ACCIDENTAL CHARM: All Over the MapAccidental Charm is a four-man band hailing from fashionable Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. We all bring to the band a common love of well constructed songs, with tight harmonies and lush instrumentation. All Over the Map features the songwriting and lead vocals of Tom, Rob, and Jack.
Tom Godsman (guitar,vocals) - Besides being the lead guitarist, Tom is our resident musical arranger in the group. So, if at one of our gigs, he needs to make a chord change, get out of his way. His vocal range was once thought to be connected to the barometric pressure, but that has since proven to be false. It's how high you think he can go - so here's the deal. If we're doing a song from the 70's with a lot of high harmonies - just stand up, would it kill you? His beer of choice is Sam Adams, but if that's not in stock, he'll just take... - hold it.......he said he doesn't want anything now.
Rob Isele - His taste in music has been called everything from eclectic to horrible, but he would like to think it's all been a misunderstanding. Actually, Rob's philosophy is this - music is a great big stew, and most of the meat and potatoes come from the 60's and 70's. As you move on in time, you want to apply newer sounds as you would a strong, possibly pungent spice. Rob is also the screamer of the group - not only by choice, but the greatest feigned ability. He serves as a perfect example of a non-tenor bravely going down that road they call "Tenor".
Rob's Latest fav soft song - Norah Jones - "Don't Know Why"
Rob's Latest fav loud song - The Hives - "Hate to Tell You So"
Jack Albert - When you see us play, Jack, besides playing a mean rhythm guitar, will be the one announcing the songs, the band, etc. And as soon as you hear his unique introductions, you may ask, "Why?" Well, give it a chance - you may learn more than you wanted to, but you will leave that gig a smarter person. He definitely likes to rock out. Does that mean he doesn't write ballads? Yes. Another thing you may see at the gig is his sudden Elvis impression - but if Elvis isn't your thing, note that it will end as soon as Rob thinks he's Jim Morrison.
Rick Twigg (drums) - Rick drummed with us from January 1999 to October 2000, at which time he decided to go from being a part-time cop to a full-timer. We miss him, but he's keeping us safe, so that's cool.
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1. Who Made the Rules?
2. Stop Jenny
3. Come to Mama
4. Captain Crunch
5. Minor Key of Life
6. Gun Shop
7. Victims of Whim
8. As April Stumbled In
9. Fool's Fancy
10. Virginia McCall
11. Do the Right Thing
12. Cherry Run
13. Foreign Tongues
14. Surprise the Past