Known for magnetizing performances, chilling harmonies, and a unique style of improvisation, Detroit’s funky fusion band Act Casual has been taking over the Midwest music scene by blending the blues, funk, long instrumentals, and tight pop tunes with infectious melodies. In the last few years, the group has seen an increased following of dedicated fans that brought them from jamming in a basement to playing sold out shows at iconic venues such as Detroit’s Magic Stick, Ann Arbor’s Blind Pig, Grand Rapids’ Tip Top Deluxe, and Mount Pleasant’s Centennial Hall.
They have also made a name for themselves in the music festival circuit headlining Livestock Music Festival and performing at Ann Arbor Hash Bash, Arts Beats & Eats, Big Fam Music Festival, a Bernie Sanders rally, and many more, sharing the bill with national acts including Larry McCray, Laith al-Saadi, members of Umphrey’s McGee (Omega Moos), Spafford, Muruga Booker and Gabe Gonzalez of Parliament Funkadelic, The Werks, Magic Beans, The Nth Power, Dizgo, and The North 41.
The presence they have built on stage and throughout the Midwest is undeniable, leading to press in Rolling Stone Magazine, The Detroit Metro Times, Local Spins, The Stratton Setlist, and Music Connection Magazine. The group released three singles within the last year to the tune of over 28,000 streams on Spotify, including radio play on 101 WRIF and 90.9 WDET. The band released another single entitled “Big Doinks” on November 29th, 2022 leading up to a full album release in early 2023.