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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a solo career.

Fact file

  • Born: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner 2 October 1951 (age 63) Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Other names: Sting
  • Alma mater: Northern Counties College of Education
  • Occupation: Musician singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist activist actor philanthropist
  • Spouse(s): Frances Tomelty (m. 1976–84) Trudie Styler (m. 1992)
  • Children: 6; including Joe, Mickey and Eliot
  • Website: sting.com
  • Genres: Rock pop new wave jazz
  • Instruments: Vocals bass guitar guitar double bass
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: A&M Deutsche Grammophon Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: The Police, Eric Clapton, Strontium 90, Dire Straits, Cheb Mami, Curved Air, Eberhard Schoener, Fiction Plane, Eliot Sumner, Afrojack

Read more about Sting at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Sting Creates Woodcut Folio to Memorialize The Last Ship
Playbill Combined , 2015-11-23 16:15:22
Sting and artist Stephen Hannock have created a folio of prints of woodcuts that memorialize his Broadway show, The Last Ship.

Music stars shine light on racial pain, progress
USA Today Music, 2015-11-19 10:15:16
A&E; Networks will show concert featuring John Legend, Springsteen, Sting and Jill Scott.         

Sinatra Celebration With Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters Fantasia, Sting and More Will Be Broadcast
Playbill Combined , 2015-11-09 17:46:02
PBS "Live From Lincoln Center" has announced plans to film and broadcast the star-studded Dec. 3 gala celebration of iconic singer Frank Sinatra. The evening boasts an eclectic array of artists performing music associated with Sinatra.

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