The Brief Encounter Podcast with Johnny Boyle

Ep.18 with Irish Drummer Graham Hopkins(part 2)

March 05, 2021 The Brief Encounter Podcast Season 1 Episode 18
The Brief Encounter Podcast with Johnny Boyle
Ep.18 with Irish Drummer Graham Hopkins(part 2)
Show Notes

Hey Folks,

This is part 2 of a conversation that started with Graham back in September 2019.
On this podcast we pick up from 2002 where Graham was playing with Gemma Hayes and formed his own band Halite.

We discuss his time with Glen Hansard after winning the Oscar back in 2008 with the song Falling Slowly from the film Once. Both myself an Graham played on this Soundtrack and it was great to see Glen finally get the recognition he deserved along with Marketa Irglova.

Both myself and Graham have shared drumming duties with The Frames, Q - Colm Querney, Pugwash and Lir.

Hopkins was born in Dublin and was brought up in Clane, County Kildare in a musical family (his father, Des being a jazz drummer). He was surrounded by music from an early age and began playing the drums at approximately four or five years old. In 1993, he left school to join My Little Funhouse, a band from County Kilkenny. The band had already released their debut album Standunder on Geffen Records, when Graham joined. The band toured for about a year in support of the album, mainly in the United States. Tours included support to Guns N' Roses and The Ramones amongst others. The band then lived in Los Angeles and recorded a second album for Geffen before imploding.


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