The Hannah Wright Band
Originating in Austin, TX - - - - - - - -
The Hannah Wright Band was founded in 2021 by Hannah Wright (lead singer / songwriter) & Carrie Comeaux (bass guitar). While working together at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, the two discovered each other's musical talents and the "building of the band" was soon underway! Not long after, Charlie Murphy (guitar), Anthony Watson (guitar) and Melodie Zapata (drums) were added to the mix. The 5-member band performs original music written and recorded by Hannah Wright as well as a mixture of Rock & Roll, Country, Blues and Soul; a genre they like to call... "Southern Rock Revival"
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The Hannah Wright Band
Lead singer and songwriter Hannah Wright made her professional music debut in 2019 in Nashville, TN with her first single "Like a Gypsy" followed by a duet with Brian Rhea called "It Ain't Magic." Born and raised in South Georgia, Hannah began singing in the church choir. She was a member of the Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe, a performing arts group, from 2001-2005. After she graduated nursing school, Hannah began writing music. She moved to Nashville in 2014 and played songwriter rounds with rising artists and has graced the famous "Bluebird Cafe" stage. After moving to Austin, TX in 2020, Hannah released her first album as an independent artist called "REVIVAL" in January of 2021. Soon after, "The Hannah Wright Band" was formed.
Bass player, Carrie Comeaux hails from South Louisiana, where her passion for playing music started very young. Since the age of 4, she’s enjoyed playing and performing classical and pop piano. Carrie moved to Austin in 2012 after graduate school and took up bass guitar, having always considered the bass “the coolest instrument”. She comes from the cover band circuit, having played bass for the all female Led Zeppelin tribute band Ladies In Led, as well as the 90’s alternative cover band Grungeslinger.
Charlie started playing guitar at the age of five and played his first gig at age seven. By the age of 12, he was gigging professionally, playing acoustic guitar at local bars around upstate New York where he is from. Around age 14, he began playing bass guitar in a jazz ensemble and by age 16, he was playing lead guitar in a professional country band. At age 20, he started playing pedal steel guitar in addition to lead guitar in various bands (Country Cookin’, Murphy's Law, Saddle Boogie, and Kentucky Thunder). Since moving to Austin in 2009, Charlie has had the opportunity to play with some great bands and artists including Clint Martin, Red Dirt Rebellion, Next Exit, and he even played pedal steel guitar with Wiretree for an Austin City Limits taping in 2010. In 2014 he started his own band, the Charlie Murphy Band, which is still actively gigging around Austin and Central Texas.
Anthony was playing guitar in clubs before he was legally old enough to get in the door! He came up through the Dallas metal scene with his band StinkBug in the 90s and early 2000s, followed by a stint playing bass with another Dallas band, Secret Devil Sign. In 2012, he relocated to Austin, where he cofounded the hard-hitting rock band, Midnight Killers. Among Anthony’s extensive experience, he has also been a signed recording and touring artist.
Melodie began playing drums at age 10 in her school band in Kitsap Peninsula, about an hour outside of Seattle, Washington. She continued through high school in many groups, including playing various percussion in symphonic bands and wind ensemble, snare drum and quad toms in marching band, drum kit in instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles and then professionally in jazz and rock bands around Seattle. At age 18, she earned a full ride college scholarship to study and play drums in the instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles at Olympic College. In her post college career, she has played all over the United States and even Singapore. In 2007, she moved to Austin, TX where she had already been playing since 2005 and has been immersed in the music scene ever since! Band affiliations: Hell's Belles, Rosie Flores, Danny B. Harvey, Adrian (Conner) and the Sickness, Deann Rene and the Charlie Murphy Band