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Andy Summers | Harmonics of The Night | Mirror in the Dirt Video

Watch the Andy Summers video for Mirror in the Dirt from the upcoming Harmonics of the Night release. ‘Harmonics of the Night’ is the third in what he conceived of as a trilogy of recordings. Following on from ‘Metal Dog’ and ‘Triboluminescence’. The music for Harmonics of the Night came from a real-life situation, which was […]

Listen to Kaffe Fassett and Andy Summers on the BBC Radio 4 Podcast “A Good Read”

Andy Summers was a recent guest on the BBC Radio 4 podcast “A Good Read” with Kaffe Fassett. Kaffe Fassett is perhaps best known for his colourful knitwear designs but he is also a quilt maker, painter and ceramicist. His choice of book is Kandahar Cockney: A Tale of Two Worlds by former foreign correspondent […]

Andy Summers | Harmonics of The Night | A Certain Strangeness Video

Watch the Andy Summers video for A Certain Strangeness from the recently released Harmonics of the Night album. ‘Harmonics of the Night’ is the third in what he conceived of as a trilogy of recordings. Following on from ‘Metal Dog’ and ‘Triboluminescence’. The music for Harmonics of the Night came from a real-life situation, which was […]

Andy Summers | Harmonics of The Night | City of Crocodiles Video

Watch the Andy Summers video for City of Crocodiles from the recently released Harmonics of the Night album. ‘Harmonics of the Night’ is the third in what he conceived of as a trilogy of recordings. Following on from ‘Metal Dog’ and ‘Triboluminescence’. The music for Harmonics of the Night came from a real-life situation, which […]

Renaissance Man: Andy Summers On His New Instrumental Album And Collection Of Short Stories

To a global audience, guitar legend Andy Summers is synonymous with his former band the Police. But the British musician, who has also forged a successful and adventurous solo career, is also a longtime accomplished photographer. His works have been displayed in museums and galleries, including at the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, France in 2019. When he visited […]

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.

With The Police Andy is a driving source of energy and color behind Sting’s dynamic vocals, his guitar playing a distinctive and original signature of The Police sound.

During his Police years, Andy’s guitar was heard and imitated worldwide making an indelible impression on guitar and guitarists everywhere. Apart from the band’s multi-million selling records Andy received two Grammys for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and was also voted the number one guitarist for five years by Guitar Player Magazine, and then entered the Guitar Player Hall of Fame. 

Andy, Sting, and Stewart Copeland — The Police — were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Andy Summers Photography & Writing

Despite the demands of his music career Andy has also established himself as a writer and photographer with a number of books, essays and several photography collections. His works include Throb, Light Strings, Desirer Walks the Street, I’ll Be Watching You: Inside the Police, and A Certain Strangeness. Along with these published editions, Andy has held around fifty exhibitions across the world. In 2019 the Pavilion Populaire Montpellier France staged a three-month retrospective A Certain Strangeness which broke all attendance records and was later transferred to the Bonnafanten Museum Maastricht in The Netherlands for a further six months.

Andy then completed this run with his multi-media solo concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art In New York June 2019.

Andy’s autobiography, One Train Later, voted number one music book in the UK 2006, has been made into a documentary film and was released in the summer of 2015 to glowing reviews. Andy continues to tour, write, photograph and has never stopped being a guitarist. 

One of the greatest guitar players of our generation, fans of Andy Summers know that this prolific artist will continue generating groundbreaking work for years to come.

On this site, you can explore Andy Summers photography by viewing online image galleries which include pictures from ThrobI’ll Be Watching You, and Desirer Walks the Streets. You can also look at Andy’s retrospective shows  “ A Certain Strangeness in Europe last year

Andy Summers Music

After the break-up of the Police in 1984, leaving a legacy as the number one band in the world for several years and one of the biggest selling bands of all time, Andy moved into his own career of nonstop creative output that has embraced many solo recordings, books, photo exhibitions, tours, film and composing. To date he has recorded fourteen 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), The X Tracks (2005), Metal Dog (2015), Triboluminescence (2017) and Harmonics of the Night (2021).

Andy has also collaborated and recorded with a number of other artists, including:

Robert Fripp: I Advance Masked, (1982) and Bewitched (1984).

John Etheridge: Invisible Threads (1994).

Victor Biglione: Strings Of Desire (1998) and Splendid Brazil (2004).

Ben Verdery: First You Build a Cloud (2007).

Fernanda Takai: Fundamental  (2012).

Rob Giles: as Circa Zero Circus Hero (2015)