10 things you should know about Building Pictures
1.) John Gribbin, a 24 year old from County Derry, Northern Ireland is ‘Building Pictures.’ He is the younger brother of Ciaran (Joe Echo), 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.) One of John’s songs, ‘this corner of the room’, was 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.) June 2009 saw the release of a special edition of ‘Hot Press’ magazine with a free CD of 18 tracks from Glasgowbury festival acts. “Hidden Agenda Types” from Building Pictures was track 14.
7.) 2009 also saw the release of two self recorded EP’s, both of which have received widespread airplay on Northern Irelands BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 1.
9.) 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 of Ireland.
10.) John has just released his third EP (The Closing Doors EP), to critical acclaim.