I am so excited to share my new album ‘Answers No Questions’. These songs are about the complexity of choices, of the search for answers and acceptance, of pasts lost and futures gained.
The words are the heart of my songs but the music is equally vital; every scorching piano chord, searing synth, slinky bass and lush harmony is integral to the whole. I hope you enjoy them.
I am influenced by many different musicians and styles. The great jazz singers are a constant inspiration as are creative, individual, fearless artists like Kate Bush, Amy Winehouse, and Bjork.
Music is a deep passion, but for me, science is an equal one.
I am Head of Cancer Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. My group identifies genes that cause disease and we use them to help patients and their families.
There are many, many ways in which genetic discoveries are helping people all over the world. Please check out our Transforming Genetic Medicine Initiative and Mainstreaming Cancer Genetics programme to see the progress that is being made.
It is a privilege and a pleasure (mostly!) to work in science and medicine. I like feeling useful!
I’m so happy today because Answers No Questions has been released. I feel like a mother hen – sending out my little songs into the world. I do hope that people like it. Every song was crafted with care and attention. The album is available digitally everywhere. We also made a limited edition CD with […]
I had an exciting day, musically and scientifically! I played Everything Must Change live on the Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London. Joe came along to accompany me. I was going to accompany myself, but bottled it! Next time. The piano in the studio had been rescued from a skip and had some ‘personality […]
One of the most wonderful things that ‘Answers No Questions’ has led to is my collaboration with the artist Brigitta Both. Brigi is so creative, talented and is just an all-round lovely person.She also happens to really connect with my music and my songs have inspired her to make art.Brigi is so creative, talented and […]
We had a fabulous evening at the Hippodrome in Leicester Square, with the first live performance of ‘Answers No Questions’. People really connected with the new songs, which was lovely. I don’t get stage fright about singing, but I do get really anxious about forgetting the words (even I though I wrote them!). But I […]