Moment Sting jumped on stage to join overwhelmed singer in rendition of 'Englishman in New York'
26 October 2020, 17:11 | Updated: 23 November 2020, 16:24
Vintage footage shows Sting in the audience at an Italian concert when the band and singer started performing his hit song, prompting the star to jump on stage and join in.
It's not everyday you get to sing on stage with Sting, but that's exactly what happened to one overwhelmed young starlet in a recently resurfaced video clip.
The incredible moment took place when amateur singer Isabel Suckling was performing at the 2012 'Divino Tuscany' wine festival in Italy and the band started to play 'Englishman In New York'.
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Sting and wife Trudie Styler, whose vineyard grounds the festival was taking place in, are seen standing in the audience and encouraging the singer as she starts to perform the iconic song.
The duo were accompanied on stage by legendary Cuban jazz pianist Ernán López-Nussa, Cuban drummer Enrique Pla García and bass player Gaston Joya Perellada.
The amazing moment from 2012 took place at Sting's famous Italian home, Il Palagio, a vineyard, estate and wedding venue in the Tuscan Hills.
Released in 1988, 'Englishman in New York' was the third single from Sting's second studio album ...Nothing Like The Sun.
Despite its popularity, the original version of the song only reached number 51 in the UK charts, but after being re-mixed in mid-1990, reached a respectable number 15.
The song was inspired by eccentric gay icon, englishman Quentin Crisp, written not long after he moved from London to Manhattan.
Sting had met Quentin in New York and the latter had reportedly joked "that he looked forward to receiving his naturalisation papers so that I can commit a crime and not be deported."