10 things you should know about Building Pictures
1.) John Gribbin, a 25 year old from County Derry, Northern Ireland is ‘Building Pictures.’ He is the younger brother of Ciaran Gribbin, a Grammy nominated songwriter.
2.) The Northern Ireland Music Industry Commission (NIMIC) in 2008 selected John to write music under the guidance of established songwriters like Iain Archer (Snow Patrol co-writer) and Eleanor McEvoy (a co-writer of the best selling album in Irelands history).
3.) Since then his music has found its ways onto television, with ‘this corner of the room’ being selected for the soundtracks of ‘Aislings Diary’ on RTE1 television in Ireland, and ‘Flat Mates,’ for RTP, Portugal’s leading public broadcast channel.
4.) Two songs of Johns, “I’m Serious” and “The Good Will Out” were used on the soundtrack of an online series by Newsweek.com entitled ‘The District,’ which parodied Obama’s first 100 days as U.S president. Check out episode 8 on youtube!
5.) John provided backing vocals on the soundtrack of British film ‘Heartless’, released early 2010 starring Jim Sturgess (Lead role in hit film ‘21’).
6.) By the end of 2010 John had released 3 self recorded EP’s, all of which have received widespread airplay on Northern Irelands BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 1.
7.) John spent the summer of 2009 in New York City gigging with his new found Brooklyn band mates, and also made time to co-write some new songs with established pop writers who have penned songs for the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Robbie Williams.
8.) In recent months John was chosen by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) to be a guest artist on their tour of schools throughout Ireland to give young people guidance with song writing, with Building Pictures also headlining a date on the IMRO Showcase tour.
9.) Just recently Building Pictures performed at the opening of the New York Cinemagic Film Festival, an event hosted by renowned actor and fellow countryman, Liam Neeson.
10.) John currently resides in Brooklyn where he has been busy performing and recording new music. A fifth EP from Building Pictures will be ready very soon.