The Accolades
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The Accolades

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"Band In A Box"

The Oregonian | A&E Section | August 25, 2006

The Accolades - All about the band.

Sound: Modern Rock

Members: John Craig (bass, vocals, keyboards), Sean DeGregorio (lead guitar, keyboards), Todd Vogt (drums)

How the group formed: There was a loud noise. I think there was an exlposion. At one point, I thought my face was melting.

Sometimes we cover: "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin, "Where Is My Mind" by the Pixies.

Most treasured instrument(s): The cowbell.

Slogan: "Have a good time, all of the time."

Musical guilty pleasure: Does Bon Jovi count as "musical"?

How do you handle an obvious onstage blunder? I'm not sure what you're implying, but I don't think I like it.

How do you stay entertained when not making music? By basking in the glory of the music we've just made.

Catch us live: 9 PM Saturday, Aug. 26, Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St,; $6.

Website: - The Oregonian


The Accolades - EP (Loophole Records)
All three tracks from the disc are available to stream or download from



Emerging from the indie/alternative hub of Portland, OR, The Accolades blend explosive rock and melodic vocals to create a breakthrough sound all their own. With a commanding stage presence and powerful raw energy, the band intertwines their fierce instrumentation with strong melodies.

Vocalist/bassist John Craig first started playing with drummer Todd Vogt in middle school. The two forged a lasting friendship and played together on and off throughout high school. While in college, Todd ended up sharing a house with guitarist Sean DeGregorio and thus the circle was in motion.

After graduation all three made their way to Portland and in the Summer of 2005, through the connection of a mutual friend, started laying the groundwork for their new project. It only took a few sessions for everyone to realize they had something special and collaborating on new material naturaly followed. With over an albums worth of original songs in hand, the band began to book gigs in the Northwest through help of their management team. Successful shows at such venues as Lola’s Room (at the Crystal Ballroom), Dante's, Fez Ballroom, Berbati's Pan and Doug Fir Lounge have helped build their rapidly growing fan base.