Dean Wright is a native of London, living in Newry, County Down for almost 20 years. He was classically trained in guitar as a child and has been writing and performing songs all his life. He plays bass guitar in a local punk cover band called Feed The Enemy but with his love of music he always wanted to perform his own so in July 2018 he decided to concentrate full time on his music and began travelling as a solo aritist to Belfast, Dublin and around the country to promote his original music.
Alongside this in September 2018 he went into the studio based in the beautiful village of Carlingford, owned by Jason Varley, an extremely talented sound engineer who also plays bass guitar on the EP and on drums, the brilliant Lyn Mc Mullan from the band Sam Davidsons Taste. A few months later he released his debut EP on 1st April 2019, titled Spiritual Suicide.
His music is tough to categorise but has strong rock/punk/blues influences, and some tracks have been described “dark” but with a profound message, to quote, “where punk meets Robert Johnston”, (Gerry, The Circle Sessions, Dublin) “ it would scare the life out of you….there’s a church down the road if you need confession” (Killian, The Smyth Sessions) and the track Friends with the Devil “sounds like something Dylan or Black should have written.” (Ian McWilliams, DJ Phoenix FM, Dublin), Magazine, Wire, The Smiths, John Cooper Clark and Nick Cave all come to mind, very cool! (Rohan Healy, Rhythmn and Roots Show, Near FM)
On 26th April 2019 Dean will be playing live with his band at the Skylite Room, Warrenpoint, County Down to launch his debut EP, also appearing will be local punk band, a beat boxer, 2 local singer songwriters and 2 sing songwriters from Dublin…there will be a great mix of music genres, all culminating in a fantastic night showcasing wonderful independent musicians.