| Patrick Matthews|
| 29 November 1975 (age 40) (1975-11-29) |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Garage rock revival, Post-grunge, Grunge (early), Neo-psychedelia
Bass, Keyboards, Guitar
Patrick Matthews Wikipedia
Patrick Matthews (born 29 November 1975) is the former bass guitarist of Australian garage rock band The Vines and the bass guitarist of Youth Group. In 1994 Matthews founded The Vines with vocalist and lead guitarist Craig Nicholls. The two met while working at McDonald's in Sydney. Matthews stayed with the band for two albums, Highly Evolved (2002) and Winning Days (2004).
After the tour supporting the release of Winning Days, he left the stage and the band after Nicholls had a breakdown at Sydney's Annandale Hotel. Since 2004, Matthews has been the bassist of the Australian band Youth Group; who experienced commercial success with "Forever Young", and #10 album, Casino Twilight Dogs, on the Australian ARIA charts in 2006. The band's most recent album, 2008's The Night Is Ours', peaked at #66 in Australia.
Following the hiatus of Youth Group, Matthews sang and played guitar in The Jewel and the Falcon alongside theredsunband's Sarah Kelly from 2011 to 2012. He also played bass for Sydney garage rock band Betty Airs. He currently plays bass for Sydney band Community Radio, fronted by fellow Youth Group member Cameron Emerson-Elliott.
Patrick and both his brothers, Michael and John, attended Sydney Technical High School.