Wendy Matthews – Little Village Sessions


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Returning after her sold out Little Village Sessions debut in 2015!

Six time ARIA award winning recording artist Wendy Matthews returns to the USQ Arts Theatre in Toowoomba this September.

In an intimate concert setting, Wendy joins USQ Music lecturers and students for an evening of hits from her seven platinum-plus selling albums including, “The Day You Went Away” and “Woman’s Got to Have it”, as well as a few musical surprises.

The Little Village Programme will showcase Wendy’s remarkable voice while featuring contributions from some of Australia’s leading musicians: including songwriter and recording artist Mark Sholtez, and jazz guitarist and arranger Bruce Woodward. This unique concert presentation – exclusive to Artsworx – is not to be missed and tickets will sell quickly.

Wendy will be joined by Bruce Woodward (guitar, co-producer), Mark Scholtes (guitar, co-producer), Steve Russell (piano), Helen Russell (bass). Paul Hudson (drums) are supported by USQ Music students providing backing vocals (led by Clare Birchley).

About Wendy

Wendy Matthews has an expressive voice that never fails to move those who hear it. 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 not only valid but applauded by the public ear.

There are very few artists in Australia who come close to  Wendy Matthews and her stunning credentials with seven Arias, a massive 19 hit singles, and seven gold or multi platinum selling albums.

Reviews of Wendy

“You may not hear this on the radio but you should hear it.” – Cameron Adams (Album of the Week – Daily Telegraph)
With ‘The Welcome Fire’ Wendy Matthews has made an album which provides musical pleasure from beginning to end, where every song is a winner.” David Webber ABC
“The Welcome Fire is the most personal and revealing album of her career.” Kathy McCabe News Limited
“Wendy is like a fine wine ….that you just can’t get enough of! A rare talent with an awesome voice …and now a new bunch of fabulous songs. She has never sounded better.” – Richard Wilkins (TV Presenter)

About the Little Village Sessions project

Little Village Sessions is a collaborative creative vehicle for USQ Music lecturers, Mark Sholtez and Bruce Woodward. It produces special concerts from one off meetings between iconic artists and a small community of like-minded musicians including USQ Music staff and students.