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Photography Exhibitions in Paris and Hamburg

The photography of Andy Summers  will be featured in exhibitions in Paris and Hamburg.  HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT September 16 – October 29, 2022 POLKA GALERIE Cour de Venise 12, rue Saint-Gilles 75003 Paris, France T +33 1 76 21 41 31 F +33 1 76 50 21 83 contact@polkagalerie.com OPENING HOURS Tuesday – Saturday […]

Guitar World Interview with Andy Summers

Andy Summers: “One of the things I loved about playing in The Police was that it was all guitar all the time! But it needed someone like me to fill that out”. From jazz roots to worldwide fame with The Police, he developed a signature style that defined the post-punk era. “Being a guitar player,” […]

Andy Summers Harmonics of the Night Solo Music and Photography Show in Brussels, Belgium

ANDY SUMMERS – HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT | AN EVENING WITH A ROCK LEGEND Andy Summers, guitarist of The Police, composer, photographer and author presents a multi-media solo evening with music from his solo albums and The Police accompanying a photographic journey through time and space. Through the lens of his beloved Leica, we experience […]

Let it Rock Interview with Andy Summers

Composer, author, photographer and, first and foremost, guitarist, Andy Summers could be called a Renaissance man if most of his interest didn’t seem to revolve around art and if what he does wasn’t so contemporary, and “Harmonics Of The Night” – the master’s latest album – is a testament to that. This also means seeing […]

Andy Summers | Harmonics of The Night | Spell Video

Watch the Andy Summers video for Spell 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 the occasion of […]

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)