Biography 1 – Introduction
Real name Peter Wright, born in Fleetwood the 2nd son of the deep sea trawler skipper and Master Mariner Nicholas Wright who held the rank of Commander in the RNVR and Captained a patrol boat in the channel during the Battle of Britain in the 2nd World War.
His Welsh born Mother Lucy, was an accomplished musician and soprano vocalist who sang at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen. Among his earliest memories whilst still in his pram, were of her singing whilst about her housework, thus giving him his love of music.
Perhaps not surprisingly, he too became a singer & actor, taking private singing lessons from the finest teachers on the Fylde coast as well as studying music, drama and dance, at the famous Chesters stage academy in Fleetwood, going on to take lead roles whilst still a teenager in pantomime and summer shows at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood, as well as acting in various plays both there and in Blackpool.
He went on to sing roles in Gilbert & Sullivan, musical comedy and light opera in several leading Fylde coast Companies. Singing tenor with ‘The Grosvenor Quartet ‘ they won the operatic section at the prestigious Blackpool Music festival.
Turning professional in his early twenties, he branched out into cabaret appearing with many top names including Max Wall, Duane Eddy, Ken Dodd, Acker Bilk, Shane Fenton who became Alvin Stardust to name but a few.