Our live performance videos for ‘You’re So Cruel’, ‘(All I Do Is) Treat You Right’ and ‘Diamondback’ are now up on our YouTube channel, folks! Big thanks to CJ Ricotonne and Sean Pearson for all their hard work, and to Sean McAuley and Alyssa Wainwright for jammin’ with us. Our next music video will be for our song, ‘The Way Love Goes’. We filmed it last weekend with some up-and-coming film students, actors and artists. Great bunch of people who’ve really blown us away with their work so far. We also have some pretty big Toronto shows coming up: The Cavern Bar for a Steam Whistle/Scene Magazine event this Saturday with Womb, a residency at the Bovine Sex Club in March, a Hart House Stages event at UofT on April 2nd and the Ginger Ale and the Monowhales’ single release party at Smiling Buddha Bar on April 25th. Keep on rockin’ ladies and gents..we’ll see you soon!
Alright guys, our sophomore album, “Sketches II” is here and we’re celebrating at This Ain’t Hollywood by playing the entire “Sketches” series front to back! As you may or may not know, we’ve been playing Rock n’ Roll music together for the past eight years and during that time we’ve been fortunate enough to have done some really amazing things..we’ve been on TV, toured the continent, opened for KISS and Bon Jovi and met a lot of great people along the way. But if there’s one thing that we feel absolutely certain about, it’s that there’s nothing more exhilarating and nothing we are more proud of than being able to throw a CD Release Party with friends and family who’ve supported us since day one. As usual, we’ll be having a few guests who will be joining us on stage and The Bandicoots and Go To The West will be helping us take it home. It’s gonna be quite the night, folks – our last in Hamilton before we’re back on the road – so come by, have a few drinks and get a glimpse of what the THE ZILIS are all about.
Alright guys here’s the inside scoop! As you may or may not know, ”Sketches II” is complete and is set for a release in early 2014. Our work, however, is far from over. In the next few months, we plan on recording a new music video, booking an east coast tour, updating our website, doing another photoshoot and getting some ZILI merch…yes, we’re finally ordering our very own t-shirts!! We’re very proud of this album. It’s definitely our finest collection of songs yet, so you can bet your bell-bottoms that we’re gonna do everything we can to make this release the best it can be. Buckle up, sit tight and enjoy the ride, folks! There are some great things to come ahead…
What an eventful summer it’s been for The Zilis! How can we forget the Berkeley Church fundraiser in Toronto with our friends, The Pick Brothers, or the Canada Day Party with the Flamingo crew along the Hamilton waterfront..the Who’s We Launch Party at Bay City Music Hall, the awesome Horseshoe Tavern gig with Of Gentlemen and Cowards or the good vibes at Thorpe’s Organic Farm in Millgrove? Throw in our bi-weekly residency at the Lazy Flamingo and you can say we’ve covered a lot of ground this summer! Still, we want to end the season with a bang; and what better way to do it than with the recording of a brand new album! We have a ton of new tunes and ideas to work on folks, so the three of us will be hibernating at home and in the studio the next few weeks to really sort ‘em out. So far, everything sounds fantastic but only the best of the bunch will be making the cut for “Sketches II”! Stay tuned for more updates folks, this one’s gonna be special!
It’s been a fantastic May ladies and gents! Our latest tour – “The Indulgence Tour 2013” – took us to Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston and Windsor, and finished off with a bang at the ultra-cool Casbah Lounge in Hamilton. We were also fortunate enough to have a photo shoot with the super talented Joe Fuda in Toronto last month (check out the pics on Facebook and Instagram!). Last but certainly not least, we have been offered a summer residency gig down at the Lazy Flamingo where we’ll be performing for FREE every other Wednesday. The past few gigs there have been off the rails so make sure you check it out! We’re really excited about these new tunes as well and can’t wait to start working on “Sketches II”. Stay tuned for updates on the new album folks! Once again, thank you for your support. Hopefully see you soon..
Sean, Justin and Zander
Hey guys! We’re extremely excited to announce that our very first music video is complete! Since the title of the song actually comes from a line in Jack Kerouac’s 1950s beat-novel, “On The Road”, we decided to film it on our little road trip to Detroit/Windsor a couple of months back. Our friend Gavin Booth did a phenomenal job at capturing us in our element and we couldn’t be more proud. Hopefully ya dig it as much as we do..see you soon!
Hey folks! We have been fortunate enough to make it to the second round of McMaster University’s “Last Band Standing”, where the winner gets to play a show on campus and goes on to the Ontario Finals. If you have a minute to spare, please vote for us at https://www.msumcmaster.ca/last-band-standing/vote-here. We’re also very proud to say that our album, “Sketches”, charted at #4 on CFMU 93.3 (McMaster University Radio) and our song “Coyote Nowhere has been featured on the album “Rock It Up! Ontario All-Stars Compilation”, so some good things are on the horizon for The ZILIS. Once again, thank you so much for your never-ending support. Hopefully catch ya on the dancefloor!
And check out a cartoon that our buddy Kevin Surette did up!