The Zangwills Tickets and Dates
The Live Rooms, Chester
The Zangwills met while at 6th form college in Northwich and were joined by frontman Jake Vickers’ schoolfriend Adam Spence on drums. Each of them bring very different influences to the band and that, along with Jake’s instantly recognisable vocals, is reflected in their distinctive sound.
With a reputation for incredibly strong live performances, they have built a passionate following who are prepared to travel in significant numbers to see them play. Their dates very often sell out in advance, including Manchester Academy and The Grace in London. They are often joined for their live shows by Jess Lees on backing vocals.
Supports have included Yungblud and a much-coveted slot with The Charlatans at their North by Northwich event. Festival slots have included Dot to Dot, Focus Wales, Sound City, Un-Convention, Rivfest (headline) and a 60 min, Saturday Mainstage slot at Wychwood Festival.
Their song Judas on the Dancefloor is about the issues surrounding groping, spiking and harassment on nights out. The video for it was produced by Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and BAFTA-winning young Director Lowri Roberts. It went on to win the award for Best International Music Video at Focus Wales Film Festival 2022.
Chester based and with members from Chester, Warrington and Northwich, the band have released music steadily including two EP’s and have a new single, recorded with Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) due for release in September 2023.
The Zangwills took the stage by storm’ - Gigsandtours
‘These are dead, dead, DEAD good!’ - BBC Introducing
‘Like nothing else out there, an immensely valuable quality when so many bands disappear into a slurry of sameness’ - Getintothis
‘Love their sound and the big, chiming guitars’ - Mark Radcliffe, BBC
‘Everyone is laughing, singing, smiling, jumping, bouncing and moshing. Even at the very back it’s completely wild’ - All Music Magazine
‘A refreshing set of indie tunes that stand out from the mundane jangles of landfill bollocks’ - Louder Than War
‘I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this band… I’m so happy to have discovered them’ - Eclectic Music Lover (USA)
‘The UK does not stop producing bands that immediately make us fall in love’ - Festnoise (Germany)
‘For originality, real musical craftsmanship, full on, no holds barred performance…look no further’ - New Sound Generation
‘Elton John has built a reputation on this kind of track. Harry Styles landed a bloomin’ Mercury nomination for this kind of track. The Zangwills warrant similar attention’ - Louder Than War (on Backpatters & Shooters)
‘Their live performance? Well that should be bottled; It’s the tincture of happiness, dissolve some Zangwills into your life for instant uplift’ - All Music Magazine (UK/Europe)