Fad Gadget is the stage name of Francis John (Frank) Tovey (September 8, 1956 ? April 3, 2002). An influential British avant-garde electronic musician, he was an exponent of both New Wave and early industrial music.
Tovey studied performance art at Leeds Metropolitan University. He signed as Fad Gadget to Daniel Miller's Mute Records, which was soon home to similar but more commercial synthpop act Depeche Mode. He was the first artist to sign to Mute.