| The Secret Police, the world’s longest running Police tribute band, will perform in the Kingdom this month. The band’s acclaimed set is sure to leave fans cheering with every breath they take.
One of the most revered bands of the late 80s and 90s, The Police were a permanent feature on any mixtape made during those decades. They won over legions of fans playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae and jazz.
The talented trio, comprising drummer Stewart Copeland, singer Gordon ‘Sting’ Sumner and guitarist Andy Summers, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
This month, Sherlock Holmes at The Gulf Hotel hosts The Secret Police — a tribute to the original band. With hundreds of gigs under their belt and performances across Europe and the Middle East, they are considered the next best thing to actually seeing the real Police live.
The Secret Police formed in June 1996 when brothers Mike and Cam Findlay put an advert in a local newspaper saying, ‘Desperately seeking Sting’. John Green answered the call and the rest, as they say, is history.
Although imitation is considered the sincerest form of flattery, the band don’t consider themselves copycats and simply wish to play those fantastic songs to the best of their abilities. As a result, they have collected testimonials from dedicated fans across the world for the authenticity of their sound as well as their incredible power and intensity.
They have played across Europe in large and small venues alike. International gigs have taken them to Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Dubai and Oman. In Belgium, the band supported The Stranglers at an open-air festival with an audience of close to 12,000.
This month, they add yet another destination to the list, bringing their energetic performance to the Kingdom.
Party at Baker Street
Named after one of the most quintessential British characters, Sherlock Holmes is an authentic English pub adorned with memorabilia depicting the famous detective.
Along with great entertainment, the restaurant and bar offers some of the best British food and beverages on the island.
The Secret Police take to the stage on March 12. The doors open at 9pm and the show starts at 9.30pm; entry is priced at BD5.