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An Evening with Wendy Matthews

Acclaimed Australian entertainer and ARIA-Award winning singer Wendy Matthews performs live on The Playhouse stage for one night only.

Her music is an unhurried journey of clean melodies, infectious energy and simple grace. In an age where uber-production techniques are thought to be hip and cynicism an attribute, Wendy has proven that commitment to beauty is still very relevant. 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. From there, Wendy performed backing vocals for The Models and became a semi-permanent member of the band, as well as singing on albums by iconic Australian artists Jimmy Barnes, Tim Finn, Richard Clapton and Icehouse. After touring with Absent Friends, Wendy recorded her solo debut. The album Émigré went Double Platinum and spawned the hits Token Angels, Let’s Kiss and Woman’s Gotta Have It and earned Wendy the Best Female Artist and Best Debut Single (for Token Angels) at the 1990 ARIA Awards. Wendy was also voted Best Female Singer in the 1990 Rolling Stone Reader’s Poll. Join Wendy as she presents her hit songs The Day You Went Away, Let’s Kiss, I Don’t Want To Be With Nobody But You and other special songs

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