David Gedge

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David Gedge
Birth name David Lewis Gedge
Born (1960-04-23) 23 April 1960 (age 58)
Bramley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Associated acts

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

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 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.

Musical career

Gedge 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.


“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.[citation needed]


  1. David Gedge quoted from the Wedding Present FAQ.

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