GRAHAM HOPKINS - DRUMS Glen Hansard, Snow Patrol, Dolores ORiordan, Therapy, 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 & has been playing drums since his early childhood. His father Des being a respected jazz drummer.
Graham left school to join Irish band My Little Funhouse in 1993. After releasing their debut album the band toured heavily supporting such bands as Guns N' Roses & The Ramones amongst others. Graham then lived in LA for 2 years & recorded a second album for Geffen Records before the band imploded.
He was then invited to join popular Northern Irish punk-rock band Therapy? in 1996. Graham recorded 3 albums & released a greatest hits album, & 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 & 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 'Oscar Award' winning musical 'Once'. He drummed on several of the songs with Glen Hansard of The Frames & 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 & Hollywood Bowl, to London's Royal Albert Hall.
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 & 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, Soundgarden)
Peter 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)
Aquarian Drum Heads
Vic Firth Drumsticks
Studio Equipment :
Logic Pro X
Various selection of microphones
Too many drums, snares & cymbals
Lots of percussion
A short mix of 4 songs that I've played on, from different artists...
- A short mix of 4 songs that I've played on, from different artists...