Dave Gahan

Nothing works better than having the right team around you. Developing a career all by yourself might be possible but you will find yourself moving much faster if you team up with 2 or three people with the same dreams and goals as you. Dave Gahan was very lucky to meet the team members of Depeche Mode. Although Dave is the lead singer and has contributed a lot to the success of this band, he couldn’t be where he is if it were not for him.

Dave is known as an English singer and songwriter as well as a lead singer of Depeche Mode which is an electronic band that has existed since 1980. He was ranked on position 73 by Q magazine on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers and in their The 100 Greatest Frontmen, he is listed on position 27.

Well, how well do you know about Dave Gahan? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Dave Gahan’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Dave Gahan to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on 9th of May in 1962 when Dave Gahan was born and his birth names were David Callcott. He is the son of Len Callcott and his wife Sylvia. Len Callcott was of Malaysian ancestry and used to work as a bus driver while his mother Sylvia was a “clippy” or conductress on London buses. However, he wasn’t ready to be a father and he, therefore, abandoned his family when Dave was only 6 months old.

Luckily, his mother fell in love with another man named Jack Gahan who was an administrator with Shell Oil. He gave Dave his surname and they welcomed two sons named Peter and Phil who became Dave’s half-brothers. Unfortunately, their father died when Dave was 10 years old and although his father Callcott came and tried to patch things up, he later went away and this time it was for good.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Dave Gahan in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Dave Gahan’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 9 May 1962. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 157 lbs in Pound and 71 kg in Kilograms.


Dave started playing truant when he was still a student at Barnstable School which was located on Timberlog Close in Basildon. This resulted in to his suspension from school. As if this was not enough, he got involved in graffiti and joyriding which saw him suspended from school thrice and landed him into juvenile court.

He was also accused of criminal damage and theft. For this reason, he was not able to attend any college. Instead, he desired to work for North Thames Gas as an apprentice during his final year at high school. Unfortunately, after admitting all his past mistakes, he didn’t get the job even after trying to convince them he was already a changed man. Luckily, he got into music and that is what saved him.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Since 1997, Dave has lived in New York City. Currently, he is living with his third wife named Jennifer Skills, and their daughter. They also live with Jennifer’s son from her previous relationship. Gahan officially adopted the boy in 2010. He also has another son with his first wife named Joanne Fox. The boy is named Jack and is very fond of his dad.

Dave also had another wife after divorcing Joanne Fox who was named Teresa Conroy. Teresa was a former Depeche Mode publicist and their marriage lasted for only 4 years and didn’t produce any child. He converted into the Greek Orthodox Church but says that matters of religion are very complicated.

Is Dave Gahan Gay?

It is very clear that Dave is not gay. His three marriages with different women and the two children produced from his first and third marriages are enough to prove.

Professional Career

After he was promised of detention the next time he was arrested, he was afraid and knew it was time to have a turnaround. This is when he got serious with music and for sure it saved him. He met Andy Fletcher, Martin Gore, and Vince Clarke, and together they formed a band that was known as Composition of Sound. Clarke was the vocalist and guitarist, Fletcher was the bassist and Gore was on Keyboards.

In the same year he joined the band (1980), he came up with a new name for the band and they called it Depeche Mode. The band has achieved great success over the years with over 100 million records. They have done songs like I Feel You, Enjoy The Silence and Walking in my Shoes among others.


Dave’s strength is not as a solo artist but a band member of Depeche Mode as he doesn’t have any award or nomination as an individual but they’ve received many as a band. Some of these include; five Grammy Awards nominations, Echo Awards win, Q Magazine Award win and four MTV Europe Music Awards among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dave Gahan in 2021

The next question we might be asking now must be; has Dave enjoyed the fruits of his hard work? The answer is a position Yes. As of 2021, His net worth of $100 million is enough to substantiate this. Dave has earned all this wealth through his participation in the music industry as a singer and a songwriter.

Looking at what Dave Gahan has been able to achieve today, we can all agree that this man is a force to reckon with. A son who had become a pain in the neck finally made a choice and a decision that changed things upside down.

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Facts of David Callcott

  • Gender Male
  • full nameDavid Callcott
  • birthplaceEpping, Essex, England
  • Date of Birth May 09, 1962
  • Age 62 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone Emerald
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
  • nationalityEnglish
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$100 Million
  • professionSinger-songwriter
  • weightIn Kilograms – 71 Kg, In Pounds – 157 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 180 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorGreen
  • high schoolBarstable School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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