Tag Archives: The Wedding Present

Terry De Castro – You Can’t Separate Light

Sometime terms that are bandied around like indie, low-fi and the rest of the classifications thrown around by the pundits, do little to throw any light on the music they are meant to describe. But I’m going to succumb to this anyway because Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Terry De Castro has created a real mid-Atlantic “West […]

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The Wedding Present + Cinerama @ The Waterfront, Norwich 23rd July 2015

By the time the final strains of My Favourite Dress had faded away into the cast iron ceiling of the The Waterfront it was clear that we had seen something special tonight. Sometime musicians can display a form of dual personality. Songwriters in particular can write in different genres but when it comes to the […]

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The Wedding Present – Reissue Launch Event @ The Barfly, Camden – 20th October 2014

Some time ago David Gedge (DLG) decided it would be a good idea to reissue all of the albums by The Wedding Present in new improved and expanded format. This event was designed as the launch-pad for the re-releases but, as expected, turned out to be much more. Launch events can be fractious affairs, all […]

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The Wedding Present + The Nightingales + Taffy @ The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 22nd October 2013

The delights of Wolverhampton on a match night. As I was pushing my way to the Slade Rooms through a tide of Old Gold shirts I got to thinking about past glories and fan loyalty. I knew before I got to the venue that many in the crowd would be like a lot of those […]

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The Wedding Present – Seamonsters, with Toquiwa @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa – 20th November 2012

What is the secret of making a success out of touring an album that the writer and composer himself admits is not exactly an enjoyable one? Seamonsters by The Wedding Present is one such album. As intense now as they were twenty years ago the ten songs that make up Seamonsters are exacting examinations of […]

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The Wedding Present – Valentina

With all the hullaballoo that comes with everyone’s favourite Indie band reforming to peddle their long forgotten seminal album about the place to keep the Taxman happy, it’s easy for the media to ignore the small group of bands who started out in the 1980s and in one way or another have just kept on […]

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At The Edge Of The Peaks Festival – Holmfirth 29th August 2011

Fatboy Slim or Compo? Jordan or Nora Batty? Sugar Rush or Last of the Summer Wine? David Gedge, of The Wedding Present and Cinerama, has made a success of the At the Edge of the Sea Festival, held every year in Brighton. Already in its third year the event has proved popular with bands and […]

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The Wedding Present with The Container Drivers at The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 16th July 2010

What a relief! At last I’ve experienced the Slade Rooms packed to the gunwales and jumping, albeit in the dark. But for the fact that the gig was slated as a warm-up this should have been taking place at a bigger venue and five hundred odd Weddoes fans feeding off the energy generated by David […]

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Editors + Whispering Sons @ Arena Birmingham 27th February 2020

It made a nice change to go to a gig and not get battered about on the way there by […]

The Boys Are Back @ Symphony Hall, 25 February 2020

If you’ve come to this review expecting to see something about Thin Lizzy, you’re in the wrong place. No, this […]

The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham, 25th February 2020.

There’s often a conversation about where the future female headliners are or even female acts on festival line-ups. Well a […]

The Murder Capital + Egyptian Blue + Unorthodox Coolock @ O2 Institute 24th Feb 2020

It’s easy to get carried away in the here and now, especially with music.  Sometimes you have the feeling that […]

Palaye Royale @ KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 23rd February 2020

What a week it has been for Palaye Royale , the first show of the uk tour in Glasgow was […]

Album Review Humanist – Humanist

Rob Marshall, one time sonic backbone of the stupendous Exit Calm, has surfaced under the pseudonym Humanist. I could cut […]