Most people know Stewart Copeland as the drummer for the rock band The Police. But while his work with Sting and Andy Summers was some of his most popular, Stewart has had a long and interesting career since his years with that band.
He has been involved with several other group projects including Animal Logic, Gizmo and Oysterhead. He has composed television and film scores, including for the series "Dead Like Me" and "The Equalizer." He has composed operas and ballet scores, and been a featured part of the Italian La Notte della Taranta festival. More recently Copeland composed the score for the European live event "Ben Hur" (and then an edited version of the classic silent film) and a concerto called "Gamelan D'Drum," which premiered in Dallas Texas in February of 2011. He has also been busy building a collection of collaborative tracks showcased on his own YouTube channel and becoming active on social media networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
This page is my little tribute to Stewart, who happens to be one of my favorite composers and drummers. I hope you enjoy it and perhaps learn something new about his career and solo work, and check out some of the recordings spotlighted here.