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.
Some press Quotes
Jessie Lee, a real vocal phenomenon" Rock & Folk
"Europe Blues scene's hope" France 3 TV
“In her five-year career, the brilliant Jessie Lee has reached the peak of her flawless and uncompromising blues rock. Always authentic as it should be, Jessie Lee Houllier lets herself go to her passion, with a voice coming from nowhere, a real will and a crazy vigor» Rolling Stone
"Jessie Lee & The Alchemists are an exciting band with a musical vibe that is a bit of a throwback to the sound of the 60’s and 70’s, but with enough of the bands unique influence to make the music sound fresh and alive." Staccatofy