Wright's father was Reverend Timothy Wright, a well-known gospel musician. 
In addition to his work with Adele, Wright has also played drums for Toni Braxton and Talia.  When not touring with other artists, Wright is the frontman of Derrick Wright & Driven, a Christian-based gospel group. 
Wright is one of only two members of Adele's band to be with her during all three of her headlining tours, the other being guitarist Ben Thomas.
- ↑ http://www.drummerszone.com/news/article/brand-news-3-13387/adele-drummer-says-'hello'-to-dw/
- ↑ https://davidaskvig.com/2014/06/10/derrick-wright-drummer-for-adele/
- ↑ http://start.daddario.com/EvArtistDetail.Page?ActiveID=3551&ArtistId=40612&sid=eab8b3aa-f6a1-4e79-9b39-3854756e29d3
- ↑ http://www.paiste.com/e/endorser_det.php?page=setup&endorserid=4486
- ↑ https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/derrick-wright-driven/id420492144