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Gotye

Gotye (whose real name is Wouter "Wally" De Backer) has become an international pop star with his 2011 release, "Making Mirrors". The pop-infused collection includes a little ditty, "Somebody I Used To Know", that subsequently took the world by storm after its early leak in July 2011.

Topping the charts in six countries and staying within the top 20 in fourteen other countries, there's something hauntingly relatable and undeniably catchy about the insightful break-up song. Overall, the rich diversity of influences on Gotye's songwriting--Kate Bush, Sting, Depeche Mode, Phil Collins, funk, and all manner of indie-pop--have helped him create a sound that's undeniably accessible but still very unique.

"Making Mirrors" was certainly a break out release for Gotye, earning him five ARIA Awards, but it wasn't his first time around the music block. Born in Belgium but also raised in Australia, the bilingual multi-instrumentalist began playing the drums and piano (among other instruments) as a child. He started a band in his teens, started another in college, and released three albums during that time (which charted after "Making Mirrors" exploded onto the international music scene). Given Gotye's bold, quirky, and vivid song-writing, it seems the sky is the limit for this pop whiz.


Website: http://gotye.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/gotye



Set List:
Gotye / SOMBEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW  / Making Mirrors
STATE OF THE ART  (live)
EASY WAY OUT      (live)                                     
EYES WIDE OPEN     (live)
                 

Recent Release: Making Mirrors   
Release Date: August 19, 2011
Label: Eleven
Band Origin: Bruges, Belgium

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