The years 1977 - 1985 were pivotal throughout music culture. Bands were experimenting with driving rhythms and developing political and personal agendas. The members of McCrae’s Battalion are living and breathing proof of this. Each of them were seeing shows, starting their own bands, writing music, rebelling and living through their formative years. Fast forward to present time where Fraser McGill (guitar, vocals), Drew Mayo (drums, percussion), Orlando Cerecedes (guitar, keyboard, vocals), and Tom Connelly (bass, vocals) have come together to (re)create McCrae’s Battalion.
McCrae’s Battalion formed in 2013 and derived their name from a Scottish Battalion, affectionately given by the people of Edinburgh in World War I. While the original lineup swayed towards a Celtic vibe, the intensity and excitement of the new group is more relevant while still personal and accessible.