Jim plays guitar, sings and a member of local 24 American Federation of Musicians and Nashville Songwriters Association. He plays a Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars and uses a Fender Super Champ and Frenzel 5A3 Retro Deluxe amp along with assorted foot-pedal toys. He is a founding member of Accent in the early 1990’s and has worked with Blue Eyed Soul, Sight-n-Sound and numerous other bands and artists in the area. Jim is bald but no so fat and working hard on it. Jim and Fred work together with the power of sampling, silicon, and savvy to produce the complex sounds of Accent.


Fred is a classically trained pianist beginning his studies at age 9 and has given numerous solo recitals and has performed with the University of Akron Symphony. He joined his first band over 40 years ago playing organ, electric piano and eventually synthesizer. Notable local bands over this time include Madhouse during the 70’s and 80’s, Accent – a premier club dance band in the 90’s, Rhythm Method – Docs Who Rock (Akron, Ohio United Way) three-time first place champion, and Sight-n-Sound. He has collaborated with on many musical projects with Jim since 1973.  

Paul, bass guitar, has played a wide array of musical styles and performed with many popular bands such as The Continentals, Patchwork, Spyce, Madhouse, Honesty, Elegy, and many others. His grooves help lay a solid foundation to the Accent sound.