Paul Wright was a sound engineer at Sonovision Studios in the 1970s. He worked on many, many
programmes, including several Avengers serials.
Paul was born in what was then Rhodesia, and went to school there in Salisbury. In the early Seventies,
he went to South Africa and spent many years doing radio drama, commercial spot recording and music
engineering. During his time at Sonovision, Paul entertained musical aspirations, and these lead to
him being coerced into recording his own 7" single. Paul's single was produced by the legendary music
writer-producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, with whom Paul worked in studio on many occasions. (Among
many international hits, Lange was writer of such songs as When the Going Gets Tough.) Despite
having a decent singing voice, Paul realised that his strengths (and the best financial opportunities)
lay in music engineering. With this in mind, he moved from Sonovision first to Gallo and then EMI
Paul Wright now runs SP Studios in the Hurlingham suburb of Johannesburg.
by Alan Hayes