Friday 13 November 2015
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£7 in advance £9 on the door
The Policed are the UK’s leading tribute to The Police
Formed in London way back in 1977. The Police were classed as one of the first New wave band to achieve mainstream success. A fantastic three piece consisting of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. With 50 million albums sold worldwide the band enjoyed their popularity during the late 70’s early 80’s. They disbanded in 1986 because they just couldn’t work together anymore and they all pursued solo careers but in 2007 the band announced, at the Grammy awards, that they were back. A massive world tour was announced. It was one of the highest grossing tours ever. At the end of the tour, Sting announced that the band would never reform again !!!!!!!!!
Now Sting has gone back on his word !!!! Well sort of.
The Policed have quickly become one of the best and most popular tributes to The Police across the UK. The band was formed in 2013 by Martin Wisbey, Chris Barwell & Pete Humphrey. Martin was already gigging with a Police band in Kent playing limited gigs on the local pub scene. With Sting (Martin Wisbey) on bass and vocals, you can see and hear a true resemblance to the man himself, both visually and vocally and his attitude is very much spot on.
Sting met Andy Summers (Chris Barwell) both from Dover upon Tyne way back in 1999 when they played in local bands together on the local circuit and have done on and off for years. Andy, with his busy guitar duties gets all the sounds that made The Police quite different from other bands at the time. He puts his guitar in the musical space that is left by the drums and the bass.
Drummer Stewart Copeland (Pete Humphrey) from the other side of the pond, well Surry to be precise, makes up this fantastic three piece, Stewart has also played with Andy in other bands and still does, both are members of a ‘Jam’ Tribute band and it is not unknown for Sting to contribute a mean Bruce Foxton (when Bruce is unavailable). So the band have come full circle. That’s true Synchronicity. Stewart prides himself on his recreation of the same drum kit and set up that he played during their prime. One of the best drummers you’ll see The Policed also perform with the same instruments used back in the day, to get every sound and visual as near to the real thing. Fretless Fender Precision, Ibanez Musician, Steinberger, ’61 Telecaster custom with upgrades and a Tama drum kit that will blow your mind. They recreate the sartorial elegance of the Police post punk fashion to complete the experience. Stewart and his 1980’s shorts, Sting with his flying suit and shades, Andy with stripes. You could almost be at that club in ’79. You’ll get to hear classic hits like Roxanne, Message in a bottle, Every Breath you take along side album tracks including Hole in my life, truth hits everybody, be my girl (sally).
So don’t miss out.
Come and be ‘POLICED’