A wonderful evening was had at the new DrumWright store in Reading UK, in what was in fact a triple celebration by the company, marking the grand opening of the new store, the retirement of founding director Chris Wright, and his son Ian taking over as Managing Director.
A huge number of music industry friends and some great British drummers came out to help celebrate the event and particularly to wish Chris a happy retirement and congratulate Ian on his new position.
Commenting on his retirement, Chris Wright said, “I am delighted that Ian has chosen to take over the family business my wife and I started 16 ½ years ago. Ian has been working in the business part-time since its inception, and full-time for the last eight years, since leaving university. He has all the skills for the job, and has earned the right to do it’.
Talking about his new role, Ian added, ‘DrumWright is already well established as one of the UK’s leading specialist music stores. The new location gives us the opportunity to deliver even better customer service, more efficiently, and I look forward to leading the business into a new era. ‘
DrumWright was founded by husband and wife team Chris and Brooke Wright in December 1996. It has won many awards over the years from some of the biggest brand names in Percussion including Zildjian.
Over the years the company has organised many events locally featuring top drummers including Zildjian artists Keith Carlock (Sting) and the legendary Louie Bellson (Duke Ellington).
DrumWright’s new address is: Unit 22, Headley Park 10, Headley Road East, Woodley RG5 4SW Tel 0118 9441418
Image Above: Ian Wright sporting his real Z tattoo!