Artist Biography Manau is a hip hop group from France formed in 1998, known for their fusing of traditional celtic melodies with modern rap beats. It was initially composed of Martial Tricoche, Cédric Soubiron, and R.V. (Hervé) Lardic until R.V.'s departure and replacement by Gregor Gandon. Although the band is currently based in Paris, all of the members trace their roots back to Brittany. The group's name comes from the old Gaelic name for the Isle of Man.