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Peter Gabriel is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and a video maker. He was initially associated with the progressive rock group, Genesis. Quickly after its formation in 1967, Genesis became one of the most popular bands in the UK club circuit. Gabriel's flamboyant stage presence, along with the dramatic costumes became the highlight of their live shows. Before singing any song, the artist would tell a dream-like story and completely engage the audiences. Peter Gabriel was the first one to come up with the stunt, “Stage Diving” that later became a common feature for all live performers. The phenomenal singer remained with Genesis for almost eight years before pursuing his solo career.
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After bidding farewell to the band, Peter Gabriel developed a great interest in the world music rhythms and textures. His first four individual albums were self-titled and certified gold. The artist earned his first solo success with the single 'Solsbury Hill,' from his debut album. The track was an autobiographical piece through which he shared his thoughts on leaving Genesis. His third record produced two hit songs, “Games Without Frontiers” and “Biko”. They not only earned him commercial success but were also critically acclaimed.
Peter Gabriel reached the peak of his music career with his fifth studio album, “So”. It includes some of the best songs by the artist. 'Sledgehammer” appeared as the lead single and it stirred the music lovers all over the world. The track was an effective fusion of soul with pop music and has very catchy lyrics. It claimed the number one spot on the Billboard Charts and till date remains of the most popular songs by the sensational musician. The second single, “Red Rain” is a classic rock song and includes some powerful guitar playing as well as the use of synthesizers. The album earned Gabriel several Grammy nominations including that of the Best Video for “Sledgehammer”. The phenomenal video got recognition at various awards functions and earned the number one spot on the “Rolling Stones” top 100 videos of all time. After Peter Gabriel released videos from the album, he got known as the leader in video production and his creative efforts were lauded.
Gabriel took a break from music for a while and during that time he got actively involved in WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) movement. He established Real World Studios in 1989, a dream studio that provided ideal recording environment to the musicians. Equipped with the finest acoustic technology, the studio was designed to bring the best out of an artist. For those who have worked at the studio define it as a place where the recording of art is more important than the art of recording. When Peter Gabriel came up with his sixth album in 1992, it was recorded at Real World Studios. The legendary musician was definitely right about the quality of work that the studio produced. “Us” debuted on the USA and UK charts at the number two position. Certified platinum, the album earned several Grammy nominations along with a win in the Best Music Video category for the song, “Digging in the Dirt”. His two other videos, “Steam” and “Secret World Live” got him successive wins in the same category at the Grammys.
After being absent from the music scene for almost eight years, the rock-star bounced back with yet another hit album, “Scratch My back”. The artist has covered compositions by 12 working artists and has created a stellar album. It is different from his previous work as Gabriel has gone for a more western approach. He has focused more on the melodies rather than the words and has managed to create sounds that are simply breathtaking. Peter Gabriel has worked on several individual projects as well, including singing soundtracks for films. His amazing track, “Down to Earth” from the film Wall-E earned him Grammy as well as an Oscar nomination. He got the award for the Best Song Written for Motion Picture at the 2009 Grammys.
Peter Gabriel was recently given the Sweden's prestigious, Polar prize. The Royal Swedish Academy Of Music honored the musician for his ground-breaking, outward-looking and boundary-busting artistry. In early 2010 he was inducted in the Rock n` Roll Hall of Fame.
The pop-rock legend is on a worldwide tour and soon will be knocking the doors in your city. To hear him live, get your Peter Gabriel Tickets now! His classic songs will show you the time of your life.
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