At two years old, Manu Delago began what would become a very musically inclined life as he sat behind his first drum kit. Four years later, he started playing the piano and at the age of ten, he began taking accordion lessons. As a teenager, Delago mainly played football and drummed for his rock band HotchPotch, which won the Austrian Band Contest in 2003. After graduating from high school in his hometown of Innsbruck, where he studied classical percussion, he moved to London, where he studied jazz drums and composition.
When Manu Delago discovered the Hang - an enchanting musical instrument that is manufactured by PanArt in Switzerland - he simultaneously discovered his passion for writing music. His Hang solo piece "Mono Desire" has become the most popular Hang video on the internet and was featured in the top 30 music videos on YouTube.
With his bands, Living Room and Manu Delago Handmade, Delago has released several albums and performed in prestigious venues all over the world. The Austrian musician also frequently collaborates with high class artists such as Björk, Anoushka Shankar, the Cinematic Orchestra, Joss Stone, Andreya Triana, Shpongle, Bugge Wesseltoft, Aurora Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra.