Bertie Blackman’s first encounter with her artistic self came as child sashaying across her mother and father’s paint strewn studio floor. The daughter of iconic Australian Artist Charles Blackman, “I come from a family of painters, so everything I do is pretty visual. You can see and feel my music.” In 2009 Bertie released her second album ‘Secrets and Lies’ and her music can be described as “pop music with depth”, in 2009 Bertie was awarded ‘Best Indpendent Release at the ARIA’s and, was named the AIR Breakthrough Independent Artist of the year.
1. What was the first band you saw live?
in ’92 I saw INXS at Centennial Park Sydney as part of Live Aid
2. What’d you learn from them?
I learnt that I wanted to stay sexy like Michael Hutchence
3. Got any pre-gig rituals?
Pacing. Lots of Pacing.
4. What do you think is the most important issue affecting music in NSW is today?
5. If you weren’t a musician what do you rekon you’d be doing?
I’d be an apple picker