Recently having played at FOCOMX6 this year, The Commoners have been busily and cheerily making their mark in the Fort Collins music scene and reviving the Irish community. While their names denote a variable ‘common’ in society and refers to one the Roman’s echelons back in the day, or now better known as our ‘average joe’, their sound has ignited a spark of revival in our Irish community
Four distinctive individuals – Mouse, lead guitar and vocals, and who has kept the band name alive through various phases of bandmates and sounds, recently acquired Mulligan’s Pub and Sports Club, the new home of The Commoners and Irish music community. Joining Mouse is Jesse Lee, bassist and vocalist who also plays in Greyweather with fellow guitar player Tyler T, whom we have seen also performing solo acts around town, and Nate Brown, kicking in the percussion sealing this gang of four’s Irish funk with a punk-edge making them an ultra Irish jam band Fort Collins is proud to have!
We can safely say the St. Patty’s Day parade was a forthcoming introduction of the band for many that attended the parade, and though it was a cloudy day, The Commoners were alive with non-stop festive toe-tapping energy hailing from the float they shared with KRFC into second place out of over 80 entries.
Music of The Commoners is song of soul. When you hear their music, you travel into the culture and majestic imagery of the Irish glass clinking, lively cheeriness and, for an instant, you are transported into a pub in an Irish village in the beautiful green hills of Ireland – right here in Fort Collins.
You can expect the return of the Irish Festival as The Commoners bringing us to a new level of partying Irish style. You can see them at Mulligan’s for an Animal Shelter Benefit June 3at5pm, Mulligan’s new menu kickoff on Wednesday, June 4, and joined by the Guinness Girl Dancers on Saturday night, June 7. Open Mic is held every Monday at 7pm – all instruments (including whistles) are welcome for glass clinking jams.