The Alchemists

Manchester
Verified bookings: 5
Reviews: 14
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Price from: £1200

The vintage band that delivers the perfect mixology of popular sounds to bring life to any occasion
This completely unique 5 piece band are known for their covers of modern pop hits re-fashioned into a vintage style, fitting in perfectly with The Alchemists’ signature look and sound. Music genres they cover include; Bossa Nova, Afro-Cuban, swing, soul, jazz, funk, soul, ska and Latin/Brazilian. Their eclectic repertoire enables them to include music for all audiences and events across the UK and internationally. The Alchemists will have you captivated from the moment they set foot on stage at your special occasion.
They deliver a quirky and distinctive performance as they collectively perform as one unit - featuring female lead vocals, guitar, piano, drums and double bass/bass guitar.

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Hannah Marchant-Collier

May 25, 2019

We hired The Alchemists for our wedding party and they were phenomenal. They're incredibly talented and had everyone on their feet loving their lives from the first song. They were so good that people were even trying to dance during their sound checks! Their customer service was excellent from day one and the whole band are lovely, lovely people. We've had so many of our guests commenting on how amazing they were, not just in their performance, but also in their vintage, quirky music style. They were everything that we wanted for our special day and we couldn't recommend them enough. Thanks so much guys! Hannah & Jon

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Mike Houston

Aug. 10, 2019

The Alchemists delighted our wedding guests over the course of the evening. Thank you for getting everyone up and dancing from the very first song 😁
We had a great time, and highly recommend them to anyone organising a party. You won't be disappointed!

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Rob South

April 19, 2019

"Just wow! The band sounded amazing and filled the dance floor! Booked them for our wedding and had such a great sound but also great fun and clearly seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Ryan was fantastic in terms of communication and also put on a brilliant DJ set that kept everybody on their feet.

Thank you for making it an awesome evening.

Hayley & Rob xx"

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Ann Barret

March 30, 2019

"The Alchemists played for my mum’s retirement and birthday party and were a real success! Everyone loved the band and the set they chose. It was unique and very stylish; I think people love hearing something familiar presented in a different way. This is something they did excellently. The arrangements are very fun but also elegant and polished. They were professional and looked great.
The band were so friendly and completely flexible. I would have no hesitation in booking them again or recommending them."

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Geraldine Walsh

Sept. 22, 2018

"22/09/2017
‘Eden and Bridie. Thank you so much for last night, the lads are amazing musicians and your voices and presence complement their music beautifully. It all adds up to a very melodious sound and a great vibe'"

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Cath Dutton

June 20, 2018

Really thrilled with the Alchemists. They performed for a corporate event where we wanted relaxed (but upbeat) music played at a volume that created a great atmosphere whilst enabling our guests to talk and they managed this perfectly. all really pleasant, personal and professional. I would definitely recommend and rebook.

Services From The Alchemists

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The Alchemists Trio / Jazz Trio - 2 x 45 Minutes

TRIO PACKAGE For more relaxed or low-key events that still require some sophisticated swing, the Alchemists also offer a trio package. Highlighting the exceptional raw vocal ability of the lead vocalist, Eden, this package offers a stripped back but equally varied offering of jazz, swing, soul, Latin, and funk songs, supported by drums, keys, or double bass. This option is perfect for dinner parties and makes an excellent choice for early evening entertainment to get your party warmed up. The trio package includes two sets of 45 minutes, with a 15 minute break in between.
From: £600 per event
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Vintage Show - Full Band - 2 x 45 Minutes Inc. Requests & DJ

The main special event package includes a diverse range of songs from many genres and decades, reinvented in a captivating vintage style. Guests of all ages will recognise songs that they know and love, and are sure to be swinging before the evening is out. With this option, you can relax in the knowledge that the entertainment is covered. With two sets of live music and a DJ set until midnight, the mood will be ignited and maintained throughout the day. The two live performances can be split at your discretion, but a typical arrangement consists of a vintage party set, followed by an upbeat party set. To end the night is DJ set to keep the party sizzling until midnight. Flexibility is important, and the Alchemists want you to be able to choose what you would like to hear. They can bump up the party with upbeat funk, keep it cool with jazz standards, or get your hips moving with Brazilian samba and Latin beats.
From: £1250 per event
The Alchemists
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Vintage Show - Full Band - 3 x 45 Minutes Inc. Requests & DJ

The main special event package includes a diverse range of songs from many genres and decades, reinvented in a captivating vintage style. Guests of all ages will recognise songs that they know and love, and are sure to be swinging before the evening is out. With this option, you can relax in the knowledge that the entertainment is covered. With three sets of live music and a DJ set until midnight, the mood will be ignited and maintained throughout the day. The three live performances can be split at your discretion, but a typical arrangement consists of a relaxed dinner set, followed by two evening vintage party sets and a DJ set to keep the party sizzling until midnight. Flexibility is important, and the Alchemists want you to be able to choose what you would like to hear. They can bump up the party with upbeat funk, keep it cool with jazz standards, or get your hips moving with Brazilian samba and Latin beats.
From: £1400 per event
Awards

FAQs

  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    A night of curiosity, dancing and great memories.

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    We recently have just played the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018 playing in front of over 200 VIPs.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Our most recent client was Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018. We have done countless weddings and parties all over the UK.

  • How long do you play for?

    we play in sets of 45 minutes. We will play up to 4 sets an event.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Yes

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Yes

  • What style of music do you offer?

    Pop music from the 20s to the current day usually recreated in a vintage style. These styles come in the form of Jazz, swing, funk, latin and soul.

  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

    3 songs per client

  • Do you do open-air acts?

    Yes

Set List/Services

Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Clocks - Coldplay
My Baby Just Cares - Nina Simone
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone
I want you back - Jackson 5
Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz
Valerie - The Zutons
King Of The Swingers - Jungle Book
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
Sing it Back- Moloko
American boy - Estelle

Monkey man - The Specials
Trouble - Iggy Azalea
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Our day will come - Nina Simone
All that she wants - Ace of Base
Bang bang - Nancy Sinatra
Groove in the heart - Deee-Lite
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

No diggity/Summer Time - Backstreet/Ella Fitzgerald
Creep - Radiohead
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
You got the love - Florence and the Machines
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Smells like teen Spirit - Nirvana (Swing)
Born Slippy - underworld
Don't Know Why - Nora Jones
Dj Saved my Life- indeed
Got to be real - Cheryl Lynn
Car wash - Rose Royce
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Madonna Medley - Holiday, Like a Virgin and Music
Crazy in love - Emeli Sandi 1920s cover (swing)
Wake Me Up
Get Lucky Daft Punk swing