Don Hopkins Music - Home-Don Hopkins Music

Don Hopkins Music - Home-Don Hopkins Music


Don Hopkins performs at Bar No. 5, Alexandria, NSW

"Don's undoubably one of Australia's finest blues pianists."-Andrew Williams, Drum Media
"Don Hopkins, Swamp Man of Sydney
In New Orleans they don't do it any better than this man. Don's an original and a classic in one. He writes, sings and plays anything with keys on it. He has the whole world of blues in his hands. Jelly Roll Morton, Prof Longhair, James Booker... They're all there like hot sauce tastefully mixed with influences from early jazz and swing to cajun and boogie.
Don's voice,unique by any standard, is warm and infinitely interesting, bending phrases and notes into delightful surprises." -Sam Leopold, New York singer-songwriter.


"Feel like I died and went to heaven! I love your music!"-Karina Herrick, Forestville
"Fabulous rhythm"-B. Locke, Mosman
"That's what I call blues. Fantastic!"-Janice Cobden, Dalton
"Touched the depths of my soul"-Sally Paterson, Corrimal


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Oozing the barrelhouse, good-time fun of a blues party night, with the emphasis on New Orleans piano styles, a Don Hopkins performance will most likely get you singing along, dancing or just having a good time to his music. 
Don Hopkins came 2nd place at the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, with drummer Rob Grosser in Dr. Don's Double Dose. They were 
competing with 84 other regional winners from around the globe in the solo/duo category. The duo were also Blues Performers of the Year 2012 for NSW & ACT.
An influential part of Sydneyʼs Blues scene since the 1970s, Don was inducted into the Goulburn Blues Walk Of Fame in 2002. He has appeared at 
major festivals around Australia and toured New Zealand and Austria. Don has also played piano and keys on many Australian albums over the years.


  I offer the following music-related services:

  • Blues & Roots  Piano & Vocals for Venues, Events, Festivals
  • Piano & Keyboards for recording sessions and live shows.
  • Blues, Roots & Popular Piano Lessons from my home studio in Erskineville
  • Blues Piano online course coming soon. 

Performances Scheduled
To find out where I am playing visit
For scheduling a performance and for performance charges information, please contact me. +61425201870

Piano Lessons
I offer one on one piano lessons in my studio in Erskineville for adults. Beginners to advanced. Playing from chord symbols, improvising and accompaniment styles. I can also assist you with your songwriting. Please contact me for more information and to arrange your lessons. +61425201870

I have played piano and keyboards on many Australian albums. See
I can play keyboards for your recording session and I have a Yamaha 6.5 foot, G5 grand piano in my studio that can be recorded for your track.  To  schedule a recording session with me, please contact me. +61425201870

Contact Me

For more information about my work and to schedule appointments with me, please contact me using any of the following details:

PO Box 57 Erskineville NSW 2043 Australia

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