The Zells consist of 5 members, Roman Benty, Frank DiNardo, Tyler Gallager, Phil Kenbok, and Jackson Rogers. The band started in the summer of 2013 When Frank and Jackson decided not to return to Ohio University in the fall and instead form some sort of music project in Pittsburgh. Shortly after they made that decision it just so happened that long time friends Roman and Phil were also going to be moving back to Pittsburgh and staying. The four of them then recruited Luke McGowan as a drummer and Denzell was formed.
That iteration of the band played together for about two and a half years until Luke had to move away. During this time Denzell had forged a friendship with another local band called Trash Bag of which Tyler was the drummer. When Luke had to leave the remaining four asked Tyler to join the band, a little name change and a lot more playing, and we now have The Zells! The group creates dynamic high energy music and pull from a wide range of influences, all of which have one unifying characteristic, they slap.