Grant Kirkhope

Grant Kirkhope

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Grant Kirkhope (born 10 July 1962) is a British video game music composer, known for writing the soundtracks for numerous games by Rare, such as Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong 64. Grant was brought up in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire and attended King James's School (like his fellow trumpet player and good friend, Simply Red's Tim Kellett). Grant played in various bands, and after leaving the Royal Northern College of Music, including Zoot and the Roots along with the saxophonist, Snake Davis.Grant also spent many years as part of "the big bad horns" which were part of UK band "Little Angels." At the age of 33 he was employed by Rare. Before joining Rare, in October 1995, he played for two bands called Syar and Maineeaxe where he played guitar, and already knew Robin Beanland, another Rare composer. Grant's music, featuring an electric guitar, is played on an Ernie Ball/Musicman EVH given to him by Eddie Van Halen.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136583623
  • 9786136583624