GRAHAM HOPKINS

SESSION DRUMMER / GLEN HANSARD

GRAHAM HOPKINS on SoundBetter

I am a Dublin based session drummer. My main goal is to always play for your song.. musically, lyrically, stylistically, eclectically & dynamically. I have played on 3 Grammy nominated albums & many more platinum selling, award winning albums. I started playing drums at a very young age, as my father is a professional trad jazz drummer.

I've recorded with artists such as Glen Hansard, the Oscar-winning Swell Season,The Frames, Snow Patrol, Therapy?, Rosanne Cash, Tom Jones, Dolores O’Riordan and many popular Irish artists.

I've been fortunate to have worked with a plethora of award winning producers, who I've learned so much from over the years, including Joe Henry, Peter Katis, Steve Albini, Joe Barresi, Bill Price, Head, Jack Endino, Ruadhri Cushnan & many more.

I always like to play for and with the song.

Always a difficult question, but if I'm ever asked my favourite or most influential drummers, I usually say names like Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Steve Ferrone, Jim Gordan, Jeff Porcaro, Jay Bellerose, John Bonham & several more.

Supporting the song and groove is my aim.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Graham Hopkins
  • Various
  • Therapy?
  • Therapy?
  • The Frames
  • Therapy?
  • Therapy?
  • Therapy?
  • Various
  • Therapy?
  • Gemma Hayes
  • Gemma Hayes
  • Jape
  • The Frames
  • Autamata
  • Pugwash (2)
  • Boss Volenti
  • Boss Volenti
  • Boss Volenti
  • The Frames
  • David Kitt
  • The Cake Sale
  • Therapy?
  • Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
  • Pugwash (2)
  • The Swell Season
  • Q*, Stano
  • Bronagh Gallagher
  • Therapy?
  • Caitríona O'Leary
  • Glen Hansard
  • The Frames
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire
  • Glen Hansard
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Glen Hansard
  • Snow Patrol And The Saturday Songwriters
  • David Keenan (3)
  • Glen Hansard
  • Interference (6)
  • Therapy?
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Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova, Dolores O'Riordan, Therapy?

I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

We can work out one revision per song. I'll record the song a second time, if required.
I will provide an mp3 rough mix and after approval the full quality WAV files will be sent.

GenresSounds Like
  • Glen Hansard
  • The Frames
  • Dolores O'Riordan
Gear Highlights
  • Drum Endorsements : Zildjian Cymbals
  • Ludwig Drums
  • Vic Firth sticks
  • Aquarian Drumheads
  • DW Hardware
  • SKB cases. Studio Equipment : Logic Pro X
  • Audient ASP880
  • Audient id22 & other outboard equip. Shure
  • AKG
  • EV
  • Sennheiser
  • WAAM Audio mics
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