One of the Others: Tom Hopkins

 Tom Hopkins

When working with a well known, lifetime star like Donny Osmond, it is often easy to forget there are many people that work behind the scenes to make a performance happen.  A lot goes into a concert just to make it happen.  There are staff members for booking, publicity & promotion, stage setup including lighting and sound, and not least of which, the band.  These people typically go unnoticed, so today I highlight one that has been around for a few years, off and on.

Because Donny does not tour constantly these days, he often has rotating band members based on availability.  Unless road musicians are part of their own successful band, they typically work for a variety of entertainers and try to juggle their schedule to be working as much as possible.  For some time he had mostly the same band members, but scheduling often requires that new members be booked.

Tom Hopkins has been one of those members that has been on and off again a variety of times.  Currently he is “on” and a part of the band.  Tom’s MySpace page gives his background, so no resume to be given here, just that he knows his stuff and from personal experience is a great guy.  I know he has garnered his own fans from the Donny regulars, so this photo is for you.

Canon 20D, 70-200L, 1/200 at f/3.2 and 400ISO