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Grant Kirkhope

NameGrant Kirkhope
BornJuly 10, 1962
Edinburgh, Scotland
OccupationComposer
Known ForBanjo-Kazooie
Donkey Kong 64
GoldenEye 007
Years active1996-Present

Grant Kirkhope - Gameography

Grant Kirkhope is a British video game composer best known for his work with Rare during the Nintendo 64 era. He composed Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark and Banjo-Tooie for the Nintendo 64.

He began his career with Rare in October 1995 where he composed the majority of their titles until his departure in 2008. Kirkhope began freelancing after the release of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts for the Xbox 360.

Since his departure from Rare, Kirkhope has worked with many developers such as Nintendo, Ubisoft and Playtonic Games on games for various consoles. He has been nominated for various BAFTA, ASCAP, and IFMCA awards for his music contribution in video games. He has won the Best Original Score for a Video Game in 2015 for his work on Civilization: Beyond Earth.

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Banjo-Kazooie Final Battle (featuring Grant Kirkhope)

 

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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1996Killer Instinct Gold BoxKiller Instinct GoldNintendo 64RareNintendoGuitar and Midi GuitarFighting
1996Killer Instinct 2 Arcade CabinetKiller Instinct 2ArcadeRareMidway GamesLive Guitar and TrumpetFighting
1996Donkey Kong Land 2 BoxDonkey Kong Land 2Game BoyRareNintendoComposerPlatformer
CancelledProject Dream TitleProject DreamSuper NintendoRareRareComposerRPG
1997GoldenEye 007 BoxGoldenEye 007Nintendo 64RareNintendoComposerFirst-person Shooter
1997Blast Corps BoxBlast CorpsNintendo 64RareNintendoLive GuitarAction
Puzzle
1997Diddy Kong Racing BoxDiddy Kong RacingNintendo 64RareRareVoice Actor (Tiptup)Racing
Kart Racer
1998Banjo-Kazooie BoxBanjo-KazooieNintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Mumbo Jumbo, Jinjo, Captain Blubber, Gruntlings, Flower Urns, The Jinjonator)
Platformer
Action-Adventure
1999Donkey Kong 64 BoxDonkey Kong 64Nintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Donkey Kong)
Platformer
Adventure
2000Perfect Dark BoxPerfect DarkNintendo 64RareNintendoComposerFirst-person Shooter
2000Banjo-Tooie BoxBanjo-TooieNintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Mumbo Jumbo, Jamjars, Jinjo, Captain Blubber, King Jingaling)
Platformer
Action-Adventure
2002Star Fox Adventures BoxStar Fox AdventuresGameCubeRareNintendoAdditional MusiciansAction-Adventure
Beam 'em up
Shooter
2003Grabbed by the Ghoulies BoxGrabbed by the GhouliesXboxRareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposer
Voice Actor (Cursed Mummy, Zombie Pirates)
Action-Adventure
Beam 'em up
2003Donkey Kong Country GBA BoxDonkey Kong CountryGame Boy AdvanceRareNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Platformer
2003Mario Golf Toadstool Tour BoxMario Golf: Toadstool TourGameCubeCamelot Software PlanningNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Sports
Golf
2003Mario Kart Double Dash BoxMario Kart: Double DashGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Racing
Kart Racer
2004Mario vs. Donkey Kong BoxMario vs. Donkey KongGame Boy AdvanceNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Platformer
Puzzle
2004Mario Golf - Advance Tour BoxMario Golf: Advance TourGame Boy AdvanceCamelot Software PlanningNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Sports
Golf
2004Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest GBA BoxDonkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong QuestGame Boy AdvanceRareNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Platformer
2005Conker Live and Reloaded BoxConker: Live & ReloadedXboxRareMicrosoft Game StudiosLive PerformancePlatformer
2006Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 March of the Minis BoxMario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the MinisNintendo DSNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong, Mini Donkey Kong)Puzzle
2006Viva Piñata BoxViva PiñataXbox 360RareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposer
Voice Actor (Barkbark, Cocoadile, Elephanilla, Rashberry)
Life Simulation
