Songstress Wendy Matthews is most recognisable for her hits from the 1990s that became the soundtrack to a generation.
But look into the audience of her lives shows today and you will find a new generation of fans flocking to her sound.
Wendy has just released her new album, The Welcome Fire, and is currently touring with an eclectic set list.
Songs such as The Day You Went Away and I Don’t Want To Be With Nobody But You are so familiar to Wendy she can perform them on the fly and she said her Wagga audience should be prepared for some impromptu tunes.
“I know them really well now, these are songs that are spontaneously performed on the night,” she said.
“I’m not a pop or fashion-based artist … I don’t get sick of the songs.
“I’m really lucky.”
Wendy said she is grateful for legions of fans who have stuck with her for as long as her career has come so far.
But she places the utmost importance on injecting fresh material into her shows.
“We are all in the human condition and if you want to be any sort of artist, it’s about not holding back.”
Her latest album, The Welcome Fire, was recorded in a backyard shed and has become Wendy’s favourite album of the ones she has released.
She teamed up with other artists, including Josh Pike and Megan Washington, to write some of the songs and ended up with an authentic sound she is proud of.
Wendy is also releasing an album of Billie Holiday tracks soon and will tour that show.
Wendy will perform at the Commercial Club on July 3 and tickets are available on 6921 3012.
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