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Contemporary jazz music hasn't been the same since Acoustic Alchemy arrived on the scene in the 1980s. The English band that has been winning over international audiences for more than 25 years, and they continue to create new and exciting music that their fans can't seem to get enough of.

For the past several decades, Acoustic Alchemy has continued to push the limits of jazz music and employ acoustic guitar techniques that have never been done before. They embrace a wide spectrum of musical styles that encompass everything from jazz to to rock to world music. Even thought the band has dealt with a tragic setback and the challenges of the modern music industry, they have sustained their loyal following of devoted fans, and continue to surprise audiences in the UK and around the world.

Today, they are back on tour and better than ever. They have made stops in the US, London, Russia and Latvia and are sharing their unique brand of jazz music with the world. Their live set includes some of their greatest hits and some of their latest music from their current album, Roseland.


Some music fans believe that instrumental jazz music is something to be played in the background. But, the members of Acoustic Alchemy want their fans and other music lovers to realize that there's a lot that goes into the music they create. The band has put many years into perfecting their sound, and band member Greg Carmichael said that they like to think that they take their fans on a journey.

About the Artist

Acoustic Alchemy began with two guitarists—Nick Webb and Simon James. The two musicians got together and self-produced and self-released an album they called Acoustic Alchemy. When James left the duo to pursue an education in the flamenco style guitar music, he left Webb without a partner to help promote the album they had worked so hard to create. Webb thought about the guitarists he knew, and turned to Greg Carmichael. The two musicians had studied together at Leeds College of Music, and Webb knew that Carmichael's style would compliment his own. The newly-formed duo decided on the name Acoustic Alchemy and began performing the music Webb had created.

The band got their first big gig with Virgin Airlines, creating and recording in-flight music that would play during trans-Atlantic flights. This led to the band signing with MCA. Within a few months they were releasing their debut album, Red Dust & Spanish Lace. They got help from percussionist Mario Argandona and drummer Bart Smaak and famed German producer Klaus Genuit. The band released two more records with MCA and then moved to GRP. They found mainstream success with their 1990 album, Reference Point, for which they were nominated for a Grammy Award. Their subsequent albums were also a hit, cementing their status as one of the hottest instrumental jazz bands in the world.

Tragedy struck in the late 1990s when Webb was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He eventually had to leave the band because of his worsening condition. He died in 1998, which was the same year the band's album, Positive Thinking, was released. With the death of the band's creator, Acoustic Alchemy's future was called into question. Miles Gilerdale, who was playing electric guitar for the group at the time, expanded his skills and took Webb's place as the band's frontman alongside Carmichael. The band switched labels once more and released a string of successful albums. Acoustic Alchemy integrated different genres, integrating elements of funk, rock and Latin music. They added several award-winning musicians to the lineup and released several more critically-acclaimed albums. They even collaborated on their 2007 album with jazz, funk and soul band Down to the Bone and trumpeter Rick Braun.

The band has had an incredible history that has set them up to become one of the greatest instrumental jazz bands of all time. They are currently on tour, performing some of their classic songs and some of their latest material.

Breakthrough Performance

The band started their career playing in-flight music for Virgin Airlines in the 1980s. Although the work was steady, they wanted something more. Luckily, their exposure during their time with the airline led to the band signing with the MCA record company. With the support of the studio and some talented guest musicians and producers, the band was able to produce their first album. Their first effort was well-received, and in 1990, they hit it big when they were nominated for a Grammy Award for their album, Reference Point. Since then, the band has continued to shine in the world of instrumental jazz music.

Fan Experience

Fans who come out to a live performance by Acoustic Alchemy will get the chance to hear the soothing jazz sounds of this amazingly talented group. This isn't your grandmother's instrumental jazz. While remaining true to the genre, it includes elements of rock, funk and even soul. With electric guitars, drums and keyboards, the band takes their fans on a journey across a breathtaking musical landscape.

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