'Getting To Know...'

Kenneth Coyne (aka Bushy) of The Brno Chairs

Kenneth Coyne (aka Bushy).

Kenneth Coyne (aka Bushy).

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Having pints of the local brew in a quaint old English pub.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

If Cream was a single person, it’d be him/it.

Which living person do you most admire?

Paul Scholes.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I indulge in pointless bouts of regret from time to time.

What is your greatest extravagance?

A really (really!! ) expensive bottle of beer at Christmas.

What is your favourite journey?

To Albi in France with the family at any time.

On what occasion do you lie?

There is always a diplomatic way of saying stuff, even about Santa!

Which living person do you most despise?

I try not to let myself feel that emotion. It’s hard these days though.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Wife and kids.

When and where were you happiest?

Apologies to the above, but it has to be c9:43pm, Wednesday May 26, 1999, in The Snug Bar.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To drum like a young Ginger Baker.

What is your current state of mind?


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Singing on stage.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

A great white shark.

What is your most treasured possession?

A 12-string acoustic guitar from my wife, Agnès. This is what I used when I first sang on stage.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


What is your favourite occupation?

Musician or footballer (one who doesn’t dive! )

What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Kenneth Coyne, The Brno Chairs

Hilary Mantel, Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings.

What is your motto?

Keep learning.

Kenneth Coiyne (aka Bushy ) is a Galway musician and songwriter and leader of the band, The Brno Chairs’, whose debut albums Alpha/Beta can be downloaded/streamed via thebrnochairs1.bandcamp.com/releases


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