The self-taught guitarist learned the basics in her parents' basement when she was 19 after purchasing a guitar at a pawn shop on 118th Avenue in Edmonton. Kellman quickly became secretly obsessed. A former provincial rugby player, a knee injury provided her with more time to focus on music. Hanging around Edmonton’s independent shows and open mics, Nadine started her journey discovering the diversity of talent that Edmonton proudly holds. A late bloomer, she didn’t start performing until age 30; after building the courage to share her work at open mics she started the band the Black Wonders. She has released two albums with the support of this band. Her genre bestrides rock, blues, and folk. Vocally a contralto she often draws comparisons to Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading. Her songs are about family, the working class, heart break, and how to decide how to tell a lover you are leaving, all performed with a touch of humour.