Depeche Mode are an electronic music group that formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. The group's lineup consist of
David Gahan (Born May 9, 1962, Epping, Essex, England) - lead vocals
Martin Gore (Born Martin Lee Gore, 23 July 1961, Basildon, Essex, England) - keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981
Andrew Fletcher (Born on 8 July 1961 in Nottingham, England) - keyboards
Vince Clarke (Born Vincent John Martin, England, July 3, 1960, South Woodford, London) - keyboards, chief songwriter (1980 - 1981)
Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album, and was replaced by Alan Charles Wilder (Born June 01, 1959, Hammersmith, London, England) (production, lead keyboards) who was a band member from 1982 to 1995. Following Wilder's departure, Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have performed as a trio.