Martin Gore Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Martin Gore Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7¾ in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth July 23, 1961
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Kerrilee Kaski

Martin Gore is an English songwriter, musician, singer, record producer, guitarist, remixer, keyboardist, and DJ who is known for being one of the founding members of the electronic rock band Depeche Mode, which has released a wide range of discography including albums like Construction Time AgainSpeak & SpellSome Great RewardMusic for the Masses, Songs of Faith and Devotion, and Violator. He has also worked as a solo artist and for his “International Achievement”, he received the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors in 1999.

Born Name

Martin Lee Gore

Nick Name

Mart

Martin Gore as seen while performing with Depeche Mode in December 2009
Martin Gore as seen while performing with Depeche Mode in December 2009 (Danny Darko / English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Dagenham, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Residence

Santa Barbara, California, United States

Nationality

English

 

Education

Martin Gore attended Nicholas Comprehensive.

Occupation

Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Record Producer, Guitarist, Remixer, Keyboardist, DJ

Family

  • Father – He was an African-American G.I. stationed in Britain.
  • Mother – Pamela Margaret Gore (Worked at the Ford of Britain motor plant in Dagenham)
  • Others – David Gore (Stepfather) (Worked at the Ford of Britain motor plant in Dagenham), Jacqueline Gore Hyde (Younger Half-Sister), Karen Gore Oldfield (Younger Half-Sister)

Manager

He is represented by Columbia Records, Record Label, London, England, United Kingdom.

Martin Gore pictured in Los Angeles, California in July 1986
Martin Gore pictured in Los Angeles, California in July 1986 (Andwhatsnext / English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Genre

Alternative Dance, Synth-Pop, New Wave, Alternative Rock

Instruments

Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer, Sampler, Bass Guitar, Piano, Melodica

Labels

Mute, Sire Records, Reprise Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm

Weight

66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Martin Gore has dated –

  1. Anne Seedwell (1979-1982)
  2. Cristina Friedrich (1984-1987)
  3. Suzanna Boisvert (1989-2006) – After meeting in Paris, he started going out with lingerie designer and model Suzanne Boisvert in the year 1989 and the duo got married in August 1994. They parent 3 children – daughters Viva Lee Gore (b. June 6, 1991) and Ava Lee Gore (b. July 1995) and a son named Kalo (b. July 27, 2002). They divorced in 2006.
  4. Adelle Linau (2006-2008)
  5. Castira Twigg (2008-2009)
  6. Kerrilee Kaski (2011-Present) – He started dating Kerrilee Kaski in 2011 and they got married in June 2014. The duo has been blessed with 2 daughters, namely, Johnnie Lee (b. February 19, 2016) and Mazzy Lee (b. March 13, 2017).

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Black)

He is of African-American and English descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tenor singing voice
  • Curly hair
  • Flamboyant and (sometimes) androgynous stage persona
Martin Gore performing with Depeche Mode live at Troubadour in April 2013
Martin Gore performing with Depeche Mode live at Troubadour in April 2013 (Dave / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Martin Gore Facts

  1. He was 13 years old when he learned that his stepfather wasn’t his biological father.
  2. He was around 40 years old when he learned that his biological father was black.
  3. In 1983, Martin Gore became a vegetarian for health and moral reasons.
  4. On April 28, 2003, he released his first full-length solo studio album, Counterfeit².
  5. He is fluent in German.
  6. He has acknowledged his past alcoholism.
  7. Martin Gore believes that the songs related to issues like solitude and loneliness are closer to reality than the ones with a “happy” tone.
  8. As a member of Depeche Mode, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.

Featured Image by Danny Darko / English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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