SONGWRITER & PRODUCER
Amelia Records, Ireland
Eoin O’Callaghan is a talented songwriter/producer who hails from Derry, N.Ireland. He releases music under three main guises; Best Boy Grip, Elma Orkestra and Wake America. All three enjoy airplay across the BBC including Radio 1, Radio 6Music and Radio Ulster. Eoin has recorded many radio/tv performances including BBC Arts Extra, BBC 6Music and RTE’s Other Voices. Eoin has performed with The Ulster Orchestra on two occasions, in BBC live broadcasts. Orchestral arrangements of his songs were played by the orchestra while he performed at the piano. Described by critics as “fearlessly original”, Eoin has had three singles from his debut Best Boy Grip album being awarded 'Track of The Week' on BBC 6Music and his debut Wake America release was discussed on 'Steve Lamacq's Round Table', scoring a very respectable 8/10. Fans at 6 Music include Lauren Lavern, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq.
Eoin’s latest project, Elma Orkestra, sees Eoin delving into the world of contemporary sound production, post-rock and electronica. He has released two teaser tracks to radio producers so far, and both have received huge accolade. Elma Orkestra's first ever gig was a live studio performance on Radio Ulster's Soundscapes. The project is unique in its nature, helped by an all analog recording process including a refurbished analog tape machine, DIY tape echos/stomp boxes and analog synths. The debut record 'Flutter, Part 1' will be released via Amelia Records later in the year and Eoin has plans to form a collaboration with a visual artist/film maker so that the album can be experience in its fullest potential.
“Talking of startling and outstanding, here is a track that I promise you, if Joni Mitchell released it as her next single it would be hailed by Rolling stone and Pitchfork as major return to form. This is the extraordinary N. Ireland artist Eoin O'Callaghan... An absolutely stunning, genuinely exceptional songwriter”
- BBC 6 Music, Tom Robinson
“Yeah, it’s my single of the week…It was the lyrics that really got me from the outset”
- BBC 6Music, Steve Lamacq
“You're all going to love this...it’s going to be your bag. You need to have this guy in your life”
- BBC 6Music, Lauren Lavern