Our Authors

David Lewis Gedge lives in Brighton and is the founding member, lead singer and guitarist for the semi-legendary Indie band The Wedding Present and his ‘other’ band, Cinerama. He is also the author of several books, including two volumes (so far) of his illustrated autobiography, Tales From The Wedding Present.

Richard Houghton lives in Manchester and is the author of more than 20 books on music, including authorised fan histories of Jethro Tull, Simple Minds, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Stranglers, Shaun Ryder, Fairport Convention and The Wedding Present. He is also the creator of the People’s History series of fan recollections of classic rock bands. He is also the Managing Director of Spenwood Books and can be reached at iwasatthatgig@gmail.com.

Len Liggins was awarded the honorary title of ‘Legendary’ by no less a person that the DJ John Peel more than 35 years ago. Len is a singer and violinist and a founding member of The Ukrainians, which plays traditional Ukrainian music heavily influenced by Western post-punk. His book on The Ukrainians is being published by Spenwood Books in 2024.

Jenny Parks is a Yorkshire-born poet who now lives in North Wales with her husband Duncan. The Important Things in Life is the first volume of her poetry to be published. All proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to fund research into Parkinson’s, which Duncan was diagnosed with in 2000. Jenny has raised over £3,000 from book sales to date.

Bruce Pegg is a professional musician and music historian who currently works as a writer and editor. He is the author of Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry (Routledge, 2002), the definitive biography of the rock and roll pioneer, along with several critical essays about the musician. He also wrote the extensive liner notes that accompany Rock and Roll Music: Any Old Way You Choose It, Bear Family Records’ comprehensive 16-CD collection of Berry’s entire studio output and select live recordings. Born and raised in Leicester, England, Bruce currently resides in central New York. His writing about music, running, and spirituality can be found at brucepegg.com.

Malcolm Wyatt is a Surrey-born music writer, editor and Slade fan who lives in Leyland, Lancashire with his partner, Jayne. A foster carer with two grown-up daughters, he is the author Wild! Wild! Wild! A People’s History of Slade (Spenwood Books, 2023) and of This Day in Music’s Guide to The Clash (2018) and regularly publishes feature interviews on his website at www.writewyattuk.com. When not walking his beloved rescue Labrador-cross Millie, Malcolm’s spare time is spent catching up with family and friends, supporting Woking FC and planning the next big move to Cornwall. He can be contacted at thedayiwasthere@gmail.com.

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