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Interview: Andy Summers

The Iconic Police Guitarist Embarks on Tour Showcasing Music, Photography and Story-Telling

Andy Summers, renowned as the influential guitarist of the Police, reveals a multifaceted creative persona that extends far beyond music. He openly embraces his diverse interests, seamlessly integrating them much like he does with his guitar, weaving them into a cohesive tapestry that defines his prolific body of work.

While the guitar remains his primary artistic tool, Andy's pursuits extend to photography with his Leica camera and creative writing with a keyboard. His latest endeavor, The Cracked Lens + A Missing String tour, ingeniously merges these passions together. Here, Andy not only performs music but  intertwines his photographic art and narratives, transcending a mere recapitulation of his greatest hits. It's a testament to his belief in the evolution of artistic expression in order to engage varied audiences with his restless visions.

In our discussion, guitars naturally take center stage alongside anecdotes from his iconic Police days; we even muse about guitar hunting. Yet, our focus remains forward-looking. Andy reflects on a journey marked by towering achievements and vast experiences, but he is now afforded the luxury to discover recurring themes and seek the synchronicity in his life's narrative.


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