A band that was popular around Memphis in 2000. The band consisted of Andrew VanWynGarden
and Hank Sullivant
. Andrew VanWynGarden
was attending White Station High School at the time, while Hank Sullivant
was a university student. The band wrote two full-length albums, Mirror Israeli and the self-titled Accidental Mersh.Sullivant
went on to form the band called The Whigs
. When VanWyngarden
with Ben Goldwasser
was one of the original guitarists for the band's live shows.
's Valentine's Day Live Chat on Facebook, Feb 14th, 2011, a question was asked of the band about who the former live member was. The band replied: "His name is Hank Sullivant. He plays in Kuroma now and splits his time between Athens, GA, New York, and Memphis. He's now contemplating a move to LA. Keep your eyes peeled for Hank!"1
Some of the songs written by Accidental Mersh
are Mama's Got a Case of Funk, Joan, Mirror Israeli, Birthdays in the Graveyard, and Discoiled.