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Parkstad, Netherlands – Concert Tickets Now Available for June 7th

The music that Andy Summers makes cannot be categorized within one genre. It is a unique, personal musical expression with influences of jazz, classical, world music, rock ‘n roll and pop. His status as a guitar legend is based on experiments with both instinctive and composed sounds. His experience, improvisation technique, compositions and his ability to step outside […]

Play It Loud: Andy Summers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Guitarist Andy Summers demonstrates his dual musical and visual artistic practices with a multimedia presentation titled A Certain Strangeness on Saturday, June 22nd at 6:30pm at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Summers weaves an audiovisual spell by combining surreal imagery and innovative guitar techniques. The evening culminates with a conversation between Summers and Jayson Dobney, […]

“A Certain Strangeness” Book Now Available

Andy Summers’ newest book of photography, “A Certain Strangeness” is now available. Summers says the title of the book succinctly sums up the quality in a photograph that opens the eyes wide and that these photographs constitute the mental and visual counterpart of his music, marked by a complex melodic search and harmonies of rather […]

Andy Summers at Exhibit Opening in Montpellier, France

Andy’s exhibit “A Certain Strangeness” opened with tremendous success in Montpellier, France on February 6th.  Watch this video to hear Andy discuss the installation and his love of photography.  The entire video, which is mostly in French, can be seen here.  

“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 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.