Singer – USA
Husband and father of six, masterful guitarist and bassist, a devoted Yoga practitioner, and also a writer who has published his memoirs entitled “Broken Music,” he’s made a career, in fact, of new beginnings. A milkman’s son from Newcastle, England, Sting was a teacher, soccer coach and ditch digger before turning to music.
Inspired equally by jazz and the Beatles (eclectic tastes that would prove prophetic), he met Stewart Copeland and they, along with guitarist Andy Summers, formed the Police in 1977. The band quickly became a success both in the UK and U.S. scoring several No. 1 hits including “Roxanne,” “Every Breath You Take,” “King of Pain,” and “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” They earned five Grammy Awards and two Brits, and in 2003 they were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The trio’s live work forecast the astonishing inventiveness and range of influences that Sting would realise fully in his solo career.
With the release of Dream of the Blue Turtles in 1985, followed by Bring On The Night, Nothing Like The Sun, The Soul Cages, Ten Summoner’s Tales, Mercury Falling, Brand New Day and All This Time, Sting has evolved into one of the world’s most distinctive and highly respected performers, collecting as a solo performer an additional 11 Grammys, 2 Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year.
Available to perform: USA, International.
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