The Alchemists

Manchester, Greater Manchester
From: £1200
Verified bookings: 4
Reviews: 15
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The Alchemists recreate pop classics from the 30’s to the present day in their own vintage style. They experiment with swing, latin, jazz, soul, funk and more to create a very entertaining night full of surprises. Their repertoire consists of pop favourites from acts as varied as Coldplay, Nina Simone, Arctic Monkeys, Backstreet and many more. Expect your favourite songs in ways you've never heard them before.
Each band member has had their own career from playing in professional function bands, playing known festivals and playing hotel contracts worldwide. The band caters to any occasion from chilled, unplugged, lounge music to the front of stage party as the main event.

15 Reviews

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!


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."


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.


Kim Allen

June 16, 2018

The Alchemists are fantastic, not only do they sound great but they are super friendly and flexible which made for a fantastic day filled with wonderful music and a great atmosphere. On the lead up to the wedding Ryan was on hand to answer any questions and rang me a week before to go through any final details. Thanks to the communications before hand everything went perfectly on the day, despite the rain which meant we changed plans last minute. Nothing was too much trouble for the band and they did an amazing job of putting their vintage twist to our wedding song. I would highly recommend them as a fun, friendly, professional and great sounding band. THANKS again guys it was awesome!


Linda Agnew

April 21, 2018

The band were fantastic. They really helped make a great party. They are excellent musicians, the singer has an amazing voice. There were many comments from our guests about how good the band were. I would highly recommend them and would certainly book them again.


Nirouz Z

Feb. 16, 2018

We booked The Alchemists for our 1920/1930s speakeasy party. Wow........ they were even better than what we expected, dresses superbly, very professional and the music..... well.... they were the talk of the party!!! They had everyone up dancing to their unique covers of amazing songs. The Alchemists really knew how to work the crowd. They’re also really lovely people individually. Would have no hesitation booking them again. Thanks guys!!! We LOVED YOU!!

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

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

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