WAYNE HUSSEY CONFIRMS SOLO SHOW FOR SAO PAULO
After the success of the recent Mission South American tour ‘Our Glorious Leader’ Wayne Hussey has just confirmed his first solo show for almost two years with a show in his adopted home town of Sao Paulo on Saturday 14th July at SESC Ipiranga. The show starts at 9pm and all ticket and venue details can be found here: http://www.sescsp.org.br/sesc/programa_new/mostra_detalhe.cfm?programacao_id=224173
Wayne promises a show a little different from previous solo shows. Now back at home in Brazil and in shorts and flip flops he tells us, “Yeh, this is the one I’m looking forward to, particularly after the disappointment f having to cancel my two Christmas shows here back in 2010 because of my injured shoulder. Anyway, it’s taking place at SESC which is a brilliant cultural organisation here in Brazil and is a small seated theatre and the kind of venue I prefer for a solo show. I will of course be playing some Mission songs and some lesser known Mission songs along with some cover versions and a few new songs. Usually my solo show is restricted to me using just my Martin D42 6 string acoustic guitar and a piano but what will make this one different though is, because Sao Paulo is my home, I’m gonna be able to also use my Taylor 12 string acoustic as well as my Dobro and Ukelele for some songs. Ive never before played Dobro or Ukelele in public! I will be nervous as there will be a lot of friends and family in the audience but at least I know the heckling will be good natured.
Playing Sao Paulo on the recent Mission tour was probably the highlight for me. It had been a stressful and very long day. We’d had a 4am lobby call at the hotel in Buenos Aires after playing the night before for an ungodly hour flight to Sao Paulo. We arrived at the venue and had a lot of problems with the sound during soundcheck so as well as all of us being very tired we were fearing the worse for the show. But the show was great. And the audience were brilliant. It was quite weird for me though because I did have a lot of friends and family in the audience who’d never seen me or the band play before. My surgeons – knee and shoulder, my eye doctor, my Portuguese teacher, all were there as well as a lot of family. They all knew I was a musician but they’d never seen me play so it was a bit like ‘Oh, so that’s what you do! You’re actually quite good at it!’…….Anyway, to get the opportunity to play at SESC is something I’d been hoping for for a while as I’ve seen a lot of shows, theatre, dance, and music at SESC and do love what they do for culture in Brazil. And at the end of the day I can go home and sleep in my own bed! Can’t argue with that”
Wayne has also promised us an interview for MWIS in the very near future about the recent Mission tour adventures, how life is working with Craig, Simon, and Mike, future plans, and his recording of a spoken word album with poet Marcus Birro and Mats Lernaby in Sweden recently. But for now we’ll let him put his feet up for a few days and watch some football. We think he deserves a break.