Manu Katché one of the world’s most reknown drummers & bandleaders joins the ACT Family of Artists.
Both as a live and studio musician Manu Katché is one of the greatest drummers of our time. Possessed of a unique playing style, it’s because of his distinct mixture of elegance and power that, time and again, musicians and producers have sought his services. As Peter Gabriel’s drummer of choice Katché was hugely influential on his biggest hit “Sledgehammer” and, more recently, as the focal point of Gabriel's live band on his “Back to front” world tour. Katché’s long-running collaboration with Sting is also a key aspect of his career. It would take a long time to recount the list of pop greats whom Manu Katché has worked with, however his works in jazz are of equal importance, the most well known of these was as a long time member of the Jan Garbarek Group. Katchè’s work as a composer and bandleader is an integral part of his career. He has released seven internationally acclaimed albums under his own name, his music distinguished by his sense for precise, melodic, catchy themes, it’s unique flow and deep sense of atmosphere. It is testament to Manu Katché’s genius that both these sides of his musical personality – the outstanding drummer and sound-magician, and the composer and bandleader - complement each other so perfectly.