The Alkemist is a dynamic one man band from Central/Northern BC who weaves dark and enchanting instrumental soundscapes with high energy, fist pumpin’ boot stompers. His diverse melodies are infused with a variety of instruments, such as guitar, banjo, fiddle, and drone flute, while he keeps a thumpin’ rhythm with kick drum, crash cymbal and a bone rattle boot. With a visually stunning live set and a full sonic experience, the Alkemist is sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

The Alkemist has been composing and performing for over five years and has toured BC and Alberta extensively. He has performed at many reputable venues in Western Canada including the Grande Prairie Live Theater (Grande Prairie, AB), the Della Herman Theater (Smithers, BC), and the Kaay Centre Performance Hall (Skidegate, BC). He has also played many festivals across BC, including the Cold Snap Music Festival (Prince George, BC), the Midsummer Music Festival (Smithers, BC), and the MoM Festival (Fort St. James, BC). He has received radio play on CBC Day Break North, as well as numerous campus and community radio stations across BC. The Alkemist has shared the stage with prominent acts such as Juno award winning artists, Lester Quitzau, Madagascar Slim, and Pharis and Jason Romero, as well as other notable acts including Rachelle Van Zanten, Bill Bourne, Scott Dunbar and The Steadies.

 

Reviews

“(The album) Lighthouse is a well rounded and beautifully textured listen. You will walk away feeling calm and collected, and feeling like you listened to true artistry.”

– Heather Young (Canadian Beats Music Blog)

 

“Whether he’s on the main stage or playing around the fire pit, The Alkemist will have the crowd stomping and singing along.”

– Haybale Mike (legendary Canadian folk singer/songwriter)

 

“The Alkemist (Jay Myers) weaves such a wondrous web of soft, dreamy psych that you just never want to escape. “

– Mark Anthony Brennan (Ride The Tempo Music Blog)

 

“I love this human…because he puts his heart into his music and you can feel it.”

– Eric WB (Singer/songwriter, Black Spruce Bog)