JUST ONE ANGEL
The Accidentals Track #3 "I'm Not Going Home For Christmas"
(L-R) Dennis Deal, Jim Vincent, Emily Bindiger, Rosie Vallese, Margaret Dorn, Catherine Russell, Marcia Pelletiere, Bill Mitchell
This song harks back to a period when popular Christmas music largely consisted of appealingly sentimental claptrap. We wrote it to pay tribute to those countless generations of kids who, despite times of war or plague or economic adversity, continue coming to the Big City, inventing new families, and creating their own holiday traditions.
A unique a cappella octet, THE ACCIDENTALS are known for their sophisticated harmonies, off-beat humor and eclectic repertoire of original songs and distinctive arrangements. Their five CDs have met with wide acclaim from the international a cappella audience, winning them several CARA Awards. Songs from their CDs have been featured in major films (Enemy Of The State, Get Carter) and network television shows (Spin City, JAG, Boston Public, Providence, Haven). In December 2005 they were featured on Denis Leary’s Christmas Special for Comedy Central. They also sang on the film score for Mission To Mars, composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone. In March 2009, The Accidentals’ epic song “Many Voices” was featured in the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Figure Skating Championship in Los Angeles.
The group has performed in major venues on both coasts, including concerts with the Brooklyn Philharmonic of Louis Andriessen’s “De Stijl” in Dutch. They are winners of three MAC awards and the Back Stage Bistro in New York, as well as the National Harmony Sweepstakes a cappella championship in San Francisco. They have appeared with such artists as The Persuasions, Rockapella, The Roches, The Swingle Singers, Petula Clark, Richard Barone, David Johansen, Jane Siberry, The Chordettes, and Ben Vereen. The professional credits of the members include the record industry, Broadway and regional theater, poetry, education, art, landscaping, interior design, commercials, concert halls and arena tours. There are always new projects in the works from the group the New York Post called “the best a cappella group in America.”