“INTIMATE, INTELLIGENT, INTOXICATING” was how Ireland’s No.1 music mag Hotpress described Dubliner David Hopkins’ debut single, Amber and Green, when awarding it ‘Single of the Issue’. Taken from the album of the same name Amber and Green, relaunched David to the Irish music scene after a break of ten years. David was keyboard player, founder member, and main songwriter with Dublin prog-rockers LIR who were around in the ’90s. Lir were noted for their great live shows and toured extensively both in Ireland and abroad. Though hotly tipped for international success David decided to stay in the USA after one of the tours and so left the band. Settling in San Francisco he did some 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 to emerge again in the last couple of years playing his own songs. 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 recognise his talent, and promptly signed him to a management deal.
Released in Ireland by Reekus in August 2005 Amber & Green garnered superlative reviews in all sectors of the media and made album of the week on the Larry Gogan show on the national broadcasting station RTE 2FM.
Now resident in Las Vegas his career is enjoying increasing success with several high profile placement of songs in films and television shows such as ‘Missing’ and the Irish film ‘Speed Dating’.
His latest album - There Are Debts, is now released in Ireland and features superb musicians including Grammy Award winning Fiona Apple, and Brett Simons of the Brian Wilson band, while Damien Rice duets on the title track.