The Oh Boys

Chicago's Best Loved Indie Rock Trio

- unsubstaniated claim

The Oh Boys is the unlikely combination of a bass player from Alabama, a drummer from Philly and a Canadian who wears glasses.

These three singers, multi-instrumentalists and stage actors banded together to recreate the music and magic of Buddy Holly and the Crickets in a Chicago production of 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, Zachary Stevenson (BC), Shaun Whitey (AL) and Kieran McCabe (PA) had formed a sonic bond and began to write and arrange their own songs in the spirit of the early rock & rollers they embodied. The Oh Boys (a nod to the Crickets’ song) are a vintage inspired pop rock trio whose songs feature spine-tingling harmonies, inventive arrangements and stirring lyrics. Audiences are amazed at the sonic atmosphere created by just three guys. Veterans of the stage, their live show engages and entertains with a strong sense of presentation, participation and sense of humour.

"If Buddy Holly joined Weezer, they would sound like the Oh Boys"

- Zachary Stevenson

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Photos

The Bandwagon

The Bandwagon

In the garden

In the garden

The Oh Boys

The Oh Boys

Video

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

Concerts