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When working in the UK, The Zoots travel together in our Mercedes Benz Sprinter six wheeler, six seater tour van which is serviced by Rygor and Watters in Marlborough. We bought it from Big Van World in Swindon.
Just in case, we have a Gold AA breakdown policy to ensure we always arrive on time (usually early) and of course, get home from any venue.
All of the equipment is PAT tested by Pat’s Testing in Swindon.
All band members of The Zoots have Public Liability Insurance up to £10 million.
Jamie and Ian are members of The Musicians Union and Harriet is a member of Equity. Adam has private PLI cover with Allianz.
The Zoots own license number 7/0059376 to use Channel 38 wireless units and are registered with Ofcom.
The equipment we supply for private shows is valued at £45,000.
Our PA System cost £18,000 and is suitable for audiences up to 500 / 600 people. There are 3 boxes each side consisting the speakers listed below and others to fill for larger venues. We feel it gives us a tremendous sound which keeps people dancing and entertained.
Front of house speakers:
Our PA is an HK AUDIO LINEAR 5 BIG VENUE PACK
2 x HK Audio Linear 5 L2000A sub woofers bought in 2014
2 x HK Audio Linear 5 L115 speakers bought in 2014
2 x HK audio Linear 5 L112 speakers bought in 2019
2 x HK Audio Linear 5 L2000A sub woofers bought in 2016
Allen and Heath SQ6 digital mixer bought in 2021
Allen and Heath AR2412 Stage Box 2020
4 x Shure 565 for vocals bought in 2019 & 2020
1 x Shure Beta 56 for drums bought in 2016
1 x Shure Beta 57 for vocals bought in 2021
2 x Shure Beta 87a for vocals bought in 2016
1 x Shure Beta 52 Bass drum mic bought in 2016
2 x SE1 microphones bought in 2015
1 x AKG D112 bought in 2008
3 x Sennheiser 604 for drums bought in 2009
2 x AKG C1000 drum overheads in 2008
2 x Shure SM57 & SM58s
All used with vintage Valan Atlas microphone stands
The Zoots use Planet Waves cables which cost £35 each
Backline value £16,000
Jamie uses an VOX AC30 Amplifier
Adam uses a VOX AC30 Amplifier
Ian uses Gretsch drums with Drumlite drum trigger lights
The Zoots are endorsed by Burns Guitars
Jamie uses a Burns Double Six 12 string 2016, Danelectro DC 59 12 String 2010, a Fender HSS Stratocaster Mexican 2009,
Adam / Ian use a Burns Marquee Bass
Adam uses: an Apache Noiseless special 6 string 2016
custom made LED light up guitar and a Fender Telecaster USA
4 x Line 6 G50 wireless guitar systems bought 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and 2021
Blackstar HT5 dual valve pedal bought in 2012
Kemper bought in 2019
Mooer GE300 bought in 2020
Harriet uses Meinl tambourines, shakers and cabasas
The Zoots carry spare equipment including speakers, amp, guitars, mixer, mics and cables, snacks and pies to safeguard any eventuality. Our phones are always charged and we like to keep in touch and we are on standby if you have any questions about us.
Equipment is very presentable and mostly under 5 years old (except the vintage drums & guitars). It is regularly maintained and replaced/upgraded when required. We have a great relationship with DV247 who have a provided much of our equipment listed. Our electrical equipment is maintained by Puretech Solutions DJKit and PMT and vintage equipment repaired by Martin Bailey in Bristol.