THE WEDDING PRESENT
The Wedding Present was born in Leeds, in the UK, in 1985 with the release of the debut single GO OUT AND GET EM’ BOY! and the band’s first album, GEORGE BEST, followed a couple of years later. With the early releases on their own label, the band acquired a reputation for bittersweet, breathtakingly honest love songs immersed in whirlwind guitars, so it was quite extraordinary that they decided to explore traditional Eastern European folk music for their major label debut on RCA Records in 1989 with UKRAINSKI VISTUPI V JOHNA PEELA.
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.
DJ JAKE RUDH
Former Radio K, REV 105, NPR alum and present host on 89.3 the Current, Jake’s been voted “best DJ” in the Twin Cities by the readers & critics of City Pages magazine ten years running (2003-2012) and one of Star Tribune’s “Artists of the Year” (2012). His long-running “Transmission” dance night has been a weekly staple on the Minneapolis scene bringing a mixture of mod, glam & punk to post-punk, new wave, synth & indie rock for over a decade.