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.

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  • “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.”[4]

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