Jez Williams

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Jez Williams
Birth name Jeremy Francis Williams
Born (1970-02-18) 18 February 1970 (age 47)
Manchester, England
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, synthesiser, bass, piano, organ, banjo, percussion, melodica
Years active 1985–present
Labels Heavenly Records
Associated acts Doves, Sub Sub, Black Rivers
Website Doves' official website
Notable instruments
Gibson ES-335

Jeremy Francis "Jez" Williams (born 18 February 1970) is the guitarist/songwriter of Doves.[1] He was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, and he is also the twin brother of bandmate Andy. Before their incarnation as Doves, the three members were a dance-club music trio called Sub Sub.

His earlier bands include Metro Trinity, whose first EP called "Die Young" was released in 1987 on Cafetieria Records, based in Hulme, Manchester. Members also included Tim Whiteley, Colin Rocks, Pete Zichovitch and Jonny Male, who later became the main songwriter/guitarist in the band Republica.

Doves songs with Jez Williams singing lead vocals[edit]

Doves' primary lead singer is bassist Jimi Goodwin, but all three members share vocal duties. Jez sings lead vocals on these songs:


  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles; Peel, John (2004-10-25). The great rock discography. Canongate U.S. pp. 446–. ISBN 978-1-84195-615-2. Retrieved 15 August 2011.