Wiltshire Wedding Band The Zoots
The Zoots are based in Wiltshire and perform a spectacular show! Travelling to over 30 countries and performing on a regular basis up and down the UK, this band have a stage show that’s hard to beat.
“The outstanding guitar playing of lead guitarist Ben, the award nominated drummer Simon, charisma from Jamie, fused with outstanding energy from Harriet and the very talented Tommy with their great harmonies and love for performing live have been key to The Zoots huge success. Crammed into every single one of their shows, you’ll witness to their oh-so-tight harmonies, infectious stage presence & questionable, but highly entertaining dance moves. Jamie’s vocals enrapture every audience from the off, using his charm to encourage audience participation throughout. The Zoots’ onstage rapport and genuine love for music radiates at every single one of their performances.”
The Zoots are made up of 5 professional Wiltshire based musicians. They do music for a living. If they’re not performing it, they’re teaching it, if they’re not teaching it, they’re learning it! With over 10 years in the industry, they are very experienced & really know how to put on a good show. they’re toured over 30 countries and have 1000 performances under their belt. they’re have been wowing audiences with their Zoots Wiltshire Wedding Band show since 2009! They constantly practice, expand their repertoire, and work on their shows. They absolutely love doing what they do and they are always so honoured to be booked.
Jamie Goddard – Lead Guitarist, Singer and Frontman
Jamie started his career as a drummer and started singing and performing in the 2000’s. He was the band leader of the resident band at Hammersmith Palais and went on to become a Gold Selling songwriter with Warner Brothers. Jamie has performed thousands of shows all over the and travelled to over 40 countries with his music . His music has even been used to in part of the Chinese educational curriculum to help Chinese students to learn English. He put together The Zoots in 2009 with school friend Kevin and some help from his Dad and the band have enjoyed nearly 150 shows per year since. He rounds up the crowd and gives each show everything he possibly can. He is endorsed by Burns guitars London and Marshall Amplification.
Ben Jones – Lead Guitar & Vocals
This is Ben. He plays lead guitar. He’s very brilliant. Ben is from Trowbridge, Wiltshire. His slick guitar playing has to be seen to be believed.
If you’re lucky enough to watch this guy perform, pay close attention!
Ben’s not just an outstanding guitarist, performer, but also an excellent vocalist and vocal arranger.
Harmonising together, the Zoots send shivers down your spine. Ben also takes lead vocals on a few tracks.
Ben uses a Fender Deluxe Stratocaster and Victory Amp, The Duchess.
Jamie says “He’s the best guitarist he’s played with, he also happens to be a nice guy.”
When he’s not performing with The Zoots, Ben teaches guitars to pupils of all ages in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.
Simon Small – Drums & Backing Vocals
Simon from Hilperton, Wiltshire has been nominated twice for the UK Blues drummer of the year award. He has been a good friend of the band and has playing with The Zoots since 2012 . He brings a vast amount of experience to The Zoots having performing all over the world with other acts such as Ainsley Lister, The Dirty Aces and the Jon Amor Blues Group who were featured on Radio 2’s live Sessions. Simon uses Vater drum sticks at every gig. Simon has played drums on songs which have been played on radio stations worldwide and has even played drums on a track featuring Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin! He has recorded at Sawmill Studios where the Stones Roses recorded ‘Fools Gold’ and where Supergrass recorded their first three albums, Muse also recorded there!
Harriet Lowther – Percussion & Backing Vocals
This is Harriet. She is The Zoots Wiltshire Wedding Band secret weapon. Harriet is our percussionist and backing vocalist playing tambourine, cabasa, cowbell, maracas whilst dancing around and adding copius ammounts of energy to the band. You won’t find many photographs of her as she’s usually the one taking them. When Harriet isn’t globetrotting with The Zoots, she works behind the scenes with Jamie, sending lots of emails, marketing The Zoots, updating the website, documenting our moves, as well as making sure everything runs smoothly and making sure the band know where they are going and at what time. Harriet also does a lot of modelling and catwalk shows for hair shows and clothing labels.
Hello to you all! I just wanted to say how much I enjoy and appreciate your shows. I live Eastbourne and saw last year’s 60s show and this year’s 60s and 70s show at the Bandstand, and I always come away ”buzzing” from your shows. I have always followed music from that era. Once again sincere thanks to you all, and I look forward to seeing you next year. Best wishes, Geoff Hammond.
