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Adam and Samantha's wedding
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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 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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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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A glorious day in Holt, Wiltshire at Nam Studios where for the first time The Zoots are recording their own original material. NAM is a wonderful wheelchair friendly studio run by Nick Allen and has been used by lots of bands and musicians including, Van Morrison, Royal Blood and KT Tunstall.

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The Zoots band Hereford

Stuart and Emma got in touch with us, after spotting us perform at Bianca and Dan’s wedding at Chaffeymoor Grange in 2016. They enjoyed our show so much, that they emailed to see if we were available to perform at their wedding in March 2017, at the very lovely Dewsall Court. We were available and the date was set!

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This week we have been preparing for our busy weekend ahead. We’ve been sussing out who needs to be what, where and when. How to make this happen and when to fit in some beauty sleep too. This weekend we’ll be covering around 800 miles in our van, (the bantsmobile), performing at 3 shows and having quite a blast while we’re at it.
The weekend (for us) begins on a Friday. And our journey begins here, at Zoots HQ, a wonderful place to begin our tale. Continue reading

The Zoots perform for Rich & Olivia on their wedding day at Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire, May 2014. The Zoots band, The Zoots wedding band, Wedding bands in Wiltshire, Wedding band in Dorset, Wedding bands in The South West, Party Band, 60s band, 1960s band, Wedding music, Band for NYE, wedding band Hampshire

Hello May 31st. It’s Saturday. It’s around 4pm. We’re at Zoots HQ in Wiltshire, having a cup of tea and loading the van all set for our performance at Tylney Hall in Hampshire. The skies are clear and we’re feeling elated. We’ve just returned from performing to 2000 people on a cruise to France and Italy, (read all about it here) and we’re looking forward to performing for a very lovely couple, Olivia & Rich. They got in touch in July 2013 to see if we were available to perform for them. They sounded just wonderful and their wedding sounded perfect so we of course said yes! Tylney Hall is just such a breath-takingly grand venue. We are pretty excited.

We’ve arrived it’s even better than we remembered. We’ve visited Tylney Hall a few months ago and met with Olivia & Rich and Olivia’s parents Lindsey & Terry. It was great to check out the room we were performing in, our load in arrangements and where we could park. We always like to visit a venue if we can before the day as it really helps things to run extra smoothly. It’s also great to meet the hosts if we can too, and put names to faces so that on the night it’s more personal. Continue reading

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Last weekend was pretty busy! It began on Friday in Brean where we performed with our ‘sister act’, Jamie and the First Class. Afterwards we ventured North to the Lake District to perform at a very lovely wedding for James and Abbie, read the blog about it here.

On Sunday, we journeyed south to our Zoots home town of Wiltshire as we were performing at Bowood House in Calne for Jen’s 40th Glitz and Glamour birthday party!

Jen got in touch back in October to see if we were available to be her party band for the night. The party sounded fabulous and we were thrilled to be asked! We met with Jen and her husband Richard at Bowood House a few weeks before the bash to run through their song choices and where we would be setting up. We like to do this is we can as its always good to put faces to names and run through the plan for the evening! They were just lovely, and the party sounded brilliant. They had chosen some great songs for the evening, La Bamba, Hound Dog, Daydream Believer, Twist & Shout, Moves Like Jagger and loads more! We were so excited to be performing them. Continue reading