Sumner, Joe

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Sumner, Joe Gender: M
Joseph Sumner
born on 23 November 1976 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 54n59, 1w35
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°53' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°01 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°20'

Joe Sumner
photo: Lionel Urman, license cc-by-sa-3.0


British musician, singer and songwriter.

He is the son of actress Frances Tomelty and singer/actor/activist Sting. He is the lead singer and bass player in the UK band Fiction Plane.

Sumner created a band with schoolmates Dan Brown (bass) and Olly Taylor (drums). Originally called "Santa's Boyfriend", the band played gigs in and around London and recorded two self-produced CDs: one self-titled and one entitled Swings and Roundabouts. After drummer Taylor left the band, the name was changed to Fiction Plane and they scored their first major label release, Everything Will Never Be OK (MCA Records, 2003).

Joe Sumner attended The Cambridge School of Weston in Weston, MA, then Richmond University in London and graduated with a degree in environmental science.

Now a three-piece, (Dan Brown left the band in late 2006), their second full-length album "Left Side of the Brain" was released on 22 May 2007 on the indie label Bieler Brothers. The single Two sisters has been the main hit from that album.

In 2010, Fiction Plane had released a third album called Sparks with their single Push Me Around on it plus many others. It was released in Continental Europe on 10 May. This album added 3 bonus tracks; Angel Eyes, Telephone Unknown, and an acoustic version of Sadr City Blues. To date, it has not been released domestically to North America.

In 2011, Joe joined forces with Austrian band Klimmstein in a bid to represent Austria in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The Austrian national final, Düsseldorf, Wir kommen (as Düsseldorf is the host city in Germany where the 2011 song contest was held), was on 25 February 2011 where Klimmstein reached the Top 3.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • child->parent relationship with Sting (born 2 October 1951)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Sting in his autobiography, "Broken Music" (Cambridge University Press, 2003), p. 218: "The baby was born only a few hours later, at 1:30 a.m."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (guitarist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.