G'Day jO 77, and Alan,
Yeah, We have a very alive C & W scene and export groups AC-DC, Men at Work, etc etc all done in an American accent.
I was watching an episode of Ballykissangle on the box and there was the group in an Irish pub doing it with American accents.
And yes, LEJ you do have an accent (it shows up in the way you spell). Everyone except me has an accent.