We are pleased to be able to announce that Wayne Hussey will be releasing his new solo album, 'Songs Of Candlelight & Razorblades', on Eyes Wide Shut Recordings in September. To coincide, Wayne will be playing over 50 dates on his solo European tour in Sept-Oct-Nov this year. Confirmed UK dates are listed below.
Bristol born & bred, and passionate Liverpool FC supporter, Wayne Hussey, lauded by some as maverick legend and others as charlatan, has been making music since the day he was first inspired to pick up a guitar by watching Marc Bolan & T.Rex on Top of the Pops.
A long and excessive, and sometimes just downright scandalous road, has led Wayne to where he is today. One thing is certain about Wayne, he's certainly a divisive character. Playing with various “punk” bands in Liverpool (UK) at the tail end of the 70′s, and after enjoying the dubious pleasures of touring for the very first time with Pauline Murray & the Invisible Girls, he eventually met the flamboyant Pete Burns who asked him to join the then fledgling ‘Dead or Alive’. Two years spent in the service of the Scouse ‘Boy George’, schooled Wayne in such subjects as hairstyle, fashion, & gender bending.
It was the early 80′s after all, a period of time where style really was more prevalent than substance.
After many failed hairstyles and with a suitcase full of stolen dresses and a couple of ‘hit’ singles, Wayne decided to leaveLiverpool and Dead or Alive. He headed across the Pennines to Leeds (UK) to answer the call from Andrew Eldritch & The Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters needed a guitarist who could wear sunglasses in the dark and would spray paint provocative slogans on his guitar – Wayne was more than able and willing.
After another two years spent touring the world and developing some very bad habits, and contributing his song writing talents along with his very distinctive guitar sound to the seminal TSOM ‘First & Last & Always” album, Hussey, in a fit of inspired pique, left the Sisters with bassist Craig Adams to form The Mission. The Mission went on to considerable global success in the late 80′s and early 90′s, enjoying album sales in excess of four million worldwide with notable works such as ‘God’s Own Medicine’ and ‘Carved In Sand’ amongst others and enjoying an unbroken run of 14 UK Top 40 singles!
They forged a reputation that still stands today as one of the best ‘live’ bands in the world, thanks in no small part to the charisma & energy that Hussey exudes & exerts on stage.
Wayne resides, and has done since 2001, in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saturday 20th September: Secret Show
Mon 22nd: Wolverhampton Robin 2 (standing)
Tues 23rd: Leicester Scholar Bar 02 Academy (standing)
Weds 24th: Manchester Gorilla (seated)
Thurs 25th: Bristol Bierkeller (seated)
Fri 26th: Brighton Komedia Studio (seated/standing)
Sat 27th: Winchester Railway (standing)
Mon 29th: Leeds The Holy Trinity (seated)
Tues 30th: Sheffield Greystones (seated/standing)
Weds 1st: Liverpool 02 Academy 2 (standing)
Thurs 2nd: Oxford 02 Academy 2 (standing)
Fri 3rd: Aldershot West End Centre (seated)
Sun 5th: Nottingham Glee (seated)
Mon 6th: Newcastle Cluny (standing)
Weds 8th: London Garage (seated)
Thurs 9th: York Fulford Arms (standing)
Fri 10th: Buckley the Tivoli (standing)
Sat 11th Oct, The Electric Circus Edinburgh
Sun 12th October King Tuts Glasgow
Tues 11th November Voodoo, Belfast
Thursday 27th November, Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre, Workington, Cumbria