Anthony Summerlin is the bass guitarist for Nervewreck, a Rock/Pop Rock band based in Houston, Texas.
In 2005, Nervewreck released their first CD, “Rock So Hot“. Since then, Anthony has dealt amazingly well with personal loss and health issues, neither stopping his musical ambitions. As you may notice in this interview, Anthony is not one to share much in words, but once onstage, his energy and talent reveal much about the person molded as musician.
SPORKETTE: You were interested in the guitar as a little boy, so what routed you to the bass guitar as your main instrument?
ANTHONY SUMMERLIN: I dig the groove the bass provides, and there is always a need for bass players. Everybody thinks they can play guitar. I can dance and sing while playing bass. The guitar makes me have to think…not my strong suit while trying to look cool on stage.
SPORKETTE: ‘Sounds Like: Best sex you ever had!‘ is stated on the Nervewreck artist page, implying to me, a sensual or orgasmic sound. Pretty inviting, if you ask me, but do you mind expanding more about the type of music Nervewreck plays, without naming music genres or bands of similar style as examples? Thanks!
ANTHONY SUMMERLIN: All of our stuff is different, but the same. The talent lies in the arrangement, movement and groove. We are not out to reinvent the wheel. Doesn’t everybody love their favorite thing? And when you’re exposed to something new…with an open mind…and you find something reminiscent to your fancy…isn’t there unbelievable comfort?
SPORKETTE: What caused you to use the name ‘Nervewreckords’ for your record label?
ANTHONY SUMMERLIN: Doesn’t that sound cool? We produced the entire project ourselves; hence, the play on the name. I love it!
SPORKETTE: What is your favored Nervewreck song for playing the bass, and why?
ANTHONY SUMMERLIN: I’m a show-off, so I like playing ‘Oh Me Oh My‘…but the groove of ‘Headcheck‘ is sooooo cool.
“Oh Me, Oh My” Music Video: