Name: Vania Murasso
Location: Tuscany, Italy (but I’m from Naples!)
Been a fan since:1979! I was thirteen years old, and I was at a birthday party. I heard a song and stopped in the middle of the room, I closed my eyes and I thought ''Wow… this is the perfect sound for my mind and my soul''. Everything was absolutely perfect. It was 'Reggatta de Blanc' (the song). The day after, I ran to buy the album, and I heard it all day! At dinner time, my poor mum, came into my room and said ''please Vania… change the album! I can’t go on with the same music”. So I started to listen to The Police, and the story goes on… I love their music, and I need it into my life. Of course, I follow their solo careers too. There is lot of my life in their music.
Favourite Sting song: Ask a Police or Sting fan, to choose a song or an album, and you’ll risk a murder! This is my thought. So I’ll choose my favourites, just for today. For my favourite Sting song I’m thinking 'Fortress Around Your Heart'. I love this song. I love the meaning of the test, the atmosphere, the sound, and I desired to hear it during the symphonicity tour.
Favourite Police song: How to choose! At this moment I'd say 'One World'. Why? Because it’s my alarm clock at six o’clock in the morning, to go to work! Now I can’t imagine a different way to rise from my bed and start a new day!
Favourite Sting album: I love all Sting’s album, of course, but I have to choose, so I say there’s a special album that takes a special place in my soul. It’s 'If On A Winter's Night'. Durham… great memories fixed in my mind.
Favourite Police album: 'Reggatta de Blanc' opened my mind. I discovered a new world.
Most memorable concert: Umbria Jazz. To see Sting and Gil Evans together on stage was unforgettable and, of course, unique!
Other favourite bands: Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Pat Metheney, U2, Coldplay, Incognito, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Weather Report, Stanley Clarke and others, Italians too.
In your own words: When Sting was becoming a rock star, he used to say he didn’t like the cliché of the rock star, like Jim Morrison or Janis Joplin, etc. He wanted to create a new stereotype, he wanted to survive. So dear sting you got it! Love for ever, Vania.
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.