Wendy Matthews has an expressive voice that never fails to move those who hear it. Her music is an unhurried journey of clean melodies, infectious energy and simple grace. She takes songs from every genre and makes them her own; from jazz to blues, from rock to gospel, from soul to outright infectious pop and then, of course, there are the beautiful ballads.
Wendy’s music is now in more than 1 million homes in Australia, with her albums including ‘Émigré’ and ‘Lily’ achieving multi-platinum status, and multiple awards to her name including ARIAs for Best Female Artist, Best Debut Single, and Best Single.
Born in Montreal Canada, Wendy joined her first band and left home as a teenager, busking her way across the USA to Los Angeles where she met Glenn Shorrock who invited her to tour with him in Australia in 1982.
Wendy immediately became an in-demand session singer, appearing on many commercial jingles and backing vocals for the likes of Models, later becoming a semi-permanent member of the band. She also sang on albums by Jimmy Barnes, Tim Finn, Rockmelons, Richard Clapton, and Icehouse, and collaborated with Kate Ceberano on the ABC-TV soundtrack ‘You've Always Got the Blues’ for the series Stringer.
She later joined Absent Friends and sang on the number one hit I Don’t Want To Be With Nobody But You and the album Here’s Looking Up Your Address before embarking on her successful solo career.View More Upcoming Shows