Pete Hopkins is an accomplished performer, vocalist, award-winning songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He writes and delights like a chameleon slipping seamlessly through Pop, Rock, EDM, R&B, Funk, Punk, New Wave and many other hybrid genres with original style and flair.
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Original 80’s Throwback Rock Project
Original LA Vintage Rock Project
Pete Hopkins prolifically refuses to be tied down to one style of music. He is a multi-genre Vocalist, Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist and Composer who can engage an audience alone with a mic, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, or fronting a full band with equal comfort and command. He is also an accomplished Engineer and Music Producer, widely acclaimed the world over for his song-writing, 4 octave vocals, and guitar work.
Pete’s music has been played on programs and podcasts around the world including KISS FM, KLOS FM, BBC Radio (UK) KMTT FM “The Mountain Seattle”. Recently, while touring 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 Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat’s label Immergent Records and Producer Mikal Blue (One Republic, Colbie Caillat, Toad the Wet Sprocket). Pete recorded with Mikal at Revolver Studios in California and continues to collaborate with Immergent’s roster of artists.
Pete Hopkins 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 long standing 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 on NBC’s “Star Tomorrow” with renowned Producer David Foster and was a featured artist on the VH1-sponsored promotion “Rock Across America”.
As a Composer and Songwriter, Hopkins has a successful career in both Film, TV, and Commercial campaigns. Pete secured 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 “New Umbrella” and “A Way of Our Own” appeared on MTV’s show “Made” in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, as well as other song placements on various films including the Lionsgate Picture release “Brutal” starring Jeffrey Combs which features his song “Just You Only You” in the end credits. His commercial campaign clients include Heinz, Splenda, Axion, and Kelloggs.
Pete currently lives in Los Angeles, California and is recording music for his next release. He continues to produce and write songs for and with other artists as well as composing for TV and film. Hopkins loves to perform live and does so to capacity crowds at venues in Southern California including The Viper Room, the world famous Whiskey-A-Go-Go, and the House of Blues. Around the holidays, you can sometimes catch him rockin’ out live somewhere in his hometown of Seattle, WA.