|Birth name||David Lewis Gedge|
23 April 1960 |
Bramley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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 is now the re-built St Anne's Academy). He studied at the University of Leeds, graduating with a 2.1 BSc Mathematics in 1981.
Gedge met Keith Gregory, an English student, by placing an advert for a bass player in the Leeds University Union.
|“||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.
- David Gedge quoted from the Wedding Present FAQ.