Rhythmic folk rock band located in Burlington, VT.
The band includes Karine Poulin on vocals, Evzen Holas on rhythm guitar, Rob Church on solo guitar, Erik Esckilsen on bass and Jim Agnew on drums.
Guest musicians include Noelle Sevoian and Andie Asacker on vocals, Jesse Metzler on trombone, and Nathan Bramhall on Sax.
Bad Accent Music (BAM) has been around since
the beginning of music. According to radioactive dating,
BAM this means 21,363 years (+/-) a century. This Bad Accent is the direct descendant of the first Very Bad Accent. Yes. BAM played in Roman Stadiums way before Jesus started whistling his now famous blues "There stands my old friend Judas on the shores of Jordan and he looks strange".
After that we had a very busy period, almost hectic, playing for the Visigoth and Celts, the Barbarians and the Mongols. Thank God we got a break in the Dark Ages, when the ruling Christians locked our predecessors in a cold basement for a few centuries in the name of the above mentioned. Mainly they didn't like our songs "Hungarian Drag Queen" and "Naked Nurse".
Other than that Bad Accent has been playing consistently through the Renaissance, Barocco, and Industrial Revolutions, and so on. We played for Napoleon, Rasputin and the Czars. Throughout the ages members have died and new ones have joined.The most recent line up features two singers, two guitars, sometimes an accordion, plus bass and drums. The sound of the band is built around the alto harmonies of Noelle and Karine. The band plays lots of original songs and also many mostly unique covers. Since we are curious about all music, the influences and the music come from everywhere; Brazil, Cuba, France (as in French rap or Edith Piaf), American rock and country (Emmylou Harris), England (T-Rex), Ireland and others. You'll get a little bit of everything and nothing for all or everything with something minus a little without a lot.