Irish singer/songwriter David Hopkins launched his music career with the critically acclaimed rock outfit Lir. The group signed to What Are Records and released Magico, Magico, which went to #1 on the alternative album charts and scored a top ten hit, "In A Day," penned by Hopkins. After intense rounds of touring in the U.K., Europe and North America, Lir succumbed to tensions and illness in the band, allowing Hopkins to take a brief respite in New York.
After a move to San Francisco, Hopkins renewed his interest in touring. This quickly led to a stint with The Who, playing keyboards on the 2001 Quadrophenia Tour. Not content as a top-class side musician, Hopkins quickly released the full length album Here Comes The Bright Light, which Dublin Event Guide dubbed "a classic."
Building a following in San Francisco, Hopkins followed up his early success with Amber and Green in 2005, on Reekus Records, and Running With Knives in 2007. Hopkins found an audience through numerous headlining shows and as an opening act for Sinead O'Conner, Jeff Buckley, Damien Rice, The Frames, and Matt Nathanson, among many others. Hopkins' expertly crafted songs found an even larger audience through wide-release motion pictures such as Paris Hilton's The Hottie & the Nottie, Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj, Speed Dating, and The Year of Getting to Know Us, starring Jimmy Fallon, Lucy Liu and Sharon Stone. Tracks from this prolific era can also be heard throughout MTV's Real World Austin.
Hopkins recently relocated to Las Vegas.
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Brett Simons – Backup Vocals, Bass
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Zamo Riffman – Backup Vocals, Electronic guitar
Laura Jansen – Backup Vocals, Vocals
David Hopkins – Guitar, Piano, Vocals
- 1971, Las Vegas, NV
- Early Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Bjork, Beatles, Tricky, Planxty
- Current status
- Touring and recording.