Ethereal and all EP's and singles are available on the following online platforms: Spotify, Amazon, Pandora, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, YouTube, iHeart radio, Slacker, and many more worldwide.

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Rock and Roll Experience

Sonic Alchemy has now released 5 new original songs in addition to their 11 original song CD album titled, Ethereal. Steve Johnston has written some musically diverse songs that the exploration of the musical landscape that is a hallmark of Sonic Alchemy. From hard rocking alternative, classic, psychedelic, shoegaze and garage rock songs, the Singles, EP and Ethereal nail several musical genres. They reflect the musicians' varied influences and roots. The new EP/Singles also feature Steve Johnston on all electric/acoustic guitars, vocals and percussion, and guest musicians: Michael Mahan (Spectacle) on bass and Greg Wilson (Galleries) on drums. 

Sonic Alchemy is Steve Johnston, Steve Grebe and Preston Stubbs and have been together since 2014. 

The lyrics are grounded in rock and roll yet poetic and poignant. All the songs are expertly made and recorded at high quality studios. The music is produced, recorded, and mixed by Steve Johnston and Michael Mahan (of the band Spectacle). The collection of work is sure to make an impact on the rock and roll scene. All the songs were mastered by top professionals in the Denver area.

 

Sonic Alchemy may play originals and covers live, but the trio is not playing just classic rock songs one might expect from a local original/cover band. Alternative, Indie, Grunge, and originals pepper the eclectic and musically intriguing set list. The band also hosts excellent guest vocalists and other musicians to keep the music dynamic, fluid and ever-changing.  Just like a box of chocolates spiked with tequila, you don't really know what is going to be served up...but it's going to be a musical journey and it will be sweet.

Book Sonic Alchemy

Contact Steve Johnston, Guitar, Vocals, percussion

songwriter, manager

phone or text: 720-329-2983

email: musicalalchemy@outlook.com

FB: www.facebook.com/sonicalchemyband

VIDEOS

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5 New Releases: Getting Close to It (Single), EP - Chimera - 3 with Songs - I Can't Stay Long, So Many of You and You Need a Pill for That and Transcend (Single). Also available full Length 11 song CD/online entitled Ethereal available for purchase/shipping. T-shirts, stickers and hats also available in the Store. All Songs are available on all online platforms: Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Google Play, i Heart etc. etc. 

 
 
 
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IMAGE GALLERY 

(all original/album art on this website copyright Steve Johnston)

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Above the Clouds

List of Songs Played Live by Sonic Alchemy:

GIMME SHELTER- The Rolling Stones

MY DOORBELL- White Stripes

NO EXCUSES-Alice and Chains

WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT-Nirvana

WHERE IS MY MIND? - the Pixies

CREEP- Radiohead

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT- the Rolling Stones

FEELING ALRIGHT -Joe Cocker

WHITE RABBIT-Jefferson Airplane

WEREWOLVES OF LONDON- Warrens Zevon

WANNA BE A ROCK STAR? - original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

SKY OF BLUE - original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

WANNA BE A ROCK STAR?- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

WAIT ALL DAY - original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

INSTEAD - original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

HIGH FRIENDS - Original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

JUST LIKE DEJA VU- Original song written by Steve Johnston and Steve Grebe of Sonic Alchemy

