On the 30th of May 2015 , we were lucky enough to play at Tamzin Jones’s and Dan Storey’s wedding in Urchfont. Tamzin is Ben Jones’s sister (The Zoots lead guitarist) so it was a very special wedding for us to perform at. We’ve written a blog about our antics here. Today we wanted to tell you about the brilliant photographer from the day and show you some of the amazing photos he took of The Zoots. Continue reading
Hello hello! Long time no speak. We’ve been super busy, we haven’t had time to do much of anything except perform, rehearse, see a man about a dog/van/gig/pigeon, get ready for what is set to be our BUSIEST YEAR EVER – 2015! We have very few dates left available for 2015 so if you’re looking to book a band for your wedding, or party, bah mitzvah, Uncle’s 50th, your second cousin’s christening, Grandma’s 90th, or just a bash for the sake of a bash – then get in touch! Continue reading
Today’s journey is dark and a little chilly. It’s November the 15th, a Saturday. We’re travelling from Zoots HQ here in Wiltshire to Devon. Destination: Huntsham Court. We make our way down windy country lanes, with tight twists and turns, night-time fast approaching. We are literally in the middle of nowhere. No houses, no farms, nothing, just acres and acres of countryside. I imagine in the daylight, it’s a pretty spectacular, beautiful and green but now, as the dusk settles, it’s a bit spooky. There’s no service on our phones and we discuss what would *really* happen if we broke down. Werewolves, really really quick sand and very spooky, haunted woods spring to mind as we envisage ourselves tramping through the soggy fields searching for help. My mind gets carried away with me as we journey on, making a mental note to pack torches and blankets for our next outing, you know, “just in case”. I want to reach the venue before it gets dark, to see the building properly in the light. But time and daylight are not on our side. As we pull up, I take a photo. I hope you can tell from the photie above…it’s pretty special.
We arrived in Salerno, it was hot, it was sunny, it was glorious! We too a photo of us all before we left in a mirror. a Five-piece selfie. It’s not very good, we will keep practising to make it better. Salerno is in Italy, we took a photo by an Italian flag just to be sure. We didn’t know much about Salerno as we’ve been so busy (read about what we’ve been up to on our blog) so we didn’t have time to research it before we went. Thankfully Wikipedia filled us in on all we needed to know on our return. “Salerno is the main town close to the Amalfi Coast, and is mostly known for its Schola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school in the world.” (Source, WIkipedia) Continue reading
The past few weeks have been our busiest ever, it’s hard to know where to begin, or where we left off! August was very busy for The Zoots. It began when we flew to Santorini, we’ve never been there before but had heard tales of beauty and wonder!
We had a FEAST at Giraffe before departing at Heathrow Airport, and were welcomed to glorious sunshine when we touched down a few hours later. Continue reading
On Friday 4th April 2014 we ( The Zoots ) performed at The Royal Thames Yacht Club Young Members Masquerade Ball.
It was a truly awesome night and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was our second performance at the venue in Knightsbridge following the success of the Carribean themed ball in 2013. This year was even better performance and the crowd were totally awesome! It was a brilliant performance by the band and we look forward to going back again in 2015. Continue reading