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Alchemista are a Coventry-based five-piece band playing their own original songs in a style best described as melodic rock.
Caroline Luxton-White (lead vocals), Pete Garelick (Guitar and harmony vocals), Paul Jayes (Piano and Guitar), Derek Smith (Bass) and Colin Halliwell (Drums) were magically brought together through their passion for well-crafted songs with big choruses, hooky grooves and poetic lyrics. Alchemista promises an eclectic mix of music with a quintessential ingredient!

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 05 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
50 years


A range of genres including rock, folk and soul. Who do we sound like? Some say we sound a little like Fleetwood Mac but we don't try to sound like anyone else.

Members Of Band

Caroline Luxton-White - lead vocals
Pete Garelick - guitar and harmony vocals
Derek Smith - bass
Paul Jayes - guitar and keyboard
Colin Halliwell - drums

We are all very experienced musicians, giggers and performers.


We're fully equipped for gigging including full PA and lights (if required).



Alchemista are the Spotlight featured act at the Tin Open Mic, Coventry Canal Basin.

Monday 2nd March: Evening of acoustic music at Stratford-On-Avon Alehouse, featuring Alchemista and other high-quality local artistes.

Sunday 3rd May: Join Alchemista for an afternoon of music at Temperance Bar, Leamington Spa.

Alchemista at Warwick Beer Festival - on a weekend in July - date currently unknown - watch this space :)

Alchemista will be performing at the Lear Corporation Party in the Park. Location: Coventry War Memorial Park. More details soon.

Past Events

Alchemista will be performing a 45-minute set at a Labour Party fund-raising event at Kinghurst Labour Club, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham