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Grant Kirkhope

Grant Kirkhope is a British video game music composer, who composed much of the music for many Rare games, including the Banjo-Kazooie series. Grant also provided the voices of many characters in the first two Banjo-Kazooie, such as Mumbo Jumbo, the Jinjos, and the infamous "Thaaaaank Yooooooou" jars from Mad Monster Mansion. He joined Rare in 1995, but resigned from Rare in July of 2008, to join Big Huge Games.

Known Video Game Works[]

  • Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996)
  • GoldenEye 007 (with Graeme Norgate) (1997)
  • Banjo-Kazooie (1998)
  • Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
  • Banjo-Tooie (2000)
  • Perfect Dark (with David Clynick) (2000)
  • Star Fox Adventures (2002) (performed live guitar; main composer was David Wise)
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies (2003)
  • Viva Piñata (2006)
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (2008)
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (with Robin Beanland) (2008)
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (2012)
  • Castle of Illusion (2013)


Some of his music has been released on albums for the games he has worked on:

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