Gotye Bio

Who is Gotye

Wouter Andre "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980) is a Belgian-Australian singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is well known in the world as Gotye.

Early Life (Childhood)

Wouter was born born in Bruges, Belgium. He grew up in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia with his family. His parents chose the English equivalent of his name, Walter and used it when enrolling him in school.

Interesting Facts

His name "Gotye" is a pronunciation respelling of "Gauthier", the French cognate of Gotye's given Dutch name "Wouter". He is one of the member of the Melbourne indie-pop trio The Basics.

Personal Life

Gotye is well known for his song Somebody that i used to know but there is no information about his love and married life in the public media.


Gotye is a very talented singer and has won various prestigious awards like ARIA Music Awards, APRA Music Awards, Grammy Awards and many more.