GRAHAM HOPKINS

GRAHAM HOPKINS

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: December 20, 1975
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Band: Therapy?, My Little Funhouse, Halite
Genres: Rock, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge, Heavy Metal
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician
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Biography

 
 
Graham Hopkins was born in Dublin, but was raised in Clane, County Kildare, Ireland. Growing up, Graham Hopkins was surrounded by music and began playing the drums at around age four or five.

In 1993, Graham Hopkins left school to join the Irish band, My Little Funhouse. The bad signed with Geffen and toured in support of their debut album, Standunder. They hit the tour circuit in the United States for about a year and supported Guns N' Roses and The Ramones. After the tour, the band settled into Los Angeles and recorded two more albums before eventually splitting up.

The Northern Irish band Therapy? invited Graham to join them in 1996. Graham Hopkins toured the globe, recorded three albums, and released a greatest hits album with Therapy? until he left the band in 2002.

Graham Hopkins went on to work with Gemma Hayes and Halite (his own project), which has toured with Feeder and The Thrills. Halite has also opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Foo Fighters. Graham worked with Irish acts like The Frames, David Kitt, Mundy, Josh Ritter, Alphastates, Ann Scott, Pugwash, and many more.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1999 Dance the Devil The Frames
2000 So Much for the Ten Year Plan: A Retrospective 1990-2000 Therapy?
2001 Shameless Therapy?
2001 Turbonegro Tribute: Alpha Various Artists
2004 Me & My Love David Kitt
2005 Burn the Maps The Frames
2005 Jollity Pugwash
2006 Cake Sale The Cake Sale
2006 Not Fade Away David Kitt
2006 Stay Awhile Paula Toledo
2007 Once Original Soundtrack
2009 Trict Joy Swell Season
 

Noise

 
 
  • In 2007, Graham had a seizure onstage while performing at the House of Blues in Los Angeles with Dolores O'Riordan.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Aquarian
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Percussion:  
Sticks: Vic Firth
 
 

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