Bernard Sumner


Bernard Sumner was born in Salford, England, United Kingdom on January 4th, 1956 and is the Guitarist. At the age of 68, Bernard Sumner biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1956
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Salford, England, United Kingdom
68 years old
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$30 Million
Guitarist, Lyricist, Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter
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Bernard Sumner Life

Bernard Sumner (born 4 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer.

He is a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order and is widely credited with the band's transition to electronica and synthpop.Sumner has also been credited with increasing UK dance music and popularizing sequencers.

He collaborated with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as Electronic in the early 1990s.

Early life

Sumner was born in Broughton, Lancashire, England, on January 4, 1956.

Sumner attended Salford Grammar School before joining a Manchester-based animation studio Stop Frame (later Cosgrove Hall Films) as an animator (credited as Bernard Dickin) on Jamie and the Magic Torch.

Personal life

Sumner married Sue Barlow on October 28, 1978; they had a son, James (born 1983), before divorcing in 1989. Sumner lives with his second wife, Sarah Dalton, and their three children.

In the 2007 film Control, John Simm was portrayed by Sumner in the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People and James Anthony Pearson.


Bernard Sumner Career


Sumner was a founding member of Joy Division, which was established in 1976 at Salford. On June 4, 1976, he and his childhood friend Peter Hook appeared together at the famed Sex Pistols concert in Manchester's Free Trade Hall, which was inspired by their music. Sumner was widely considered one of the most influential bands of the 1990s, as well as playing electronic keyboards and making his first vocal appearance on record on the Warsaw band's chorus. Joy Division disbanded in May 1980, after Ian Curtis' suicide.

Peter Hook and Stephen Morris formed New Order, which was followed by keyboardist Gillian Gilbert in October 1980. Though Hook, Morris, and Gilbert all contributed vocals on some early tracks, Sumner became the band's permanent singer and lyricist, as well as playing guitar and keyboards. The band has released ten studio albums as a result of a string of splits and reorganizations.

Sumner formed Electronic in 1989 when he joined forces with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to create Electronic. Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys collaborated on two songs on their debut eponymous album, providing vocals. Sumner was a singer, guitarist, keyboardist, and lyricist.

Phil Cunningham and Jake Evans of Rambo & Leroy, a Bad Lieutenant, were among the Bad Lieutenants on the list. Stephen Morris of New Order and Blur bassist Alex James appeared on the band's debut album. Sumner provided vocals, guitar, and lyrics.

Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls recorded their last song "Searching for Heaven" in 1981, which included a guitar solo by Sumner, but not in the sleeves of its 7" and 10" versions at the time. Sumner co-produced the album "The Great Divide"/"Love in a Strange Place" by the band Foreign Press in 1983. Foreign Press (aka Disaster) was a newspaper distributed in Sumner, from both Joy Division and New Order.

He appeared on Factory Records in 1990, collaborating with A Certain Ratio, reimagining their song "Won't Stop Loving You." He has also recorded tracks with fellow Mancunians 808 State and Sub Sub Sub. Sumner appeared on The Chemical Brothers' 1999 album Surrender's "Out of Control"), as a special guest on this track, and he joined us as a guest singer and guitarist. "The Logic of Pleasure" was also lent vocals and guitar to a track on German trance label Blank & Jones' "Miracle Cure" in 2008. Sumner also appeared on the Primal Scream track "Shoot Speed Kill Light" from their 2000 album XTRMNTR.

He has performed remixes for songs including "Rockin' Over the Beat," which was featured in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III soundtrack), as a record producer and/or songwriter for other Factory Records acts, including Happy Mondays (whose second single, "Reality Dancin"), 52nd Street, and Section 25.

Sumner worked with composer/producer Zachery Allan Starkey on two singles, "Force" and "Fear City," which were released in April 2020 on Starkey's solo album, FEAR CITY. Starkey, who lives in New York City, opened for New Order on the Music Complete Tour in 2016/2017, after which he and Sumner began to discuss a joint venture. On both tracks, Starkey and Sumner co-produced "Force" and "Fear City," while Sumner provided synthesizers, guitars, keyboards, and drum programming. Critics also loved the Starkey/Sumner collaborations, and several others were included in Clash Magazine, The London Times, Under the Radar, Filter Magazine, and Brooklyn Vegan, among other publications.


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