Sting

Born: October 2, 1951
Wallsend, England
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With the Police, Sting was known for his popish bass style and rusty singing voice. The lyrics he wrote were intriguing and catchy, and they were labeled commercial punk. But, when Sting began writing for his upcoming solo album just before the Police officially split in 1984, he wrote music that was much more influenced by jazz and world music. Sting’s solo albums sold very well for a decade, and his popularity did eventually fade, but not until he released a couple of excellent albums. The Dream of the Blue Turtles became very popular, with such hits as “If You Love Somebody” and “Fortress Around Your Heart”. Nothing Like the Sun came next, spinning hits such as “We’ll Be Together.” In 1993, Sting hit big with Ten Summoner’s Tales, which catapulted him back into the top ten. The following year, Sting’s “Best Of” collection came out, and went gold instantly. He released Brand New Day in 1999, and it sold very well, appealing to a mass audience of adult pop fans and young listeners alike. Throughout his adult life he has been an active member of Amnesty International, and an avid environmental activist.



Instruments Played / Skills:
Vocals Bass Guitar Songwriter

Genres:
Punk Rock Hard Rock Jazz Fusion

Bands That Sting Has Played For:
Police

Artists That Were Influenced By Sting :
Michael Britt Anthony Esposito Lucio Rubino
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