In the lead up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, every week we will be producing special focuses on our collegiate groups who will be performing at the world’s largest amateur arts festival in 2012. In the fifth edition, we’ll be looking at The Accidentals, Voice Festival UK Finalists in 2011 and Fringe debutants.
The Accidentals have never performed at the Fringe Festival before, and will be only the second group from the University of St Andrews after The Alleycats to bring a show to the Fringe.
“Nothing short of exceptional.” UACUK of their 2012 EP.
Outstanding Soloist Award – Voice Festival UK St Andrews Regional Round – 2011 and 2012.
In their debut year, the girls have been placed in one of theSpaces venues, SpaceCabaret @ 54, at the early time of 11.15am, and can only be caught for 6 days between 13-18 August. In order to fund their run, the girls recently released a 4-track EP, which will also be on sale after their show in Edinburgh, and is well worth buying. The girls mix the freshest songs with the fiercest beats and their set is expected to consist of some of the songs in this year’s Voice Festival set, including Christina’s The Voice Within and their mash-up of Shorty Fire Burning and Tinchy Stryder’s Number 1. I think the girls are wise to go for a short run this year, something which they can potentially build upon in coming years.
What To Expect
The Accidentals girls always bring attitude to their performances. With the exceptionally talented Ellie Mason at the musical helm, they have a creative mastermind overseeing arrangements, blend and harmonies. The girls are also blessed with some incredible soloists: Vicki Robertson, Anna McDonald, Grace Hardy and Tessa Stokes to name but a few. Go and see these girls, even if it’s just to see a debut act at the Fringe and therefore something you may have never seen there before, because they will bring energy, enthusiasm, sass and attitude, and may just knock your socks off.