Common Deer came together in the fall of 2013 to begin crafting musical performances that would resonate. The band has deep familial ties, having two sets of siblings in the troop of five, and utilizes the deep bonds they have with each other to compose music that invites audiences to feel at one with the group.
Inspired by the integration of classical string instruments into modern riffs, the band formed around Adam's mastery of classical cello and Graham’s violin, leveraging strings as the springboard for their self dubbed Cinematic Alt Folk. As the band evolves, their focus is to continue turning strings of songs into an engaging performance of strings.
All aspects of the band's music derive from a central focus on classical strings, merging old European composition with the western frontier folk story. Common Deer, while a pun within itself, is a rarity, while still happily covering your favourite pop-folk songs at live shows.
Olivia & The Creepy Crawlies:
Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies; the opposite of creepy, and actually quite adorable, but only to be taken in the most serious way possible. Their quirky and catchy folk-pop songs are lead by the loveable Olivia Borkosky, and backed up by some of her cheekiest, musical pals.
Olivia Borkosky - Lead Vocal & Ukulele
Kelly Samuel - Harmony Vocals & External Instruments
Aurora Evans - Drums & Percussion
Jordan Moore - Electric Guitar & Backup Vocals
Chris Denise - Acoustic Guitar & Backup Vocals
Connor Grieve - Bass Guitar