Dave Gahan is a popular singer and songwriter from England who is best known as the lead singer of the electronic band Depeche Mode. He is also an established solo artist and has released several music albums including Paper Monsters in 2003, Hourglass in 2007 and others. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Dave Gahan in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Dave Gahan was born on 9 May 1962 in Epping, Essex, England to his parents Len Callcott and Sylvia. His father was a bus driver and his mother was a conductress. When Gahan was just six months old, his father left his family.
Later, his mother moved to Basildon, Essex along with Gahan and his sister. He went to the Barstable School in Basildon. When Gahan was in high school, he ended up in juvenile court three times for several offenses like stealing cars.
After completing high school, he applied to the North Thames Gas for a job but was rejected due to his criminal record. He did more than twenty odd jobs from working as a cashier to selling soft drinks. Gahan later attended the Southend Technical College where he earned the British Display Society Award.
Gahan has been married three times. His first wife was Joanne Fox with whom he has a son and his second wife was Teresa Conroy, a former Depeche Mode publicist. Currently, Gahan is married to his third wife Jennifer Sklias with whom he has a daughter.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Dave Gahan started his career in the year 1980 when he joined the band Depeche Mode as the lead vocalist. Along with the group he has recorded more than 14 studio albums, two remix albums, and four greatest hits compilations.
In 2004, Gahan released the single “Suffer Well” which was nominated for the Grammy Awards. His another single “Suffer Well” peaked at number 12 in the U.K charts. Some other songs written by Grahan are Come Back, Miles Away, Hole to Feed, Oh Well, Poison Heart, You Move and many more.
As a solo artist, he released his single “Dirty Sticky Floors” in the year 2003 which was included in the Top 20 UK Singles Chart. Gahan’s studio album “Hourglass” made into the French Top 20, UK Top 20 and Top 5 in Germany.
The other studio albums of Gahan include “The Light the Dead See” (2012), “Angels and Ghosts” (2015) and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Dave Gahan has an estimated net worth of more than $90 million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as a singer and artists. He also earns money performing at several musical concerts, events, and festivals. Gahan along with the band “Depeche Mode” made a record sales of more than 100 million records. He gave vocals for the song “Nostalgia” which was downloaded more than 5 million times on the internet.
Dave Gahan is one of the most renowned artists in the world. He was ranked 73 in the list of “100 Greatest Singers” and 27 in the list of “The 100 Greatest Frontmen” by the Q magazine.