|Birth||18 February 1970, Manchester, United Kingdom|
Jeremy Francis “Jez” Williams (born 18 February 1970) is the guitarist/songwriter of Doves. 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
Doves’ primary lead singer is bassist Jimi Goodwin, but all three members share vocal duties. Jez sings lead vocals on these songs:
- “Your Shadow Lay Across My Life” (B-side to “The Man Who Told Everything,” 2000; Lost Sides, 2003)
- “Words” (from The Last Broadcast, 2002)
- “The Storm” (from Some Cities, 2005)
- “Jetstream” (from Kingdom of Rust, 2009)
- “Compulsion” (from Kingdom of Rust, 2009)