David "Dave" Gahan is an English singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer and He is one of the founding members of of Depeche Mode and also has written some songs for the band.
Dave Gahan was born as David Callcott on May 9, 1962, in Epping, Essex. When he was two years old, his parents Len and Sylvia Callcott divorced. Sylvia married her second husband Jack Gahan and moved together with Dave and his elder sister Sue (born 1960) to Basildon, Essex. The pair got two more children, Peter (born 1966) and Phil (born 1968).