DEEP IN THE NIGHT- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

DAWN- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

INTO THE LIGHT- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

NOTHING IS FORGONE- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

TRY TO GET FREE- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

TUNE IN - original song written by Steve Grebe of Sonic Alchemy

MAKE ME SMILE- original song written by Steve Grebe of Sonic Alchemy

IMPOSSIBLE GIRL original song written by Steve Grebe of Sonic Alchemy

ROCK AND ROLL - the Velvet Underground

SAY IT AIN’T SO - Weezer

CITY WAS GONE- the Pretenders

WELCOME TO THE MACHINE -Pink Floyd

BORN ON THE BAYOU - CCR

GIRL IS ON MY MIND- The Black Keys

DON’T LET ME DOWN - The Beatles

OH ME -Nirvana/Meat Puppets

OH, SWEET NOTHIN’ - Velvet Underground

I WANT TO BE SEDATED – The Ramones

CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME  - Blind Faith

LITTLE BLACK SUBMARINES - The Black Keys

BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU- the Dandy Warhols  

COLD RAIN AND SNOW - the Grateful Dead

WIND CRIES MARY- Jimi Hendrix

WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS- The Beatles

SOUL KITCHEN - the Doors  

SPACE ODDITY - David Bowie

NUTSHELL - Alice In Chains

DEAR PRUDENCE - The Beatles

YOU DON’T KNOW HOW IT FEELS - Tom Petty

HONKY TONK WOMAN - The Rolling Stones

ORANGE CRUSH - REM

THANK YOU- Led Zeppelin

CALL ME - Blondie

DEAR MR FANTASY- Traffic

LOW – Cracker  

START ME UP- The Rolling Stones

 KRYPTONITE - 311

PIECE OF MY HEART- The Jefferson airplane

IN BLOOM- Nirvana

CALIFORNIA STARS - Billy Bragg and Wilco

COME TOGETHER- The Beatles

I GOT A FEELING  - The Beatles

IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP- AC/DC

BIG EMPTY - Stone Temple Pilots

EURO TRASH GIRL- cracker

ALL I KNOW- the Screaming Trees

PICTURE - Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock

I AM THE HIGHWAY- Audio Slave

MORNING DEW- the Grateful Dead

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN - the Grateful Dead

FRANKLINS TOWER - the Grateful Dead

I KNOW YOU RIDER - the Grateful Dead

BREATHE- Pink Floyd

BRAIN DAMAGE - Pink Floyd

YOU KNOW I AM NO GOOD- Amy Winehouse

OH DARLING- The Beatles

HUNGER STRIKE- Temple of the Dog

MARY JANE’S LAST DANCE - Tom Petty

COME TOGETHER- The Beatles

HEY, HEY WHAT CAN I DO- Led Zeppelin

DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND- The White Stripes

HEY JOE- Jimi Hendrix

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN- the Animals

ROADHOUSE BLUES - the Doors

LOVING CUP - The Rolling Stones

YOU DON’T KNOW HOW IT FEELS - Tom Petty

THE SEEKER- The Who

40- U2

BATTLE OF EVERMORE - Led Zeppelin

HAND IN POCKET - Alanis Morissette

HEART SHAPED BOX- Nirvana

YOU WREAK ME - Petty

HONKY TONK WOMAN- Stones

 

 

Other Songs practiced and preparing for shows:

I CAN'T STAY LONG- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

INTERTWINED-original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

KEITH-original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

TRANSCEND- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

GETTING CLOSE TO IT- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

INTERTWINED- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

JUST LIKE DEJA VU- original song written by Steve Johnston/Steve Grebe of Sonic Alchemy

RISIN'-original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

SO MANY OF YOU-original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

THE MEANING OF THIS-original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

ALCHEMY- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

NOW HERE- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic AlchemyOW ain

SOMEDAY MAYBE - original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

BIRD OF PREY- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

YOU NEED A PILL FOR THAT- original song written by Steve Johnston of Sonic Alchemy

BLACK CROW-original song written by Steve Grebe of Sonic Alchemy

FUTURE TENSE - original song written by Steve Grebe of Sonic Alchemy

BEGIN THE BEGIN- REM

DOWN BY THE RIVER-  Neil Young

SANTA MONICA- Everclear

I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD- Ten Years After

CREEP – Stone Temple Pilots

VIOLET- Hole

GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES- Led Zeppelin

I FEEL IT - the Brian Jonestown Massacre

LOVE BUZZ - Nirvana

DON’T CHANGE - INXS

GIVE ME ON REASON- Tracy Chapman

BRAINSTEW - Green Day

JUMPING JACK FLASH - The Rolling Stones

MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - David Bowie

MONEY- Pink Floyd

POSSUM BLOSSUM – The Toadies

HEY JUDE - The Beatles

BLOW UP THE OUTSIDE WORLD- Sound Garden

LEARNING TO FLY- Tom Petty

LET LOVE RULE- Lenny Kravitz

WHY DOES LOVE GOT TO BE SO SAD - Eric Clapton

WHO ARE YOU- The Who

SWEET POTATO- Cracker

INTERSTATE LOVE SONG- Stone Temple Pilots

Aneurism - Nirvana

 

And other songs we can’t remember….

 

STEVE JOHNSTON

Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals, Harmonica, percussion, bass, songwriter, album art, manager

Steve is indeed a man of many talents and much mystery surrounds the origins of this masterful artist who has a burning desire to project his creative objectives in a new century for rock and roll!

