Join Simon Says Booking and The Alchemystics on 9/17/15 at the Tri- County Fair in Northampton, MA- either from the fair, from the comfort of your own living room, or anywhere you have phone for that matter! Simon Says is going to be perscoping this event LIVE. PLUS, we're going to be interviewing the band before the show, so be sure to tune in!
Not familiar with periscope? It's a live streaming app you get on your iOS or Android device that connects to your Twitter account. So, download the app now (just search Periscope) and follow @simonsaysbookin (that's right, no "g") on Twitter and Periscope and you'll be set to go! You'll receive an automatic notification for when we start. Check back in for updates on our schedule.
"The music is thrilling & evocative, an eclectic stew of influences,
all based in the universal concept of rhythm and groove." Chris Castro - thepier.org
Fueled by their passion to explore beyond the edges of traditional musical boundaries and their diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds, the Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into an utterly unique and distinctively original new sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal - an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; elementally raw soul; irresistible hooks; deep, driving rhythms; and old-school vocal harmonies - fired by the Alchemystic's unique blend of intensity, passion, and sheer artistic chemistry into a powerful, contemporary, and unmistakable sound.
Formed by producers, and rhythmic earth shakers Demse Zullo - drums/percussion & Garrett Sawyer - bass in early 2003, the Alchemystics under their musical direction have grown into an eclectic lineup of talented musicians combining the inspired, masterful vocals of Ras Jahn and Ian-I, the smooth and socially conscious lyricism of Force, the Afro-Caribbean infused percussion of Matthew King, and the cosmic keyboards of Jay Metcalf. Together, the Alchemystics have catalyzed into an original, unstoppable musical force. Their high-energy, fiercely danceable live shows, have gained the band a passionately loyal multi-cultural, multi-generational following throughout New England, and beyond.
The Alchemystics have shared stages with a global array of music luminaries such as Stephen Marley, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Clipse, Damian Marley, The Abyssinians, Sister Carol, The Coup, Inner circle, Busta Rhymes, Yellow Man, Burning Spear, Gil Scott Heron, Culture, Steel Pulse, Angelique Kidjo, Mighty Sparrow, The Brazilian Girls, Israel Vibrations, The English Beat, Midnite, King Sunny Ade, and Taj Mahal among many others.