The musical called “The Last Ship”, based on Sting’s own history and his album Soul Cages, will now also feature a live band for every performance. While the casting has been called for a two days audition session in New York on April 1st and 2nd, the group of musicians has already been formed and will consist of:
– David Paich (keyboards)
– Steve Porcaro (keyboards)
– Steve Lukather (guitars)
– Nathan East (bass)
– Simon Phillips (drums)
Sting described them as “the best band he has performed with so far. Toto would be jealous!”
The Last Ship tells of a group of shipyard workers whose yard is to close and who are reluctant to transfer their skills to service the offshore industry.
… and it is 1st of April.