SOMETHING AND NOTHING
David Gedge in conversation with acoustic treats
About this Event
Wow! What a privilege and a treat - join us for the official launch of the second instalment of David Lewis Gedge’s ‘memoir in comic-book form’!
Tales From The Wedding Present Volume 2: Something and Nothing
The stories featured in this stunning 176-page matt-laminated, hard-back book have previously only been available to readers of the Tales From The Wedding Present comic book series. This collected edition comes with 100 pages of never-before-seen additional material and an introduction by Craig Cash.
David writes the Tales From The Wedding Present narrative together with long-time musical associate Terry de Castro, and then the stories are illustrated by virtuoso artist Lee Thacker. For the past decade, they’ve been working steadily (along with editing help from Jessica McMillan) to relate David’s life and adventures.
Something And Nothing is presented in chronological order; it takes up where Volume One left off – just after the release of The Wedding Present’s first single ‘Go Out And Get ’Em, Boy!’ in 1985 – and takes us through the next three years of the band’s existence. David writes intimately about all of the events leading up to the writing, recording and release of the band’s classic debut album, George Best, as well as detailing sessions that the group recorded for John Peel [including the legendary Ukrainian folk music ones], early live appearances in the UK and the rest of Europe and the development of their label Reception Records. On the way, we also learn about some of the romantic experiences that may have informed his writing.
Something And Nothing will be launched on the evening of Friday 11th November, 2022 at the Louder Than Words Festival, Manchester. This special launch event will be followed by a live Tales From The Wedding Present tour of seated venues in the UK.
We have two ticket options available: * Event Only and *Event with Discounted Book Combo deal - books will be available for collection at the Festival.
Our event with David will be followed by a dedicated signing event. RRP books will also be available for purchase on the day.
** Images of David, courtesy of Jessica McMillan.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
INNSIDE Manchester, 1 First Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
GBP 6.50 to GBP 26.00