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Awake - Wendy Matthews - Free Joan Matthews born is a Canadian-born Australian singer who has been a member of Models and Absent Friends and is a solo artist. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane she provides "extraordinary, crystal-clear vocals [ Peter and Joan Matthews already had a son, Gary born a year earlier and another son, Glenn followed a year after Matthews.
Her parents separated when she was 14, Peter became a Vancouver advertising executive and Joan took up yoga instructing near Quebec. She left school at 16 and went busking across North America including south to Mexico with friends. Byshe was in Los Angeles where she busked, made jewellery and worked as a session singer. She met Japanese musician, Hiroshi Sato, and travelled to Japan to record lead vocals for his fourth album, Awakeningwhich was released in June on Alfa Records.
Back in Los Angeles, Australian singer Glenn Shorrock ex- Little River Band asked her to provide backing vocals on his solo album Villain of the Peace and to join him on his subsequent six-week tour of Australia in She also supported the Neville Brothers on their Australian tour.
The single "Beloved" from the album peaked at No. With this record that meant moving away from pop and crafting something instrument-driven, something that feels like me playing live". Matthews' album debuted in the top 50 of the ARIA charts. The live album, available through her official website only, was recorded in the winter of with Brendan St Ledger on piano and Greg Royal on standup bass. The album celebrates the centenary year birth of Billie Holiday, who Matthews describes Holiday as an "iconic woman whose soul and music has been long admired.
Matthews has appeared on Awake - Wendy Matthews - Free series of Channel Seven 's celebrity singing competition It Takes Two. The first series premiered on 28 Mayshe was partnered by former Australian Rules footballerRichard Championthey were voted off in week six.
It Takes Two second series premiered on 8 May, where Matthews was Awake - Wendy Matthews - Free with comedian Russell Gilbertthey were voted off in week four of the competition.
The third series commenced on 12 February with John Mangosnews reader for Sky News Australiaand Matthews being voted off in week two.
Matthews has won six awards from sixteen nominations as a solo artist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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