Peter Gabriel has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician, writer and video maker.
When at school he co-founded the group Genesis, which he left in 1975. His albums, live performance and videos since then have won him a succession of awards.
In 1980 he collected a group of people together to found WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance). In a series of international festivals, starting in 1982, WOMAD has brought together traditional and modern music, arts and dance from every corner of the globe. In 1993 WOMAD joined Gabriel’s group of companies, based next to Real World Studios.
Gabriel has released eleven solo albums and in 1986, his album ‘So’ won him his first Grammy. The videos from this project confirmed him as a leader in video production and included ‘Sledgehammer’, which has won the most music video awards ever, including number one position in ‘Rolling Stones’ top 100 videos of all time and the MTV most played video of all time.
Shortly afterwards he established Real World Studios in Wiltshire, designed as an ideal environment for performance. It also became the base for Real World Records, a label which is dedicated to recording and promoting a wide range of different artists from all over the world.