When working in the UK, The Zoots travel together in our Mercedes Benz Sprinter six wheeler, six seater tour van which is serviced by 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 a our equipment is PAT tested by Pat’s Testing in Swindon. All band members of The Zoots have Public Liability Insurance up to £10 million. We are all members of The Musicians Union and Harriet is a member of Equity. 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 £40,000.
Our PA System cost £14,000 and is suitable for audiences up to 500 / 600 people. There are 3 boxes each side consisting the speakers listed below. 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 L2000A sub woofers bought in 2016
Allen and Heath QU24 digital mixer bought in 2017 (right)
2 x Shure Beta 87a Wireless for vocals bought in 2016
1 x Shure Beta 56 for drum vocals bought in 2016
2 x Shure Beta 87a for vocals bought in 2016
1 x Shure Beta 52 Bass drum mic bought in 2016
2 x Shure SM57 for guitars bought in 2012
1 x Shure Beta SM58 bought in 2011
3 x Sennheiser 604 for drums bought in 2011
2 x AKG c3000 drum overheads
4 x Shure SM58 for spares bought in 2015
All used with Konig and Meyer microphone stands
The Zoots use Planet Waves cables which cost £35 each
Backline value £16,000
Jamie uses a 1973 VOX AC30 Solid State which he found at the Recycling centre in Maidenhead.
Tommy uses a VOX T-60 Bass amp
Adam uses a VOX AC-30 C2 Valve Amplifier
Ian uses Gretsch drums with Drumlite drum trigger lights
Jamie is endorsed by Burns Guitars and uses
Double Six 12 string 2016
Apache Noiseless special 6 string 2016
Danelectro DC 59 12 String electric guitar, 2010
Fender HSS Stratocaster Mexican 2009
Tommy uses a Hofner 500/1 violin / Beatles bass and a Strunal Double Bass
Adam uses a Fender Telecaster USA and Gibson SG and a Spectrum Axe LED guitar
4 x Line 6 G50 wireless guitar systems bought 2014 and 2015 and 2016
Blackstar HT5 dual valve pedal bought in 2012
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 under 5 years old (except the vintage drums & guitars). It is regularly maintained and replaced/upgraded when required. We buy our PA and lighting from DV247 for a fantastic personal service. We have a great relationship with DV247 who have a provided much of our equipment listed. Our electrical equipment is maintained by Puretech Solutions.