Topic: The Commoners
Newcastle Cluny - 23-4-23
The Commoners, hailing from Toronto, Canada may be a new name over here; but from the quality of the set this five-piece: Chris Medhurst (vocals/guitar), Ben Spiller (bass), Ross Citrullo (lead guitar), and Adam Cannon (drums) and joined by their friend, organist Miles Evan Branagh, laid down tonight, they'll fast become a familiar one. I don't know if you can call their sound something kin to "Southern Rock" coming from north of the border, but they're the hairiest and loudest band I've heard out of Canada since the days of April Wine & Triumph. They're not doing anything original, but what they are doing, they're doing it well and having great fun doing it. One album in and a one on the way, they're a band to be keeping a watchful ear on.
Set List: - More Than Mistakes: Find A Better Way; Devil: Body And Soul: Who Are You; Naturally; Deadlines; Hanging On Again; Fill My Cup.
From earlier dates this tour: -
Oxford - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFnkkw6tvZg
Oxford - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvFgatxJOw
Brighton - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmuLfT9cipo
I'll be giving their album, Find A Better Way a good playing tomorrow....