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THE WEDDING PRESENT
“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.
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. In 1985 David Lewis Gedge boarded a National Express coach in London with 500 records packed into a pair of his mother’s suitcases and, in this fashion, the band’s debut single GO OUT AND GET ‘EM BOY! was 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.
Terry De Castro
Terry De Castro’s long-time collaboration with David Gedge started in 1998 when she joined Cinerama shortly after its inception. It was supposed to be for one concert and a Peel Session, but it turned into twelve years of touring and four albums with both Cinerama and The Wedding Present. When she moved from the UK back to her native US, she continued to commute back and forth until 2010, when she played her final concert with The Wedding Present at the first annual At The Edge of the Sea Festival in Brighton.
Terry has been living in Los Angeles for the last 15 years, but her affiliation with David continues as he releases her new mini LP You Can’t Separate Light — her second solo recording on Scopitones (August 2015).
NME Journalist Nathaniel Cramp called de Castro’s 2009 debut LP, A Casa Verde, ‘a delight’ and gave it eight out of ten stars. This new project features all original material by de Castro and British songwriter Dean Frances-Hawksley and offers up a diverse set of beautifully crafted Americana / pop.