Something And Nothing – the second volume of David Gedge's official autobiography – will be released by Scopitones on 11 November 2022.

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 at the Louder Than Words literary festival in Manchester in November 2022. The release will be accompanied by a live Tales From The Wedding Present tour of seated venues in the UK which will feature Terry interviewing David, an audience Q&A, and a stripped-back, 45-minute, semi-acoustic set.

For concert ticket links, please visit our forthcoming concerts page.

November 'Book Tour' Dates

09 Dartington New Lion Brewery
10 Cardiff Acapela Studio
11 Manchester Louder Than Words at the Innside Hotel
12 Newcastle upon Tyne Gosforth Civic Theatre
13 Glasgow Glee Club
14 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
15 Wolverhampton Bilston Town Hall
16 Nottingham Metronome
17 Walthamstow Rock 'N' Roll Book Club at the Trades Hall
18 Stowmarket John Peel Centre
19 Kingston upon Thames PRYZM
20 Southampton Turner Sims

What They Said About Tales From The Wedding Present Volume One:

“An autobiography of The Wedding Present would be great on its own. An autobiography in beautiful graphic novel form? Even better!” Dan Vebber (Writer, The Simpsons)

“This is brilliant! It’s like the storyboard for a Wedding Present biopic.” Marc Riley (Broadcaster, BBC)

“As informative, funny and essential as David Gedge himself. Can I be in the movie when all this is franchised?” Tony Gardner (Actor)

“This is the graphic novel indie music mash up that we have all be waiting for and only David Gedge could deliver. It's amazing!” Stella Creasy (Member, British Parliament)

“This is a Wedding Present fan’s dream come true. Pure unfiltered Gedge; the inside track on what makes him tick and anecdotes aplenty. Essential!” Mike Gayle (Author)

“It’s very typical of The Wedding Present to do an autobiography differently to everyone else... but the stunning illustrations in this book really bring David's stories to life.” Louise Wener (Writer, Musician)