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    Dave Gahan

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    Genre:Alternative, Electronic
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Miracles lyrics
    2Use You lyrics
    3Black And Blue Again lyrics
    4Song For Europe lyrics
    5Endless lyrics
    6A Little Lie lyrics
    7Shine lyrics
    Dave Gahan and Soulsavers
    8Tomorrow lyrics
    9Tempted lyrics
    Dave Gahan and Soulsavers
    10Deeper & Deeper lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1I Need You [2003]
    Paper Monsters [2003]
    3Hourglass [2007]
    4Angels & Ghosts (& Soulsavers)
    5Bottle Living / Hidden Houses / Hold On [2003]


    Dave Gahan (born 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer for the British electronic music band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also an accomplished solo artist, releasing albums in 2003 (Paper Monsters) and 2007 (Hourglass). Despite his bandmate Martin Gore continuing to be the main Depeche Mode songwriter, Gahan has contributed a number of songs to the band's most recent albums, Playing the Angel (2005) and Sounds of the Universe (2009). Two of these songs were released as singles, including "Suffer Well" in 2006 and "Hole to Feed" in 2009.

    In 1997, Gahan contributed to the tribute album "Dream Home Heartaches: Remaking/Remodeling Roxy Music" with the song "A Song For Europe". In 2003, he released his first solo album, Paper Monsters (which he co-wrote with guitarist and friend Knox Chandler), followed by a world tour (including a performance at 2003's Glastonbury Festival), singing both his new solo tracks and Depeche Mode fan favourites. His touring band included Knox Chandler on guitar, Martyn LeNoble (Porno for Pyros, Jane's Addiction, The Cult) on bass, Vincent Jones (Sarah McLachlan, The Grapes of Wrath) on keyboards, and Victor Indrizzo (Beck, Macy Gray) on drums.

    The album was a moderate success. The first single "Dirty Sticky Floors" hit the Top 20 in the UK. The album itself became a Top 10 hit on the European album chart and a Top 40 hit in the UK. This success was backed by a world tour and a live DVD titled Live Monsters which was released in 2004. A year later, he also appeared as model and spokesperson of the Swedish mid-range fashion retailer J. Lindeberg and its S/S 2006 menswear line. The ads featured both him and seemingly random quotes like "What would happen if we all told the truth", "You can tell he's lying because his lips are moving", etc. These ads appeared prominently in international fashion press.

    Gahan did a collaboration in 2003 with Junkie XL and handled the vocals for a song called "Reload" for this Dutch DJ's album "Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin".

    In 2007, Dave Gahan announced he was working on a new album via a video greeting for Depeche Mode's official website recorded at the 2007 MusiCares Charity event on 11 May. The album, titled Hourglass, was accompanied working by Andrew Phillpott and Christian Eigner. According to Gahan, they were to be producing it together.[9][10] The material was recorded at Gahan's 11th Floor Studios in New York City, Gahan's hometown for 10 years now. The material was mixed in July by Tony Hoffer, best known for his work with Beck, The Kooks and Air. According to Gahan, Hourglass is more electronic-sounding than Paper Monsters.[11] The album made the UK Top 50, the French Top 20 and narrowly missed going to no.1 in Germany.

    The first single to be pulled from Dave Gahan's second solo record Hourglass was "Kingdom".[12] The single came in the following versions: a download-Single, a CD single, a Maxi-CD single and 12" vinyl besides a 7" picture vinyl.[13] According to the second press release for the second album, the release day for the single "Kingdom" was 8 October,[14] but a download was available way before on 27 August. Side-Line Magazine also reported that a first preview for the song had been leaked online.[13] 21 August Second studio clip on Dave Gahan Dot Com had "Kingdom" playing throughout the clip. The single also spent a week at no.1 on the US Dance Chart.

    On 17 December 2007, iTunes released the iTunes exclusive live EP "Live from SoHo" holding the 7 tracks played during an instore set at New York's Soho Apple store on 23 October.[15]

    The second single from the Hourglass album was the double A side "Saw Something / Deeper and deeper", released on 14 January 2008. The accompanying video was artistically shot in the Chelsea Hotel, New York, famous for the death of Sid Vicious' partner, Nancy. Sid Vicious of course was one of Gahan's idol's in the late 1970s.

    In July 2007, Side-Line Magazine revealed that Gahan had been working with Thomas Anselmi on a project called called Mirror, which was produced by Vincent Jones. Along with Jones, who played with Gahan's touring band and mixed the live DVD Live Monsters, Mirror featured another Gahan collaborator, Knox Chandler (Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Psychedelic Furs), as well as piano by Bowie favourite Mike Garson, and a monologue by Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro. Gahan sang vocals on the track "Nostalgia".[16] The song was released in October 2008,[17] and the album being released via download at the start of 2009. He also appeared in the accompanying video for the song.[18]

    Dave Gahan also contributed vocals to a track called "Visitors", after walking in while producer and ex-Clor guitarist Luke Smith was working on the song in his New York studio. The song was released under the artist name of frYars.

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