December 22, 2013

"Sting: When The Last Ship Sails" performing songs from his new album live from New York, to air on BBC One, Sunday 22 December...

"Sting: When The Last Ship Sails" will air Sunday, 22 December on BBC One at 10:55PM! Performing songs from his new album The Last Ship, the intimate live performance was recorded at a special fan club concert on October 2, 2013 at The Public Theater in New York. Inspired by his forthcoming play of the same name and drawing upon his memories of growing up in the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England, the music explores the complexity of relationships, family, community and the passage of time. Those in the UK can watch again via the iPlayer on the BBC website...
 


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December 21, 2013

Sting on BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' Saturday 21 December...

On Saturday 21 December, Sting was one of the guests on BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' programme, where he joined Nick Lowe, Orla Brady and David Quantick along with host Clive Anderson for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. In addition to being interviewed Sting performed 'Soul Cake' and 'The Last Ship'. The show is currently available for repeat listenings on the BBC iPlayer...

December 06, 2013

Sting to Appear on The Andrew Marr Show This Sunday!

Sting will appear on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One this Sunday, December 8 at 9AM/GMT for a live interview and performance from his new album, The Last Ship! Other guests will include a senior UK Cabinet Minister, Neil Kinnock (the former Leader of the Labour Party), and Sir Trevor MacDonald, the first TV journalist to interview Nelson Mandela on his release from Robben Island. This will be Sting's third appearance on The Andrew Marr Show. Be sure to tune in on Sunday!

November 30, 2013

Sting is sailing 'The Last Ship' to Broadway...

The English singer is invigorated by the creative challenge of his first Broadway musical, 'The Last Ship.' He's got an album of some of the songs, and a tour with Paul Simon is planned. On a recent weekday afternoon, Sting was sitting in a Burbank dressing room, quietly reading on a tablet computer as he waited to make an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." A chat with Leno wasn't the English singer's only reason for being in L.A.; two nights earlier, he'd entertained a crowd of celebrities and show-biz executives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's annual Art + Film Gala. Asked how the gig went, Sting put down the tablet, took off his glasses and reported that no one had asked for his or her money back...

October 29, 2013

Sting on a sailing ship of childhood memories...

Music legend Sting is back with his first full-length LP since 2003 and "The Last Ship" recently began its sail around the world. Inspired by the composer, singer, women's activist and actor's forthcoming Broadway play of the same name, the album draws upon childhood memories amongst other relationship related issues. Sting, a former primary school teacher, has talked about impactful, and sometimes awkward moments growing up near a shipyard in Newcastle. One of the most defining in his life was discovering his mother with her lover. Looking inside himself led to his musical career that has lasted a quarter of a century. During that time, he has earned 16 Grammy awards and sold nearly 100 million albums from his time with The Police and as a solo artist, with smash hits like "Roxanne" and "Englishman in New York"...

October 13, 2013

Man Of Steel - The Sunday Telegraph talks to Sting...

Sting's memories of his school days aren't exactly fond. The son of a hairdresser and engineer fitter's mate, he passed his 11-plus and was promptly set on the path to great things. But first he had priests to deal with. "I got a scholarship to a grammar school," recalls the singer songwriter, actor and, now, dramatist. "So I was kind of sectioned from most of the people I was brought up with and put in this school uniform, and was sent on a train to Newcastle and taught Latin and physics and all that stuff." For a young lad from the streets of Wallsend on Tyneside, the rupture was cataclysmic. The elevation of the boy born Gordon Sumner to a better school five miles away would, ultimately, send him all around the world, with the multiple domiciles to prove it...


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