Wayne Hussey on a birthday Mission to Sheffield

Wayne Hussey. Picture: Paul Grace.
Wayne Hussey. Picture: Paul Grace.
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Wayne Hussey is taking a break from his day job as leader of British rock band The Mission, to play a handful solo shows on his Aniversário Tour – including a date in Sheffield.

Aniversário is Portuguese for birthday and the tour ends on Saturday, May 26, Wayne’s 60th birthday, in the Portuguese-speaking city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he has lived for the last 17 years.

He says: “I was talking with Cinthya, my wife, and she was asking me what would I would most like to do for my birthday.

“I replied ‘play a show’ and she suggested I do so.

“As the band is on a sabbatical it has to be solo. And as rehearsing for one show takes as much time and preparation as it does for a whole tour, one thing led to another and here I am.

“I’m writing my memoirs at the moment and it’s keeping me rooted indoors and to my desk so a chance to get away and make a bit of music for a couple of weeks will be more than welcome, I expect, come May. I’m sure cabin fever will have set in by then.”

Wayne’s autobiography, working title By Name And By Nature, is expected early next year.

Wayne plays Sheffield University’s Foundry on Tuesday, May 1. For tickets, priced from £17.60, see foundrysu,com