Published ArtHouse, Sat 27 Feb
While there may never be the chance to see THE Police together again, getting along to see The Synchronicity Police will help bridge the gap.
Faithful renditions of the classic songs you know and love and, judging by the crowd, want to dance to are performed by this three piece, with the occasional help from backing vocalists and a backing track, to bring the sound of The Police live and in front of you.
There was some fantastic work completed by Corey Stewart on vocals and bass guitar, Greg Adamopoulos on guitar and Dave Branton on drums but it’s disappointing that some of that work was lost as the overall sound was a little loud, lending to a bit of white noise where everything blends together making it hard at times to hear the amazing work completed by this trio.
The band decided to change it up a little with a rendition of a more recent version of King Of Pain, and while the rendition was excellent, it was no longer representing The Police. As a crowd favourite, many of those around me would have preferred to hear the original version.
There were a couple of choices by the band that I would not have expected, like playing an original album of The Police songs before and after the live performance and also the choice to visually feature two backing vocalist by placing them centre stage. Both of these left me a little uncomfortable as I had chosen to watch a tribute band of The Police, instead hearing the original recordings inevitably leads to direct thoughts of comparison, like watching a five-piece outfit perform songs by The Police who are a three-piece band.
Ultimately, the band performed all of the songs fantastically and faithfully. If you get the opportunity to catch them in the future, take along your dancing shoes.