Bernard Sumner( leader of the rock band New Order)
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Biography Bernard Sumner
British musician, leader of the rock band New Order, formed by members of Joy Division. In Joy Division, he served as guitarist and keyboardist and co-wrote the music group. In addition to the New Order has collaborated with many artists. From 1987-2000 he. together with Johnny Marr from The Smiths recorded in the project Electronic.
When the singer's mother married a second time, changed his name to Bernard Sumner. In the first years (1977-78) of his musical activities, he used the name of an alias Albert. Then they used the name of Albert-Dicke or simply Dicke. Under the name of Sumner, he became aware only in the early 1980's.
Bernard Sumner was born on January 4, 1956 in Salford at Manchester. In July 1976 he visited the Manchester concert Sex Pistols, under the impression that he was his school friend - Peter Hook - decided to do music and bought a guitar. When to him in late 1976 joined Ian Curtis, it was decided to organize a group, subsequently named Warsaw and then Joy Division. When Curtis committed suicide in 1980, the remaining band members decided to continue its activities under a new name (New Order). Sumner became a singer and leader of the group. Nevertheless, he had long become accustomed to the role of frontman, especially against the backdrop of unflattering comparisons with the late Curtis. Even the singing Sumner found it difficult - he specifically took vocal lessons repeatedly, the concerts often sung in the wrong key and timbre (in the studio managed to achieve an acceptable sounding voice). Only at the end of the 80-ies. Sumner, by his own admission, has learned to master his voice.
In 1987, Sumner and Johnny Marr of The Smiths began to write songs for himself, apart from their groups. The result was a draft Electronic, which combines house music and indie-rock. According to the Sumner project was a sort of outlet for musicians to enable them to communicate in an easy relaxed atmosphere and to write music that is not related to styling their own groups.
. Sumner, like other participants in New Order, in 1982-1997 he
. belonged Manchester disco club Hacienda, whose history, like most Sumner shown in the film 'Party People' in 2002. Role Sumner performed actor John Simm.
. Collaboration with other artists
. Apart Joy Division, . New Order and Electronic, . Sumner was also invited to work with various artists, . especially after the success of electro-singles New Order 'Blue Monday' in 1983, . which established the authority of a musician in the field of electronic music,
. His contribution is totally unknown to the general public indie bands to the Chemical Brothers.