A searing mix of jazz, soul, Brazilian and electronic sounds, Wandering Wires are establishing themselves as one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK jazz scene.
The Oxford-based quartet are enchanting audiences up and down the country with their fresh approach to song-writing, with grooves and electronics inspired by the likes of Jordan Rakei and Floating Points, combined with vocals reminiscent of Gretchen Parlato and Nai Palm.
Since forming in 2016, Wandering Wires have supported the likes of The Comet is Coming and Flamingods and appeared across the UK at venues including The Vortex, Hampstead Jazz Club, Oxford’s O2 Academy, Band on the Wall (Manchester), the Canteen (Bristol); they have appeared with QM Records (Brighton) and Sofar Sounds (London) as well as on line ups at Truck and Are You Listening' Festivals.
After an experimental debut EP, ‘Departures,’ the group's debut album, 'Homecoming' was released in 2018. It has since been featured regularly on BBC Introducing and was described as 'genre-fluid treat’ by Nightshift Magazine.
Wandering Wires are Olivia Williams (vocals), John Young (keys) Joe Bradley (bass) and Tim Davies (drums). Having met whilst studying at Oxford University, they between them hold degrees in French and Portuguese, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Music and Physics - widely contrasting backgrounds that play a large part in the group’s multi-faceted approach to jazz.