Derrick Wright: DW is proud to welcome multi-talented artist and drummer


(4/5/2016 – Oxnard, CA) DW is proud to welcome multi-talented artist and drummer Derrick Wright to the DW family. As co-musical director and drummer on multi-Grammy® Award-winner Adele’s current sold-out, “Adele Live 2016” tour, Wright can be seen playing a his stealthy, new Black Satin, DW Collector’s Series drumkit outfitted with 9000 Series hardware and pedals and the new Reverse Edge snare drum.

“It honestly is an honour to be playing DW drums and be part of this family. My new drums sound better than anything I’ve ever played. They look incredible too! Thank you to everyone at DW for your support, it is simply unrivalled”, commented Wright.

New York-based Wright is the son of the late gospel legend, Rev. Timothy Wright, and is an established gospel singer in his own right. He has also worked with seven-time Grammy® Award-winning artist, Toni Braxton.

The “Adele Live 2016” tour is on sale now with shows in Europe, North America and Mexico scheduled through November, 2016. For more information and tour dates, visit


Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW and PDP banner. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch Drums®, Latin Percussion®, Toca Percussion®, KAT® Technologies, Gibraltar® hardware and Ovation® guitars. DW’s wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Charlie Watts, Chad Smith, Phil Collins, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Mick Fleetwood, Don Henley and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information visit