|Origin:||Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK|
|Years active:||YYYY - YYYY|
|Associated acts:||River City Jazzmen, Newcastle Big Band|
Sting was a college boy when he performed with the Phoenix Jazzmen - according to Broken Music he started to play with them in the spring of 1973 and probably stayed until June 1974 (mostly performing on Saturdays). The band used to wear a uniform of black trousers and black shirts. Yet Sting used to turn up in a black and yellow striped rugby shirt. Bandleader Gordon Solomon remembers that Sting got his nickname at the Redhouse Workmans Club in Sunderland when someone said he looked like a wasp, so Gordon said they would call him Sting.
- Gordon Solomon - trombone and bandleader
- Don Eddie - drums
- John Hedley - electric guitar
- Graham Shepherd - clarinet
- Ronnie Young - trumpet and vocals
- Gordon Sumner - bass
Awards & Honors
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Quotations and Trivia
The same student newspaper mentions that Tuesday is also the day to see the Vieux Carre Jazzmen at Gosforth's Piccolo Restaurant in the evenings.
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