Acoustic Alchemy

  • Thursday | 21.04.11
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £20 General...


Band on the Wall is delighted to welcome the wonderful thrice Grammy-nominated Acoustic Alchemy who, for over 20 years, have been delighting fans across the world with their gorgeous fusion of steel and acoustic guitar-led soulful jazz with smooth and sophisticated adult rock. Expect some seriously brilliant playing from this incredible line-up:

Greg Carmichael – acoustic nylon string guitar
Miles Gilderdale – acoustic steel string guitar, electric guitars
Julian Crampton – bass guitar
Greg Grainger – drums
Anthony (Fred) White – keyboards

During the late ’80s and ’90s, Acoustic Alchemy founders Nick Webb and Greg Carmichael produced a series of mellow albums classified as adult contemporary music, though the two guitarists’ style encompassed the range of jazz and new age as well. Signed to MCA in the mid-’80s, Acoustic Alchemy released its debut album, Red Dust & Spanish Lace, in 1987. After two subsequent releases, the duo signed with GRP in 1990. Their second GRP album, Reference Point, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Positive Thinking followed in 1998 in the wake of Webb’s untimely cancer-related death. 

In 2000, Carmichael unveiled a revamped Acoustic Alchemy. That year’s The Beautiful Game was the new lineup’s first release. AArt followed in 2001 and proved to be the group’s biggest splash, landing them another Grammy nomination that year. Acoustic Alchemy continue re-energised and delighting audiences wherever they play – see you at The Band for what promises to be a fantastic night of wonderful music!

This seated event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open for delicious food and drinks from 5.30pm. Special Offer! Book your meal in advance and get free ‘lucky dip’ tickets for a future concert – click here now for details