“Wow! The dust has nearly settled on what was a truly magnificent weekend and your performances were, and I don’t ever use this word, Awesome. I’ve read your blog, seen the pictures spoken to Visit Blackpool, who I believe have spoken to you and received dozens of comments, one of which concluded “they have got to be the best Conference band ever” he had been to many conferences before. The Tower Ballroom is a magnificent setting and we needed a band to have “presence” whilst continuing our theme of rock through the ages. You delivered both. All the best for the future and I look forward to meeting up with you soon.”
Blackpool Ro(xx)cked Kevin Lovett
“Thank you so much for such an amazing night, you guys were incredible and this link is a great reminder of a fantastic evening! Thank you again for learning and performing our first dance song ‘Tenerife sea’ it will be a moment we won’t ever forget and thankfully I don’t think I disgraced myself on the dance floor!! We hope to see you guys perform again soon ” Rob and Steph’s Wedding at Celtic Manor
“Thanks again for playing at Windsor Racecourse for The Clic Sargent Ball. You did a great job. And helped to raise £290,000! Good work.
Phil Day, Music Coordinator, Clic Sargent
“A huge thank you to all the Zoots band for an absolutely fab evening at Moor Park last night. You really made our Silver Wedding go with a swing & great job keeping everyone on the dance floor with so many rooms to mingle in. Really touched that you learnt The Hippy Hippy Shake for us. You helped to make our evening very special. Hope to come to your gig in Ruislip next year! Thanks again Andy & Fiona” Silver Wedding anniversary at Moor Park
We just wanted to drop you an email just to thank you so very much for performing at our wedding. It truly was the best day ever for us and having you guys performing was very special. You all truly smashed it and everyone thought you were fantastic.
Can’t wait to bring the gang and hopefully watch you perform again soon.
All the best, Sophie and George Watson xx – JUNE 2017
“We had the best time ever on Saturday at our wedding, made even better by having The Zoots play. You guys are incredible, we loved the set, your audience interaction was brilliant and our guests didn’t stop dancing!! We will see you again very soon!!”
Rachel and Chris, Wedding at Laines Barn, Wantage.
Hi Jamie and Harriet and the rest of the band, We’d just like to say a huge thank you to you all for playing at our wedding at Orchardleigh on 5 May! We really did enjoy the music as did our guests – we had a lot of comments on how great you were. Loved your version of Insomnia – one of my favourite songs that me and my university friends haven’t danced together to for a long time so we really enjoyed your take on it. Many thanks once again! Natalie and Diarmuid
Hi Zoots!! Thank you for the most amazing night on Saturday you certainly performed your hearts out and my party certainly had a ball. I’ve had so many thanks because the party was a real success of pure happiness and a brilliant time had by all and that’s a big thanks to you for a fantastic energising performance!!! Well done you’re great and I look forward to seeing you again. Love to you all from, Amanda and Stephen Longbottom xxxx
Hi guys, Just a quick one to say thanks again for playing at our wedding last Friday, it was amazing!! Tons of people commented on how much they enjoyed the music (and amazing variety in the set as well). Like I said on the night, the club classics mashup was maybe my favourite bit and I don’t even normally listen to that type of music. The last tune of the night was a great choice as well. The whole show was the ideal way to finish off the day. We’ll come along to one of your public gigs at some point in the future just as a chance to reminisce about it all. Thanks so much Laurence & Steph, March 2017
Dear Jamie, Harriet and the amazing Zoots Thank you all so much for the fantastic music, I’ve never seen a dance floor so packed and all night!! Just absolutely brilliant, thank you so so much you really made our wedding so special.
Lots of love Claire & Simon AKA Mr & Mrs Hurst xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
PS Thank you for letting Stevie sing xx
The Eastbourne Bandstand would like to say a huge thank you to The Zoots; we had been looking for a good quality professional sixties band for a few years and have certainly found it in The Zoots. The feedback from our customers has been overwhelming and could not say no to re-booking them again. We have also booked the Zoots for a seventies a show ”
Again a huge thank you and see you all soon.
