Sarah Blackwood from Dubstar (2010)
|Also known as||Client B (in Client)|
|Born||6 May 1971 ,|
|Genres||Dream pop, electronic|
|Labels||Food Records, Toast Hawaii, Mute, EMI|
|Associated acts||Dubstar, Client|
Blackwood attended a local school, and went to Newcastle University to study interior design. She lived in Manchester when operating exclusively within Dubstar, but lives and works in London as of 2015.
Formerly known as The Joans, Dubstar were initially a two-piece band, with Chris Wilkie on guitar and Steve Hillier on vocals and keyboards. Sarah Blackwood was invited to join the band in August 1993 and replaced Hillier on vocals in early 1994; Dubstar were signed shortly after.
The band released four albums with Blackwood on vocals: Disgraceful (1995), Goodbye (1997), Make It Better (2000) and One (2018). A compilation, Stars: The Best of Dubstar was released in 2004. Blackwood moved on to other projects but kept in touch with Dubstar members as her debut solo EP in 2008 called Acoustic at the Club Bar & Dining features Wilkie on guitar.
Blackwood joined the band Technique to replace Xan Tyler as singer for a European tour with Depeche Mode in 2002. Shortly afterwards, Kate Holmes, the other member of the band, and Blackwood decided to write together and formed the new group Client. She used the stage name Client B since the band preferred not to highlight the names of its members, rather identifying each as "Client" plus a letter from the alphabet.
- 1995: Disgraceful
- 1997: Goodbye
- 2000: Make It Better
- 2004: Stars – The Best of Dubstar (compilation album)
- 2018: One
(Sarah Blackwood credited as Client B)
- in Dubstar
- 2000: Self Same Thing EP
- as Client B
- 2007: Client B Acoustic at the Club Bar & Dining
- Solo singles
- Blackwood, Sarah (2011). "Sarah Blackwood, Singer, DJ". eBlackwood.com. London, UK: self-published. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- Ford, Coreena. "Newcastle-band Dubstar reform for fundraising gig". The Journal. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
- "Client B - Acoustic At The Club Bar & Dining". Discogs. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- "SARAH BLACKWOOD Interview". The Electricity Club. 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.