The Confusionaires are an Edmonton, AB-based rock & roll trio that touts themselves as a ‘rockabilly band‘ and although their ties to traditional rock & roll are strong, their music and delivery are a few steps away from the early recordings of Rock & Roll. The Confusionaires are a rockabilly band for the modern era, and have more than just a firm grip on the spirit of Rock & Roll.
On the heels of guitar player & vocalist ‘Fat Dave’ Johnston’s previous band ‘The Fuzz Kings’ winding down, Dave figured it was time to turn up the heat on some musical conversations he’d had with bass player, Jayson Aschenmeier… and with a recent conversation with drummer, Adam Stark in mind about ‘on stage reckless abandon‘ in mind, it was time to make some introductions.
The formation of The Confusionaires was inevitable.
Since then, The Confusionaires have focused heavily on their live performances throughout Western Canada, and their impact has been assisted by their independently released debut album “Make A Little Mess” (June 2018), and the release of their sophomore album “From The Headache To The Heartache” (February 2020). With an energetic mixture of original music and renditions of classic songs, The Confusionaires have created a stir in the music community that has prompted them to set their sights higher, tour more, write more, and record more.
The consistently high-energy performances and musical precision that The Confusionaires deliver has created opportunities allowing them to open for numerous touring bands from Canada and The USA, opened the doors to prime placement in several festivals, and attracted the attention of fans young & old.
2020 had promised to be the busiest year yet for The Confusionaires before the world-wide ripples of COVID-19 struck the band’s home province and shut down live music opportunities. The loss of dozens of confirmed dates struck hard and forced The Confusionaires back to the planning table. Now with an altered plan, the summer of 2020 has The Confusionaires preparing to adapt to a potentially new live music landscape, and in the mean time – they head back into the studio with new material.
While doubt seems to be running wild in the music industry, there is a renewed optimism for the success of The Confusionaires.