jump to navigation

Acoustic Alchemy concert recap June 22, 2008

Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Music, Personal.

Later Acoustic Alchemy recaps: October 2010, June 2012, November 2016

Earlier tonight, I attended Acoustic Alchemy’s concert at IMAC.  I sat in the first row of the Center Right section’s odd number seats.  The theater’s audio mixing board was a few feet ahead to my left.

The set list included:
“Get Up (Levantar y Bailar)”
“Jamaica Heartbeat”
“Out of Nowhere”
“Big Sky Country”
“Carlos the King”
“Ariane” (last song before intermission)
“Tied Up with String”
“She Speaks American/English”
“Tuff Puzzle”
“Lazeez” (encore)

I took 129 pictures during the concert.  Here are the ones that stood out:

Greg Carmichael:

Miles Gilderdale on acoustic guitar…

and electric guitar:

Fred White on keyboards:

Gary Grainger on bass…

…and younger brother Greg Grainger on drums:

Miles and Greg C. in the final measure of “Lazeez”:

And the band taking a bow (or, at least, about to):

It was an excellent show!

Afterward, my friend Kat Sarracco took this picture:

Standing left to right: Greg Carmichael, Miles Gilderdale, Mike Chimeri; Sitting left to right: Gary Grainger, Greg Grainger, Fred White

This was my first Acoustic Alchemy concert, but I guarantee it won’t be the last.

6/29 UPDATE: Kat has added my pictures of Miles Gilderdale (on electric guitar) and Fred White to the 2008 Fan Photo Gallery on the official Acoustic Alchemy site.

7/14 UPDATE: My picture with the band is part of the recently added 2008 Fan Archive.


1. Jill Day - June 22, 2008

Awesome pictures–looks like it was a great concert!

2. Acoustic Alchemy concert recap 2 « The Mike Chimeri Blog - October 11, 2010

[…] YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore to see Acoustic Alchemy perform.  I last saw them in concert in June 2008 at IMAC.  I was only one row from the […]

3. 2005 set lists, Remembering IMAC « The Mike Chimeri Blog - August 9, 2011

[…] – May 3, 2008 (7PM show) RnR: Rick Braun & Richard Elliot – June 6, 2008 (7PM show) Acoustic Alchemy – June 21, 2008 Guitars and Saxes – October 25, 2008 (9:30 PM show) Peter White Christmas – December […]

4. Acoustic Alchemy concert recap 2 « MikeChimeri.com - June 22, 2012

[…] Acoustic Alchemy recaps: June 2008, June […]

5. Acoustic Alchemy concert recap 3 « MikeChimeri.com - June 22, 2012

[…] Acoustic Alchemy recaps: June 2008, October […]

6. Acoustic Alchemy at Iridium on my 35th birthday | MikeChimeri.com - November 20, 2016

[…] Acoustic Alchemy recaps: June 2008, October 2010, June […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: