Zoot Serious and the Bellyful of Bop is an eleven-piece band based in the North West of England performing high energy rhythm and blues. Playing repertoire from early Louis Jordan Jump Jive, right through the blues tradition to the contemporary sounds of modern swing, as well as songs from the classic soul tradition from Wilson Pickett and James Brown.
Formed twelve years ago the band has delighted audiences at festivals, venues and private functions up and down the UK and throughout Europe. With a tight rhythm section pinning down the beat, expect sawing guitar solos from lead player Nick Down. Nick was described in Blues Review as “possessing a blistering stratocaster sneer and playing with a confident style steeped in the history of blues guitar.”
With bubbling Hammond organ and a recondite understanding of blues piano styles down the years, Ian Johnson has the keys sewn up. Vocalist Nick Haggart has limitless energy on stage and strong vocal delivery. The massive Six-piece horn section ensures that every show goes off with a bang, adding a real punch to the overall sound of the band.
Sensational doesn’t do this band justice. Once seen never forgotten!