If We Were Kings
Kyron Bourke is a second cousin of the great Irish writer Brendan Behan. When he is not behind the piano and microphone with the Strangles he is most likely painting. He is a respected artist and galleries continue to exhibit his unique work. The Strangels came about when Kyron joined with Philip Kampff and Cormac O'Kane on song writing sessions. In the summer of 2007 the strangles started to play live in the Black Box in Belfast. Kyron and Cormac along with new band members Feargal on Drums, Bernard on Bass and Ryan & Con on Guitars started to perform the original songs to an ever increasing fan base. Cormac O'Kane who had been developing the sound based on the early song writing sessions started to produce the band in his own Belfast recording studio. So far they have released two songs Walking My Dog & Hanging On The Ground. The name Strangels is derived from a Tom Waits song 'The Ocean Doesn't Want Me Today' based on a word Tom's daughter dreamed up by cleverly combining the words 'strange angels'.