About Martin Gore
Martin Gore is guitarist and songwriter in hit electro band, Depeche Mode and his amazing career spans over three decades.
He has numerous classics under his belt like 'Personal Jesus', 'Enjoy the Silence' and 'I Feel You' just to mention a few. In 1999, Gore received the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for "International Achievement".
Gore started his career playing in a local band called 'Norman and the Worms', but that didn't pay the bills, so he also worked as a bank cashier. Nevertheless, in 1980 Depeche Mode was born and a new era for Gore was about to begin.
Depeche Mode was one of the first bands to establish their musical identity around the use of synthesizers and their dark and dramatic sound has made them stand out in the music industry. During the '80s the band shaped electronic music, taking it from early New Romantic to a darker and more intense universe. With hits like 'Personal Jesus', 'It's No Good', and 'I Feel You', Depeche Mode took a confidant leap into the land of commercialism. They have sold over 100 million singles and albums worldwide making them the most successful electronic band in the world.
Gore not only plays the guitar in the groundbreaking electro band, he is also the author of many of the band's hit songs. Furthermore, Gore has put out two solo records 'Counterfeit' and 'Counterfeit2'. Even though Gore is a talented songwriter, he has dedicated his two albums to other artists' songs that he interprets into his own unique style. He has chosen songs - ranging from Iggy Pop to Kurt Weill - that have shaped his own sensibilities as a songwriter
In June 2011, Depeche Mode released a new album 'Remixes 2: 81-11' which is a tribute to their long and succesful career. On the record, different artists present their take on classics like 'Wrong' and 'Puppets'.
We are very proud that TC Electronic is a part of Martin Gore's set up and we are looking forward to see Gore and Depeche Mode getting back on the road.