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.


Ed Scott – Bass, guitar and vocals

Ed is talented bassist, singer and guitarist and has been working with The Zoots since 2017. He started up as our sound engineer and started performing with us in 2018. He also has his own band Electric Kicks


Simon Treasure – Drums

We first played with Simon Treasure (2nd from right) in 2013 when he stepped in at the last hour to help us out at an audition. Simon has played sporadically with the band ever since. His website is

Dan Gill – Bass and Double BassDan 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.

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.

Sean Ivens – Drums

 Sean is a Swindon based drummer who played his first show in 2022 at Seaton Gateway. A great drummer who also plays in All Ears now.

Joe Bishop – Bass

Joe is Swindon based bass player who played his first gig with The Zoots in 2021. He has a great performance energy and is also in band called All Ears now.

Joe Russell – Guitar and vocals

Joe is the newest stand in for The Zoots, he lives in Plymouth and is a talented singer multi instrumentalist.

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

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