Formed in 1980, Depeche Mode is an English electronic band from Essex.
Original members were: Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, songwriter), Andrew Fletcher (keyboards), Vince Clarke (keyboards, songwriter). After the release of their debut album, Speak & Spell, in 1981 Vince Clarke left the group and was replaced by Alan Wilder who then left the group in 1985. Gahan, Gore and Fletcher continued as a trio.
"Q magazine call Depeche Mode "The most popular electronic band the world has ever known"."