Behind the Glass
Accidental Charm merges vocal harmony-based pop with a heady, driving rock backbone. Rob Isele and Tom Godsman--best known in the Washington area from their work in the late 1990s and early 21st Century with the Beatles tribute band The Invasion--bring British rock influences into the mix with Jack Albert and Brad Davis to create thought-provoking lyrics and memorable melodies. As the title of their first CD All Over the Map implies, their musical influences are far too diverse to pigeon hole into one predictable genre. Behind the Glass--their first effort with Davis joining the band on drums--takes listeners even deeper into more interesting and complex musical territory that often harkened back to the progressive art-rock of the 1970s. If you've hungered for music that means something--music that says something--music that IS something...get ready for Accidental Charm as they implore you to look Behind the Glass. Meet the Band Tom Godsman (vocals, guitar) - Besides being the lead guitarist, Tom is our resident musical arranger in the group. He is also a creative and prolific songwriter. Beatle fans might be interested in knowing that Tom moonlights as George Harrison in professional touring Beatle tribute bands. Rob Isele (vocals, bass, keyboards, guitar, trumpet) - 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'. Jack Albert (vocals, bass, guitar)- When you see us play, Jack, besides playing a mean rhythm guitar, will be the one announcing the songs, the band, etc. He definitely likes to rock out. Does that mean he doesn't write ballads? Yes. He is also the recording engineer of the group. All three of Accidental Charm's albums were recorded in his studio. Brad Davis (drums, vocals) - The newest member of our group, Brad can really pound the skins and sings like a bird. Since Brad teaches drums, he's built up the endurance it takes to get through an AC 90 minute marathon practice.