May 19, 2015

The Mojo Radio Show - EP 33 - From Gypsy to Aussie Music Royalty - Wendy Matthews

The Mojo Radio Show - EP 33 - From Gypsy to Aussie Music Royalty - Wendy Matthews

The First Lady of Australian Music


Over 10 years ago, singer Wendy Matthews quit Bondi for the NSW mid-north coast. On four-hectare mountain-top property near Coffs Harbour, she and some mates - including actor Russell Crowe - built a tepee using heavy, waterproof canvas. The Canadian-born singer of '90s hits The Day You Went Away and I Don't Wanna Be with Nobody but You would often leave Sydney about 5pm on a Friday and by midnight would be lying in her double bed with the roof flap open, gazing at the trees and stars. She'd spend not only weekends but weeks at a time in the tepee.

This week on the Mojo Radio show we explore the woman behind some of the greatest songs of the past 3 decades. Other topics we explore are:

  • Chasing Dreams
  • Having confidemce in your craft (Finding your voice)
  • Song writing and what her songs mean to her
  • The song writing process
  • The finer details of the creative process that can be transposed to the business world
  • How to "Get out of your own way"
  • Getting yourself "in the lane"
  • The upside of change 
 

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