The Sting Operation
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The Sting Operation was founded in 2012 in response to the success of our sister project, Police tribute band The Police Academy. The aim, to bring 30 years' worth of Sting's solo hits to the table, and to create a new show in its own right suitable for both high- and low-volume settings, in both band and solo formats, which could also serve as a more relaxed prelude to The Police Academy's high-energy showing.

Featuring the much commended high-range vocal talents of Peter Wright as Sting, the result is a tribute show for all occasions, available in three formats:

For pricing and bookings please contact us to discuss your requirements.

The Sting Operation presents...

Peter Wright as Sting
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Peter WrightAnyone who has ever tried to sing along to a Sting or Police record will know just how good a vocalist Sting really is. Phenomenal range, flexibility and tone are stand-out characteristics... and then try playing bass as the same time. Very few vocalists have the capacity to reproduce that, let alone the musical ability to combine the instrumentation simultaneously and even those who do just don't sound like Sting. Pete does.

Pete grew up learning to play piano and quickly excelled, but it didn't stop there - picking up the trumpet, guitar, bass guitar, sax, flute and harmonica in the years that followed. He started working with the Hampshire Youth Jazz Orchestra as the principal pianist at 17, touring Europe and recording at BBC's Maida Vale Studios in the process, but eventually he decided to expand his instrumental prowess and rapidly found himself playing as much bass as he was piano. Pete composes production music for film and TV and in doing so utilises this multitude of instrumental virtuosity as well as his considerable experience of production and engineering picked up whilst working with some of the many live bands he has been part of over the last 15 years. A multi-instrumentalist, his voice, bass playing ability and sax work have led to many favourable direct comparisons between him and Sting.

Favourite Sting song After The Rain Has Fallen
Favourite Sting album Brand New Day
Favourite bass players Jaco Pastorius, James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, Sting
Favourite bands/artists The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius
Equipment Fender Sting Signature Precision Bass fitted with Seymour Duncan SCPB-3 pickup, Ashdown MAG C210T-300 EVO II Combo, Roland PK-5 MIDI bass pedals, Shure Beta 87A Microphone, Boss CH-1 chorus pedal, TC Helicon VOICETONE E1 echo pedal, Line 6 Relay G50 wireless system, Shure PSM200 Personal Monitoring System

...also featuring...

Tim Haycocks (Guitar)

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In 1994 Tim picked up his first guitar. 3 years later as he walked off-stage after his first gig, he knew that music was something that would always play a huge part in his life, dictating its very direction in many cases. One such occasion was in influencing his decision to study it for a further 3 years which subsequently led him to choose it as a full time profession, gigging, teaching and recording. A prolific song-writer and veteran performer, he is able to recreate a huge repertoire of sounds and styles and has worked all over the UK with artists as diverse as The James Taylor Quarter to Skunk Anansie. The last 14 years have seen him work in many different capacities with function bands, new artists and established musicians alike. Be it as a singer, guitar-playing front man, solo artist, guitarist, session musician or backing vocalist he's just as comfortable in any role but he's most at home when he's on stage.

Favourite Sting song Englishman In New York
Favourite Sting album ...Nothing Like The Sun
Favourite guitarists John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Nuno Bettencourt, Andy Summers
Favourite bands/artists John Mayer, The Beatles, The Cure, Extreme, Jamiroquai, Manic Street Preachers
Equipment Line 6 Variax guitar, Line 6 POD HD500X, Elixir Nanoweb 10-46 strings, Jim Dunlop Tortex 1.0 custom picks, Shure PSM200 Personal Monitoring System, Ultimate Ears custom in-ear monitors

Adam Aggiss (Drums)

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Adam started playing drums over 2 decades ago and hasn't looked back since. Turning semi-professional in the mid-nineties and going full time in 2003, he has performed to audiences upwards of 30 thousand people. Now a seasoned pro, he's plied his trade all over Europe including multiple festival appearances at Glastonbury as well as other major European events. As for TV work, he was featured on BBC1's Arena documentary “Into the Limelight” about tribute bands as well as in several other additional TV shows and events. His musical credits include highly successful tribute acts like Pink Fraud, Robbing Williams, the Mocky Horror Tribute show and The Briefcase Blues Brothers. Outside of the tribute circuit he has worked with countless on both live, studio and session projects not to mention theatrical productions including Tapdogs.

Favourite Sting song All This Time
Favourite Sting album Ten Summoner's Tales
Favourite drummers Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Phil Collins, Manu Katché, Vinnie Colaiuta, Stewart Copeland
Favourite bands/artists Radiohead, Blur, Peter Gabriel, Coldplay, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Deacon Blue, Crowded House
Equipment Remo Mastertouch drums (8", 10", 12", 14" toms, 22" bass drum), Ludwig LM400 Snare Drum, Octobans (16", 20", 22" & 24"), A Zildjian cymbals (8" & 10" Splash, 14", 16" & 17" Crashes, 22" Ping Ride, 14" Quick Beat Hi-Hats), K Zildjian 17" China cymbal, Zildjian Oriental 11 “Trash Splash”, Yamaha, Pearl, Mapex, Gibraltar & Premier hardware, Vater drumsticks, Alesis DM5, Apple MacBook (running MainStage 3 for all keyboard sounds and drum delays), Edirol FA-66 Audio Interface, Shure & Beyerdynamic microphones, ACS custom earplugs and in-ear monitors
Website www.adamaggiss.com