Wendy Joan Matthews (born 1960) is an Australian adult alternative pop singer originally from Canada who has been a member of Models and Absent Friends and is a solo artist. She released Top 20 hit singles in the 1990s including "Token Angels", "Let's Kiss (Like Angels Do)", "The Day You Went Away" and "Friday's Child" with Top 20 albums, You've Always Got the Blues (duet album with Kate Ceberano), Émigré, Lily, The Witness Tree and her compilation, Stepping Stones.
Ghosts (Wendy Matthews album). Ghosts is the fourth solo studio album by Australian singer Wendy Matthews released in Australia by rooArt on 25 August 1997. The album debuted and peaked at number 43 in Australia. The album was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album at the ARIA Music Awards of 1998 but lost out to ‘’Looking for a Butter Boy’’ by Archie Roach. Break the Girl - 4:31. Then I Walked Away - 4:31.
Wendy Matthews’ The Day You Went Away hit No. 2 25 years ago this month. But did you know the song’s interesting origin? Read on. Pic: SuppliedSource:Supplied. TWENTY five years ago this month Wendy Matthews reached No. 2 with her biggest hit, The Day You Went Away. For two weeks it was blocked from the top by Boyz II Men’s weepie The End Of the Road. Wendy Matthews initially heard a jungle remix of the original version of The Day You Went Away. Born in Canada, Wendy Matthews found herself in Australia in 1982 working as a backing vocalist for Glenn Shorrock. She stayed in Sydney and sang with Jimmy Barnes, Models, Tim Finn and Richard Clapton. By 1988 her soundtrack album with Kate Ceberano, You’ve Always Got the Blues, was a Top 5 hit and the next year sang I Don’t Wanna Be With Nobody But You with Absent Friends.
Wendy Matthews carved out a successful solo career as one of Australia's finest vocalists after many years spent backing major Australian acts. After leaving her hometown of Montreal at 17 to busk across the . Canada, and Montreal, she ended up in Los Angeles. In 1983 she sang backup for Glenn Shorrock's solo Australian tour and decided to stay in Australia. She became an in-demand session singer in Sydney, appearing on many commercial jingles. In 1985 she sang backup vocals on the Models' Out of Mind Out of Sight album and became a semi-permanent member of the band. Her next album, The Witness Tree, was released at the end of 1994. Matthews continued to tour locally and internationally, releasing her fifth album, Ghost, in 1997. Beautiful View arrived in 2001, followed by Café Naturale in 2004.
The Essential Wendy Matthews, 2007. I Don't Want to Be With Nobody But You, 04:45. Woman's Gotta Have It, 04:18. Let's Kiss (Like Angels Do), 03:27. Friday's Child, 03:58. If Only I Could, 04:39.
Wendy Matthews added an event. 2 April ·. One of Australia’s most talented singer songwriters WENDY MATTHEWS has recorded a live album (Billie and Me) with long time collaborators Brendan St Ledger on piano and Greg Royal on standup bass - inspired by the music and soul of the late Billie Holiday. Since the albums’ release this group of four including Mick King (guitar) have been touring the Billie & Me show across Australia to sell out venues. Then I Walked Away" Released: 19 May 1997. Big" Released: 15 September 1997. Beloved" Released: 19 February 1998. The album debuted and peaked at number 43 in Australia