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THE WEDDING PRESENT TO PLAY SECOND LIVE STREAMED CONCERT

News update [08/01/21]: Due to the current lockdown here in England, we have had to take the decision to reschedule this live stream for Saturday 13 March. We feel that, with the advent of the new variant of the Coronavirus, it is not, unfortunately, worth the gamble of exposing musicians and technicians – some of […]

WEDDING PRESENT ‘LOCK-DOWN’ ALBUM RELEASED

Scopitones released Locked Down And Stripped Back by The Wedding Present on 26 February 2021. The album was also be released [on vinyl only] in North America by HHBTM Records. Locked Down And Stripped Back features home recordings of several Wedding Present classics and two previously unreleased songs: ‘You’re Just A Habit That I’m Trying […]

DAVID GEDGE AUTOBIOGRAPHY RELEASED

Go Out And Get ’Em, Boy! – Tales From The Wedding Present: Volume 1 The first instalment of David Gedge’s long-awaited memoir-in-comic-book-form was released by Scopitones Books on 27 November 2020 and can be bought by clicking here. The stories featured in this stunning 176-page, matt-laminated, hardback book were previously only  available to readers of […]

BOND THEMES CHARITY COMPILATION RELEASED

On 4 December 2020, Come Play With Me Records of Leeds released ‘Not From Where I’m Standing’ – a double album by various artists calling themselves The Wedding Present & Friends. ‘Not From Where I’m Standing’ is a lovingly put together collection of 20 Bond film themes covered by current and former members of Cinerama […]

BIZARRO RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present’s major-label debut album Bizarro will be re-issued on LP by Sony Legacy Records on 9 October 2020. Bizarro was originally released by RCA Records in 1989 but has been unavailable on vinyl for some years. This new version will feature the same track listing as the original, namely – Brassneck / Crushed […]

RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASES

Various Artists : ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ The Wedding Present : ‘Shaun Keaveny Session’ Two singles – both released on Record Store Days 2020! The first single, ‘xx!!’ [or, to give it its full title, ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – a tribute to the James Bond themes of Dame Shirley Bassey’] was released by Where […]

CROWD-FUNDER SUCCESS FOR WEDDING PRESENT MUSICAL

A musical based on the songs of Cinerama and The Wedding Present is being planned by writer and director by Matt Aston, with David Gedge acting as creative consultant on the project. Matt, whose previous work includes Touched by Stephen Lowe with Vicky McLure, Bomber’s Moon by William Ivory with James Bolam, and West End […]

WEDDING PRESENT BASS PLAYER RELEASES SOLO ALBUM

Wedding Present bass player Melanie Howard’s solo project – Such Small Hands – released its debut solo album Carousel on 18 September 2020. Taking in influences such as Bjork, Portishead, Chelsea Wolfe, Sharon Van Etten, Anna Calvi and Joni Mitchell, Such Small Hands blends dark pop with twinges of quirky folk and electronica. Carousel is […]

SECOND SINGLE BY THE WEDDING PRESENT RE-RELEASED

The Wedding Present re-released their second single, ‘Once More’ on the Preston label Optic Nerve Records on 22 May 2020. This two track 7” – which is limited to 1,000 copies – was released as part of Optic Nerve’s ‘Optic Sevens 2.0’ reissue series. The label re-released ‘Go Out And Get Em, Boy!’ as part […]

BBC SESSIONS COMPILATIONS RELEASED

On 21 February 2020, Hatch Records released the fourth in their series of compilations of BBC radio sessions by The Wedding Present. ‘Marc Riley Sessions : Volume 4’ consists of two studio sessions from 2017 & 2018 and follows, rather unsurprisingly, ‘Marc Riley Sessions : Volumes 1, 2 & 3’. The Wedding Present are a […]