Vince Clarke is the mute musical mastermind behind
Vince, back in 1980 formed Depeche Mode, with his old school friends.
The band were signed to Mute Records and had massive UK top ten hits
with 'Just Can't Get Enough' and 'New Life'.
However Vince soon left the band to pursue other ventures. He teamed
up with Alison Moyet to form Yazoo. This was another massive success
with top five hits with 'Don't Go' and 'Only You'. But after two
albums the working relationship between Clarke and Moyet broke down
and the band split.
Next came the project 'The Assembly' where each song would be sung by
a different artist. The single 'Never Never' was a UK top five hit
with Feargal Sharkey singing.
But Vince decided he wanted a permanent relationship and advertised
for a singer. Andy Bell was the 41st auditionee and Erasure was
Vince currently lives in New York with wife Tracey.
Vince is rarely seen behind his wall of synthesisers and only
one Erasure gig 'Sanctuary 2002' has seen Vince accompany throughout