A talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with four albums under his belt, distributed worldwide by US company The Orchard. His songs can be bought or streamed via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and Deezer. He has also performed all over the globe in many tribute bands and shows, including his current band, Supertramp-endorsed Logicaltramp.
Please scroll down for track samples, gig guides and blogs. Latest Youtube video links are in the Curved Air blog.
Gary is happy to be supporting Mr Big vocalist Eric Martin for three dates in August. Eric commented: "I listened and youve got a great voice man"
LOVE'S A CRAZY STATE OF MIND
A Passionate Performer
Gary Hopkins began his musical career driving his parents mad by tapping on the formica kitchen worktops at their Birmingham home after joining the local Boy's Brigade marching band as a drummer. A year later he had his first drum kit, a three piece Broadway kit. His interest in music blossomed at school and a band was formed. The drum kit grew as did his talent over the coming years, performing in a variety of pop and rock bands. Gary Hopkins also took up the piano, was classically trained for a while, and then ventured onto the guitar. But it was after several years of singing backing vocals he once and for all decided to lead from the front confident in his new-found songwriting ability.
Gary Hopkins is now a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His career includes performing on local and national BBC radio, live on national Portuguese television, touring all over the world, playing in some of the greatest venues like the Birmingham NEC, De Boerderij and Poppodium in Holland, and the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. He has also toured with Rush tribute bands YYZ, the ELO Experience, Logical Tramp, Dio Trilogy as drummer,
plus a UK theatre tour as lead singer with The 70s Number Ones Show. Gary has also shared billing with some celebrated singer-songwriters including Go West, Three Men and Black which featured Pauline Black and Nick Welsh of Selector, Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers and Roddy Radiation of The Specials. He has also supported former Sony recording artist Martyn Joseph and Shelly Poole of Alicia's Attic. Furthermore, he has been on the same bill as Paul Young, Sam Brown, Kenny Jones and Bev Bevan.
He has written four albums, all available on iTunes, Amazon, Google play, Spotify and Deezer, through his own label, Chaos & Vegas Records, and distributed by The Orchard.
Finally, Gary Hopkins has also been a journalist who has written for two of the biggest newspapers in the country and contributed to music magazine and internet titles like Future Music and Music Mart.
April 15, Whitty Theatre, Wokingham
April 29, Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green
July 8, Crisnee Cover Festival, Liege, Belgium
July 22, The Flowing Spring, Reading
July 23, Chichester Assembly Rooms
September 30, The Tropic, Ruislip
December 16, Acapella, Cardiff
March 25, 2023, Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
STRIPPED DOWN ACOUSTIC SHOWS
March 3, Robin 2, Bilston, supporting Curved Air
March 18, Y Llew Coch, Machynlleth, Wales, supporting Simon McBride Trio
June 9, Red By Night, Brierley Hill, Free thursday originals night
June 15, Dry Spy, Bromsgrove. Open mic
June 26, Shenanigans, Claptrap, Stourbridge, Open mic
June 30, Jo Jo Jims, Lickey, Open mic
July 15, No Covers Club, Safe Harbour, Witton, Birmingham.
August 6,Bannerman's Bar, Edinburgh, supporting Eric Martin
August 7, Glasgow Hard Rock Cafe, supporting Eric Martin
August 8, The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne, supporting Eric Martin