This fanthology is the first ever authorised book about indie legends The Wedding Present. With an introduction and commentary from band founder and mainstay David Gedge, The Wedding Present: Sometimes These Words Don t Have To Be Said is a collection of over 400 fan memories interspersed with insights from collaborators from across the band s career. These include former band members Peter Solowka, Shaun Charman, Paul Dorrington, Terry De Castro, Simon Cleave, Graeme Ramsay and Patrick Alexander and the band s producers and engineers including Chris Allison, Steve Lyon, Steve Albini and Grammy Award-winning Andrew Scheps.
From David Gedge s school days through to concerts in 2016, the book is packed with full colour images, including many from David s personal archive. It contains stories from a host of celebrity fans, including Gaz Coombes (Supergrass), Mark Burgess (The Chameleons), Martin Noble (British Sea Power), Emma Pollock (The Delgados), John Robb (The Membranes), William Potter (CUD), Rolo McGinty (The Woodentops), Ben Lambert (Carter USM), and bands who have performed at David s annual At The Edge Of The Sea festival.
About the author:
Richard Houghton has compiled ‘fanthologies’ on the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Smiths and The Jam, all of which are compilations of fan memories of seeing these legendary artists live. He compiled the Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark publication, Pretending To See The Future. Richard works for a housing association in the North West of England, supports Northampton Town and Manchester City football clubs, walks his dog and go to gigs.