*Martin Lee Gore*
date of birth:  Sunday, July 23, 1961
place of birth:  Dagenham (London) England
eyes:  green
hair:  not permed, but bleached blond
height:  5'7"
weight:  145 lb.
hobbies:  reading, computer/video games, falling over
parents:  Pamela & David Gore
sisters:  Karen & Jaqueline
wife:  Suzanne Boisvert (bday: Oct. 22)
children:  Viva Lee (bday: June 6, 1991), Eva Lee (bday: July 1995), Calo Leon (bday: July 27, 2002)
previous jobs:  eggman, bank teller
pet peaves:  laws that should have been abolished 200 years ago, washing his hair
fears:  rape, car crash
bad habit:  procrastination
biggest ambition:  to have none
early education:  Saint Nicholas's Comprehensive School
current residence:  Hertfordshire, England
idols:  Gary Glitter, Cohen, David Bowie, The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis, Mozart, Neil Diamond, Winston Churchill, King Edward Windsor, Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell, and Sibelius.
historical figure: Albert Einstein - Like the hairstyle
city visited:  Cape Town, Berlin
country visited:  South Africa
food:  Indian, Japanese
drink:  weizen beer, lager, bitter, port, red wine, etc.
part of his body:  little finger
sport:  football (soccer)
perfume: Angel
designer:  No-one in particular 
color:  black
film:  Shoah, My Life As A Dog
book:  Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley
author:  Bertold Bretch
tv show:  The World at War
tv station:  The Discovery Channel 
radio stations:  I never listen to the radio, unless in the car with someone else driving
magazine:  New Scientist
song:  Dark End of the Street by James Carr & Satisfied Mind by Porter Wagoner 
album:  White Album by The Beatles & The Sun Sessions by Elvis Presely
band:  DAF (1991), The Velvet Underground
singer:  Elvis Presley
electronic band:  Nitzer Ebb
song on Counterfeit:  In a Manner of Speaking
DM song:  Policy of Truth, also Stripped, Shake the Disease
DM lyrics:  Clean
DM B-side:  Ice Machine
DM album:  Ultra & Violator
DM video:  Enjoy the Silence & Halo
Dm remix:  Painkiller (Kill the Pain Mix) DJ Shadow
*Previous Bands*
Composition of Sound
Norman And The Worms:  played guitar
No Romance in China:  with Vince Clarke
French Look:  played guitar
The Sexist Boys:  A 70's glam rock band put together for Mart and Andy Fletcher's 30th b-days. Band was made up of: Mart, Wayne Hussey from The mission, Robert Marlow, Roy White and Dave from King of fools, and ex Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, Steven Irving. 
***From Halo's DM page!
Martin spent his early years growing up in Dagenham, the London suburb that existed solely to house a massive Ford car plant. Martin was a relative newcomer to Basildon, mostly because his parents moved there in search of a better life. As a child, Martin was somewhat of a school bully, and was caught one day smashing a brick over one of his schoolmates heads. An excellent scholar with a propensity for languages, Martin enrolled in a student exchange program, allowing him to make several visits to Germany. Martin can speak fluent German, as well as some French. Martin left St. Nicholas's Comprehensive School in 1977 and took a teller job at the local bank. Not finding it the most exciting of jobs, Martin decided that it was a safe option to make a lengthy career in the banking industry. Working during the day, Martin engaged in the musical group "Norman and the Worms" at night. He used the money earned from his job to buy new musical equipment, mostly synthesizers. After meeting Fletch at the Van Gogh club in 1980, Martin soon was recruited into his new band, "Composition of Sound". Martin had been writing several songs since he was 14, but on Depeche Mode's first album, Gore only contributed two songs, Big Muff and Tora! Tora! Tora!. After the departure of Vince Clarke in 1981, Martin took the full responsibility to write songs for the band. Under tremendous pressure to complete songs for the band's second album, Martin offered a vastly different sound in his songs, touching on everything from political views to sex and love to religion. Over the next decade, Gore's songwriting would improve dramatically, turning out such classics as Shake the Disease, Stripped, and Enjoy the Silence. Gore, not at all interested in the production side of making music, would let the band, especially Alan Wilder, take control of the songs, leading them to new musical levels. Leaving his lyrics open and vague for interpretation, Martin's songs appeal to a wide audience, many of whom can personally relate to the songs that touch on such realistic subjects. Martin's latest songs off of the Ultra album, speak of destiny, leavingmany to wonder, what new creations lay in his mind.