The Accolade play a blend of rock & roll, country, blues and skiffle. The young Bournemouth four-piece offer retro authenticity yet continue to turn heads with modern and original pop songs. This is alt-country with an upbeat and distinctly British edge.
Started 2004. Wrote some songs, got the band together, played some gigs, recorded an album, played more gigs, wrote more songs, recorded another album, mostly too busy to write a proper band history.
In no particular order.... The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Small Faces, The Coral, Ryan Adams (& The Cardinals), Whiskeytown, The Rolling Stones, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Mamas and the Papas, The International Submarine Band, Iron And Wine, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, The Gourds, Erin McKeown, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Son Of Dave, Buddy Guy, Sam Cooke (and The Soul Stirrers)...
Fender, Epiphone, Laney, Ashdown, Boss, Lee Oskar.
British Alt-Country Rock & Roll.