From Coldplay to Oldplay: Guy Berryman becomes antiques dealer

Not content with travelling the world with an internationally popular rock band, nor with funding a village cricket team in rural Gloucestershire, Coldplay’s bass player Guy Berryman’s latest venture sees him trying to break into the antiques business. You can discuss this story at the Coldplay forum here onwards [thanks iriden]

The Sun reports that Guy has launched a company with his brother Mark, a former chef, called Berryman’s Antiques. Mark Berryman lives in Sweden and his role is to locate and restore Scandinavian antiques, before the brothers ship the items, which include tables, chairs and cabinets, to the UK to be sold over the internet. A source was quoted as saying, “Their stuff sells for anything from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand.”


Dealing in antiques is not the only extra-curricular activity Guy Berryman has been dabbling in, with it emerging last week that the bassist agreed to sponsor cricket team Slaughters Utd with the rest of the band.

He has also been busy with Apparatjik, a musical project of Berryman’s that includes members of Mew and A-ha, who recently released a free EP available for download and re-release their album ‘We Are Here’ via iTunes on June 15.