GRAHAM HOPKINS

SESSION DRUMMER / GLEN HANSARD

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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.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

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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