Jerry Wayne Hussey (born 26 May 1958) is an English musician who was born in Bristol, England. He is best known as the lead singer of The Mission, and for being the guitarist with The Sisters of Mercy.
Hussey grew up in Bristol. He was influenced at a young age by Marc Bolan and his band T. Rex, and was thus inspired to become a guitarist. Brought up in the LDS Church, he rebelled against his parents' wishes that he 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 (later lead vocal with successful punk band Penetration & The Invisible Girls), which is where he cut his teeth as a songwriter. 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 Sisters of Mercy, concentrating on 12-string and 6-string guitars. When the Sisters of Mercy disbanded, 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 the Mission's Mercury Records stablemates All About Eve and in the late 1990s provided some remixes 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 produced and played on Brilliant Mistakes by the Greek band Flowers of Romance. He has played live with both Gary Numan and The Cure.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license