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David Gedge performing at Loco Club in Valencia, November 2016.
|Birth name||David Lewis Gedge|
23 April 1960 |
Bramley, Leeds
Gedge grew up in Middleton, Greater Manchester in the area known as Top of Hebers. He attended Hollin High School (that became the Queen Elizabeth School and eventually re-built as St Anne's Academy). He studied at the University of Leeds, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1981.
|“||I’ve always thought that The Wedding Present was an inappropriate name for a pop group — more like a poem, or a book or something — and therefore quite attractive (to me!). I’ve also always been fascinated by weddings...||”|
|“||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.||”|
We don't do encores. The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA 1989/90
- Interview with David Gedge 2012, Rocker Magazine
- Anon (2017). "Prominent alumni - Music". alumni.leeds.ac.uk. University of Leeds. Archived from the original on 2018-01-19.
- David Gedge quoted from the Wedding Present FAQ Archived 2007-10-15 at the Wayback Machine..