In 2017 staff members of Highland North Music came together on an epic quest to bring quality high voltage rock to the good people of the Triad. Gleaning hits from the likes of 80s hair bands to the fast paced, no cares Celtic punk rock, Barely UpWright was born. A play on the owner, Donnie Wright’s, last name and a nod to the tipsiness of his Celtic ancestry, the name bears witness to the high energy music delivered from the stage that leaves crowds reeling from impact and coming back for more.
To date the band has performed across many venues and stages in the triad. Covering traditional celtic classics and folk to also playing top 40s, motown and metal. The band is made up of staff and board members from Highland North Music.
Meet the band:
Donnie Wright :: Guitar and Vocals
Iris Crowe :: Vocals and Keyboards
Michael Highfill :: Guitar and Bass
Greg Tardy :: Guitar and Vocals
Mike Naylor :: Bass and Mandolin
Shane Wheeler :: Saxophone
Henry Tardy :: Drums and percussion
Marc B Moffit :: Drums and percussion