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GRIM is Laurence McDaid; a Derry-based singer/songwriter and producer renowned for his eclectic mix of Blues, Soul, Electronica, Rock, Jazz and Stomp. Finding success in his early career, through the support of the ever-respected Stephen McCauley of Electric Mainline on Radio Foyle/Ulster, he has gone on to be featured on Across the line and, in turn, as one of Rigsy’s one’s to watch in 2013; an article written for the Daily Mirror. The aforementioned support gained the wider attention of the BBC Introducing team and warranted a nomination for an exclusive place in the prestigious BBC Introducing Master-class in Belfast. His live shows mix his taste for old-fashioned music and unique, contemporary performance and have invited comparisons to Tom Waits and Beck.
Most recently, this year, GRIM has been involved in the Other Voices music trail in his home town of Derry in a venue he was unaccustomed to; where he, none-the-less, won over the regulars and newcomers so much so that he was featured in the festival's review in three regional Northern Ireland newspapers.
In 2012 he was included in an emerging talent showcase as part of the first acclaimed Culturetech festival, via which he garnered the attention of Radio Ulster.
Shortly before his inclusion in the Culturetech festival he was named as a representative of Derry's emerging talent in a showcase by the Nerve Centre; it was because of this performance that he achieved his place in both the Culturetech and Other Voices festivals.

"The most idiosyncratic, unique act in Northern Ireland right now. The only one doing what he's doing." - Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster.

"GRIM. There's just nobody that sounds remotely close to his diminished musings. A major talent in minor keys; Grim treads the back roads that formulaic musicians are afraid to wander. A very exciting prospect for the future." – Daveit Ferris, Chordblossom.

"It's meets Rock meets Jazz with Indie electronic undertones." - Aoife White, The Derry News.

"Most of the world is GRIM." - Karl Pilkington