Name: Kelvin Nel
Location: Leigh on Sea, UK
Been a fan since: 1978.
Favourite Sting song: 'Children's Crusade'.
Favourite Police song: 'One World (Not Three)'.
Favourite Sting album: 'Ten Summoner's Tales'.
Favourite Police album: 'Reggatta de Blanc'.
Most memorable concert: Sting's first solo tour at the Royal Albert Hall London.
Other favourite bands: The Isley Brothers, Led Zeppelin.
In your own words: In your own words I've been a Sting and Police fan since the first record. I've seen Sting perform solo since his first solo tour many times but unfortunately never saw The Police although I almost saw the ultimate gig. In 1978 my friends brother drummed in a band called The Youth and we went to see him play at The Rock Gardens in Covent Garden, London. Also, on or topping the bill that night, were The Police, but because it was a school night we just helped 'our' band pack up and we left without seeing them! I worked in the cinema industry during the Eighties and Nineties while Sting had his film roles and always seemed to miss out on seeing or meeting him at premieres like Dune and Plenty. I must be one of the few who despite being a massive fan for over 35 years have never even been close to meeting him. Four years ago I wrote a novel set in the 1980s called 'You Like That, Don't You?' which mentions Sting and The Police throughout the book.
Over the years the Fan Club has held several exclusive events and amazing opportunities for its members. Below are just some of the highlights...
Fan Club members were invited to an exclusive "57th & 9th" album release party concert
at New York's Irving Plaza in November 2016.
Twenty Fan Club members and their guests were invited to attend the opening night performance of "The Last Ship" at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in October 2014.
Well over a hundred Fan Club members were invited to attend a special "birthday" performance of The Last Ship material at New York's Public Theater on 2 October 2013.
Fan Club members were invited to attend some development performances of "The Last Ship" at the Live Theatre in Newcastle in February 2012.
Fan Club members were invited to a dress rehearsal concert ahead of Sting's European Symphonicity Tour at the Apollo Theatre in New York in April 2011.
Fan Club members attended the filming of Sting's 'If On A Winter's Night...' DVD at Durham Cathedral in September 2009.
Sting and The Police Fan Club members attended a recording of Spectacle: Elvis Costello with The Police recorded at the Apollo Theatre in New York in August 2008.
Sting and The Police Fan Club members attended a special dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of The Police's world breaking Reunion Tour at GM Place in Vancouver in May 2007.
Fan Club members attended a special dress rehearsal concert ahead of the recording of Sting's 'The Journey & The Labyrinth' DVD at LSO St Lukes in London in October 2006.
Sting invited Fan Club members to attend an exclusive club show on the Broken Music tour at Irving Plaza in New York in May 2005.
Fan Club members attended a dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of the Broken Music tour at the Roxy Club in Los Angeles in March 2005.
In January 2004, fan club members attended a dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of the Sacred Love tour at the James L Knight Centre in Miami.
In September 2003, Sting invited Fan Club members to an exclusive concert at the Olympia in Paris, where he previewed songs off his 'Sacred Love' album.
In September 2001, Fan Club members were invited to Sting's home near Florence to attend the recording/filming of the '...All This Time' CD and DVD.