The Oh Boys

"Chicago's Best Loved Indie Rock Trio"*

Buddy Holly meets Weezer.

This Chicago-based trio is a vintage inspired pop rock powerhouse whose songs feature tight harmonies, inventive arrangements and poignant lyrics. Audiences are amazed at the sound produced by just three guys. Veterans of the stage, their live show engages and entertains with a sense of humour, spectacle and spontaneity.

Zachary Stevenson (BC), Shaun Whitey (AL) and Kieran McCabe (PA) banded together in 2018 to reproduce the music and magic of Buddy Holly and the Crickets in a Chicago production of "Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story". After nearly 100 sell-out performances, the show went on to win 5 Chicago Theatre Awards including Best Musical, Best Ensemble and Best Lead Performance.

By the time the production closed, these three multi-instrumentalists and songwriters had formed an unbreakable sonic bond and named their original band the Oh Boys in tribute the Crickets' song. Their debut EP, "Listen to the Oh Boys" is scheduled for release this October, 2022.


*unsubstantiated claim


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The Bandwagon

The Bandwagon

In the garden

In the garden

The Oh Boys

The Oh Boys


Press / Reviews

“…it’s frankly hard to imagine a better Buddy; Stevenson’s all-in performance will stick with you and not fade away.” 

-Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

Press review #2

“Stevenson – a bravura performer who is the spittin’ image of the character he plays, and who possesses the voice, moves, guitar licks and irresistible energy of the “original” – is proof that Buddy Holly lives.” 

-Heidi Weiss, WTTW Chicago

Press review #4


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