Hi everyone! I hope you all are doing well. I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You guys were absolutely incredible! From our first dance to the last song of the night, we loved every single moment. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone had so much fun. I don’t think I’ve ever seen my dad dance before and he was having a blast! In fact, you may have your new biggest fan – he keeps asking if we can bring you over to the States for our second reception! Our friends and family were so impressed, commenting about how fantastic you were on the night and still talking about it to this day. Even the bar staff at the venue said how great they thought you were and that they had never seen the dance floor that busy all night. Sam & Richard’s wedding, Tunnels Beaches
“Hi Harriet, Jamie, Ben, Simon & Tommy,
I’d just like to thank you all for putting on such a fantastic show, you really made Christina & Steve’s wedding really special. Everyone had such a great evening and your wonderful music kept everyone dancing all night. I would recommend you guys to all my friends – what a great night – what a great band!” Derek Marley (Christina’s Dad) Christina and Stephens Wedding, Cheltenham Ladies College, August
“Thank you so much! I have had so many compliments about the band. It was so much fun to have everyone dancing all the time. The music was fantastic and it truly helped us have such a magical day.” Alexa and Jason, Wedding, Dorset, August 2016
“Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for you and the rest of the band for playing for us on Sunday, did an amazing job and absolutely everyone we have spoken to echoed this and said you were amazing! there wasn’t a moment that there wasn’t someone on the dance floor great job! Many thanks” Matt and Laura, Wedding at Deer Park, Devon, August 2016
“You guys were literally incredible !! Thank you so so so much!! Everyone keeps asking where we found you… As if you were from another world!! Hahaha !!!! Honestly though, Thank you so so much! Keep in touch! Xx “
Georgie and Andy, Wedding at Wellington Barn, Wiltshire
“Ian and I would like to express our gratitude for making our wedding day yesterday.
We had a perfect day and ‘The Zoots’ we an absolute triumph! We had compliment after compliment about you all! There wasn’t a moment when the dance floor was empty and our friends and family we so full of praise. Thanks again a million”
Liz and Ian Griffiths, Wedding at Fern Hill Farm, Somerset , June 2016
We were looking for a band that would unite all age groups and add to our laid back, fun wedding celebration. The Zoots delivered on absolutely every front. They were super enthusiastic, fun, happy, and incredibly entertaining. Their sets got us all on our feet dancing, singing and clapping away. Everyone got into the swing of things from the 3 years olds to those who wish to not share their age… Harriet and Jamie were very open and flexible with the arrangements and professional in the lead up and on the day itself. A MASSIVE gracias to everyone – our big day would not have been the same without you!!
I think the above says it all but thank you so so much for playing at our wedding – it really was a pivotal part of the day and we could not have been happier. Take care, Sofia Sofia & Richard, married at Dodsdown Farm, Wiltshire – June 2016
Hi Jamie, Harriet & Team!
So it seems like a life time ago since my (I mean “our” big day). I wanted to share some of the photos with you and use this as an opportunity to thank you again for everything. Oh wow what an amazing evening! I remember laughing, singing, dancing until my face hurt, my throat was horse and my feet were sore! Which was exactly what I had hoped for! As I said before I knew you beforehand but nothing prepared me for just how fantastic you all were on the day. You took the worry out of the entire process learning our song, sorting the running order, selecting our favourite songs, it was all just magical and perfect. A million thank you’s from us, and of course the entire wedding party who ALL commented on just how amazing you all were! Hope to catch up with you all again soon, enjoy the jet setting you seem to be doing so much of at the moment. Thanks again for helping make our day an absolutely perfect day and everything we could have dreamed of. B & D Bianca & Dan, married at Chaffeymoor Grange – June 2016
“To the Zoots, Wow!! What can we say….you guys were the soundtrack to the best day of our lives! We knew you guys would be really good, but you still managed to massively exceed our expectations! Flawless sound, brilliant showmanship, and the set blew us away! The fact that it was crafted to our tastes so spectacularly was just amazing…we love the Zoots!!!! Thank you so so much. We hope you enjoyed being part of our special day.We are extremely grateful for all your hard work making our day what it was. Your gig will stay with us for the rest of our lives, thank you for all your effort…you are a talented bunch! With love from the newlyweds…” Jim & Jess – Wedding at Trinity Centre, Bristol – May 2016
‘Hi Jamie, Harriet and the rest of the band,
We wanted to email and say thank you so so much for the music at the wedding – you guys were awesome!! Both Lizzie and I loved every minute of it and to keep everyone on the dancefloor all night was really impressive – you even got my 89 year old nan up for a couple of dances! We are still getting photos from the day and will share the ones of the band as we get them – Harriet can add them to her blog (loved it!) All the best, and let us know if you are ever in London, it would be great to say hi to you guys or even see a gig! Will & Lizzie’
Will & Lizzie’s wedding, Colshaw Hall, April 2016
“Many thanks to you and your band on Saturday night. I was back at the club on Sunday and spoke to a lot of people who attended and they all said how great the evening was and especially the band. So the name ‘The Zoots’ is definitely known at West Herts now and I also know a few of the members who shared the great evening on Twitter and Facebook etc, so the great feedback will spread. It was a great evening for me and I thank you once again and hope to see you again in the future. Regards Lee Morgan” Catptains Ball at West Herts Golf Club – March 2016