Five Minutes With: Calgary Rock & Roll Band Confusionaires

We’re Confusionaires, and we’re a trio from Edmonton that started out as a rockabilly band but has managed to punch our way out of that box over the course of 3 full-length albums and 2 EPs. We’ve evolved into a twangy rock & roll band with a heavy roots/country influence… but we hit it pretty hard. We are prolific song crafters and are right at home in the studio, but we’ve also played extensively in Alberta, and are focused on spreading out into BC and Saskatchewan and beyond.



Davey Johnston – Confusionaires


Rock & Roll



# of Albums:


Latest Album:


Latest Single:

Everybody Wants What They Can’t Have

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Buddy Holly

Favourite musician now:

Marty Stuart

Guilty pleasure song:

There is no guilt… but we’ll go with Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Live show ritual:

Pre-show Yoga Stretching

Favourite local musician:

Pete Turland

EP or LP?:


Early bird or night owl?

Both, unfortunately

Road or studio?

Mainly studio… but I love them both

Any shows or albums coming up?

Our latest Album “Westernization”

Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Instagram | Youtube


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

The Moth

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Groat Road… it feels like it’s part of a race track, and it connects with River Valley Road, making it a good central stretch with no traffic lights for about 5km

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Victoria Park, near the river. Sometimes it feels like you’ve left the city when you’re just outside downtown.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Starlite Room

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Long & McQuade



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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.