John formed The Crew in 1965 in London, England, as lead vocalist and percussionist specializing on congas. His Dad, Sid Wright, was then the manager.
In 1969, the songs 'Marty' b/w 'Danger Signs', written by Richard Hartop, were recorded and released on Plexium and, in 1970, the band recorded a ska version of Paul Simon's 'Cecilia' b/w '1970' by Jonathan King released on Decca Records.
Crew discography on 45cat.
In 1971, John reformed the band as Crew with; songwriter Martin H. Samuel (drums and percussion), John Chichester (electric guitar and vocals), Ian Rutter (bass guitar), Tony Perry (organ and vocals) and lyricist Jon Newey (bongos, claves, congas, maracas).
John then signed the band with The Space Agency, in Chelsea, London, for management and representation and worked consistently including at such notable London venues as The Marquee Club and The Roundhouse. Signed to the same agency, Crew often performed as part of the Emperor Rosko International Roadshow.
The Crew, known as a funking good band for their style of original percussive-led progressive rock funk music, broke up in 1972.
John turned his hand to art (painting) for a few years and, when last heard from, he owned a chateau near the town of Le Pin, in the beautiful Deux Sevres Poitou Charentes region in the south west of France where he started Tremblaye Legends Carp Fishing.