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The Unusual Commoners — The Wiggles' adult band — play to hundreds at the Rock House

The Unusual Commoners (from left) Lachy Gillespie, Anthony Field, Oliver Brian and David O'Reilly packed the Rock House on George Street in St. John's Tuesday night.
The Unusual Commoners (from left) Lachy Gillespie, Anthony Field, Oliver Brian and David O'Reilly packed the Rock House on George Street in St. John's Tuesday night. Submitted photo by Sandra-Lee Photography

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Unusual Commoners packed the Rock House on George Street in St. John's Tuesday night with their Celtic folk songs and traditional Australian tunes, mixed with some songs by The Wiggles, by request.

About 300 people turned out for the show Sept. 25, lining up on George Street before the doors opened, to make sure they got in.

Band members Lachy Gillespie and Anthony Field are better known as the Purple Wiggle and the Blue Wiggle, respectively, while Oliver Brian and David O'Reilly are members of The Wiggles' band. The Wiggles — the world’s top children's performers — were in St. John's for six shows at Holy Heart Theatre this week, and Gillespie, Field, Brian and O'Reilly took the opportunity to debut their side project in an adults-only show afterwards.

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Money collected from the $10 cover charge will be donated to the Janeway.

Among the songs on the Unusual Commoners' set list: “Squid Jigging Ground,” “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Dirty Old Town.”

The show was produced by Telegram reporter Tara Bradbury, who also sang two songs with the band. 

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