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Wendy Matthews

Wendy Matthews carved away a successful single career as you of Australia’s finest vocalists following a long time spent backing main Australian acts. After departing her hometown of Montreal at 17 to busk over the U.S., Canada, and Montreal, she finished up in LA. In 1983 she sang backup for Glenn Shorrock’s solo Australian tour and elected to stay in Australia. She became an in-demand program vocalist in Sydney, showing up on many industrial jingles. In 1985 she sang backup vocals around the Versions’ Away of Mind Away of Sight recording and became a semi-permanent person in the music group. She also sang on albums by Jimmy Barnes, Tim Finn, Richard Clapton, and Icehouse. In 1987, Matthews collaborated with Kate Ceberano around the ABC-TV soundtrack for the series Stringer. You’ve Usually Got the Blues premiered the next 12 months, reaching number 4 on the nationwide charts. She after that contributed towards the Rockmelons and Peter Blakeley’s particular debut albums. She helped type Absent Friends following, and sang on the main strike “I Don’t Wanna End up being With Nobody NEVERTHELESS, YOU” as well as the record Here’s FINDING OUT ABOUT Your Address. After touring with Absent Close friends, Matthews went in to the studio room to record her single debut. Contributors included Absent Close friends people Sean Kelly, Roger Mason, Garry Gary Beers, Adam Valentine, Mick Ruler, aswell as Tim Finn and Peter Blakeley. The record, Émigré, gained Matthews the very best Female Musician and Greatest Debut One (for “Token Angels”) on the 1990 Australian Record Sector Association (ARIA) Honours. Matthews was voted Greatest Female Vocalist in the 1990 Rolling Rock Visitors’ Poll. A helping tour implemented and in Oct 1991 she released the live mini-album JUST HOW It Must be and backed the Neville Brothers’ tour. She finished 1991 by documenting her second full-length record, Lily. Released in Oct 1992 as she backed the Simply Crimson tour, it proceeded to go double-platinum, with product sales surpassing 140,000. Matthews received Best Female Designer and Best Solitary (for “YOUR DAY You Went Away”) in the 1992 ARIA Honours. She won Greatest Female Designer for the 3rd time in the 1993 ARIAs. Her following recording, The See Tree, premiered by the end of 1994. Matthews continuing to tour locally and internationally, liberating her fifth recording, Ghost, in 1997. Gorgeous View found its way to 2001, accompanied by Café Naturale in 2004.

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