Rock Accordionists who can really play!
#1
There are a few big name bands who use accordions just for the sound. That’s good, but I’m really interested in the rock players who can play more than a few right hand chords and who incorporate the idiomatic subtleties of the accordion in the structure of the tunes.
Here’s one from Russian band Iva Nova with accordionist Natalia Potapenko (thanks to Sarah):
http://www.linkonardo.com/en/accordion/d...video.html

Can Natalia Potepenko really play?
Yes.
https://youtu.be/AgdM6rjd4xw
Bugari “Blue 72”, Tiger Combo ‘Cordeon, Iorio Concert Accorgan G Series (electronics removed), Hohner 1974 Melodica (Piano 36)
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#2
Maybe Netta Skog.
Netta Skog the winner of Digital Accordion World Championship 2015

A bit in to this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBzzJyXI_44
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#3
How about Accordion Rock Orchestrion?  Their website, www.accordionrock.com,  has a ton of samplings from various performances.  The group hails from St. Petersburg, Russia and consists of four accordionists, a bass guitarist, a drummer and a Latin percussionist.

Alan Sharkis
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#4
Cool. People I’m not familiar with.
Looking at the rock accordion site what they call rock is not exactly what I had in mind...Covering Yellow Submarine isn’t rock to me, just as covering Rock Around the Clock isn’t rock. It COULD be, but not from what I’ve heard. Of course, I think Trans Siberian Whatever is closer to schlock than rock.
Bugari “Blue 72”, Tiger Combo ‘Cordeon, Iorio Concert Accorgan G Series (electronics removed), Hohner 1974 Melodica (Piano 36)
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#5
do klezmer bands count?
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#6
Isn't rock dead?
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#7
(06-09-2019, 02:54 PM)Tom Wrote: Isn't rock dead?

Yes, rock has been pretty dead since the mid-late 2000’s.
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#8
Looks like Charan po Rantan's mother is their costume designer. Great article about their origins busking on the street, seeing Cirque du Soleil’s accordion player, becoming pop-stars etc.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/201...XK6iS0ZOV4

I have no idea what's going on with the teeth in this video: (Nice metal solo at 2:15, again with the fake button-box filling in for the real cba)


They have so many strange videos! (Sorry, I got distracted from the "rock" question.)
Bruce Triggs
Accordion Noir Radio
Vancouver, BC, Canada

author of:

Accordion Revolution: a People's History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll (2019)
AccordionRevolution.com
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#9
Okay. I give up.
Go ahead. Play “Rock Around the Clock.”
Bugari “Blue 72”, Tiger Combo ‘Cordeon, Iorio Concert Accorgan G Series (electronics removed), Hohner 1974 Melodica (Piano 36)
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#10
I don't know if this counts, but it's got drums, (balalaika) bass, electric guitar and a vocalist who uses vodka and gravel for mouthwash. At the end there's something you could almost call a dueling solo between the accordionist and the guitarist:

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#11
The giant 3-string cheese wedge in the back is cool.
The only accordion savior I see yet is Potepenko.
Bugari “Blue 72”, Tiger Combo ‘Cordeon, Iorio Concert Accorgan G Series (electronics removed), Hohner 1974 Melodica (Piano 36)
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