2008Viva Piñata Trouble in Paradise BoxViva Piñata: Trouble in ParadiseXbox 360RareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposerLife Simulation
2008Banjo-Kazooie Nuts and Bolts BoxBanjo-Kazooie: Nuts & BoltsXbox 360RareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposerAction-Adventure
2009Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!Nintendo DsiNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong, Mini Donkey Kong)Puzzle
2010Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Mini-Land Mayhem! BoxMario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!Nintendo DSNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong, Mini Donkey Kong)Puzzle
2012Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning BoxKingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Windows
38 Studios
Big Huge Games
38 Studios
Electronic Arts
ComposerAction RPG
Hack and Slash
2012Fart Cat! BoxFart Cat!iOSSummer Camp StudiosSummer Camp StudiosComposerArcade
2012CityVille 2 BoxCityVille 2Internet (Facebook)Zynga EastZyngaComposerConstruction Simulation
2013Desktop Dungeons BoxDesktop DungeonsWindows
MacIntosh
Linux
Android
iOS
QCF DesignQCF DesignComposerRPG
2013Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse BoxCastle of Illusion Starring Mickey MousePlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Windows
Android
iOS
OS X
Sega Studios AustraliaSega
Disney Interactive Studios
Feral Interactive (OS X)
ComposerPlatformer
2013Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Minis on the Move BoxMario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis on the MoveNintendo 3DSNintendo Software Technology
Nintendo SPD
NintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong, Mini Donkey Kong)Puzzle
2014Puzzle Charms BoxPuzzle CharmsInternet (Facebook)Zynga EastZyngaComposerPuzzle
2014Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z BoxYaiba: Ninja Gaiden ZPlayStation
Xbox 360
Windows
Spark UnlimitedTecmo KoeiComposerAction
Hack and Slash
2014Civilization - Beyond Earth BoxCivilization: Beyond EarthWindows
OS X
Linux
Firaxis Games2K GamesComposerTurn-based Strategy
2015The Enchanted Cave 2 BoxThe Enchanted Cave 2Windows
macOS
Linux
dustinauxdustinaux
Leiting Games
ComposerRPG
2015Civilization - Beyond Earth - Rising Tide BoxCivilization: Beyond Earth - Rising TideWindows
OS X
Linux
Firaxis Games2K GamesComposerTurn-based Strategy
2015Rare Replay BoxRare ReplayXbox OneRareMicrosoft StudiosSpecial ThanksCompilation
2015Crypt of the NecroDancer BoxCrypt of the NecroDancerNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PS Vita
Windows
iOS
Linux
Brace Yourself GamesBrace Yourself Games
Klei Entertainment
Special ThanksAction
Rhythm
2016Ghostbusters BoxGhostbustersPlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
FireForge GamesActivisionComposerTwin Stick Shooter
2016The King's Daughter BoxThe King's DaughterFilmLightstream EntertainmentPicturehouseComposerMovie
2017Dropzone BoxDropzoneWindowsSparkypantsGameforgeComposerAction
Real-time Strategy
2017Macbat 64 BoxMacbat 64WindowsSiactroSiactroVoice Actor (Monkey)Adventure
2017Yooka-Laylee BoxYooka-LayleeNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Windows
macOS
Linux
Playtonic GamesTeam17ComposerPlatformer
2017Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle BoxMario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendo SwitchUbisoft Milan
Ubisoft Paris
UbisoftComposerTurn-based Strategy
2017A Hat in Time BoxA Hat in TimePlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Windows
macOS
Gears for BreakfastHumble BundleComposerPlatformer
Action-Adventure
2018Tangledeep BoxTangledeepWindows
Macintosh
Linux
Nintendo Switch
Impact GameworksImpact GameworksAdditional MusicRPG
2019Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair BoxYooka-Laylee and the Impossible LairNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Windows
Playtonic GamesTeam17ComposerPlatformer
2019Super Smash Bros. UltimateSuper Smash Bros. UltimateNintendo SwitchBandai Namco
Sora
NintendoDLC Music ArrangementFighting
2019Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the NecroDancer BoxCadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancerNintendo SwitchBrace Yourself GamesNintendoSpecial ThanksAction
Rhythm

