Manu Katché was born on October 27, 1958 with St Maur
from the Ditches. It takes its first steps in the artistic world
at the five years age as a practitioner the ballet dancing during
two years before turning to the piano, activity closer to its
aspirations. Thereafter, it is registered with the Academy of
Music of Paris from where it leaves with a first price percussions.
In parallel with
its studies, Manu plays like beater with small groups before
finding an engagement to accompany Coluche on these rounds.
Noticed, it starts to be made a name and plays in studio for
artists like Jean-Jacques Goldman, or Michel Jonasz. Its career
takes an international take-off when Peter Gabriel claims it
to play on the album "So" then asks him to follow
it for his world round. The continuation is a long list of as
known name the ones as the others (Dire Straits, Tears for Fears,
The Christians, Paul Young, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N’Dour,
Simple Minds, Joe Satriani, etc.) for which Manu works and a
fame of large beater agrees. It is besides rewarded by three
Victoire for the Music for her talent and receives many other
rewards. In 2005, Manu Katché decides to take a new dash
in its career while returning to its first loves in an album
dedicated to the jazz which is a true bubble of happiness: "Neighbourhood".