THE WEDDING PRESENT : SOMETIMES THESE WORDS JUST DON’T HAVE TO BE SAID
With an introduction and commentary from band creator and Wedding Present mainstay David Gedge, Sometimes These Words Just Don’t Have To Be Said is a collection of over 400 fan memories interspersed with contributions and insights from fellow founder members Peter Solowka and Shaun Charman.
Published in hardback, the book contains stories from a host of collaborators from throughout the band’s career, including former band members and producers, the latter including George Best & Bizarro producer Chris Allison, Steve Albini and the Grammy Award winning Andrew Scheps.
From David Gedge’s school days through to concerts in 2016, the book is packed with full colour images, many previously unseen, including several from David’s personal archive.
It also contains contributions from many musician fans including Gaz Coombes [Supergrass], Mark Burgess [The Chameleons], Martin Noble [British Sea Power], Emma Pollock [The Delgados], John Robb [The Membranes], William Potter [CUD], Rolo McGinty [The Woodentops] and many bands who have performed at David’s annual ‘At The Edge Of The Sea’ festival.
Other celebrities who have contributed to the book include Hot Fuzz actor Nick Frost, Game Of Thrones actor Ben Crompton, broadcasters Marc Riley, Shaun Keaveny, Andy Kershaw, Andrew Collins & Robin Ince, journalists Mark Beaumont & Ian Gittins and celebrated writers Ian Rankin, Mike Gayle & Peter Bowker [The A Word].
The book gives a real insight into what it’s like to attract – or become one of – a coterie of passionate fans who have followed the group since the beginning. Many have fallen in love with – and to – the band’s music. As one fan describes it, ‘They have been the soundtrack to my life.’