Wendy Matthews

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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. She has won six Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane she provides "extraordinary, crystal-clear vocals [...] a soulfulness that was the mark of a truly gifted singer".

Matthews appeared on three series of It Takes Two—an Australian TV celebrity singing competition—partnered with Richard Champion (2006), Russell Gilbert (2007) and John Mangos (2008). On 27 October 2010, Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by Matthews.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Awakening Hiroshi Sato feat. Wendy Matthews 2
1988 You've Always Got The Blues Kate Ceberano & Wendy Matthews 1
1990 Emigré Wendy Matthews 1
1992 Lily Wendy Matthews 2
1994 The Witness Tree Wendy Matthews 1
1997 Ghosts Wendy Matthews 1
2001 Beautiful View Wendy Matthews 1
2004 Cafe Naturale Wendy Matthews 1
2008 She Wendy Matthews 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Stepping Stones: The Very Best of Wendy Matthews Wendy Matthews 1
2007 The Essential Wendy Matthews Wendy Matthews 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Way It Has to Be Wendy Matthews 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Day You Went Away Wendy Matthews 1
1993 Friday's Child Wendy Matthews 1
1995 Say a Prayer Wendy Matthews 1
1998 Beloved Wendy Matthews 1
1998 I've Got to Have You Wendy Matthews 1
2001 Beautiful View Wendy Matthews 1
2001 Like the Sun Wendy Matthews 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 VI Wendy Matthews 1

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