Date(s) - 14/06/2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre
The Wedding Present return to the John Peel Centre to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bizzaro, the band’s second studio album – and first “proper” album for RCA – which came soon after the Ukrainian John Peel Sessions / Українські Виступи в Івана Піла folk music side project (which is being performed here on 4th May).
The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles… not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry’s game. That was back in 1985 when David Lewis Gedge boarded a National Express coach in London with 500 records packed into a pair of his mother’s suitcases. In this fashion, the debut single GO OUT AND GET ‘EM BOY! was collected from the pressing plant, delivered to the distribution company, and The Wedding Present was born. That pioneering spirit has been at the core of the band’s philosophy ever since. From GEORGE BEST, “an unmitigated delight” [NME], the first full-length release on their own Reception Records onwards, the band has charted an appealing, if often eccentric, course of its very own.
“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.
Tickets are £20 in advance, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). On the door price is £20, though we expect this event to sell out.