An Evening In Conversation With David Gedge
English indie rock band The Wedding Present originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, and have had eighteen UK Top 40 singles and seven Top 40 albums. The band’s music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four to more varied forms. Throughout their career, they have been led by vocalist and guitarist David Gedge, the band’s only constant member.
To celebrate the release of the second volume of his memoir in comic book form titled Tales From
The Wedding Present, David Gedge comes to Turner Sims for an evening of conversation with long-time music associate Terry de Castro, an audience Q&A and a stripped-back, semi-acoustic set.
The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong! John Peel
Presented by Mirrorman Agency in association with Turner Sims
Something And Nothing is the second volume in the autobiography from David Gedge of Wedding Present fame. The stories featured in this stunning 176-page matt-laminated, hard-back book have previously only been available to readers of the Tales From The Wedding Present comic book series. This collected edition comes with 100 pages of never-before-seen additional material and an introduction by Craig Cash. David writes the Tales From The Wedding Present narrative together with long-time musical associate Terry de Castro, and then the stories are illustrated by virtuoso artist Lee Thacker. For the past decade, they’ve been working steadily (along with editing help from Jessica McMillan) to relate David’s life and adventures.
Turner Sims, Highfield Campus, University Of Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1JB
Sun 20 November