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Sure, people make Essex jokes, but where would the British music world be without its contributions? Daryl Bamonte came of age on a Basildon housing estate, walking the same streets as Alison Moyet, Andy Fletcher, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke. 

The latter three would go on to form Depeche Mode, a band that would have a profound impact on his life. After seeing T. Rex on Top Of The Pops, eight year old Bamonte aimed for a life around artists and that’s exactly what happened. 

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