GRAHAM HOPKINS

Session Drummer

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My main goal is to always play for the song, both musically & lyrically. I have played on 3 Grammy nominated albums. I've been fortunate to have worked with a plethora of award winning producers, who I've learned so much from, including Joe Barresi, Joe Henry, Peter Katis, Steve Albini, Bill Price, Chris Sheldon, Head, Jack Endino & many more.

Known as one of the most influential Irish drummers of his generation, Graham Hopkins was raised to the sounds of trad jazz and has been playing drums since his early childhood.... His father being a professional jazz drummer.
Graham has played alongside artists such as Glen Hansard, the Oscar-winning Swell Season & The Frames. Other artists that Graham has toured and recorded with include Snow Patrol, Therapy?, Rosanne Cash, Tom Jones, Dolores O’Riordan and many more.
Graham has played on three Grammy-nominated albums & headlined venues all over the globe from Sydney Opera House & Hollywood Bowl, to London's Royal Albert Hall.
"His unique, free approach to playing, taste and discipline ensure he is in constant demand as a recording / studio drummer."

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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
  • various outboard
  • Shure
  • AKG
  • EV
  • Sennheiser
  • WAAM Audio
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