Best Boy Grip
Derry, County Derry
Eoin O'Callaghan is the man and the voice behind 'Best Boy Grip'. He is a talented singer/songwriter who hails from Derry / L'derry. Best Boy Grip's debut EP 'Barbara' was released to critical acclaim. Best Boy Grip recently supported Pete Doherty in Derry's Nerve Center as well as Bronagh Gallagher and her band in Whelan's, Dublin and the OhYeah in Belfast. Best Boy Grip have recently had numerous plays on BBC Introducing - Radio 1, BBC Across The Line, BBC Electric Mainline, BBC Gerry Anderson, BBC Mark Patterson and Belfast's Blast 106.
'I highly suggest you get this band into your life' - BBC Across The Line
'Jaunty, motivated and fearlessly original, the name Best Boy Grip is on everyone's lips and with good reason.' - Brian Coney, Au Magazine.
'lovely melody, some plaintive piano chords and alarming surprises inside. That was certainly an aspect of the recent 'Barbara' EP and it's a reason why we're expecting ace developments in 2012.' - Stuart Bailie, BBC
For one man and his piano, the tracks are massive sounding pop songs, unbelievably instant, fun and welcoming. - Rigsy, BBC Across The Line
‘Calling to mind the work of national treasure Neil Hannon, Best Boy Grip’s is intelligent, literate pop...'Barbara' is faultless...It has very little to do with the world of contemporary pop music, and it’s all the better for it. - Steven Rainey, Culture Northern Ireland
'Barbara is just pure melodic genius and personally it's been a long time since I have heard such an inviting EP, from any artist' - Dorothy Lawrence, CLASH Magazine
'A refreshing honesty shines through every note, whether he’s coating the songs in layers of metaphor or not, and there is something so direct and pure about his performance that he repeatedly hits the emotional target again and again. Factor in an incredible voice and a warmhearted approach to performing, and Best Boy Grip suddenly seems like a contender for one of the most promising artists to emerge from this country in quite some time.' - Steven Rainey, BBC ATL