Travels from: New South Wales
A career spanning over two decades with a mix of soulful and upbeats hits
Categories: Recording Artists
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
In 1990 Wendy Matthews launched her first solo album Émigré. The album went double platinum, produced a string of hit singles and received her two ARIA Awards. In the same 12 months the readers of Rolling Stone journal voted her easiest female Singer. in a single day sensation? a long way from it. unquestionably, Australia’s First girl of song had arrived!
Wendy left her native Montreal at handiest 16. Harnessing a pure and entirely untrained voice, she busked her way thru Canada, the usa and Mexico. When there were ‘no more streets to sing on’ she lower back to LA the place she met Little River Band frontman Glenn Shorrock. Glenn invited her to Australia the place she caught the attention of key gamers within the Australian tune business.
She become the session singer everybody wanted to work with and recorded a successful ABC television soundtrack album You’ve always bought The Blues singing duets with Kate Ceberano. After travelling and recording on two wildly successful Rockmelons albums, the next step used to be to join frontman Sean Kelly from models to create Absent chums. The band’s first single I Don’t wish to Be With no person however You used to be a smash hit and the inevitable deals for solo recording offers followed.
Wendy has sales of over 1.5 million albums, 7 Aria Awards and hits that include - The Day You Went Away, Token Angels, Friday’s youngster, Lets Kiss like Angels Do and, of course, Standing sturdy.
She has just begun work on a new unique album known as “Tattoos and Polaroids”, to be launched on her own “Barking Bear” document label.
“it is a big thrill for me to tour beneath the banner of 21 YEARS – STANDING robust. These live shows will enable me to appear again over the good moments of my career so far. lifestyles is just right!”