The Police Academy
America's Greatest Tribute to The Police!
Los Angeles, CA
The Police Academy (“TPA)” has the distinction of being one of the few younger acts on the tribute circuit, and it’s their youthful energy that allows them to recreate the experience of seeing The Police in their prime. They can bounce between the raw, stripped-down punk sound of the early records of The Police, and the layered, synth-driven pop masterpieces of their late career.
Joshua Jones, Jon McCracken, and Christian Hernandez all have the same rock and jazz background that Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers did, and their influences show up in the authenticity of their sound. Additionally, each member is a part of various world-renowned tribute bands, including Jumping Jack Flash, Wild Child, and The Fab Four! And they use what they’ve learned from those projects to help put together an immersive, authentic experience, with their special brand of showmanship and humor sprinkled in.
Covering everything from the radio staples of “Message in a Bottle” and “Every Breath You Take,” to the album cuts like “Murder by Numbers” and “When the World is Running Down,” The Police Academy brings a powerful, authentic, energetic performance to help take you back to 1983.
The Police Academy is available for theaters, amphitheaters, festivals, resorts & casinos, summer concert series, private events, and corporate events.
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I have to say though that I didn't allow myself to imagine that they would be all that good, because Police material runs such a wide gamut (punk to pop to jazz, yikes!).
The crazy thing is that this band (young dudes) put the time in, and clearly have the skills to do the songs justice! We were pretty shocked to be honest, and in a very good way because we didn't expect much. The band members took it a step farther and attempted to replicate the look and wardrobe etc of the early Police, and it was just so much fun!
If you haven't ever seen a great band bangin' out the Police hits, neither had anyone else that was there (place was packed), because the dance floor was jammin'' with happy smiling people.
Plus it was only like $20 or $25 (can't remember exactly), and I can only imagine what I'd need to pay to see an actual Police reunion (and I would!).
We can't wait to see this band again!"