Everyone knows, it’s not an easy thing to be one-hit wonders. Even though when it already brought you a bunch of praises. However, Jessie Lee & the Alchemists just succeed with « Let It Shine », their second forthcoming album, out on May, 7th on Dixiefrog Records. But considering all of this, everything seemed to be written, as a kind of musical obviousness.
It all started back in 2015, when the band began and quickly became a relentless Blues-Rock machine. The charismatic singer-guitar player Jessie Lee and the incandescent guitar player Alexis “Mr. Al” Didier – both creators and co-leaders of this project – backed by Laurent Cokelaere’s raising bass, Stéphane Minana’s foolproof groove for drums and Laurian Daire’s masterful organ just knocked on music’s doors. The first praises were not that far.
Qualified as “Europe’s blues scene hope”, the band started to sharpen its art on as many stages as possible before taking a huge step, in 2018, by recording their first eponymous album. The same year, the band was rewarded by 5 prizes during the International Mississippi Blues Trail Challenge. A first acknowledgement soon confirmed, in 2019, when they won the Challenge France Blues and a ticket to represent France at the European Blues Challenge 2021. All of those obviously sprinkled with the European audience support.