A SEVENTIES-THEMED band will take to the stage of Bridport Arts Centre on Friday, August 24.

The Zoots have sold more than half a million downloads, wowed audiences of stage and screen in more than 30 countries, and played iconic venues like Old Trafford and The London Palladium.

The band's music has appeared on TV ads, and made lead singer Jamie Goddard a gold-selling songwriter.

Many members of the band remember have find memories of west Dorset, having holidayed in the area before.

Harriet Lowther is The Zoots' backing singer and lead percussionist.

She said: "It will be very special for us to play at The Bridport Arts, with lots of holiday memories!

"We are coming down on the week of the show to help sell the last few tickets. We hope to visit The Golden Cap, The Mangerton Mill and all the places we used to go for summer holidays. We hope to bring back some lovely memories for us and more importantly, the people coming to show!

It's been a great 12 months for The Zoots. The band headlined Twinwood Festival, The Goodwood Festival, and were featured in the book Guardians of Rock and Roll by world-famous photographer Michael Randolph, who was the official photographer to The Rolling Stones.

*The Zoots, Sounds of the 70s, Bridport Arts Centre, Friday August 24. Contact the box office for tickets.