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 band Genesis, which he left in 1975. His albums, live performances and videos since then have won him a succession of awards.
In 1980, he collected together a group of people to found WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance). In a series of international festivals, each year WOMAD brings together traditional and modern music, arts and dance from every corner of the globe. Peter is currently an advisor on the board of WOMAD.