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The Accidentals

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Artist • Lyricist • Recording Artist

Artist • Lyricist • Recording Artist

A unique mixed voice octet, The Accidentals are known for their sophisticated harmonies, off-beat sense of humor, and eclectic repertoire. With their original songs and distinctive arrangements, they have won many awards, including MAC Awards and Back Stage Bistro Awards, all awards for Best Vocal Group, and were the 1995 National Champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes. Their CDs have won several Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, and songs from their CDs have been included in feature films and on television.

Audience and Press Reviews

  • The best a cappella group in America

    — Neal Travis, New York Post

  • The best and most interesting a cappella group I have seen in years. Their homage to cult rotten film director Ed Wood, Jr. is just one example of what makes them unique....inspired

    — Roy Sander, Backstage

  • They are a vocal orchestra!... they sing some of the most complex arrangements in all of acappelladom... prepared to be blown away...great sense of humor...You'll laugh, you'll cry, it's beautiful, it's funny, you'll be beguiled by one of the best a cappella albums of the new millennium!

    — Primarily A Cappella

  • If you think a cappella choristers are inherently square, think again. This group's irreverent sense of humor inspired Denis Leary to feature them in his Merry F#$%n' Christmas Special on Comedy Central.


  • There is something special about the human voice that a musical instrument can try to emulate or even manage to enhance, but never duplicate. [...] The lack of instrumental accompaniment was amply swept out of mind by the ingenuity of the arrangements that orchestrated the eight voices into an effervescent symphony of sound.

    — Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes

  • Not only are the arrangements as assonant as raindrops on leaves, but their material is startlingly original

    — David Finkle, The Village Voice

  • There’s nothing accidental about THE ACCIDENTALS. Every breath they take and every tone they emit is exquisitely coordinated to create a smooth symphony of sound ... They combine harmony with humor and a slightly off-center perspective ... No matter what the song, this group can handle it. ... The Accidentals blend their individually-distinct voices and bring forth sounds that would give any orchestra a run for its money. - Laurie Lawson (online review)

  • extremely talented and beautiful artisans and singers.

    — Grace Row, SONY Executive Producer, A&R
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