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Wouter De Backer Born: 1980/05/21
Birth Place: Belgium
Died: NULL
Years Active: 2003 – present

Gotye (born Wouter "Wally" De Backer, May 21, 1980) is a Belgian- Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter. De Backer is also one-third of Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics, who have independently released three studio albums and numerous other titles since 2002. In 2001, De Backer recorded his first tracks primarily using samples. He put together a four track album and made around 50 copies of this first collection, hand writing the track list and coloring in the cover sleeve in pencil. His first name, Wouter, translates into French as Gaultier and De Backer's mother used to call him Gaultier as a nickname. He chose his own spelling of this variation and name...

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