The Police Experience
Live & Up Close Theater - 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA, USA
THE POLICE EXPERIENCE is the most authentic Police tribute band in the world; performing internationally for over 20years, and delivering the ultra high-energy show The Police were known for in their prime. This highly-acclaimed tribute to The Police has even won the praise of Police co-founder/drummer Stewart Copeland, himself, who commented- “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…“
- Stewart Copeland
Originally founded in 2002, THE POLICE EXPERIENCE was soon befriended by Stewart’s brother Ian Copeland, who was also the founder of FBI Booking and the driving force behind The Police’s unparalleled touring success. Ian was so impressed by the band’s authenticity, passion and energy that he had them perform for Stewart Copeland’s birthday in July 2003 at a small gathering for friends and family; including Miles Copeland III; founder of IRS records and manager of The Police. Upon hearing the band, Stewart himself jumped up on stage and sat in with THE POLICE EXPERIENCE, tearing the house down with "Driven to Tears" and "Roxanne". For the band, it was an honor and a solid affirmation of their efforts to perform with one of the world's most talented rock drummers ever, as well as the co-founding member of The Police. Later, manager Miles Copeland said of the band-“…the best copy band I have seen to date…close your eyes and it's my boys…” - Miles Copeland
In addition to being hand-selected for and performing on the nationally-televised (AXS TV) “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” and contributing recordings to albums affiliated with the same Marc Cuban-helmed program, THE POLICE EXPERIENCE has continued performing in a variety of theaters, performing arts centers, casinos, cruise ships, nightclubs and private events- featuring a client list that includes Disney, Xerox, and Royal Caribbean. Even more recently has been the advent of “THE POLICE EXPERIENCE- SYMPHONIC” presentation- a full 90-minute show featuring original orchestrations of all the classics, with the band backed by a full Symphony Orchestra.
The band has also has been embraced by a community of musicians who all share the same respect for the music of The Police- most notably the band’s good friend, the late/great Taylor Hawkins; who frequently “borrowed” David and Jimbo for his own local “Police” gigs and talked about them whenever given the chance; even stating in a televised national press interview-
“… all of a sudden I was transported back to 1983… they knew EVERY single Police song perfectly… it might have been the awesomest, funnest, most musically satisfying experience.. this guy sounds exactly like Sting…” - Taylor Hawkins
Two decades after their inception, the band continues to thrill audiences worldwide- THE POLICE EXPERIENCE is as close as it gets to the real thing… "Roxanne," "Walking On The Moon," "Every Breath You Take” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me…."
You’ll hear all your favorite Police songs. You’ll get transported back to your youth, You’ll discover the genius in the music - You’ll experience what it was like to see one of the world’s best bands in its prime. You WILL see and hear why it doesn’t get any closer than THE POLICE EXPERIENCE.