11/3/17: Sting “If I Ever Lose Faith in You”
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner. That name ring any bells for you? How about Sting? Gordon, like a lot of other celebrities, chose a stage name… and as “Sting,” he’s made quite a name for himself!
It’s the music of Sting that’s in my head today. He’s a 66 year-old Englishman who’s a musician, singer and songwriter. First famous with The Police, his new wave group that hit it big in 1977 and all the way through the ‘80s, he also had considerable success as a solo act. Sting has incorporated just about every kind of music into his repertoire – everything from rock and blues to jazz and classical, reggae and world music to power pop and ballads. He’s been in the songwriters hall of fame since 2002, and he and the other members of The Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
Everyone knows at least a couple songs by The Police, whether it’s “Roxanne,” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” “Message in a Bottle” or “Every Breath You Take.” Plus, who could forget “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” or “Wrapped Around Your Finger.” Sting by himself had some big hits, too… songs like “Brand New Day” and “Desert Rose” were extraordinarily popular in their time.
Truth is, I heard the music in my head today on WCHL a few days ago, and I guess it just stuck with me! It’s one of the songs Sting did solo, called “If I Ever Lose Faith in You.” It won Sting a Grammy back in 1994, and the song is from his second album, called “Ten Summoner’s Tales.” It was the first track of the album, paired with the prologue, and served as a wonderful way to kick off some great music!
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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July and at Local 506 in August, and The Carrboro Music Festival in September; the School of Rock students’ next public performance will be Sunday, Nov 5th on the Southern Village Green!
The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school for kids of all ages located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate Crossing.
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You are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!
Learn how to play a real rock and roll song in just 30 minutes!
AND, through a partnership with the Public School Foundation; they’ll donate 1% of their gross revenue to support music in the local public schools, so help bring music to our community and enroll today!
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