Quickfire Questions #55: Joey Haynes of Bear’s Den

By on Wednesday, 16th October 2013 at 11:00 am

Joey Haynes of Communion signees Bear’s Den plays guitar *and* banjo (yep, sounds like Communion Records) and he’s been very kind, answering our Quickfire Questions. Can someone please tell me what the deal is with Leonard Cohen? I’ll not reveal any more of his answers; you’ll have to read on to learn more about Joey’s musical upbringing and faves…

What song is your earliest musical memory?
I remember listening to Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ while very young.

What was your favourite song as a child?
The first album I bought was Europe’s “The Final Countdown” (at the age of 4), and I thought the song ‘Ninja Survive. was pretty badass.

What song makes you laugh?
Most songs by R Kelly.

What song makes you cry?
‘In My Life’ by The Beatles.

What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
Hm, maybe ‘The Actor’ by Michael Learns To Rock or ‘To Be With You’ by Mr. Big. [Mr. Big? That takes me back! – Ed.]

What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
I think ‘Ohio’ by Crosby, Stills and Nash is a really powerful embodiment of anger in music. Bach always calms me down.

Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
So many. Maybe “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” by Maschwitz/Sherwin or ‘With God on our side’ by Bob Dylan?

Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Leonard Cohen.

If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
I’d probably be an academic of some persuasion. Something to do with language or philosophy, most likely.

If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why? (Sorry, but double albums do not count.)
Maybe ‘Opus Blue’ by Catriona MacDonald and Ian Lowthian. It’s an album I never get tired of listening to. It’s an album overflowing with musical vitality, fantastic melodies and infectious rhythms.

Many thanks to Joey for answering our questions and Ellie for sorting this for us here at TGTF. Cheers!

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11:01 am
16th October 2013

New post: Quickfire Questions #55: Joey Haynes of Bear’s Den @bearsdenmusic tells us about his musical upbringing: http://t.co/qmW3M3wojL

11:44 am
16th October 2013

Quickfire Questions #55: Joey Haynes of Bear’s Den @bearsdenmusic @CommunionMusic: http://t.co/qmW3M3wojL

[…] provided by band members Joey Haynes (who recently answered editor Mary’s Quickfire Questions here) and Kevin Jones are similarly effective, adding depth to the sound where the lyrics demand it.  […]

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