Sting was born with the name, Gordon Mathew Thomas Sumner. He later adopted Sting as his professional name. His birth date reveals that he is a Libran; he was born on the 2nd October, 1951. What should we call him, a multifaceted personality or a multi-talented one? Whatever our choice of words may be it would do complete justice to him and his numerous endeavors in all the fields he has worked in. He is a singer, song writer, musician, bassist and lead singer of the band, Police. Still not impressed? Wait till you find out that he happens to be an actor, philanthropist and activist as well. His origins lie in England as he is of British nationality. He was born in Wallsend, England, UK. He had a love for singing right from a tender age and he grew up listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. Whenever this talent machine is on a concert tour, his fans go delirious with excitement. Well, good news for them as Sting is just around the corner
His musical career began during the latter half of the 70’s. He shifted to the City of London and soon joined hands with two other musicians, Henry Padovani and Stewart Copeland in order to establish their band, The Police. The band did exceptionally well as they won a total of six Grammy Awards and released five chart topping albums. The band was a phenomenon during the 80’s and all the members got to taste and savor the sweet taste of success. However sting decided to leave The police during this peak time and decided to focus on his individual, solo singing career. Till date the band is most remembered for their most amazing hit, “Every Breath You Take”, which was from their last album, Synchronicity.
He began appearing as solo artist right from the beginning of the 1980’s. He performed solo versions of “Message in a Bottle” and “Roxanne” during live performances. Finally in 1985 he released his first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles. The album included hits like, “If you Love Someone set Them Free,” “Russians” and “Fortress Around Your Heart” were other notable songs from the album. The album reached Triple platinum status. Soon after his first success he released his second album, which he dedicated to his mother, who had expired only recently. The album reached Double Platinum status and had singles like “The Secret Marriage.” The album was called, Nothing Like the Sun, and took its name from William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130.
Right at the crack of the 90’s he released his third solo album, The Soul Cages. His next musical endeavor was, Mercury Falling. It had hits like “Let You Soul Be Your Pilot,” along with “I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying” which became favorites among listeners.
He has won numerous awards. He has made several appearances in television and on the silver screen, both. To catch him playing himself tune into Ally McBeal season four. You can even catch him acting in The Larry Sanders Show episode "Where Is the Love?"He played Baron Frankenstein in The Bride. You can see him acting in plenty of other shows and movies as well, but to see this lean meat perform live you must snatch up your pair of the Sting tickets now! His guitar work and singing have gotten him to where he is today and basically cement his legacy as a pop legend. In order to get the best in Pop, jazz, rock, punk and new wave just book your tickets as soon as possible.