Fifth Academy

Vocals: Peter Faulkner
Lead Guitar-Vocals: Phil Christmas
Bass Guitar-Vocals: John Somers
Keyboards-Vocals: Garry Powell
Drums-Vocals - Tony Waldon

Above: Garry Powell`s family history of music and acting stems back to the 1940`s, as the old poster above depicts - Irene Powell Director (Garry`s Mother) - Anne Powell Singer/Dancer (Garry`s older sister) - Nona Kingsbeer Singer/Dancer (Garry`s cousin).

" Fifth Academy" was a band formed in Palmerston North in the late 1960's. Played most of the time around the Manawatu at pubs, clubs, ball's, etc. The band was well known for it`s five part vocal harmony.  Garry Powell  went on to join "The Forgiving" -  John Somers went to Auckland to form "The Waiters"