Peter Brian Gabriel is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and activist. He rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in , he launched a successful solo career. Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February ) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and activist. He rose to fame as the original lead. Peter Gabriel is the third eponymous solo studio album by English rock. Official website of Peter Gabriel - the English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist. Peter co-founded the group Genesis in at school. He went on to make 7 albums with Genesis. He left in , but returned to music a year later. Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Peter Gabriel Songs · See what song managed to top “Shock The Monkey,” “Sledgehammer” and even “In Your Eyes” · "Mercy. After two albums of exploration, Peter Gabriel finally developed a uniqueness awway from Genesis and settled on a direction-- haunting, paranoid, frightening. Peter Gabriel. likes · talking about this. Listen to Peter Gabriel on Spotify. Artist · M monthly listeners. Peter Gabriel, British musician who was the lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis before launching a successful career as a solo.