Lir were a band noted for their great live shows, and though hotly tipped for international success David increasingly found writing and playing with the band creatively frustrating, and so while on tour in the States he decided to stay behind when the rest of the band returned to Ireland. Settling in San Francisco, he continued to do session work as a keyboard player with a number of bands, undertaking several nationwide tours, including opening for The Who on their Quadrophenia tour. But disillusioned with session work in the late ‘90s. David turned his back on the music scene for a while, only emerging to perform his own music in the last couple of years.
David independently released his first solo album Here Comes The Bright Light in the States winning him loads of fans and at a gig in San Francisco, David was spotted by the team behind The Killers who were quick to recognize his talent. Having assembled a superb band in California, David continued to record new songs which have now been compiled into his stunning album Amber and Green. Released in Ireland by indie label Reekus in August 2005 the album garnered superlative reviews in all sectors of the media, while being made album of the week on the Larry Gogan show on the national broadcasting station RTE2FM David has set about establishing himself in New York by securing a residency in The Red Lion Bar on Bleeker Street and by playing the college music festival CMJ in New York in September 2005 and The Nemo festival in Boston in the same month. David is continuing to return to his native Dublin Ireland to play various gigs around the country.
He currently resides in Las Vegas and his latest full length release, entitled There Are Debts, boasts a prolific duet with Damien Rice. David Hopkins is a name to watch... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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