Baritone singer and songwriter with the electro-rock group Depeche Mode who also had a successful solo career.
He studied at Southend Art College. He joined Depeche Mode in 1980; the band was originally called Composition of Sound.
He released his first solo album, called Paper Monsters, in 2003.
He was married to Joanne Fox from 1985 to 1991 and Teresa Conroy from 1992 to 1996. In 1999, he married Jennifer Sklias. He has two sons, James and Jack, and a daughter, Stella.