MILES GILDERDALE AND ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY 

GRAMMY NOMINATED BAND “ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY” FEATURING A WINNER OF THE GIBSON JAZZ GUITARIST OF THE YEAR AWARD, MILES GILDERDALE.

ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY FORMED IN ENGLAND IN THE EARLY 80'S , AROUND THE ACOUSTIC GUITARS OF SIMON JAMES AND NICK WEBB, AFTER TWO UN PROFITABLE ALBUMS, SIMON JAMES LEFT IN THE MID 80'S,IN 1985 WEBB DISCOVERED GREG CARMICHAEL , A GUITARIST WITH A LONDON PUB BAND WHO BECAME JAMES SUCCESSOR , THE PAIR QUICKLY FOUND WORK AS AN INFLIGHT BAND ON VIRGIN ATLANTIC FLIGHTS TO AND FROM THE USA FROM THE UK.
AFTER SENDING DEMO'S TO MCA RECORDS, THE BAND WAS CALLED IN TO RECORD THEIR FIRST ALBUM. TWO MORE ALBUMS FOLLOWED FOR MCA, THE TITLE TRACK OF THOSE ALBUMS “NATURAL ELEMENTS” BECAME THE THEME MUSIC FOR THE BBC PROGRAME “GARDENERS WORLD” ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY SOON MOVED TO THE JAZZ LABEL GRP AS MCA HAD BOUGHT THAT, AND SIX MORE ALBUMS WERE TO

FOLLOW, THE BANDS TENTH ALBUM

“POSITIVE THINGS” RELEASED IN 1998 WAS TO BE THE LAST ALBUM WITH ORIGINAL FRONT MAN NICK WEBB, NOW WEBB WAS CREDITED ON THE ALBUM WITH CONTRIBUTING TO EVERY SONG, HIS PARTS WERE PERFORMED BY LONGSTANDING SIDE MAN JOHN PARSONS, AS NICK WEBB HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PANCREATIC CANCER, BEFORE WORKING ON THE ALBUM AND PASSED AWAY ON 5TH FEB 1998.
AFTER WEBBS DEATH , GREG CARMICHAEL BROUGHT IN MILES GILDERDALE AS HIS MUSICAL PARTNER AND THE BAND MOVED LABEL, HIGHER OCTAVE MUSIC , THIER DEBUT ALBUM ON THE LABEL “BEAUTIFUL GAME” IN 2000 WAS MORE EXPERIMENTAL WITH SEVERAL GENRES OF MUSIC BEING BORROWED. THE ALBUM AART RELEASED IN 2001 WAS NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST CONTEMPORY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM. NOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MILES GILDERDALE A WELL ACOMPLISHED GUITARIST AND PERFORMER, MILES GILDERDALE FIRST BECOME KNOWN IN THE 1980'S AS LEAD SINGER AND GUITARIST IN YORKSHIRE BASED SOUL BAND, ZOOT AND THE ROOTS. HE HAS WORKED ON STAGE WITH ARTISTS AS MIXED AS “BEN E KING”, “RONNIE WOOD” AND “JOOLS HOLLAND”, HE COMPOSED MUSIC FOR THE AWARD WINNING COMPUTER GAME “BROKEN SWORD” AND WHEN HE IS NOT

TOURING WITH ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY HE CAN BE SPOTTED GIGGING AROUND THE U.K WITH “THE BLUE FLIES” A FUNK/BLUES OUTFIT, CLICK HERE TO VISIT MILES WEBSITE 

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