Sting , whose real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner , born October 2, 1951 in Wallsend (North Tyneside), is a British singer-songwriter, and musician, briefly teacher and occasionally actor. He gained fame in the late 1970s in the pop-rock band The Police as a bassist and singer before also experiencing success by leading a solo career from 1985.
The eldest son of Ernest Sumner (1926-1987), a shipbuilder turned milkman to escape the crisis in this area, and Audrey Cowell (1931-1987), a hairdresser, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner has a brother, Philip , and two sisters, Angela and Anita>.
He has an early passion for music, encouraged by his mother, an amateur pianist, but without the approval of his father who wants to see him do a "real job". In the early 1960s, he discovered the guitar that his uncle left in his house and bleeds his fingers to learn to play this instrument.
He thus makes his first musical instruments on the guitar, but also discovers the piano, the mandolin, the saxophone, the harmonica and the flute of Pan.