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The Alchemystics

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Intricate wordplay, soulful roots, memorable hooks, old-school vocal harmonies, and intense passion are but a few of the elements which combine to form the powerful and unmistakable sound of the Alchemystics. 

Fueled by the belief that music could expand beyond the boundaries of style and categories, the Alchemystics first formed as a trio in 2003. They worked to create a sound that reflected their love of heavy rhythms, reggae, hip hop, soul and dub, while also infusing earthy vocal harmonies to create truly original music. True to their name, The Alchemystics have transformed into their current lineup of diverse and talented musicians, including the vocal stylings of Ras Jahn and Ian-I, the intricate lyrics of MCs Force and Souljah T, and the deep groove of drummer Demse Zullo, world-traveled bassist Garrett Sawyer, and keyboardist Jay Metcalf .

Band members have studied percussion with masters in Cuba, won awards in orchestras, toured the Caribbean playing soca, recorded at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong studio, studied flamenco, performed in Afro-Caribbean drum and dance troupes, and graduated from Berklee College of Music. The Alchemystics’ veteran rhythm section has has backed musical legends such as the Abyssinians, Tony Rebel, and Rupee.

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  • Empty_Skies

    Wormtown performance was out of this world this weekend. Seriously impressive.

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Afountou

    saw you guys in someone's basement in Worcester, MA. AWESOME AWESOME show! come back to Burlington, VT!!!

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • bfan4life

    saw them in concert in North Hampton was a sweet show, becoming huge fan!!

    4 May 2009 Reply