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1996Donkey Kong Land 2 BoxDonkey Kong Land 2Game BoyRareNintendoComposerPlatformer
CancelledProject Dream TitleProject DreamSuper NintendoRareRareComposerRPG
1997GoldenEye 007 BoxGoldenEye 007Nintendo 64RareNintendoComposerFirst-person Shooter
1998Banjo-Kazooie BoxBanjo-KazooieNintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Mumbo Jumbo, Jinjo, Captain Blubber, Gruntlings, Flower Urns, The Jinjonator)
Platformer
Action-Adventure
1999Donkey Kong 64 BoxDonkey Kong 64Nintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Donkey Kong)
Platformer
Adventure
2000Perfect Dark BoxPerfect DarkNintendo 64RareNintendoComposerFirst-person Shooter
2000Banjo-Tooie BoxBanjo-TooieNintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Mumbo Jumbo, Jamjars, Jinjo, Captain Blubber, King Jingaling)
Platformer
Action-Adventure
2003Grabbed by the Ghoulies BoxGrabbed by the GhouliesXboxRareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposer
Voice Actor (Cursed Mummy, Zombie Pirates)
Action-Adventure
Beam 'em up
2006Viva Piñata BoxViva PiñataXbox 360RareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposer
Voice Actor (Barkbark, Cocoadile, Elephanilla, Rashberry)
Life Simulation
2008Viva Piñata Trouble in Paradise BoxViva Piñata: Trouble in ParadiseXbox 360RareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposerLife Simulation
2008Banjo-Kazooie Nuts and Bolts BoxBanjo-Kazooie: Nuts & BoltsXbox 360RareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposerAction-Adventure
2012Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning BoxKingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Windows
38 Studios
Big Huge Games
38 Studios
Electronic Arts
ComposerAction RPG
Hack and Slash
2012Fart Cat! BoxFart Cat!iOSSummer Camp StudiosSummer Camp StudiosComposerArcade
2012CityVille 2 BoxCityVille 2Internet (Facebook)Zynga EastZyngaComposerConstruction Simulation
2013Desktop Dungeons BoxDesktop DungeonsWindows
MacIntosh
Linux
Android
iOS
QCF DesignQCF DesignComposerRPG
2013Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse BoxCastle of Illusion Starring Mickey MousePlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Windows
Android
iOS
OS X
Sega Studios AustraliaSega
Disney Interactive Studios
Feral Interactive (OS X)
ComposerPlatformer
2014Puzzle Charms BoxPuzzle CharmsInternet (Facebook)Zynga EastZyngaComposerPuzzle
2014Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z BoxYaiba: Ninja Gaiden ZPlayStation
Xbox 360
Windows
Spark UnlimitedTecmo KoeiComposerAction
Hack and Slash
2014Civilization - Beyond Earth BoxCivilization: Beyond EarthWindows
OS X
Linux
Firaxis Games2K GamesComposerTurn-based Strategy
2015The Enchanted Cave 2 BoxThe Enchanted Cave 2Windows
macOS
Linux
dustinauxdustinaux
Leiting Games
ComposerRPG
2015Civilization - Beyond Earth - Rising Tide BoxCivilization: Beyond Earth - Rising TideWindows
OS X
Linux
Firaxis Games2K GamesComposerTurn-based Strategy
2016Ghostbusters BoxGhostbustersPlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
FireForge GamesActivisionComposerTwin Stick Shooter
2016The King's Daughter BoxThe King's DaughterFilmLightstream EntertainmentPicturehouseComposerMovie
2017Dropzone BoxDropzoneWindowsSparkypantsGameforgeComposerAction
Real-time Strategy
2017Yooka-Laylee BoxYooka-LayleeNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Windows
macOS
Linux
Playtonic GamesTeam17ComposerPlatformer
2017Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle BoxMario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleNintendo SwitchUbisoft Milan
Ubisoft Paris
UbisoftComposerTurn-based Strategy
2017A Hat in Time BoxA Hat in TimePlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Windows
macOS
Gears for BreakfastHumble BundleComposerPlatformer
Action-Adventure
2019Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair BoxYooka-Laylee and the Impossible LairNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Windows
Playtonic GamesTeam17ComposerPlatformer

