Martin Lee Gore is an English songwriter, singer, guitarist and keyboardist, and also producer, remixer and DJ. He is a founding member of Depeche Mode and has written the majority of their songs. His work now spans over three decades. Gore's best known compositions include hits such as "Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", "I Feel You", "People Are People", "Everything Counts", "Shake the Disease" and "Never Let Me Down Again". In addition to composing music and writing lyrics for Depeche Mode songs, he has also been lead vocalist on several, and usually solo, as evidenced by most of the Depeche Mode concerts, and has been a backing vocalist on many others. In 1999, Gore received the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for "International Achievement".