Common Ancestor

Common Ancestor

 Port Orchard, Washington, USA
BandRockFunk

A blend of rock,funk, reggae and blues. We describe our style as J'roc (pronounced jarock) We have a heavy Jamaican influence that rocks. The music and the musicians are very uplifting and positive. Our intent is to reach one listener at a time with this universal language.The sky is the limit. LOVE

Biography

Influences are Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Richie Havens and Otis Redding.

What sets us apart from other bands are the diverse influences that each band member brings to the music. Some of the influences are jazz, rock, funk, blues, latin and reggae.

Common Ancestor is the brain child of front man Clive Stewart. The Jamaican born Stewart is the singer, song writer, producer and rhythm guitarist of the band. Clive embarked on the music scene in the early 1990's as a BMI recording artist. His music has been an inspiration to many as he continues to share the love one listener at a time. Blending the sounds of the islands with good old American Rock n Roll he continues to perfect his style which he so named “J’Roc”. Clive is also involved in several solo projects and has performed in many venues in the Pacific Northwest. He has made several recordings and gained some radio air time. In 2007 he had the privilege of opening for country great Crystal Gayle.
Common Ancestor has been a mainstay at many venues in the Pacific Northwest and continues to rock with a vengeance.

Discography

Our debut Cd is entitled "Pivotal" and is available on Itunes, Amazon and other media. We do have tracks that are streaming and available.

Set List

COMMON ANCESTOR SET LIST
1. J’ROC
2. HIGHER GROUND
3. EVERYBODY FUNK
4. IS THIS LOVE
5. JAMMIN
6. NO WOMAN NO CRY
7. YOU GOT ME
8. ROUND IN CIRCLES
9. CROSS FIRE
10. STIR IT UP
11. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
12. AIN’T NO SUNSHINE
13. ALWAYSON THE RUN
14. SUPERSTIOUS
15. SHAKY GROUND
16. LIKE A FLOWER
17. LET LOVE RULE
18. R U GONNA GO MY WAY?
19. FLY AWAY
20. CRUEL WASTE OF TIME
21. LITTLE WING
22. GREAT USA (E)
23. GOOD TIMES
24. FREAK OUT
25. PIVOTAL
26. COMMON ANCESTOR
27. TELL ME
28. I WISH (Stevie Wonder)
29. SMOKIING GUN
30. SPOOKY
31. FEELING ALRIGHT
32. ESCALADY(Gm, Cm, B, Cm, D,E flat)
33. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
34. WONDERFUL TONIGHT
35. RED,RED WINE (UB 40)
36. THREE LITTLE BIRDS
37. ONE LOVE
38. BORN 0N THE BAYOU
39. KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR
40. EXODUS(BOB Marley)
41. ONE WAY OUT(Alman Brothers)
42. REDEMPTION SONG (ACOUSTIC)
43. USE ME
44. RIDE (E)(Latin feel)