GRAHAM HOPKINS - DRUMS (Glen Hansard, Dolores O'Riordan, and many more) for $180

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GRAHAM HOPKINS - DRUMS (Glen Hansard, Dolores O'Riordan, and many more) for $180

Known as one of the most influential Irish drummers of his generation, Graham Hopkins has played on three grammy-nominated albums.
Hopkins was raised to the sounds of Dixieland jazz and has been playing drums since his early childhood.
His father Des is a respected jazz drummer.

Graham left school to join Irish rock band My Little Funhouse in 1993. After releasing their debut album the band toured heavily supporting such bands as Guns N' Roses and The Ramones amongst others. Graham then lived in LA for 2 years and recorded a second album for Geffen before the band imploded

He was then invited to join popular Northern Irish punk-rock band Therapy? in 1996. Graham recorded 3 albums and released a greatest hits album, and toured non-stop while in the band.
Therapy? sold over 2 million albums worldwide.

Feeling uninspired by the musical direction of Therapy, Graham left the band in January 2002 and was immediately asked to tour with Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes, supporting her Mercury Music Prize album Night On My Side

Graham played on the soundtrack to the popular Irish Oscar winning musical 'Once'. He drummed on several of the songs with Glen Hansard of The Frames and Marketa Irglova. The Swell Season which featured Hansard, Irglova and members of The Frames toured non-stop from 2008, headlining all over the globe from Sydney Opera House, and Hollywood Bowl to the Royal Albert Hall.
And he then toured globally with Glen Hansard on his three very successful solo albums

Graham has always been kept busy drumming on numerous albums, both Irish and internationally with artists such as Rosanne Cash, Tom Jones, Snow Patrol, Dolores O'Riordan, Rhiannon Giddens, Divine Comedy and many more.

Some producers I've worked with :

Bill Price ( The Clash, Sex Pistols)
Joe Barresi ( Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer)
Steve Albini ( Nirvana, Pixies)
Chris Sheldon ( Foo Fighters, Radiohead)
Joe Henry ( Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello)
Head ( PJ Harvey, Massive Attack)
Jack Endino ( Nirvana, SoundgardenPeter Katis ( The National, Mercury Rev)
Jim Tullio ( John Martyn, Levon Helm)
Patrick Dillett ( David Byrne, The B-52's )
Stephen Fitzmaurice ( Sting, Depeche Mode)
Ruadhri Cushnan ( U2, Mumford & Sons)

Endorsements :
Ludwig Drums
Zildjian Cymbals
Aquarian Heads
Vic Firth Sticks

Studio equip :
Logic Pro X
So many mics
Too many snares & cymbals

A short mix of 4 songs that I've played on, from different artists...

1. When Your Mind's Made Up - Soundtrack to the Grammy Nominated movie 'Once' ( Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova ) 2. Dolores O'Riordan - Ectasy ( from solo album 'Are You Listening?' ) 3. Therapy? - Big Cave In ( from album 'Suicide Pact - You First' ) 4. The Frames - Song for Someone ( from album 'The Cost' )
  • A short mix of 4 songs that I've played on, from different artists...

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