INTERVIEW: Gus Boyd of the Police/Sting Show talks about their latest tour
The ex-members of Hotel California, KT Tunstall and Fish’s bands, return to the touring circuit with this new exciting project, The Police Sting Show. Touring Scotland throughout October and November and finishing this year’s tour at Eastwood Park Theatre on Saturday 25 November, the show features re-worked, fresh versions of all the iconic Police and Sting solo album songs in a 100-minute show featuring an acoustic Sting section.
Gus Boyd, who performs as Sting, talks about what we can expect and what’s coming up next year.
Why do you think the Police’s music still has such an enduring appeal?
Basically, because they are great timeless songs that have lasted that initial audience generation and being listened and liked by our children’s generation.
How long has it taken for you to perfect your portrayal of Sting/The Police?
I started working stripping back the songs on acoustic guitar just under two years ago.
Added in a drummer and bass player 18 months ago and we created our own interpretations and style for the 24 songs that we currently play.
Tell us what we can expect from the show?
Not copies of the songs but our own style and fresh take, but still retaining the integrity and the song message.
Do you find audiences differ as you travel around the country?
They are all fans of The Police and Sting Music but do differ in age demographic especially in the regional areas.
It’s great to see the young generation enjoying the songs alongside people of their parents ages!
The Police/Sting Show will be at Eastwood Park Theatre on 25 November at 7.30pm as part of the UK tour.