Casual Confusion's members are all natives of Minneapolis beggining with Colin Hodges, an explosive triple threat by writing, singing, and playing guitar on all tracks. With every song Colin has the ability to create a new and fresh sound because of his always evolving lyrics, delivery, and execution style. As the son of legendary "Johnny Hodges" who played with the top artists on the Motown Label in its hay (Temptations, Marvin Gaye, currently with The Spinners) Colin explains, "He is partially responsible for my musical style and the diversity of my influences from Hendrix to Herbie Hancock." Colin's versatility cannot be overlooked!
As a resident of the drums for more than ten years and student of music for life, Zach Dennison delivers creative concepts that serve as the platform for Casual Confusion to craft it's sound. Zach established himself as an expert musician at a young age developing a precise ear for rhythm and musical form making him a driving force for Casual Confusion. Influenced maily by Jon Bonham and Keith Moon, "Zach is the rhythm and flow creator or leader for us; his choice of the beat is our inspiration," expressed Hodges. His timing, creative fills, and variety of range molds our sound.
On bass, Mike Hayostek (Haddy), is in charge of bringing the funk to the table. Haddy possesses a flexibility allowing him to play the subdued role on one track and the next moment a stand out role making him more recognizable. Haddy is comfortable wearing either hat. All in all, with the right amount of each ingredient, Casual Confusion's finished product is 'Gourmet Music'.
With influences blurring all musical genres, Casual Confusion offers something for all listeners to connect with. Casual Confusion's music is the result of a seamless balance of Rock and Soul music, with songs lyrically rooted in being socially conscience and true to one's self. Casual Confusion finds their musical motivation in witnessing the condition of the world today and experiencing the ups and downs that all artists endure on their journey to be heard. By providing distinctive and smooth projecting vocals, on point and accurate production, and creatively thought out instrumental arrangements; Casual Confusion aims to puncture the ear with personal truth, lyrical relevance, and volume.