Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), widely known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician and actor from Wallsend in North Tyneside.
Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock music band The Police. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and receiving an Oscar nomination for best song. Sting was an influential songwiter during the 1980s and he has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He is an outspoken advocate against rainforest destruction and for environmental protection.
Saw him in concert twice now h*ll of a show! He has an artistry compared to none. Also a masterful eye for talent. Looking forward to the next go round, maybe this time I could get a chance to get closer to the stage. Took my kids to their first concert just so they could see him. Wow was that expensive....worth every dime
I have seen Sting six times now and all of his shows have been absolutely amazing! He is so extremely talented that he can take his songs and rearrange them so they sound completely different. Last years Symphonicity concert was beautiful. Would see it again if they come back this way. I was very fortunate and was able to get third row seats for this show. Front row at two other shows and have held Sting's hand (a night I will never forget) He is simply magical!
Spellbinding... that's the only way to describe Sting's performance with the Royal Philharmonic. It was a feast for the eyes and ears, a total experince of the senses! The entire evening was pure joy and entertainment. We are ready to see it all over again. The memories for our 60th birthdays and 38 year wedding anniversary will last a lifetime! Sting, "Thank you!"