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Nova Scotia Classic Rock

36th Field Battery

Ian Acker: Vocals, Woodwinds
Ross Billard: Electric Piano, Guitar
Colonel Jessome: Drums, Vocals
Kevin O'Toole: Trumpet, Cornet, Tuba, Vocals
Kevin Fraser: Bass Trombone, Vocals
Jamie Simm: Trumpet, Vocals
Frank Romeo: Bass And 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.



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