David Hopkins

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County Dublin
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Considered by many to be one of the prolific songwriters of our time, David Hopkins first made his mark in music in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. Hopkins launched his music career playing keyboard in the Dublin rock band 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 10 hit, "In A Day", penned by Hopkins. In 2001 while touring in the US with Lir, he left the band and stayed in the US. After a move to San Francisco, Hopkins toured with The Who, playing keyboards on the 2001 Quadrophenia Tour. Hopkins then released the full-length album Here Comes The Bright Light, which Dublin Event Guide dubbed "a classic". Later he signed with independent label Reekus Records, with whom he released Amber and Green (2005) and the single "Merry Christmas My Love". The title track for Amber & Green reached the Irish top 40 charts as did "Merry Christmas My Love". In 2007 he released the album Running With Knives. His latest full album was released in 2009 entitled There Are Debts, containing the Hopkins/Damien Rice duet, "There Are Debts". Hopkins was an opening act for Sinead O'Conner, Jeff Buckley, Damien Rice, David Gray, The Frames, and Matt Nathanson. Hopkins' songs found a 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 era can also be heard throughout MTV's Real World Austin.

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