Name: Archie Balmadrid
Location: Manila & Los Angeles.
Been a fan since: I’m actually a late Sting fan, 1986 when I first heard 'Fortress Around your Heart' and bought my first Sting cassette tape and after which worked backward to find out his Police works. The rest is history. I became an official Sting Fan Club member, 1996 when I migrated to the US.
Favourite Sting song: 'I Burn For You' ( live version)... dark and yet so powerful.
Favourite Police song: 'Every Little Thing She Does is Magic' which I always dedicate to my wife, Susan.
Favourite Sting album: 'Bring On The Night' - I was invited on a local radio station in my hometown (Manila) to feature my favoUrite album and I choose 'Moon Over Bourbon Street', 'Tea In The Sahara' and of course 'I Burn For You' and played it on air.
Favourite Police album: 'Outlandos d’Amour' - 'Roxanne', 'Next To You', 'So Lonely' and even 'Masoko Tanga' (I wonder why the Police don't perform this live?)
Most memorable concert: Symphonicity, Hollywood Bowl, June 2010, my first US Sting Concert. I even won a ticket on Sting.com to see him up close in The Jay Leno Show.
Other favourite bands: I grew up listening to The Beatles, Paul McCartney & The Wings, U2, Bob Marley, James Taylor, Joe Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and Eraserheads (Filipino greatest band of all time).
In your own words: Peace, Love and Happiness = MUSIC.