Jamie Goddard

It was getting so hot Tommy and Jamie had to take their jackets off which got a big cheer from the crowd. We performed Le Freak by Le Chic and Dancing Queen by Abba only for the second time, we were concentrating so hard but they went down really well. Lots of people in the crowd were playing air guitar!

  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • The Zoots (70s) – Graham Huntley-47
  • The Zoots (70s) – Graham Huntley-43

Having done so much rehearsing for the show it was fantastic to perform the new songs to such a responsive audience! We had everyone singing along to the likes of Sweet, Hot Chocolate, Mud, The Jacksons and James Brown.

  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots, Harriet Lowther
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots, harriet lowther
  • The Zoots (70s) – Graham Huntley-33
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • The Zoots (70s) – Graham Huntley-36
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots

For the finale we sang American Pie by Don McClean and everyone in the whole of Eastbourne sang along to every single word.

  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots

It was an amazing feeling after the show. We really gave it our all and after wearing those silver heels for the whole show I couldn’t wait to take them off. It was lovely to see all of Tommy’s family at the show, here we are with Tommy’s Mum, Dad, Auntie and Uncle or dressed in ZOOTS T-shirts!

  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Harriet Lowther
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, Harriet Lowther
  • Sounds of the 70s, tribute to the 70s, Eastbourne, band wiltshire, seventies tribute band, the zoots

Thank you so much to everyone at Eastbourne Bandstand, Phil, Elaine, Harry and all the staff working on the night. All the staff worked so hard to make sure the evening was a huge success!

Thank you so much to The Zoots Jamie, HarrietBenSimon Tommy and Ed on sound.

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