David Gedge

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David Gedge
David Gedge performing at Loco Club in Valencia, November 2016.
David Gedge performing at Loco Club in Valencia, November 2016.
Background information
Birth nameDavid Lewis Gedge
Born (1960-04-23) 23 April 1960 (age 61)
Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England[citation needed]
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
Associated acts

David Lewis Gedge (born 23 April 1960, in Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)[citation needed] is an English musician and songwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

Musical career[edit]

Gedge, together with Peter Solowka, fellow founder member of The Wedding Present, met Keith Gregory, an English student, by placing an advert for a bass player in the Leeds University Union.

He is the main songwriter and vocalist in the bands The Wedding Present and Cinerama. He sang a duet with Marine Research on their 1999 Peel Session.

Quotes[edit]

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... – David Gedge.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Gedge of The Wedding Present". Rockerzine.com. 24 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Prominent alumni - Music". Alumni.leeds.ac.uk. University of Leeds. 2017. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Wedding Present FAQ Archived 2007-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "John Peel - The Boy Gedge". Audioboom.com.