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 humor, spectacle, and spontaneity.
MONDAY, JUNE 26 @ 7:00 PM Central
Limited capacity! This in-person concert will sell out.
Zachary Stevenson, Shaun Whitley, and Kieran McCabe banded together in 2018 to reproduce the music and magic of Buddy Holly and the Crickets in our production of Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story. After nearly 100 sell-out performances, the show went on to win 5 Joseph Jefferson Awards including Musical, Ensemble, and Lead Performance.
When the production closed, the partnership of these three “Crickets” evolved into an original band that they named The Oh Boys in tribute the Crickets’ song. Their debut EP, “Listen to the Oh Boys” was released on all streaming platforms May 6th, 2023 and is now available on Bandcamp.
ZACHARY STEVENSON he/him (performer) is a proud Ensemble member at American Blues Theater. He is an award-winning actor, musician and writer. Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Zachary has been coined a “dead ringer for dead singers” by the Victoria Times Colonist for his portrayals of Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Phil Ochs, and roles based on Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. In 2018, Zachary won the Jeff Award in Chicago for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical) for the Buddy Holly Story, a role he’s honed in more than a dozen productions of across Canada and the United States. Other acting highlights include Hair, Urinetown, Assassins, and Company. Zachary has produced and recorded five independent albums and tours frequency as a musician. He’s been featured as an original artist at countless festivals including the Ottawa Folk Fest, Blue Skies Festival, Summerfolk, Winterfolk (Toronto), Folk Alliance (Memphis, Ottawa and Kansas City), and the Ottawa Blues Festival. He shares a Toronto Virgin Radio songwriting award with songwriting partner, Jeff Bryant, for their song “The Man on Radio”. Zachary is also active as a music director on productions such as Ring of Fire and Million Dollar Quartet. He is currently writing a new one-man show based on the life of folksinger, Phil Ochs entitled Louder Than the Guns.
SHAUN WHITLEY he/him (performer) is an actor, musician (guitar, bass, violin, piano, mandolin), composer, and Jeff-nominated music director in Chicago who has worked with Chicago Shakespeare, Marriott Lincolnshire, Drury Lane – Oakbrook, American Blues, and TUTA, to name a few. At the Chicago’s Apollo Theater, he performed as Carl Perkins in Chicago’s longest running Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet. He plays bass and sings with Chicago-based ragtime/rock (sometimes a-billy)/barbershop trio band, The Oh Boys. During the morning hours you can find him sharing music with his kids in my program, Sing Out! with Mr Shaun, at preschools in Chicagoland. He has a beautiful wife and two lovely children who make everyday an adventure.
KIERAN MCCABE he/him (performer) is a Chicago-based actor and musician. This year, he released his first album “squid kid” from his solo recording project, Pinnings. Listen to the album on spotify or any streaming service now! He wrote, recorded, and produced the entire album on garageband on his iPhone. It’s 35 minutes of wily indie-rock songwriting and lo-fi warmth. He’s also so proud to have released “Listen to The Oh Boys” which you can listen to anywhere. Theatre credits include – Buddy Holly in Buddy at the Marriott Theatre, Drew Boley in Rock of Ages at the Paramount Theatre, Fluke in Million Dollar Quartet (directed by Hunter Foster) at the Ogunquit Playhouse, and shows with American Blues Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and more. He’s grateful to be spending his summer playing the music of Buddy Holly and to be spending his time making music, theatre, and art with friends. Represented by Big Mouth Talent in Chicago.