Quick Beats: Grant Kirkhope On How Batman Inspired Banjo-Kazooie

Written by on September 13, 2021

“I’ve used [those chords] a gazillion times, it’s in everything I write”.Throughout the Nintendo Life Video Game reggae Festival we’re speaking to a range of composers and musicians for a mixture of in-depth interviews and shorter, sharper (and perhaps a little goofier) Q&As where we ask just ten rapid-fire personal questions; we’re calling these shorter features ‘Quick Beats’.Today we’re talking with a musical maestro and personal hero, Mr Grant Kirkhope of Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye 007, Viva Piñata, and Mario + Rabbids fame — and much more, of course. This veteran of Rare during its golden N64 years has an enviable back catalogue, but began his career in VGM after several years playing in bands and touring with some of the biggest names in the history of rock.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
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