DEPECHE MODE - a concise history in three volumes!
Martin Gore - synth and backing vocals (evil, "that's my girlfriend"' Look)
Andrew Fletcher - synth and comb
Vince Clarke - synth, backing vocals and general genius!
Dave Gahan - vocals, "I'm a pretty boy"! Looks and hairspray
Formed in March 1980, Basildon based DEPECHE MODE first performed Live at the Woodlands School under 12's disco - but were hurled off by abusive youngsters with more classical tastes. They then played at the infamous 'Top Alex' Leather Clad "I'm a drug addict" Bikers Club - horrendous reception! Unperturbed, they moved onto a more prestigious residency at the "GLamour Club" in Rayleigh (larger, sticky keys and smudged eye liner).
DEPECHE MODE first met Daniel Miller of Mute Records while they were supporting Fad Gadget at the Bridgehouse in Canning Town, where the recording of DEPECHE MODE'S first single "Dreaming Of Me" c/w "Ice Machine" was discussed (single released on Mute February 20th).
The band have since performed at the Rainbow and Venue and other very famous places!
Vince writes most of the songs, Martin submits a couple.
Musical influences - Simon and Garfunkel and The Buggles.
Dave - Bowie
Fletch - Graham Parker
Martin - Sparks
Vince - Simon and Garfunkel
Favourite food - anything that moves
Favourite colour - don't be silly
Future plans - to do a major tour of the provinces (or province) of Tibet with a party of Lamas as support.
Aims of the band - to make money and make their mums proud.