David Gedge performing at Loco Club in Valencia, November 2016.
|Birth name||David Lewis Gedge|
|Born||23 April 1960|
Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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... – David Gedge.||”|
|“||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.||”|