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Manu Katché


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Manu Katché is a French musician, born in Saint-Maur-des-Fosses on October 27th 1957. Though he is also a well-experienced and talented songwriter, he is most notably and widely regarded for his passionate, stylish and ultimately unique skill of playing drums.

He was sky-rocketed to stardom in the music world in the mid-1980s mostly thanks to the huge success of Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album So. After that he has been prominently featured in the pop, rock and world music scene playing on records and touring for such bands and artists as Afro Celt Sound System, Al Di Meola, Dire Straits, Jan Garbarek, Joe Satriani, Sting, Youssou N’Dour, Mathias Eick and the aforementioned Peter Gabriel, with whom he has also toured extensively.

He released his second solo album on September 12th 2005 entitled Neighbourhood, which has contribution from such talents as the aforementioned Jan Garbarek on saxophone, Tomasz Stanko on trumpet, Marcin Wasilewski on piano and Slawomir Kurkiewicz on double-bass.

He also used to work with the great bassist from UK: Pino Palladino.


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