January 2021

Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Ben Hughey

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

What’s your sign?
My zodiac sun sign (the main sign) is Virgo; my moon sign is Sagittarius; and my rising sign is Capricorn.

Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic?
“Eleventh Earl of Mar” by Genesis. Early Genesis deserves way more attention.

Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan?
“Your voice sounds like thunder.” I don’t know what that means or even if it’s good or bad, but I like it.

What do you sing in the shower?
“Rubber Duckie Song” from Sesame Street.

Favorite cereal?
Honey Bunches of Oats with bananas and oat milk.

What is your favorite piece to perform?
“Head over Heels” by Tears for Fears.

At what venue do you most like to perform?
Big Bamboo. I love the atmosphere, and I get to play outside on the porch overlooking Coligny.

Most requested song at shows?
“Old Man” by Neil Young

First concert you attended?
KISS, when I was nine years old! I painted my face as Paul Stanley.

Favorite artist(s)?
Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, M83, Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós

Place you go to get away from it all?
Nature and novels. Reading is teleporting to another world in your brain.

Do you tweet, gram, or book?
Yes. IG: omni.sun; FB: Omni Sun; Twitter: benhughey52

Finish this verse as if it were the hook of a song: “Sally went down to the bayou…”
To drink some moonshine with her gator friends.

Who would star as you in the epic retelling of your life on film?
Elon Musk or Idris Elba, for sure.

First instrument you learned to play?
The acoustic guitar, when I was eight years old.

Song you were thrilled to finally master?
“Kung Fu Fighting” … yes, “Kung Fu Fighting.”

What do you wish you knew more about?
I wish I knew more about ancient civilizations like the Incas in Peru and the ancient Egyptians.

What animal do you most identify with?
A bird. Any flying and singing bird really, but I do have a sparrow tattooed on my left arm.

If you got super-famous and had to change your name, what would your new name be?
The Panda King.

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