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About Pete Hopkins

Seattle native, Pete Hopkins, is a Pop/Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist and Composer who is equally at home in both the acoustic and electronic musical settings. He is also an accomplished Engineer and Music Producer, widely acclaimed on the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest for his song-writing, multi-octave vocals, and guitar playing.


Pete’s music has been played on numerous programs and podcasts around the world including KISS FM, and BBC Radio (UK), and was a featured artist on 103.7 KMTT “The Mountain Seattle”. Recently, while touring Seattle, Pete was a special guest and featured artist on the Bob Rivers Radio Show (102.5 KZOK) and performed four new songs from his latest recording project. He also performed live on SMI Radio’s ‘Critical Sun Sessions’ with Greg Roth. He was the Grand Prize winner of the world-wide competition "CODE BLUE" - Search for the Next Great Artist, sponsored by www.webceleb.com, Immergent Records, and Producer Mikal Blue. Pete recorded with Mikal at Revolver Studios in California, and continues to collaborate with Immergent’s roster of artists.


In 2008, he won the international band search sponsored by the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame "Rock with the Legends". The opportunity of a lifetime, he shared the stage with some of rock's most legendary performers such as Cream, Yes, Tower of Power, and Deep Purple. Pete took full advantage of this opportunity and has developed longstanding relationships with some of rock royalty's most prestigious recording artists. In 2013, he was invited back to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame to perform with Roger Fisher for Heart’s induction into the Hall of Fame. Pete was a top 5 Finalist (out of 100) on NBC's "Star Tomorrow” with renowned Producer David Foster, and was also a featured artist on the VH1-sponsored promotion "Rock Across America".


As a Composer and songwriter, Pete has a successful career in both Film/TV and Commercial campaigns. He has a multi-year contract with Viacom, with his original songs and cues placed across many of Viacom’s networks including MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1. Pete’s songs have also appeared on MTV’s show “Made” in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, as well as song placements on various films, most recently with Lionsgate Pictures and ABC Films. His commercial campaign clients include Heinz, Splenda and Kellogs.


Pete currently lives in Los Angeles, California and is recording his latest projects; an acoustic release titled “Stripped Down”, and an Alt/Electro Pop/Rock album, “PROJEKT RENEW”. He continues to compose for TV, and also performs to capacity crowds at venues in Southern California including The Viper Room, Molly Malone’s, and The House of Blues, as well as at venues throughout his hometown of Seattle, WA.

Albums

Odd Size Baggage


Tracks: I Won't Cry // Become // Falter // New Umbrella // Be My Lover // Take The Train // Hideaway // It's Over Now // Killin' Me // A Way Of Our Own This is the Way // True American

All music and lyrics : Pete Hopkins
Produced and arranged : Pete Hopkins
All guitars, bass, keys, vocals and programming : Pete Hopkins
"I Won't Cry" Be My Lover" and "Become" Live drums : Frank Musarra

"A Way of Our Own"

Live drums : Andrew Fockel
Bass : Robin Everhart

Engineering Christian Wiggins & Pete Hopkins Mastering by Mike Risha
Cover photography by Erin Mathis And Karen Hart.


Matter of Time


Massive Danceable pop/rock track with twisting and turning arrangements killer hooks and harmonies. You'll be singing it long after its over.

Produced : Pete Hopkins
Lyrics : Pete Hopkins


I Won't Cry


This is where the tracks will be going.

Music : Rock4Life
Lyrics : Pete Hopkins

Press

Critical Sun Sessions: Pete Hopkins


SMI Radio’s Greg Roth catches up with former Northwest and current LA recording artist Pete Hopkins for the very first SMI Radio / Critical Sun Sessions. Roth speaks to Hopkins about his music career, his forthcoming record and his appearance at Flights Pub in Everett, Washington taking place tonight, Saturday, December 14th. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger Fisher will be making an appearance as well. You will also hear some exclusive, acoustic live tracks recorded during the interview at the Critical Sun Radio Studio in Seattle....

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Thumbtack Spotlight


Music instructor, Pete Hopkins believes that making learning fun and treating clients the way he likes to be treated are key ingredients to his success as an exceptional music teacher. His inspiration springs from his passion for music, his experience as a professional performer, and the guidance of his favorite instructors, who showed phenomenal support and equipped Hopkins with a vast array of musical skills and know-how. He is now sharing these gifts...

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Music Connection


"Muscular melodic, funky and soulful, this pop-rock artist writes and arranges his material so well that it frequently sounds like ear candy... "Musicianship: Think Prince, Jamiroquai and Mick Hucknall. Hopkins can scale the high notes with an ear shattering falsetto that's exhilarating and giddy. He is also versatile with a delicate touch...

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Blog

Everything will Change


We look to our clothes to define us. We look for outside opinions to validate our own lives. We look to pop culture to tell us what to like and why it's important that we do so... Should someone else conceding to agree with me make my beliefs any stronger or weaker? Well it shouldn't... but it most definitely does....

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some stuff you probably didn't know and should.


Pete Hopkins has been declared the grand prize winner of the competition "CODE BLUE" an eight week competition sponsored by Immergent Records and producer Mikal Blue. (Colbie Callait, One Republic etc) He will be recording his music with Mikal as the producer at Revolver Studios in the coming weeks...

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Pete Hopkins, Professional Musician, Hollywood News, and Jeff Buckley Talk


Burn Down Hollywood Hollywood doesn't just stand for TV and Movies. Music plays a huge role in this industry. This is why we decided to sit down and talk with professional musician Pete Hopkins. This dude is fan-f'ing-tastic. Burn Down Hollywood premiered Pete Hopkins new track "Extraordinary"...

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Contact

Contact Info

If you would like to come out to Hollywood or just chat over some ideas, let me know through the following methods.

Hollywood, CA

(323) 123-1234

Petehopkins@sbcglobal.net

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