Common Sense is an American reggae and alternative rock band from Orange County, California. They are known for playing in the Mercury Mariner commercial. Since their formation in 1987, they have released five albums under their own label, Common Sense Records. They perform periodically at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, and have, in the past, been members of the summer music and sports festival, Warped Tour.
They are also known for making the Chicago rapper formerly known as Common Sense, change his name to Common over legal issues.
Nick Hernandez – vocals
Billy Sherman – guitar/keyboard
Phil Gough – guitar
Larry Young – bass guitar
Rock Deadric – drums, percussion
Dean Butterworth – drums
Jai Vatuk – guitar/keyboard
Steve Dillard – trumpet/flugelhorn/and Nick's Daddy
Drew Hester - drums