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History: ZOO ... in a nut-shell:

Mastering the new CD "Millions"

CD "Millions" launched 8th Feb at Matt & Phreds, Manchester
Shooting video for "City" with Leicester University
Jet Collective "Jetstream" workshop and gig - May

Jet Collective "Jetstream" workshop and gig - July
Jet Collective "Jetstream" workshop and gig - November

Performing "Derbyshire Suite" at the Buxton Fringe Festival
Performing "Derbyshire Suite" at the Chesterfield Jazz Club
Recording the new Jet Collective "Derbyshire Suite" CD
Recording the new ZOO CD


Matt & Phred's Jazz Club, Manchester
Jet Collective at Minus One, Nottingham
Stamford Feast headline
Jet Collective "Derbyshire Suite" workshop - June
Jet Collective "Derbyshire Suite" workshop - October
Jet Collective "Derbyshire Suite" recording - December

Recording and releasing the new CD, "Psychodrama"
Norman Cross Gallery private party
Jazz x 3, with Martin Taylor and idst, at Leicester's Y Theatre

Nottingham's Cafe Bar Contemporary x 2
Hockley Hustle, Nottingham
Jazz x 3, with Stuart McCallum and Beats n Pieces Big Band,


Ian Beestin (drums) and John Sanderson (saxes & flute) join ZOO full-time.
ZOO release the new CD "End of the Telegraph Wires"
ZOO shoot a video in Nottingham club Escucha with LightEngine Films for "Leave It All Behind".
At the same time ZOO do a photo shoot with top photographer Simon Mackney.
ZOO shoot a video for "Big Red Bus" with De Montford University in Leicester.
The videos for "Dirty" and "Leave It All Behind" top the Audiotube video chart for all of April.
ZOO collaborate with trumpter Nick Smart as part of the EMJAZZ "Rhythm-a-ning" project.
ZOO shoot a video of "Energy" with BalconyTV in Camden, London.
Cheltenham Jazz Festival Fringe
Sleaford Live Festival (with Nick Smart)
Yardbird Jazz Club, Birmingham x2 (with Nick Smart)
Dexters Jazz Club, Nottingham x2
Norman Cross Gallery "Picnic in the Garden"
Stamford RiverCare
ZOO collaborate with ace trumpter Guy Barker
Bonington Theatre, Nottingham with Guy Barker
Hockley Hustle, Nottingham
Spice Jazz, London
Recording the new CD, "Psychodrama"

Begin recording sixth CD "End of the Telegraph Wires", released on Red Admiral Records in December.
Release second single, 'Dirty'- airplay on BBC6 Tom Robinson; Rutland Radio; feature on QUE98.2 internet radio, Utah; play live and chat on BBC WM's "DriveTime" programme
EMJAZZ 'Rhythm-a-ning' collaboration project (Autumn 08/Spring 09)
Dexter's Jazz Club, Nottingham (Headline x3)
Boomerang Returns, Stamford
Little Theatre, Leicester (Headline)
Norman Cross Gallery, Peterborough (Headline)
Whitwick Live Trek (headline)
Yardbird Jazz Club, Birmingham (Headline)
Hockley Hustle, Nottingham
The Hubb (Headline x2)

WINNER of BEST JAZZ ARTIST at the 2007 Glasswerk UK NEW MUSIC AWARDS in London - also nominated finalists for 2 other awards Best Trio and Best Use of Instruments
Selected for the East Midlands Jazz 'Rhythm-a-ning' project collaboration with major UK Jazz artist
Release 'Suddenly' single on Oct 15th to coincide with awards
Release fifth CD 'Greenhouse' on Red Admiral Records and through Cringe Music Publishing. UK distribution and worldwide downloads available through I-tunes and all major sites.
Launch CD with headline gig at Normanton Acoustic Club, Leics
Headline the Durham "Taste" event
Appear on Graham Wright's afternoon show on Rutland Radio
Headline Stamford Rivercare event, Lincs
Headline Rufford Park Envirofest, Notts
Special guests at Y Theatre, Leicester show
'Unravel' collaboration with Cascade Dance, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Headline Envirofest at Rufford Park, Notts
Acoustic Lounge Summer Session, Clapham, London
Headline Ufford Beer Festival, Stamford
Headline Deepdale Food & Drink Festival, Norfolk
Headline Stamford Rivercare event, Lincs
Start recording fifth CD 'Greenhouse'


Third appearance at Bar Vida residency, Derby
Headline Thursday night at Derby Beer Festival
Perform at Stamford Riverside Festival on Acoustic Stage
First appearance at Bar Vida, Derby

Record and produce fourth CD 'Endangered Species'
Appear as one of the headline acts at Kilsyth International Festival, Glasgow
Perform at Stamford Riverside Festival on outside Riverside Stage

Record and produce third CD 'In between the silence'
Headline The Marr's Bar, Worcester


Support Silverman & Lorna at The Marr's Bar, Worcester
Appear as part of BBC OneLive Alternative Festival at Junktion 7, Nottingham
Live multimedia launch event for 'Discovery of Land' at Oldknows Studios, Nottingham
Record second CD 'Discovery of Land'
Headline The Maze

Launched The Monastery's Thursday night live music sessions in Nottingham
Performed as closing act of Nottingham's Visualise Festival at The Maze
Record first CD 'Sinistra'

ZOO formed