Peter Brian Gabriel born in 1950 is an English singer songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer of the rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel launched a solo career, with “Solsbury Hill” his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his best selling release and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the US. The album’s most successful single, “Sledgehammer”, won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards and remains the most played music video in the history of MTV. Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career, he co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982 and has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He also pioneered digital distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services. Gabriel has also been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts and in 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single “Biko”. He has participated in several human rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! tour in 1988 and co-founded the Witness human rights organisation in 1992. Gabriel has won three Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards, the Q magazine Lifetime Achievement, the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Polar Music Prize. He was made a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers”. In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010, followed by his induction as a solo artist in 2014. In March 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Australia in recognition of his achievements in music.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Peter Gabriel. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Peter Gabriel albums and most notable recordings.