36th Field Battery 


Ian Aker                              Vocals, Woodwinds, Guitar
Ross Billard                         Guitar, Electric Piano
Colonel Jessome                  Drums, Vocals
Kevin O'Toole                     Trumpet, Cornet, Tuba, Vocals
Kevin Fraser                        Bass Trombone, Vocals
Jamie Simm                          Trumpet, Vocals
Frank Romeo                       Bass, Vocals
Billy Chadwick                     Tenor Sax, Vocals
Mike Dunn                            Vocals
James MacDonald                Guitar
Donnie MacAdam                 Organ
Michael Bartlett                    Guitar
Roy MacDonald                    Bass
Dino Rosta                             Vocals, Flute, Bongos
Remi St. Cyr                          Bass

Formed in 1970 in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton. Band name was taken from the military emplacement where the guys had hung out as teenagers. Played church halls and schools until new liquor regulations, which allowed women in, made bars suitable for bands and dancing.

Played throughout the Maritimes and spent most of 1975 playing in Quebec hotels, backing a singer from New Zealand. Lotsa horns! Opened for Crowbar, Dr. Music among others in Sydney - early 70's . Ian, Ross and Colonel joined Sam Moon Band in 1976. When Sam went solo in 1980, the group continued as The Battery.

Some recordings do exist. Group recorded original tunes at CBC Sydney 1972-73. Anyone possibly have any copies of those?