Notoriously hard to pigeon-hole, Will Lawton's music crosses a myriad of genres including singer-songwriter, acoustic, jazz, progressive rock, folk and electronic. His work as a music therapist means he has a high degree of self-awareness when it comes to the cathartic, healing power of creativity.
Will is currently active with his band, Will Lawton and the Alchemists who are releasing an EP titled Alchemy in March 2023 with record label, Supermarine Music. The title of this recording is a reference to the alchemical process of creativity fusing Will's masterful song-craft and the band's dextrous flair for instrumental flourishes and lush, subtly evolving arrangements.
Will is also currently writing and recording a studio album with Argentinian guitarist Ludwig Mack. The music in this project reflects the rootsy song-writing energy between Mack and Lawton and is being supported by Kandu Arts and produced by Mac Lloyd.
GOLDEN RATIO, from the album FOSSILS OF THE MIND by Will Lawton and the Alchemists
SOUL SNEEZE, from the album ABBEY HOUSE SESSION by Will Lawton and the Alchemists
“Melodic and inventive…..a truly breath-taking performance” Slap magazine
“Beautiful. Just beautiful.” BBC Radio Wiltshire
“The music is a gloriously unique and brilliantly exploratory” Greenman Publications
“Get your ears around some wonderful Americana” BBC Introducing
“Refreshing, fascinating and exciting. Perhaps this is what Tom O’Dell fronting Wilco would sound like if produced by Roni Size? Regardless of how chaotic this sounds, it works. I mean it really works.” The Ocelot Magazine
“Will Lawton weaves a tapestry of live piano with a voice that speaks of love and loss, truth and lies, the whole spectrum of this painful, yet magical existence we call life.” Ton Boon Dharma