Wayne Hussey Biography
Hussey grew up in Bristol. His early influences included Marc Bolan and his band T.Rex. He was thus inspired to become a guitarist. Brought up in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he rebelled against his parents' wishes to serve as a missionary and moved to Liverpool in the late 1970s to join the scene around Eric's Club, a noted nightclub of the time.
Hussey started to perform, most notably with Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls and getting his teeth into songwriting. The first success for Hussey came when he joined Dead or Alive at the request of frontman Pete Burns. After Burns retreated to become more studio-based Hussey decided to leave and was offered a position with the legendary The Sisters of Mercy, concentrating on 12-string and 6-string guitars. With the falling apart of the Sisters, Hussey and bassist Craig Adams set up the Mission, recruiting Mick Brown on drums and Simon Hinkler on guitars.
Hussey has produced and played on records by stablemates All About Eve and in the late 1990s provided some re-mixes for the Los Angeles based Cleopatra Records. He also produced, remixed, and appeared on some tracks for the Columbus, Ohio based band Gossamer including the track 'Run' for the first Unquiet Grave compilation by Cleopatra Records. He also played on Brilliant Mistakes by the Greek band Flowers of Romance. He has played live with both Gary Numan and The Cure.
Currently Hussey uses the Line 6 Variax 500 when playing live, previously he has used a Gretsch White Falcon. In the studio he uses both a Fender Telecaster and Starcaster. His signature 12 string set up currently has a Fender Electric, a Vox Teardrop and a Ovation Acoustic. During his time with the Sisters he used a Aria Pro II.
He currently lives in Brazil and is a life-long Liverpool F.C. supporter. After Liverpool's triumph in Istanbul in 2005 Hussey composed a song entitled [http://soccernet-akamai.espn.go.com/design05/DJ/20070214/DrapedInRed.mp3 Draped in Red] (downloadable link). After he wound up The Mission for the second time in early 2008, he released a solo album called "Bare" and tours as a solo artist.
In May 2009, Hussey announced on the Mission's website and in an interview on BBC 6 Music that he and Julianne Regan were working together on an album of cover versions, reinterpretations of old material and new songs, and invited fans to suggest songs for the two of them to cover.
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