Three things with Wendy Matthews: ‘A girl’s best friend is a trolley’

In our weekly interview about objects, the classic Australian singer tells us about her sprawling acreage in northern NSW, and the family heirlooms she left overseas

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Throughout the 1980s and 90s Wendy Matthews was one of Australia’s most successful recording artists. She climbed the charts with tracks like Let’s Kiss (Like Angels Do), Friday’s Child and Token Angels, but her biggest hit of all was The Day You Went Away. That 1992 release was the highest-selling Australian single of the year and earned Matthews a pair of Aria awards.

Matthews will take the stage for two shows on 24 and 25 June as part of the Adelaide Cabaret festival. Alongside the likes of Tina Arena, Lior and Thando, she will appear in an evening of music and storytelling called Songs My Mother Taught Me.

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