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?
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