Will Lawton and the Alchemists play “beautiful musical daydreams with forays into jazz with drum and bass”. The music is formed around the piano-based songwriting and started out as a duo when Will Lawton (piano and vocals) and Weasel Howlett (drums) started to jam, record and perform in 2015 before releasing their debut album ‘Fossils of the Mind’ (2018) to critical acclaim. The band is constantly growing and evolving with Buddy Fonzarelli (upright bass), Ami Kaelyn (guitar and vocals) and Harki Popli (tabla) all involved in the recording and live performance of the second, part-live album ‘Abbey House Session’ (2020).
The music is notoriously hard to pigeon-hole so is best described by those that review them:
“Melodic and inventive…..a truly breath-taking performance” Slap magazine
“There is something of the jazz approach at the core of this bands sound – interesting timings and intricate riffs hung on fluid, free-flowing musical structures – but their richly textured and layered 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…unless you have seen them already, in which case you have already made a note in the diary to be there.” Dancing About Architecture
“The music is a gloriously unique and brilliantly exploratory” Greenman Publications
“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
Book a table for pre-concert dining
Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. To book a table online, select the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
- If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email email@example.com
Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.