Acoustic Alchemy

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Last Show: Saturday 29 th April 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Acoustic Alchemy's debut album 'Red Dust and Spanish Lace', the album that was the genesis for an entire genre. Since then, the band have been continually touring, recording and pushing the boundaries of contemporary jazz while retaining the key signature sound of the nylon and steel string guitars. The definitive line-up continues with Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale on guitar, the uniquely talented Fred White on keys and the legendary rhythm section of Greg and Gary Grainger. 

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Acoustic Alchemy have spent over a quarter century making music and in that time they have not only received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), but also have built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business.

For the last decade the band lineup has been made up of Greg Carmichael on nylon guitar, Miles Gilderdale on steel string acoustic and electric guitars, Fred White on keyboards and the powerhouse rhythm section of Greg Grainger on drums and his brother, Gary Grainger on bass.

Despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry – the group has assembled and sustained a vast and loyal following that stretches well beyond their U.K. origins.

Band Lineup

Greg Carmichael (guitar)

Miles Gilderdale (guitar)

Fred White (keyboards)

Greg Grainger (drums)

Gary Grainger (bass)