Bertie first slipped into our consciousness with her debut album ‘Headway’ (2004) featuring the break through single ‘Favourite Jeans’, a folk inspired adventure powered by Bertie’s acoustic guitar. Her second album, ‘Black’ (2006) saw Bertie armed with an electric guitar delivering a grittier rock sound.
Constantly evolving as an artist, Bertie continues to develop her sound on 'Secrets and Lies' (2009) blending electronic influences with her signature vocal style and penchant for brutally honest lyrics in a modern exploration of pop music. "I wanted to do something more electronic and less band-oriented" says Blackman, "It's dark, but it's also a pop record".
"…..there’s always been something about a feisty girl with an axe and a pen…" Mess+Noise, 2006