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2015Rare Replay BoxRare ReplayXbox OneRareMicrosoft StudiosSpecial ThanksCompilation
2015Crypt of the NecroDancer BoxCrypt of the NecroDancerNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PS Vita
Windows
iOS
Linux
Brace Yourself GamesBrace Yourself Games
Klei Entertainment
Special ThanksAction
Rhythm
2019Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the NecroDancer BoxCadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancerNintendo SwitchBrace Yourself GamesNintendoSpecial ThanksAction
Rhythm

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1997Diddy Kong Racing BoxDiddy Kong RacingNintendo 64RareRareVoice Actor (Tiptup)Racing
Kart Racer
1998Banjo-Kazooie BoxBanjo-KazooieNintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Mumbo Jumbo, Jinjo, Captain Blubber, Gruntlings, Flower Urns, The Jinjonator)
Platformer
Action-Adventure
1999Donkey Kong 64 BoxDonkey Kong 64Nintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Donkey Kong)
Platformer
Adventure
2000Banjo-Tooie BoxBanjo-TooieNintendo 64RareNintendoComposer
Voice Actor (Mumbo Jumbo, Jamjars, Jinjo, Captain Blubber, King Jingaling)
Platformer
Action-Adventure
2003Grabbed by the Ghoulies BoxGrabbed by the GhouliesXboxRareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposer
Voice Actor (Cursed Mummy, Zombie Pirates)
Action-Adventure
Beam 'em up
2003Donkey Kong Country GBA BoxDonkey Kong CountryGame Boy AdvanceRareNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Platformer
2003Mario Golf Toadstool Tour BoxMario Golf: Toadstool TourGameCubeCamelot Software PlanningNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Sports
Golf
2003Mario Kart Double Dash BoxMario Kart: Double DashGameCubeNintendo EADNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Racing
Kart Racer
2004Mario vs. Donkey Kong BoxMario vs. Donkey KongGame Boy AdvanceNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Platformer
Puzzle
2004Mario Golf - Advance Tour BoxMario Golf: Advance TourGame Boy AdvanceCamelot Software PlanningNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Sports
Golf
2004Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest GBA BoxDonkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong QuestGame Boy AdvanceRareNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong)Platformer
2006Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 March of the Minis BoxMario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the MinisNintendo DSNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong, Mini Donkey Kong)Puzzle
2006Viva Piñata BoxViva PiñataXbox 360RareMicrosoft Game StudiosComposer
Voice Actor (Barkbark, Cocoadile, Elephanilla, Rashberry)
Life Simulation
2009Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!Nintendo DsiNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong, Mini Donkey Kong)Puzzle
2010Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Mini-Land Mayhem! BoxMario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!Nintendo DSNintendo Software TechnologyNintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong, Mini Donkey Kong)Puzzle
2013Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Minis on the Move BoxMario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis on the MoveNintendo 3DSNintendo Software Technology
Nintendo SPD
NintendoVoice Actor (Donkey Kong, Mini Donkey Kong)Puzzle
2017Macbat 64 BoxMacbat 64WindowsSiactroSiactroVoice Actor (Monkey)Adventure