I am Grant Kirkhope, composer of Banjo and DK 64, along w/ developers Prismatic Games of the Party-RTS, Hex Heroes, for Wii U/PC
Grant Kirkhope is a British BAFTA and IFMCA nominated composer, known for writing the soundtracks to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Donkey Kong 64, Perfect Dark, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Viva Piñata, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, CityVille 2 and the remake of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.
Announcements: We thank Grant for taking the time to answer your questions. He's taking off now, but the team at Prismatic will stick around a bit longer to answer any questions about Hex Heroes or anything else you'd like to ask!
My short bio: Grant Kirkhope is a BAFTA nominated composer who has created the soundtrack to video games that have sold in excess of 25 million copies. From “GoldenEye” to “Banjo-Kazooie” and “Perfect Dark” to “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning”, Grant has shown his versatility in being able to craft music in a huge variety of styles.
Grant has a degree in music from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK where he majored in classical trumpet. He has also toured extensively in Europe with a variety of bands and has been part of the opening act for Van Halen, Bon Jovi. ZZ top and Bryan Adams on stadium tours of this territory.
Grant has now settled in LA where he has recently been nominated for an International Film Music Critics Association Award for “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” and has been voted into the Classic FM Hall Of Fame for his score for "Viva Pinata".
Prismatic Games is an independent developer currently working on the Wii U title Hex Heroes. It was co-founded by the artist of the hit indie game The Bridge. The music is being composed by the legendary Grant Kirkhope, who is noted for his work on many Nintendo 64 games and more recently Kingdoms of Amalur.
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