Hussey-Regan is a collaborative project between Wayne Hussey
Wayne Hussey is a British musician, best known as lead singer of The Mission and guitarist with The Sisters of Mercy....
The Mission are a gothic rock band formed in 1986 from the splinters of the freshly dissolved rock band The Sisters of Mercy.The band was started by frontman Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams , soon adding...
) and Julianne Regan
Julianne Regan is an English singer, song writer, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player. She is best known for being the lead singer of the band, All About Eve.- Early life :...
(All About Eve
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). The duo started to work together in 2006, as well as their other personal projects. In 2011 they released their first album, Curios.
Wayne and Julianne have a long association with their respective bands having toured together, as well as each artist appearing on various recordings of the other's work. Although they had been loosely working on ideas since 2006, in an interview with Andrew Collins
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on BBC 6 Music
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, Wayne revealed that both he and Julianne were collaborating but did not have any firm plans at that time. Wayne later announced via the Mission World Information Service
(MWIS) "It´s a fairly loose remit with the only criterions being that we record songs we both like and we, Julianne and I, play all the instruments ourselves... Some songs will be duets and some will feature one of us more than the other...We have absolutely no plans for playing live, no plans yet for release, all we're gonna do is record a bunch of songs and see where it takes us." In the same announcement they also invited fans to submit ideas for cover songs via The MWIS Forum
Making it official
In July 2009, Wayne announced that both he and Julianne had settled on a name, being "Hussey-Regan
" and said "We thought it best to christen it with a name that says what it is on the box so as to avoid any confusion". It was also confirmed the recordings had a working title of "Old, Borrowed and Blue" and would include covers as well as new songs.
In August 2011, Wayne announced that an album full of material was going to be released later in the year. The title of the album was "Curios
"; 12 tracks that included both covers of other artist material and original recordings. There were two versions made available; a limited edition (numbered and signed), released through Eyes Wide Shut Recordings
available from September - November 2011 and after that date, through Cherry Red Records
, both in digital and CD format.
- Naked & Savage
- Ordinary World
- Enjoy The Silence
- Another Lonely Day
- Wichita Lineman
- Ashes To Ashes
- I Go To Sleep
- Where The Wild Roses Grow
- Dangerous Eyes
- Calling Your Name
- A Change In The Weather (Aporia Mix)
Bonus tracks include : You’ll Never Walk Alone, Wichita Lineman (Myosotis Mix), Enjoy The Silence (Thinner Air Mix). There was also the inclusion of an "easter egg" in the artwork.
In November 2011, the track "You'll Never Walk Alone" was released with all proceeds going to the Liverpool Football Club charity, Respect 4 All