Peter Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that
he co-founded while still at school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, his recording career has
included seven studio albums, film soundtracks for Alan Parker's 'Birdy', Martin Scorsese's 'The
Last Temptation of Christ' and Philip Noyce's 'Rabbit Proof Fence' as well as live and
compilation albums. His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards, the
creation of the Real World record label, and in 1980 the creation of WOMAD, the festival that
has launched the careers of many world music artists.
Peter Gabriel co-founded the human rights organization Witness.org in 1989, the organization
that pioneered the use of technology in human rights campaigning, and in 2007 the Elders.org
was launched by Nelson Mandela, which was founded by Peter Gabriel and Sir Richard
Branson. In 2006, Peter Gabriel was awarded the prestigious Man of Peace title by The Nobel
Peace Laureates and in 2008 was also included in the Time 100 list. He has also engaged in a
wide variety of tech-based businesses throughout a variety of creative industries.