Hi folks
My main goal is to always play for the song, both musically & lyrically.

Here's my bio & other info.


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

Graham left school to join Irish ...
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Hi folks
My main goal is to always play for the song, both musically & lyrically.

Here's my bio & other info.


Known as one of the most influential Irish drummers of his generation, Graham Hopkins was raised to the sounds of Dixieland jazz and has been playing drums since his early childhood.
His father Des Hopkins 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 Glen Hansard, Marketa 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 and many more.

Graham has played on three grammy-nominated albums.

Producers I've worked with :

Bill Price ( The Clash, Sex Pistols

Joe Barresi ( Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer

Chris Sheldon ( Foo Fighters, Radiohead

Head ( PJ Harvey, Massive Attack

Jack Endino ( Nirvana, Soundgarden

Steve Albini ( Nirvana, Pixies

Peter Katis ( The National, Mercury Rev

Joe Henry ( Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello

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
SKB Cases
Too many snare drums

Studio equip. :
Logic Pro X
Audient
EV mics
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