STEVE GREBE

Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

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Steve received his first guitar at age 12. Much to the chagrin (and sometimes delight) of those around him, he has seldom been without one since then. Steve’s first rock performance was a vocal rendition of “In the Year 2525” at his 6th grade graduation ceremony. That was the last time he has sung that particular song. He now plays guitar in Sonic Alchemy where he learns something new every day.

PRESTON STUBBS

Drums

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Preston has had a love of music his entire life. His parents exposed him to jazz and popular music early on, and an older sister introduced him to the Beatles, Elton John, the Eagles, etc. Despite a desire to play drums, Preston’s father steered him toward the saxophone in middle school and he happily played in symphonic and jazz bands through high school.  About 15 years ago, when taking his sons for drum lessons, Preston decided to give the drums a try and has been banging out the rhythm ever since! His musical interests include progressive and classic rock, grunge, and alt-punk. Preston joined Sonic Alchemy in the spring of 2015. Why the title doctor...? By day, Preston is a veterinary surgeon in the Denver area.

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As with the long forgotten science of ALCHEMY, Sonic Alchemy are known for outstanding and unique original songs and changing the vibe of cover songs, energizing the audience and commanding an awesome stage presence. In addition, with our solid connections to several social networks and local bands, Sonic Alchemy can leverage a decent show and considerable headcount for your venue, which equates to sales in your cash register.

 

Sonic Alchemy…transforming music into SONIC GOLD!

 

EVENTS SCHEDULE

UPCOMING SHOWS

                   WILD GOOSE
                              MAY 7. 2022 @ 8 pm
                    
            MARCY PLAYGROUND
                 11160 Pikes Peak Drive, Parker, CO.

                   SOLD OUT 
 

Lost Lake - 4/24/22

LIONS LAIR - 9/10 @ 9:30 pm. The one and only world famous gritty Colfax club 
 

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Larimer Lounge
AUGUST 22, 2021
@ 4:00 PM
2721 Larimer St,
Denver, CO 80205

 

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Featuring:

the talented guest singer - Diva

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
GOAL LINE SPORTS GRILL
16728 E SMOKY HILL RD IN CENTENNIAL       GOALLINESPORTSGRILL.NET

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JUNE 12TH 2018
THE VENUE
1451 CORTEZ STREET, DENVER, CO, 80221 (303) 428-3339

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Featuring:

the talented guest singer - Diva

-and-

musical maestro Michael Mahan on keyboards
 

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Start the summer with a joint show along with CO2. The Alchemists take the stage at 8:00pm for a two hour set followed by CO2 at 10:30 - midnight.

NOVEMBER 5TH 2017
THE BISTRO 15325 E. IDA DR.

CENTENNIAL CO

Featuring:

the talented guest singer - Maria De Carlo

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musical maestro Michael Mahan on keyboards

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DECEMBER 28TH 2017
TWENTY MILE TAPHOUSE
12543 N HWY 83, PARKER, CO 80134
WWW.20MILETAPHOUSE.COM

Featuring:

the talented guest singer - Maria De Carlo

-and-

musical maestro Michael Mahan on keyboards

THE BAND

Sonic Alchemy (formerly known as The Alchemists) was born in Denver, Colorado back in 2014 under the direction of Steve Johnston.

 

Steve’s intent was to create a project that would fulfill a dream of a original/cover  band that played something edgier and different than the deluge of bands playing classic rock. Scouring social meet up groups and networking for talent, he was able to build an open-minded arrangement of very capable and professional musicians from diverse music backgrounds. He used all his musical and production skills to create Sonic Alchemy's new album: Ethereal.

 

 
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SEPTEMBER 29 2018
Dead Hippie Brewery
3701 S  Santa Fe Drive, #7
SHERIDAN       DEADHIPPIEBREWING.COM

Featuring:

the talented guest singer - Maria DeCarlo

We'll be back at THE Bob on Friday June 14th. Come hang out for an evening of great music and brews.

Join us at Denver's most psychedelic Grateful Dead venue. We start at 8pm.

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AUGUST 4TH 2018
GOAL LINE SPORTS GRILL
16728 E SMOKY HILL RD IN CENTENNIAL       GOALLINESPORTSGRILL.NET

Featuring:

the talented guest singer - Maria De Carlo

LOST LAKE 
MAY 8TH, 2021
@ 7:30 PM
3602 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO

SOLD OUT
 

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