RSL celebrates 40th birthday

BRIBIE RSL: In celebration of its 40th birthday, Bribie RSL will be inviting Wendy Matthews to perform.
BRIBIE RSL: In celebration of its 40th birthday, Bribie RSL will be inviting Wendy Matthews to perform. Contributed

BRIBIE RSL will be celebrating their 40th birthday in true pop style with Australian musical legend Wendy Matthews set to rock the stage.

Wendy Matthews said music is her form of expression.

"I feel I tell stories and we're all in this together so I just have to hope there are people who can relate,” she said.

"For me, music heals and helps and moves the maker and the listener.”

Wendy is an Australian pop singer originally from Canada.

She said she knew she was destined to play music from the age of four.

"I left Canada at 16 and a music 'career' was not on my mind at all.

"After busking for a year, I ended up in Los Angeles where I lived for 7 years and although I had some weird and wonderful adventures and worked with some amazing people, much of that was not what I wanted either.

"It's taken time to push through some personal barriers, I'm not a natural exhibitionist; I just loved music and singing.”

Now Wendy is coming to our region to entertain Bribie residents with her talent.

Marketing manager Cloe Einam said they are preparing for a huge night.

"It's a free show that's only open to members but people can join for $10 if they haven't already and would like to come,” she said.

"There will be a support act as well as the main act, Wendy, and it's a way for us to celebrate our 40th birthday as a club.”

Cloe said they have kept the event open to those with memberships only as a way of saying thank you and giving back to their members.

Head along on September 29 from 8.30 - 11pm at the Bribie Island RSL (99 Toorbul St, Bongaree).

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