Fringe Focus: The Accidentals

Who Runs The World?

Who Runs The World?

In the lead up to this year’s 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 2013. In the eighth of this series of articles, we will be looking at the returning Accidentals, who, after a successful debut year, are back again.

Fringe History

The Accidentals made their Fringe debut last year, performing at theSpace Cabaret @ 54 in a last-minute choice of venue that didn’t quite match their abilities as a group. On a crowded stage they were unable to unleash the fierce choreography that they are renowned for – although the sound they produced was unmistakably theirs, mixing mash-up after mash-up and sticking firmly to their hip-hop preferences.

Previous UACUK Ratings

2011: N/A
2012: 8/10 – “Feisty, fierce and brimming with attitude.”

This Year

The girls have made the wise decision to perform at a venue more well-known for a cappella, theSpace @ Symposium Hall, where the likes of All the King’s Men, The Oxford Alternotives and, this year, Semi-Toned have performed. It’s a much more suitable venue and one which will enable to them to show off their unique and substantial talents. The girls sounded their usual feisty selves at the Voice Festival UK this year, and will be keen to show Edinburgh another side to themselves this year.

What To Expect

The girls have soloists to spare. With the return of year abroad absentees Ellies Mason and Kutylowski and stalwarts Anna McDonald, Grace Hardy, Vicki Robertson and Tessa Stokes (and that’s not an exhaustive list by any means), they will sound stronger than ever in that department. If you’re into hip-hop and RnB, these girls are the group for you – they are skilled at mashing-up two numbers and dropping a beat somewhere in the middle, and will undoubtedly pull out a rap or three throughout the show. Go and be entertained by the Accidentals. You will be.


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