The Zoots are lucky enough to have a pool of talented reliable musicians who play with the band.

Neil Hopkins – Bass and Guitar

We first met Neil in 2013 and has been working with us a stand in for nearly 10 years. In 2021 Neil was able to play more shows than ever. The very talented multi instrumentalist also has his own band called Catch 22.

Simon Hancock – Drums

Simon (on the left) first played for us at a minutes notice at The Palace Theatre when our drummer had a car crash and has since filled in for us a few times. A great drummer with a fab feel.

Simon Small – Drums

Simon first played in the Zoots in 2013 and has played over 300 shows for us. A fantastic drummer and has played with The Zoots all over the world. Former nominated Blues Drummer of the Year.

Will Francis
Will sang and played guitar for The Zoots when Jamie was on tour in Europe and now performs with the band on a regular basis

Dan Gill – Bass 

Dan first played with The Zoots in 2015 and brought a great energy to the band with the added extra of being able to play Double Bass. Dan travelled with the band to the Middle East, Croatia, Italy and Montenegro. He also performs as a Buddy Holly Tribute and plays for Jimmy and The Hound Dogs.


Are you a musician / singer interested in working for the Zoots,? Do you sing and play more than one instrument?

Please email us as we do have opportunities for the right people.