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    Award presented 2009   Award presented 2009


John R Campbell Collection

 
 

Trevor Wright - appearing at the Spencer Street Revisited Concerts in Christchurch Cathedral 2006

Trevor Conway Wright was born on May 5th, 1942 in Christchurch, and started his musical career as a bass guitarist and vocalist in the early 1960s, playing that decade with two of Christchurch's top bands  —  firstly Johnny Campbell and The Detours, and then The Vigilantes.  The Detours played at Surf City, The Laredo Nitespot and The Mecca Nitespot.  They were resident at The Christchurch Teenagers Club after Max Merritt and The Meteors left for Auckland.  A particular highlight of Trevor's career was opening for the Rolling Stones in February 1965.  The Vigilantes also played regularly at The Laredo Nitespot and The Pride of Place Nightclub during the sixties, reforming in 2006 for the inaugural ROCKONZ Festival.

 
 

Trevor Wright - Vigilantes 2006


The Detours - Carlyle Street


The Detours - The Mecca Nitespot


Trevor Wright - Vigilantes 2006

 
 

The Detours at Surf City


The Detours at The Laredo Nitespot


The Detours at Carlyle Street

 

 

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Friar Tuck


Soul Agents

 
 

Many bands followed throughout the 1970s and 1980s with the most significant including Page One, a successful professional band that toured extensively in the 1970's and later locally successful Friar Tuck (both bands involving Larry McKay).  Trevor joined Allan Barron's Remedy in 1988 and began a new career in country rock.  Several trips to Australia followed and Remedy is still working today.  In 2005 Trevor was invited to join About Time and jumped at the opportunity to play with old friends and new - Rock On!

 
 

Trevor Wright performing with About Time - Trevor Wright, Peter Sowden, Kelly Ensor, Brian Ringrose and Don Mills

 
 

In 2005, after a hiatus of almost 40 years, Peter Sowden teamed up with former Ray Columbus and the Invaders guitarist Brian Ringrose and formed About Time with Trevor Wright (Bass), Jim Phillips (Saxophones), Don Mills (Keyboards) and a group of leading New Zealand vocalists who includee Peter Williams (ex Max Merritt and The Meteors), Norm Bland (Village Gate), Kelly Ensor and Pat Kearns (Moviez).  About Time mainly performed at private and corporate events as well as at their hugely popular ROCKIN' IS OUR BUSINESS dance parties.

 
 

Johnny Campbell and The Detours - Cashmere Club 2009


Johnny Campbell and The Detours - Cashmere Club 2009


Johnny Campbell and The Detours - Cashmere Club 2009

 

 

Additional Trevor Wright and Johnny Campbell and The Detours information is available on Johnny's Official Website .....

 
 

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