Miss Gertrude is a south-east Queensland singer, songwriter and guitarist. Miss Gertrude defines her style as SOULK—a blend of soul and funk inspired by her musical heroes, who include Rosetta Tharpe, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt and Michael Jackson. Her repertoire for festival, corporate and small-venue gigs include a mix of classic r’n’b, jazz, blues and pop standards, as well as her outstanding original songs.
Miss Gertrude has a mixed Torres Strait Islander/ Filipino heritage. Her song ‘1,2,3’, a reggae-tinged singalong about colonisation, has been described by Triple J’s Roots ’N’ All presenter Nkeche Anele as “powerful and smart”.
Miss Gertrude performs solo or with her band. She’s also acted professionally; sung at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Clancestory festival, the Ipswich Festival and many NAIDOC Week celebrations; and has toured Queensland, facilitating workshops for singers and performers of all ages.