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 has played on three grammy-nominated albums. Hopkins was raised to the sounds of Dixieland jazz, his father Des Hopkins is a respected jazz drummer.
Graham has been playing drums since his earl...
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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 has played on three grammy-nominated albums. Hopkins was raised to the sounds of Dixieland jazz, his father Des Hopkins is a respected jazz drummer.
Graham has been playing drums since his early childhood.

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 & The Ramones amongst others. Graham then lived in LA for 2 years & 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 & 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 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 & members of The Frames toured non-stop from 2008, headlining all over the globe from Sydney Opera House, & Hollywood Bowl to the 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 & internationally with artists such as Rosanne Cash, Tom Jones, Snow Patrol, Dolores O'Riordan & many more.

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
DW Hardware

Studio Gear:

Logic Pro X
Audient ASP880
Audient id22
various outboard
Shure, AKG, EV, Sennheiser, Røde & other mics
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