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& The Alchemists
Will Lawton - Piano and Vocals
Buddy Fonzarelli - Double Bass
Weasel Howlett - Drums
Ami Kaylin - Guitar and Vocals
Harki Popli - Tabla
An independent band performing a blend of richly textured music deriving from Jazz, Drum n Bass, Indie melodics and some American song book Folk. All in all an entertaining band playing upbeat contemplative music with dancey undertones. You really want to sit and listen to these guys but your toes won't keep still. Perfect lunchtime or early evening festival, great Art Centre band or cool for a festival themed wedding or special occasion.
''There is something of the jazz approach at the core of the sound of Will Lawton and the Alchemists - interesting timings and intricate riffs hung on fluid, free-flowing musical structures - but there richly textured and layer music contains much more besides. Indie melodics, rock weight and progressive meanderings all add poise and power. They could be your best new find of the year”
- Swindon Shuffle
“The music of Will Lawton and the Alchemists fearlessly dips its foot pedals into folk, jazz, drum and bass and a smattering of indie, all served up with intelligent piano playing, intricate drum patterns and a husky voice. Beautifully arranged music.”
- Dancing With Architecture
“Refreshing, fascinating and exciting. Perhaps this is what Tom O’Dell fronting Wilco would sound like if produced by Roni Size? Regardless of how chaotic this sounds, it works. I mean it really works.”
- The Ocelot Magazine