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Thursday 9th May 2019

Fat Lil’s, 64a Corn Street, Witney, Oxon, OX28 6BS

Doors 7.30 pm
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the night
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Empty Room Promotions 2019 ©
In association with Spider Touring
Due to sound check restriction the door time indicates the earliest opportunity we can give access to the venue. Live music will start 20-30 minutes after the door open time.
Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI, when Larson, a sophomore cellist, and Buist, a junior violinist, were paired for a high school orchestra event. The gifted young musicians became fast friends and before long, bandmates. Having both grown up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalists for mothers, their shared influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure.  

Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The Accidentals recorded and released a pair of independent albums in 2012 and 2013, the latter funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter. Their original songs revealed a band with wide-ranging influences but always true to their orchestral roots. National applause and attention followed, as did acclaimed collaborations with some fellow local artists and independent filmmakers. Other career highlights included scoring arrangements for a 75-piece orchestra to accompany them on their original songs as well as arranging pieces for an opera/dance production with Jennifer and Ryan Lott (Son Lux).
The past five years have seen The Accidentals perform over a thousand live shows, including headline dates, festival sets, and shared stages along such diverse acts as Keller Williams, Martin Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, The Wailers, Joan Baez, and others. 2015 saw the band embark on their first full-scale national tour. Their SXSW debut saw them hailed by Billboard Magazine for “displaying a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops.”  
Now, at long last, The Accidentals unveil their most compelling and finely honed work to date. Co-produced by Buist, Larson, and Dause the album ‘Odyssey’ sees the band joined by such friends and fans as acoustic guitar maestro Kaki King, bassist – and fellow Michigander – Dominic John Davis (Jack White, Beck), Carbon Leaf guitarist Carter Gravatt, Keller Williams and The Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee, who spent three days in the studio alongside the band, lending her distinctive organ to a number of the album’s key tracks.
My Crooked Teeth is the moniker of Oxford songwriter Jack Olchawski. Having spent the last decade contributing to a wildly eclectic set of projects; from the sprawling country-shoegaze of UK cult outfit, Toliesel, to drumming for the live incarnation of Message To Bears' yearning ambient electronica, he has since become recognised as an emerging songwriting talent in his own right.

A constant presence on the UK underground music community, My Crooked Teeth has shared a stage with the likes of Evan Dando (of The Lemonheads), Cattle & Cain, My Darling Clementine, Lanterns on the Lake, Ags Connolly, Ciaran Lavery, Angaleena Presley (of the Pistol Annies), and Slow Down Molasses.

Described as ‘the truest of troubadours’ by BBC Introducing, My Crooked Teeth also featured in the ‘Top Ten Bands from Oxford’ list by Bring The Noise.

Debut EP, ‘Watch The Darkness Stumble Home’, and follow-up single ‘Better Off’ were both released through Bear On A Bicycle Records. More recently My Crooked Teeth self-released a live EP titled ‘Live at the Handle Bar’. More music is expected in 2019.