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Sting's biography

Sting is 71 years old actor born at Wallsend. He was born on Tuesday 2nd of October 1951. According to year of birth 1951 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 2nd of October means he is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.He was married 2 times.

Sting's spouse

He is married to Trudie Styler

He is citizen of United Kingdom. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as singer-songwriter, bassist, guitarist, composer, lutenist, film actor, musician. He is recently known as record producer.

Sting's dad

Sting's father's name is Ernest Matthew Sumner.

Sting's mom

Sting's mother's name is Audrey Cowell.

Sting's family

Sting's spouse

She is known as film producer. His spouse was born on Wednesday 6th of January 1954 in Bromsgrove.

Sting's ex spouses

Frances Tomelty

Sting and Frances Tomelty have been together since 1976 for 8 years. She is known as actor. His ex spouse was born on Wednesday 6th of October 1948 in Belfast.

He has 1 son and 1 daughter

Sting's son: Joe Sumner

Sting's son's name is Joe Sumner. He is known as singer. His son was born on Tuesday 23rd of November 1976.

Sting's daughter: Mickey Sumner

Sting's daughter's name is Mickey Sumner. She is known as actor. His daughter was born on Thursday 19th of January 1984 in London.

Sting's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Warwick, St. Cuthbert's High School, Northumbria University.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • He attended Warwick University in Coventry, England, but never graduated.

Sting's career

His main focus is to be actor. He is famous thanks to Every Breath You Take. You could see him also in Don't Stand So Close to Me, Every Breath You Take, Money for Nothing, If I Ever Lose My Faith in You and many more. He is also a member of The Police. Maybe you are curious what instrument does he play ? He plays guitar.

Awards and competitions

Sting's Awards

  • He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Music.
  • He was the winner of the 2002 Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
  • He reunited with his former band-mates and performed at the 2007 Grammy Awards. The next day, The Police announced a worldwide tour in 2007, the first tour since 1986.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Sting's Rankings

  • He was ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll and #9 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

What Sting has done for a first time

  • He has six children, two from his first wife Frances Tomelty, and four from Trudie Styler. As of 2019, Sting has seven grandchildren.
  • He was a certified primary school teacher in England. He also taught English in St Paul's First School, a secondary school, in Cramlington near Newcastle.
  • He reunited with his former band-mates and performed at the 2007 Grammy Awards. The next day, The Police announced a worldwide tour in 2007, the first tour since 1986.
  • First recorded with the Newcastle Big Band in 1972.
  • First Police single was 'Fall Out' in 1978.
  • Was going to have a cameo in Dune (2021), but had to back out due to his commitment on Kaamelott: First Instalment (2021).

Sting's quotes

  • My job is being a musician [...] I just make films for fun, really.
  • I'm bored with music between 1955 and 1980. I'm completely bored. I can't listen to a rock and roll record. I can't do it. I would rather listen to hogs screwing.
  • It was quite something. My wife saw it, too. At first I thought it was her with one of the kids until I reached over and I realised that she was still in bed with me" - on seeing the ghosts of a woman and a child in his bedroom
  • The geniuses of music, like Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach) and Miles Davis, used silence beautifully; they were not about using as many notes as possible. They knew that playing almost nothing can be the most elegant and eloquent thing to do.
  • If anyone described me as a genius I would laugh. I have my moments - I just have to join them together.
  • [on the induction of The Police into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame] I am very proud of the legacy of The Police. We are a damn good band and it still holds up.
  • You can't get better than Otis Redding.
  • You can scratch the surface of my songs pretty lightly and you'll find someone who wanted to be James Taylor at the age of 14. He's also a brilliant and ridiculously underrated guitar player and blessed with a voice that could melt ice caps.
  • One of my favorite songs that I never wrote was "Tempted" and I did actually cover it. It's a great song, and Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook are great songwriters. Squeeze were always a great band, and it was nice to cover it.
  • I loved the band Traffic for their way of creating a musical universe without these boundaries, because whether it's country, pop, gospel, heavy metal or classical music, it's all a single language, a code.
  • [on Bruce Springsteen] The great thing about Bruce is that he's exactly as he seems. A great man.
  • [on Bob Dylan] He's a great artist and he really inspired me.
  • [on his being made a CBE] Being a Commander of the British Empire isn't really what it's cracked up to be, since I can't command anybody. Everyone always ignores me.
  • Everybody in the business knows in his heart of hearts what it takes to be successful. Whether you've got the guts to go through with that or not is another matter.
  • [on the Lisbon Treaty in 2009] I've lived in Europe for about 15 years, I live in Italy. So I feel very European. I think it's an inevitable thing that our future in the British Isles will be with Europe. We'll be part of Europe, we'll be better for it.
  • There's no pussyfooting in our group. We don't skirt around each other; we go straight for the jugular. We know each other very well, and we know where it hurts. [Rolling Stone, February 19, 1981 issue]
  • I think what we provide is functional entertainment. It has a use. I just try to write as good a song as possible; it's a craft. [Rolling Stone, February 1981]
  • [on comparisons made between him and Peter Gabriel] Peter Gabriel and I are not tapping each other's phones! We've both grown in the same kind of creative arc. We're both led by curiosity.
  • There's this whole universe of music that is simply limitless. When you think you know everything about music, you discover you can't get to the end. I'm on this lifelong journey, and orchestral music is where it's now taken me.
  • I want to surprise an audience: surprise the listener, surprise myself. To me the essence of music is surprise. Every eight bars you need a surprise, otherwise people fall asleep.
  • I don't think there's such a thing as composition in pop music. I think what we do in pop music is collate. It's like folk music. It makes copyright a bit interesting and difficult. I'm a good collator.
  • I'm essentially agnostic. I don't have a problem with God. I have a problem with religion.
  • I've chosen to live my life without the certainties of religious faith. I think they're dangerous.
  • Music is something that gives my life value and spiritual solace.
  • I've never pandered to the lowest common denominator. I have a good audience and I'm supposed to challenge them. I always expect the audience to make the journey with me.
  • [on 'The Last Ship'] I enjoy having hits. I'd rather have a hit against the odds than a hit that obeys the formulaic rules. This is exactly the play I wanted to put on. It may be difficult, it may be ugly, but it's the one I wanted to do
  • [on David Bowie] We were totally captivated by his energetic charm, his extraordinary music, his art and his unique spirit.
  • [on David Bowie] We will never forget him.
  • The one thing I would like to say about the Police is that Stewart, Andy, and I loved each other... too much.
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