This band features Weasel Howlett (drums), Buddy Fonzarelli (upright bass), Ami Kaelyn (guitar and vocals) and Harki Popli (tabla).
The band were formed in 2015 when Will and Weasel started to jam, record and perform before releasing their debut album 'Fossils of the Mind' in 2018. The sound, the band and their following is constantly growing and evolving. 'Abbey House Session' is due to be released in stages throughout the summer of 2020. This is a six track part studio, part live recording which was all captured in the library at Abbey House in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Pre-orders are currently being taken for the vinyl pressings which will contain an exclusive special gift from the the band - click here to pre-order.
A description of their music is best described by those that review them:
“There is something of the jazz approach at the core of the sound of Will Lawton and the Alchemists - interesting timings and intricate riffs hung on fluid, free-flowing musical structures - but there richly textured and layer music contains much more besides. Indie melodics, rock weight and progressive meanderings all add poise and power. They could be your best new find of the year” Swindon Shuffle
“The music of Will Lawton and the Alchemists fearlessly dips its foot pedals into folk, jazz, drum and bass and a smattering of indie, all served up with intelligent piano playing, intricate drum patterns and a husky voice. Beautifully arranged music.” Dancing With Architecture
“Refreshing, fascinating and exciting. Perhaps this is what Tom O’Dell fronting Wilco would sound like if produced by Roni Size? Regardless of how chaotic this sounds, it works. I mean it really works.” The Ocelot Magazine