Friday, October 8, 2021

ANDY SUMMERS LEGENDARY GUITARIST FOR THE POLICE CHATS ABOUT NEW BOOK 'FRETTED & MOANING' AND NEW MUSIC 'HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT' A LIVE ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE!

 

 

A N D Y

S U M M E R S

LEGENDARY GUITARIST 

formerly with 

T H E  P O L I C E

New book  OF SHORT STORIES

FRETTED AND MOANING

AND NEW MUSIC COMING SOON!

HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT

The new record will join up with 

Metal Dog and Triboluminescence 

to complete the three-strong sonic collection. 

ANDY SUMMERS

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRELY



Andy Summers is most known as a member of one of the most influential and acclaimed acts in musical history, The Police. 

With a catalog that has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and spawned multiple chart toppers including “Every Breath You Take,” “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” just to name a few, as well as four of their five studio albums making Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, The Police continue to be one of the most important musical acts of all time. Summers is a five-time Grammy® winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has spent the past five decades performing live to audiences across the globe.  Summers has released multiple solo projects in recent years as well as collaborations with John Etheridge, Robert Fripp, Fernanda Takai, Ben Verdery, and Victor Biglione.  In 2007, The Police reunited for a 14-month global tour becoming the third highest grossing tour of all time.  In recent years Summers has become a noted author including the 2006 release of his memoir, One Train Later, the inspiration for his 2012 documentary film, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police.

 Summers has also found sanctuary behind the lens as a noted photographer who specializes in capturing a mood, an expression, or a location in striking black and white, with book releases including the stunning Desirer Walks the Streets (Nazraeli Press), I’ll Be Watching You (Taschen), and The Bones of Chuang Tzu (Steidl), while continuing to curate exhibits around the globe including Leica Gallery in Los Angeles, Paris/LA Independent Photo Show, Kunst, Licht Ggallery in Shanghai, and more. Summers is the recipient of the prestigious Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture in France. For more information, visit www.andysummers.com.


Purchase Andy’s latest book 

FRETTED AND MOANING

Short Stories

Musician, composer, photographer, guitarist and… author. Andy Summers has written short stories ever since he became a member of The Police, and they are as smart, witty, and unexpected as his music and photography. Now for the first time 45 are collected in this hardback book. Andy’s stories in Fretted & Moaning reveal a cast of characters drawn from the world of music, chief among them guitarists. Every tale has at its heart music or a guitar and a person whose ambition, hopes, dreams, loves, hates, failures, and successes are revealed in uncanny, funny, and never expected ways.

Available at amazon.com


Also watch for

HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT

by Andy Summers

The new record will join up with Metal Dog and Triboluminescence to complete the three-strong sonic collection. His 15th studio solo record and the final installment in his trilogy of albums.

Expected October 15, 2021 at amazon.com


For more information 

about

ANDY SUMMERS

Visit

www.andysummersbook.com

author site

www.andysummers.com

official website

www.facebook.com/andysummersofficial

facebook

https://twitter.com/asummersmusic

twitter

www.instagram.com/andysummers_official

Instagram

www.thepolice.com

the Police official website 

ANDY SUMMERS

DISCOGRAPHY

Solo albums

XYZ (MCA, 1987)

Mysterious Barricades (Private Music, 1988)

The Golden Wire (Private, 1989)

Charming Snakes (Private, 1990)

World Gone Strange (Private, 1991)

A Windham Hill Retrospective (Windham Hill Records, 1991) (compilation)

Synaesthesia (CMP, 1995)

The Last Dance of Mr. X (BMG/RCA Victor, 1997)

Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk (BMG Classics/RCA Victor, 1999)

Peggy's Blue Skylight (BMG Classics/RCA Victor, 2000)

Earth + Sky (Golden Wire, 2003)

The X Tracks (Golden Wire, 2004) (compilation)

Metal Dog (Flickering Shadow, 2015)

Triboluminescence (Flickering Shadow, 2017)

Harmonics of the Night (Andy Summers Music/Cargo Records, October 15, 2021)

Collaborations

I Advance Masked with Robert Fripp (A&M, 1982)

Bewitched with Robert Fripp (A&M, 1984)

Invisible Threads with John Etheridge (Mesa, 1993)

Strings of Desire with Victor Biglione (R.A.R.E., 1998)

Splendid Brazil with Victor Biglione (R.A.R.E., 2005)

First You Build a Cloud with Ben Verdery (R.A.R.E., 2007)

Fundamental with Fernanda Takai (2012)

Circus Hero with Rob Giles as Circa Zero (429 Records, 2014)

Film soundtracks

The Wild Life (MCA, 1984)

2010 (A&M, 1984) (contributor)

Band of the Hand (1985)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills (MCA, 1986)

The Craft (Columbia, 1996)

Singles

"Parade"/"Train" with Robert Fripp (1984)

"2010"/"To Hal and Back" (1984)

"Love is the Strangest Way"/"Nowhere" (1987)

As band member

With The Police

Outlandos d'Amour (1978)

Reggatta de Blanc (1979)

Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Ghost in the Machine (1981)

Brimstone and Treacle (1982)

Synchronicity (1983)

Every Breath You Take: The Singles (1986)

Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings (1993)

Live! (1995)

The Police (2007)

Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires (2008)

Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings (2019)

With Eric Burdon and the Animals

Love Is (1968)

With Kevin Ayers

First Show in the Appearance Business (1996)

Too Old to Die Young (1998)

Yes We Have No Mananas, So Get Your Mananas Today (EMI/Harvest, 2009)

With Kevin Coyne

Matching Head and Feet (Virgin, 1975)

Heartburn (Virgin, 1976)

In Living Black and White (Virgin, 1976)

Sign of the Times (Virgin, 1994)

On Air (Tradition & Moderne, 2008)

With Dantalian's Chariot

Chariot Rising (Wooden Hill, 1996)

With Eberhard Schoener

The Book (Ariola 1977)

Trance-Formation (Harvest/EMI Electrola 1977)

Video-Flashback (Harvest, 1979)

Video Magic (Harvest, 1978)

With Strontium 90

Police Academy (Pangaea, 1997)

With Zoot Money's Big Roll Band

It Should Have Been Me (1965)

Zoot! (Columbia, 1966)

Transition (1968)

Were You There? (Indigo, 1999)

Fully Clothed & Naked (Indigo, 2000)

 


 





ANDY SUMMERS

APPEARS WEEK OF

OCTOBER 12TH 2021

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

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Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

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