David Gedge

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

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

Early life

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

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.



  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 2018-01-19.
  3. Wedding Present FAQ Archived 2007-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "John Peel - The Boy Gedge". Audioboom.com.
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