Grant Kirkhope

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Grant Kirkhope
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Born 10 July, 1962
Occupation at Nintendo Composer, voice actor

Grant Kirkhope (born 10 July, 1962) is a British composer who has been in video game composition since 1995 and is known for his compositions for Rareware games, especially the Banjo-Kazooie series. He is also somewhat infamous for the DK Rap, which has been remixed and referenced in many other games after its introduction. In addition, he has voiced Donkey Kong for several games.

Portrayals[edit]

Games credited[edit]

Song credits[edit]

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

  • Opening Fanfare -- Arrangement
  • K. Rool Returns -- Arrangement
  • Steel Drum Rhumba -- Arrangement
  • Welcome to Crocodile Isle -- Arrangement
  • Snakey Chantey -- Arrangement
  • Lockjaw's Saga -- Arrangement
  • School House Harmony -- Arrangement
  • Funky the Main Monkey -- Arrangement
  • Boss Bossanova -- Arrangement
  • Hot-Head Bop -- Arrangement
  • Bayou Boogie -- Arrangement
  • Flight of the Zinger -- Arrangement
  • Disco Train -- Arrangement
  • Token Tango -- Arrangement
  • Stickerbush Symphony -- Arrangement
  • In a Snow-Bound Land -- Arrangement
  • Krook's March -- Arrangement
  • Run, Rambi! Run! -- Arrangement
  • Klubba's Reveille -- Arrangement
  • Lost World Anthem -- Arrangement
  • Crocodile Cacophony -- Arrangement
  • Donkey Kong Rescued -- Arrangement
  • Swanky Swing -- Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Arrangement

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

  • DK Rap -- Composition & Arrangement
  • DK Island -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle -- Arrangement
  • Mine Cart -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aztec -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aztec Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Klanky's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Toy Factory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Candy's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Shipwreck -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ship Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Funky's Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crystal Caves -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ice Slide -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spooky -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hideout -- Composition & Arrangement

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle[edit]

  • Two Worlds Collide -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Adventure Begins -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Grand Opening -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Sunny Side Up -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Ziggies! -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • A Towering View -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Waterfall Puzzle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Ancient Gardens -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Through the Lawns -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Hoppers! -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mystic Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mystic Journey -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mid Boss Mayhem -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mid Boss Mayhem (ver. 2) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • At the Tower's Feet -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Huggers! -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Tower Tweeter -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Tower's Puzzle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Tower Trouble -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Rabbid Kong Rumpus -- Arrangement[5]
  • Rabbid Kong Rumble -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • A Song of Ice and Desert -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • In the Heat of the Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Hot Start, Cold Finish -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Cold Start, Hot Finish -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • In the Cold of the Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Icicle Golem Freeze -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Icicle Golem Fracas -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Icicle Golem Finale -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Abbey Ruins -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Spooky Skirmish -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Spooky Village -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Swamp Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Lost in the Swamp -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Combat in the Cemetery -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • A Stroll in the Cemetery -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Phantom of the Bwahpera, Act 1 -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Phantom's Phenomena -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Phantom's Crescendo -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Phantom of the Bwapera, Act 3 -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Phantom's Phortissimo -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Into the Pit -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Fahrenheit Forge -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Exploring the Mine -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Heart of Darkness -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Steamed up in the Factory -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bwa Enemies! -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Beware Bowser's Base -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • The Lava Forge -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bowser Begins -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bowser Returns -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bowser Bows Out -- Composition & Arrangement[5]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

  • Spiral Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement

Quotes[edit]

  • “Yeah… my Miyamoto story is a bit worse. It was when E3 had moved to Atlanta [1997]. Nintendo had a party in a museum, and we all got hideously drunk. I saw Tim Stamper talking to Miyamoto, and I introduced myself as the composer of Banjo-Kazooie, totally drunk. He just looked at me with the blankest expression, he couldn’t tell what I was saying. A while later, I was in the bathroom – and this is embarrassing – I was trying to pull down George Andreas’ trousers for a joke. I was on my knees and I looked up to see Miyamoto staring down at me. That was the last time I spoke to him.”[6]

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