The Outlandos is a proper, 3 piece tribute to The Police, with Andy playing Andy Summers, Sam playing Stewart Copeland and Rich playing Sting.
The Outlandos 2020.
The Outlandos had a great 2019, playing many more shows than we thought. The band solidified, and we entertained audiences all around Ontario.
We are looking forward to a great 2020, and now have the new addition of Sam Albidone on drums.
History of The Outlandos
The Outlandos was started in 2009, when Andy answered an ad that Rich had put up, looking for a guitar player for a "Police project". " I was looking to get playing in a band again, and this was different, but I love The Police", says Andy. Rich and Andy recruited several drummers over the years. Enio came into the band and played in 2019. Enio has decided to move on with his career, so we now have Sam. "We have always had great drummers, and it is great to have someone like Sam now, with his chops and experience", says Rich.
You are really going to see the show of The Police, as Sam loves the drumming of Stewart, and is really going to move the band onto another level. Andy has been adding chops and techniques over the years, and has a very complicated job in the band, playing the great guitar parts of Andy Summer, adding harmony vocals, and even adding synth and string sounds with his foot pedal controller. Rich has been studying the stage presence of Sting, and many times will leave the stage to mingle with the audience during a performance. Lots of energy, and tons of fun. Lots of dancing on the stage.
The Band; this is who we are....
on guitars, synths and harmony vocals; Andy T.
Guitar master Andy plays the part of Andy Summers, with the techniques to make the band sound like The Police. Andy has been playing for many years, and incorporates many styles he has learned into playing the music of The Police. Finger-picking, echo, flangers, choruses, and distortions. Andy also sings harmony vocals, and with a Roland foot pedal, plays many of the synth parts in the original songs. Andy plays Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, Fender Bassman amps, and various Boss, TC Electronics and other pedals. Andy uses the Roland PK-5A pedal to control a Roland guitar synth module to get strings, swells and many sounds.
On drums and percussion, Sam Albidone
Sam is a seasoned drummer, playing with various Rush tributes over the years. He also loves the drum style of Stewart, and his experience and chops will bring The Outlandos to a whole new level. You will hear the great, reggae style offbeats, solid bass drum and cracking snare. Sam has the required Octobans. Sam plays Yamaha drums, Sabian cymbals and Tama Octobans. Anyone who knows the music of The Police will appreciate what Sam brings to this project.
On Bass guitar and vocals, Rich Summoner.
Rich has been playing bass guitqar and singing since the late 1970s, getting his bass chops while playing to Rush records. Rich "discovered" The Police in 1980, and has loved the music ever since. Rich reaches for all the vocal notes he can get, and is able to make the music of The Police sound authentic. His bass playing follows the smoothness of Sting's, and fills the song as needed. Rich also has a Roland PK-5A foot pedal to control a Roland module, to get thick bass synth tones for songs like "Don't Stand so Close to Me", and others. Rich also incorporates a TC Helicon Harmony GXT pedal, and this gives the vocals either a thickness or harmony where needed. Rich plays Fender Jazz and Precision basses, with 2 fretless basses in his arsenal. Rich uses an MXR Phase 90 and an octave pedal to get 8 string bass sounds.
This band is the "real thing" playing all the hit songs The Police played live, and many more that The Police never played live. They never performed live versions of songs like "Omega Man, On Any Other Day, Contact or It's Alright for you", and others. The music of The Police lives on, with The Outlandos.