John Wright (musician)

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John Wright
John Wright, NoMeansNo.jpg
John Wright in Naples, Italy (2012)
Background information
Born 1962
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Punk, progressive rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer
Instruments Vocals, drums, keyboards
Years active 1979-present
Labels Alternative Tentacles, Wrong Records, Southern Records
Associated acts NoMeansNo, The Hanson Brothers, D.O.A., The Showbusiness Giants, The Infamous Scientists

John Wright (sometimes known as Mr. Right - born 1962 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer, keyboardist, occasional vocalist and co-songwriter in the progressive punk rock/punk jazz band NoMeansNo, as well as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the pop-punk group The Hanson Brothers. Both groups also feature Wright's older brother Rob and guitarist Tom Holliston. He has also performed in noted Canadian punk groups D.O.A., the Showbusiness Giants, and the Infamous Scientists.

Wright's distinct style of drumming utilizes traditional grip, an uncommon method for hard rock drummers, and fuses jazz, rock and punk techniques. His playing has been cited as an influence by several noted drummers, including Dave Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters.[1]

An avid homebrewer of beer, he has filmed and released an instructional video detailing his recommended brewing process. This video is currently available on DVD packaged with the live Hanson Brothers record It's A Living.

Wright is the father of two sons.


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