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Biography

Common Deer is a Canadian band based in Toronto, ON.

Common Deer began in 2013 with Graham McLaughlin, drummer Liam Farrell and multi-instrumentalist Adam Hart, who met while backing up a folk singer in Guelph, Ontario, where most of them were attending university.

Rather than rush their early demos online, it took Common Deer almost three years to prepare their first EP, recorded with producer Laurence Currie (Hey Rosetta!, Wintersleep) and released in January 2017.

The band has deep familial ties, having two sets of siblings in the 5 man troop, and utilizes the deep bonds they have with each other to compose music which 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 Orchestral Indie.

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.

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