Bernard Edward Sumner is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order, and is widely credited with the move of the latter band's move towards electronica and synthpop, not forgetting their original post-punk roots.
Summer is widely credited in advancing UK dance music and the popularisation and technological advancement of sequencers. Despite his influential status, he remains a reticent character who rarely gives interviews. In the late 1980s he recorded with Johnny Marr as Electronic, and scored a number of mainstream hits, including \"Getting Away With It\", \"Get the Message\", \"Tighten Up\", and \"Feel Every Beat\".