The Chris Commerford Band

The Chris Commerford Band


Popular releases

Singles and EPs


271 monthly listeners

The Chris Commerford Band is a charismatic five-piece from Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. An established name throughout the region, the rousing blues-rock outfit embodies the same passion and grit that’s so ingrained in Melbourne’s music scene. Alongside Chris (vocals, lead guitar) The Chris Commerford Band is Lennie Farchione (guitar, bvs), Tearnu Graham (bass, bvs), Alex Keser (drums, percussion) and Sebastian Farchione (saxophone, keys). 2019 was a stellar year for the quintet: a back-to-back touring schedule saw them gigging up and down the state. The result was “a sound that feels simultaneously grounded and explorative,” according to Happy Mag, while MP Music said, “it’s time to develop an addiction and get into a relationship with this one”. As they prepare to follow up 2019 EP ‘Mood’, the band has leaned further into their raw edges. They’ve swapped the swirling sea air with grainy guitars: every bit as razor-sharp but now, intentionally unpolished. Still deeply rooted in blues, rock and soul, their sound crackles and breaks to create space for bigger, bolder brass moments. It’s a feeling that transports you to the corner of your favourite watering hole, the lights left flickering as vinyl spits and spins underneath the gaze of a vintage malt whiskey.