Mani Matter (August 4, 1936 in Herzogenbuchsee ? November 24, 1972, officially Hans-Peter Matter) was a popular Swiss singer-songwriter. He grew up in Bern, and performed his own chansons in contemporary Bernese German at local venues and on the radio; he accompanied himself on the guitar. Mani Matter also performed together with the Berner Troubadours (Bernese troubadours). He was killed in a car accident on his way to a concert and is buried in the Bremgartenfriedhof in Bern.
His Bernese German songs remain very popular in the German speaking part of Switzerland, and Matter is a great influence on the dialect music scene in Bern, and his songs are frequently covered. A collection of cover-versions was published in 1992 on the album Matter Rock. Mani Matter's chansons are often taught at school and are famous for their soft irony.
* 1966 I han en Uhr erfunde (EP)
* 1967 Alls wo mir id Finger chunnt (EP)
* 1970 Hemmige (EP)
* 1972 Betrachtige ?ber nes S?ndwitsch (EP)
* 1973 Ir Ysebahn (LP)
* 1973 I han es Z?ndh?lzli az?ndt (double-LP)