Ready to Rock?
San Francisco's accordion-fueled rock 'n' roll band pumps out rock classics and catchy originals chronicling life in the weird lane. Fronted by singer-songwriter/squeezebox wizard Paul Rogers and bellows-pumping babes Carri Abrahms, and Suzanne Garramone -- promises to forever rearrange your understanding of the accordion. TDA's extreme squeezeboxers mix solid keyboard chops with a groundbreaking use of guitar effects pedals and amps to produce a super-cool sound like nothing you've ever heard emanating from an accordion.
Behind the amazing wall of wheeze, drummer Michael Messer and bass player Lewis Wallace anchor the band, providing a firm foundation upon which the manic TDA accordionists can layer huge slabs of sonic mayhem.
With a sense of humor that just won't quit, the one-of-a-kind band blazes through a variety of musical genres -- from rock and funk to polka -- and torches timeless classic rock tunes along the way. You won't believe your ears.
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"Sexy, raw, and diabolically funny. Right up there with NRBQ as a band with a real point of view."
Teller (the quiet one) of Penn & Teller
"It takes guts -- or maybe brains, maybe balls the size of a 1927 Hohner -- to pull this shtick off."
Los Angeles New Times
"Those Darn Accordions blaze a trail down a path that most fear to tread."
"You haven't lived until you've heard the accordions doing the synth parts in Baba O'Riley."
"Meticulously crafted arrangements designed for maximum merriment and musicality."
Arcata (Calif.) Union
"If you haven't seen Those Darn Accordions you haven't really lived."
The Other Paper
Phone: (360) 531-0276
Those Darn Accordions
121 W. Eugene St.
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Our Record Label
P.O. Box 750112
Petaluma, CA 94975 USA
Sales: 877-456-2301 (877-GLOBE-01)
Standard - TDA provides drums and amps [PDF file]
Backline - Venue provides drums and amps [PDF file]
Booking Information for Private Party Events
Booking Information for Venue Events
"Donny & Marie," 2000
ABC "Good Morning America," news feature segments, 1999 & 1990
FX "Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular," 1999
KRON-TV "Bay Area Backroads," 1999
KPIX-TV "Evening Magazine," 1999
ABC "American Music Awards," 1998
"The Jerry Lewis MD Telethon," 1998
ABC "World News Now," live performances, 1997 & 1990
MTV "Oddville," 1997
WTTW-TV "Wild Chicago," 1997
WDJT-TV news feature segment, Milwaukee, 1997
"The Jim J & Tammy Faye Show," 1996
MTV "6th Annual Rock n' Jock Softball Challenge," 1995
Most Notable Gigs
"The Drew Carey Show" wrap party, Hollywood, 1999
Walt Disney's "Geppetto" wrap party, Hollywood, 1998
"Required Listening" at the Bottom Line, NYC (live broadcast WFUV-FM), 1995
South by Southwest Music Conference, Austin, Texas 1994
"West Coast Live," 1996 and "West Coast Weekend," 1993, 1991
Candlestick Park, San Francisco; 1989, 1990, 1993
Wrigley Field, Chicago, 1993
International Accordion Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1992
International Accordion Festival, Castelfidardo, Italy, 1990
Notable Print Coverage
San Francisco Chronicle, 1998, 1996-1991, 1990 (front page), 1989
Entertainment Weekly, 1997, 1994, 1990
San Francisco Examiner, 1997, 1996, 1992 (front page), 1990-1989
Keyboard Magazine, 1997, 1994, 1989
Los Angeles Times, 1996
Chicago Tribune, 1994
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1993 (front page)
Time Magazine, 1990
People Magazine, 1990
The New York Times, 1990