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“A Certain Strangeness” Opens June 6, 2019 in Maastricht at the Bonnefantenmuseum

The exhibition “A Certain Strangeness” opens on June 6, 2019 at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, Netherlands and it will offer an overview of Andy Summers’ photographic work from the period 1980-2017. The geographical range of the images varies from the Alto Plano in Bolivia to the alleys of the Golden Gai in Tokyo. In addition to a […]

Andy Summers at MiamiPhotoFest February 28 and March 1, 2019

Join Andy Summers at two spectacular events at MiamiPhotoFest February 28 and March 1, 2019. On February 28th, Andy and long time friend Ralph Gibson will be in conversation at a free event from 7:30-10pm where they will share stories from their illustrious careers. To register for this free event click here. Then, on March […]

Andy Summers Montpellier Free Concert!

On the occasion of his visit to Montpellier, the photographer and guitarist Andy Summers will offer an unprecedented free musical performance, Thursday, February 7th at 8pm at the beautiful 600-seat Salle Pasteur. This exceptional musical performance will complement the Pavillon Populaire exhibition “A Certain Strangeness” which opens February 6, 2019. Enter to win two tickets […]

A Certain Strangeness Exhibition in Montpellier, France

“Andy Summers. A Certain Strangeness, Photographs 1979-2018” at the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier from February 6th to April 14th, 2019. After a 2018 season dedicated to history and duty of remembrance, the Pavillon Populaire puts on a new event in 2019 by unveiling the photographic world of Andy Summers, famous guitarist of the mythic rock […]

“A Certain Strangeness” Book Release March 2019

Andy Summers, former guitarist and composer of the legendary band The Police, has built a unique photographic body of work to parallel his musical oeuvre. According to Summers, these photographs constitute the mental and visual counterpart of his music, marked by a complex melodic search and harmonies of rather melancholic and even convulsive colors. Summers […]

Andy Summers of the Police

Andy Summers has enthralled music fans with his unique talent since entering the music scene in the late 1960s. Since picking up a guitar at the age of thirteen, Andy has made his mark as an essential component of The Police, as a solo artist, and as a writer, photographer, composer, and producer.

Before joining The Police in 1977, Andy had shown his skills as a guitar player with The Animals — one of the band’s tracks features a guitar solo by Andy lasting 4 minutes, 15 seconds, the longest on record at the time!

With The Police Andy is a continual source of energy behind Sting’s dynamic vocals, his guitar playing a distinctive signature of the Police sound. During this period in his career, Andy won two Grammys for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. He was also voted the number one pop guitarist for five years by Guitar Player Magazine and was inducted into the Guitar Player Hall of Fame. In 2003, Andy, Sting, and Stewart Copeland were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Andy Summers Music

Andy’s creative and professional pursuits haven’t slowed down since The Police broke up in 1984. Since then Andy has released twelve solo albums: XYZ (1986), Mysterious Barricades (1988), The Golden Wire (1989), Charming Snakes (1990), World Gone Strange (1991), Synaethesia (1996), The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997), A Windham Hill Retrospective (1998), Green Chimneys (1999), Peggy’s Blue Skylight (2000), Earth + Sky (2004), and The X Tracks (2005). In each of these albums Andy has explored a different avenue of his talents and hasn’t shied away from experimentation with different genres and styles.

Beyond his solo guitar work, Andy has also collaborated with a number of artists including John Etheridge and, most recently, Fernanda Takai. Additionally, Andy has teamed up with his old band mate Sting from time to time to collaborate on new tracks. In 2007 Andy reunited with The Police to perform in a reunion tour which lasted through August, 2008. The tour was the third highest grossing of all time.

Andy Summers Photography & Writing

Andy’s musical pursuits are only one facet of his long and distinguished career. He has also written a number of books and essays and has released several photography collections. His works include One Train Later, Light Strings, Desirer Walks the Street, I’ll Be Watching You: Inside the Police, and Throb. Andy’s autobiography, One Train Later, has been turned into a film documentary set to be released in the summer of 2012.

Andy continues to tour, produce, and express himself creatively at every turn. One of the greatest guitar players of our generation, fans of Andy Summers hope that this prolific artist will continue generating groundbreaking work for years to come.