Philip Adrian Wright

Philip Adrian Wright

Infobox musical artist
Name = Philip Adrian Wright

Img_capt = Philip Adrian Wright 1981
Img_size = 250
Landscape =
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name =
Born = birth date and age|1956|6|30|df=y
Origin = Sheffield, England
Instrument = Synthezizer
Genre = Synthpop
Occupation = Composer and Keyboard Player
Years_active = 1978 - 1986
Label = Virgin, EMI
Associated_acts = The Human League
Current_members =
Notable_instruments = Synthesizer

Philip Adrian Wright (born 30 June, 1956 in Sheffield) is an English musician, also known as Adrian Wright.

Wright had studied film making at Sheffield Art College and was a friend of Philip Oakey. In 1978 he was invited to join the new avant-garde electronic band The Human League which comprised of Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh. Then a non-musician, Wright was appointed as 'Director of Visuals' whose job was to provide lighting and slideshows to accompany the Human League’s live concerts.

When the Human League split in October 1980, Wright sided with Oakey. Ware and Marsh left to form pop group Heaven 17. Necessity forced him to become a musician and he quickly learned keyboards. He and Oakey wrote the new Human League's early 1981 releases.

He remained a key member of the Human League during the early 1980’s both as a composer and keyboard player. He left the band in 1986 after becoming disillusioned with the musical direction Oakey was taking and had felt marginalized during the recording of the album Crash in Minneapolis. [ [ HUMAN LEAGUE BIOG 1977 - 1979 ] ]

He has since worked in Film.


* 1982 BRIT Awards - (as 'The Human League') - 'Best British Breakthrough Act'


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