Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Ross Hayes Citrullo
Lead Guitar, Mandolin
Bass, Piano, BG Vocals
With blazing leads, soulful harmonies, and powerful rhythms, the Commoners are anything but your typical Toronto rock quartet, and they’re setting out to prove it. The Commoners are a rock and roll workhorse, exemplified by their debut LP No Stranger, funded by FACTOR. Released in August of 2016, the eight-track record dropped along a sold out show at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Months after its release, it continued to succeed, hitting number one on the Spotify “Rock Your Block” playlist, the album’s lead single “Walkin’ South” garnering 60k spins and counting, and hitting number two on Alan Cross’s Top 11 playlist.
Drawing inspiration from the soft blues of artists like John Mayer and riff-rich classic rockers like Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes, the Commoners distinguish themselves with tight instrumentation, mesmerizing energy, and undeniably infectious songwriting. All of these elements combine across the Commoners’ discography, starting first on their 2015 EP Streetlights and onto No Stranger.
Along with the “Walkin’ South” music video and a featured spot in the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival, The Commoners continue to charge forward with a humble confidence, true to their name. Keep your eyes on the Commoners and experience one of the most exciting up-and-coming rock bands for yourself.