Born in a small town in Estonia, Gertud developed her musical talents from an early age singing traditional Estonian choral music. After relocating to Tallinn, where she began to mix Western influence with her Estonian musical roots, and since moving to London to study in 2019, Gertrud’s music has developed into an impressively moving amalgamation of R&B, soul and funk inspired dance-pop. The dexterity of Gertrud’s songwriting emulates Donny Hathaway, Lianne La Havas, and Joss Stone while her powerhouse vocals are akin to Jessie J and the powerful vocals of Aretha Franklin.
In July 2023, Gertrud debuted her first solo festival appearance at the ‘Black Deer Festival of Americana’, where she packed out the Cafe Nero tent, wowing the audience and successfully winning them over as they moved and grooved along with her bouncy pop tracks.
Alongside her solo venture, Gertrud is currently part of a backing-vocal duo, SAGE, where she is currently working with artists such as Lisa Canny and ‘UK Jazz Act of the Year’ winner Georgia Cecile. Over the last 3 years, as part of SAGE she has toured in Ireland and performed at numerous functions and sold out shows with a number of artists in iconic venues such as The Jazz Café, Ronnie Scott’s, Hootananny in Brixton, Islington Assembly Hall, and most recently played Cheltenham and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals.