Graham Hopkins at the kit in rehearsal

Drummer Graham Hopkins joined The Frames on live shows in 2008, though he had previously worked with the band in the studio and appeared on Dance the DevilBurn the Maps, and The Cost.

Prior to that, he recorded and played live with a variety of different artists including My Little Funhouse (with future Frames bassist Joe Doyle), Therapy?, Gemma Hayes, Halite, and Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) and Snow Patrol. He subsequently appeared on Frames-adjacent albums The Once SoundtrackThe Swell SeasonAnd Now the Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir) by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, and Longitude.

Most recently, Graham can be found touring and playing drums on David Keenan’s debut album A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery and playing live with Square Pegs. Check out his website here.