Date(s) - 26/05/2017
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Grand Hotel Mornington
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Wendy Matthews Friday 26th May 2017
As an artist Wendy Matthews has an expressive voice that never fails to move those who hear it – exemplified by the reality that Wendy’s music is now in more than 1 million homes in Australia and all her albums to date have multi-platinum status.
Wendy’s solo debut album Émigré (Double Platinum) spawned the hits Token Angels, Lets 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.
This was followed up by the multi Platinum album Lily (over 500,000 albums) with the mega hit The Day You Went Away (over 300,000 singles), plus If Only I Could and Friday’s Child. In 1992 Wendy picked up the ARIA for Best Female Artist and Best Single and again in 1993 Best Female Artist. The Day You Went Away was the ‘highest selling single’ of 1993 and the ‘single of the year’.
Wendy then followed up with another two studio albums The Witness Tree and Ghosts including the hits Love Will Keep Me Alive, Standing Strong and Then I Walked Away.
In 2013 Fanfare Records released Wendy’s brilliant eclectic and first non covers album in 12 years, The Welcome Fire. The album has been critically acclaimed by peers and music critics alike, stating it is Wendy’s best work ever.
Just recently in 2015, Wendy released (through her own record label Barking Bear) a new album, Billie and Me. An intimate and introspective translation of some classic and not so classic Billie Holiday songs, an iconic woman whose soul and music has been long admired. Recorded alongside Wendy’s band members, Brendan St Ledger on piano and Greg Royal, standup bass.
Wendy has an immense talent and capacity to capture and define a diverse range of styles in her music. 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 ballad
PLEASE NOTE – Reserved ticketed seating for this show will be allocated on a first sold, first served basis. Seating will be allocated by the venue prior to the show. There is no preferred seating for this event.
When: Friday 26th May 2017
Where: Grand Hotel, 124 Main Street Mornington
Contact: 03 5975 2001
Tickets: $30 – General Admission || $35 – Allocated Seating (first sold, first allocated seating basis) || $40 At The Door (unless sold out)