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 – 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 – 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 – Percussion & Backing Vocals
Harriet 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.