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.

Our new song was written and composed by lead guitarist Ben. We’d had a couple of sessions practicing and working on the song in rehearsal, all ready to record. When we were rehearsing the song, we discussed which producers we could use, we wanted to make sure we found right person. Luckily for The Zoots, lead guitarists, Ben’s cousin is the one and only award winning sound engineer and producer Max Bisgrove! He has worked on tours with David Bowie, The Corrs, Shirley Bassey, Iggy Pop, Lana Del Rey, Damn Albarn, Marianne Faithful and BB King. He has recored and mixed some fantastic albums and has mixed sound at venues and arenas all over the world including The Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium! Max also won the TPI award for Top FOH engineer of the year so he certainly knows what he’s doing! We were very excited to be working with him!

I’ll let drummer Simon give you a tour of the studio.

Nam Studios was where KT Tunstall‘s Eye to the telescope album was recorded. Royal Blood have also recorded here! Now it was The Zoots turn!

It was really fantastic to be back in the studio and great to be writing, recording and performing our own material! Now there’s just the small matter of embarking on a promotional tour and getting the video ready and booking all the venues.

Thank you so so much to Max Bisgrove doing such a wonderful job, for being so patient, and so knowledgable. Thank you for making us sound good! 🙂 Huge thanks to Ben for all of his hard work writing the song and working out all of our parts.

We look forward to hearing the single and making the video… watch this space!

Thank you for reading!

Jamie and The Zoots

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