Chris started playing drums when he was 13 and was gigging at local resort venues while still at school in Great Yarmouth.  Shadows drummers Tony Meehan and Brian Bennett were his role models and in 2007 Chris made an award to Brian Bennett on behalf of The Music Industries Association at the Savoy Hotel, marking Brian’s 50th Anniversary in show business.


In a playing career spanning 50 years he has played in a variety of bands including top Midlands band ‘Revelation’ in the 70s and West End club band ‘Coda’ in the 80s. His teachers have included Bobby Orr and David Bowie’s drummer Woody Woodmansey.  As well as the Bourne Again Shadows Chris also plays in his ‘family’ rock band ‘The Flying Wright Brothers’ with his brother Steve and two sons Andrew and Ian.  Chris proudly endorses Drum Workshop drums, Zildjian cymbals and Protection Racket cases.