Patrick Matthews

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Not to be confused with the 19th century Scottish fruit grower Patrick Matthew.
Patrick Matthews
Birth name Patrick Matthews
Born (1975-11-29) 29 November 1975 (age 41)
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Alternative rock, Indie rock, Garage rock revival, Post-grunge, Grunge (early), Neo-psychedelia
Occupation(s) Musician, High-school teacher
Instruments Bass, Keyboards, Guitar
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Youth Group
The Vines
The Jewel And The Falcon

Patrick Matthews (born 29 November 1975) is the former bass guitarist of Australian garage rock band The Vines and the former bass guitarist of Youth Group. In 1994 Matthews founded The Vines with vocalist and lead guitarist Craig Nicholls.[1] The two met while working at McDonald's in Sydney.[2] 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",[3] and #10 album, Casino Twilight Dogs, on the Australian ARIA charts in 2006.[4] The band's most recent album, 2008's The Night Is Ours', peaked at #66 in Australia.[4]

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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Patrick and both his brothers, Michael and John, attended Sydney Technical High School.


  1. ^ "The Vines - guest program". 5 October 2002. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Danton, Eric R (20 November 2002). "Kudzu of Rock; The Popularity of Australia's Vines Is Spreading Like Crazy, and They're Having the Time of Their Lives". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn: Richard Graziano. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Youth Group's Top Spot Not Forever". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Discography Youth Group". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 April 2012.