Accidental Groove
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Accidental Groove


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The best kept secret in music


"Hartford Advocate"



Deanna - lead vocals
Jenn Gallo - lead guitar
Guy Drapeau - drums
Dave Bucalo - keyboard
Rob Waldron - bass

Accidental Groove celebrates their 10th anniversary this year and yet another Band Slam win. Their edgy, female-fronted pop rock sound has been dazzling local audiences for the past decade and the band is hoping for equal success on a national level. A month ago they released a CD entitled Simple Games , featuring "Don't Owe You" -- the first song Deanna and Jenn (the band's dynamic song-writing team) wrote together during Jenn's audition. With Deanna's three-octave throat soaring and dipping through the band's steady flow, Accidental Groove is a consistent crowd pleaser.
- Rachel Reynolds

"Hartford Advocate"

Best Female Vocalist
DeAnna (Accidental Groove)
This little lady is a powerhouse vixen on stage. Though often greeted by a sea of skeptical faces when performing for an audience unfamiliar with her band´s sound, once she starts singing people are promptly astounded by her presence and vocal power. One of the founding members of Accidental Groove, Deanna has been singing for over 15 years and was active in musical theater throughout high school and college. Jenn, the guitarist in Accidental Groove, says: "She´s the best front person. She exudes charisma and she´s absolutely dynamic on stage." - Rachel Reynolds


Simple Games
Accidental Groove

Accidental Groove has released their latest album "Simple Games".
The new CD is timeless and dynamic. Distinctly AG, splashed with various styles crossing the genre of musical tastes. The sound adds a new spices to the mix making for a tasty fresh direction. "I Was Wrong" is a delightful change of gear, "Blame" is an emotional power hitter and "Pressure Bleed" and the title track "Simple Games" are classic AG style with an exotic beats. Hearing the Outfield's "Your Love" done by AG is a very cool treat. They have remixed the powerful demo tracks "Victim" and "Something's Wrong" from their earlier versions with some cool new layers. Not to impugn great songs, but I 'm still partial to the original tracks, but that's the producer in me - LOL!
This CD is one you can listen all the way through and wish there was more!
Don't fret - I hear work on new material is in the works.
Its no surprise with AG's dynamics they have earned 2 Hartford Advocate 2003 Grand Band Slam picks (voted on by readers) for Best Pop Band and Deanna winning Best Female Vocalist!
Check out their web site for more info on Ag and Simple Games at, and get your AG fix in The SoundMag JukeBox!

Long distant thumbs up!

Craig Villareal - The Sound
- Craig Villareal


Simple Games - Full Length Cd featuring
1. Pressure Bleed
2. Victim (radio airplay on WMRQ - Radio 104, Hartford, CT)
3. Little Things
4. Blame
5. Something's Wrong
6. Don't Owe You
7. I Was Wrong
8. Simple Games
9. Show Me
10. Your Love
11. Back To You (radio airplay WKSS - KISS 95.7 Hartford, CT)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Though the name may imply other wise Accidental Groove’s distinctive sound is no accident. Simple Games, Accidental Groove’s third full length CD release is full of powerful emotion guided by DeAnna’s angelic voice. The quintet formed in the early 90’s while in college, performing covers at local bars. Though the bands line-up has been through changes since then, this group has gelled Accidental Groove’s infectious sound. DeAnna and Jen share the same vision when is comes to Accidental Groove’s original songs. DeAnna says '“when we get to together it’s just magic. She lays down the song and I just start to sing and it’s weird, but it’s like we are thinking the same thing without ever talking about it.” Influenced by a wide-ranging collection of artists such as No Doubt, Garbage and U2. The band began releasing CD’s of their original material after building a reputation through out the Northeast "the band to see." Simple Games was recorded in Weehawken, New Jersey with producer Roy Cicala (John Lennon, The Beatles) and John Hanti. The record’s the first single "Victim" is a dark, driving, intense break-up song. Lyrically, Accidental Groove’s Simple Games explores the relatable themes of love, desperation, and despair.