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Cassie Graves (born June 10, 1991) is a British singer-songwriter, former YouTuber, and activist from South-east London|South-East London.
Graves is known widely for her advocacy of Trimethylaminuria awareness, having appeared in international media, and most notably in Princess Productions' Medical Mysteries on UK's Channel 5, and a number of print, television, radio and online publications.
Graves was born and raised in South-East London. She was educated at Haberdashers Aske's Hatcham College, and Christ The King Sixth Form College, where she studied music. In 2015-2018, Graves studied Psychology at University of East London.
2008-2011: YouTube beginnings
Graves began to sing at an early age, and at the age of 7 started to learn to play the piano, violin and guitar. In 2008, Graves set up the YouTube channel cassg08, and started posting music and vlogs to a small audience. She first came to prominence by collaborating with other users such as NSG, and hosting popular annual UK-based YouTube gatherings, effectively quitting the platform in 2011.
2012-2015: Touring and Hiatus
Graves went on to perform across the UK, eventually touring part of North-West Germany with Adam Burrows in May 2015.
After a run of bandcamp releases, in July 2015 Graves released FAQ Vol. 1, a collaborative EP with artist 8-2nds, initially intended to be a 4 part EP series. After performing at an EP launch in Hackney, East London, Graves announced a hiatus to focus on university, however later that year, Graves announced that she had quit music altogether, citing frustration with the industry.
2022- : return to music
In 2022, Graves released a new YouTube video announcing her official return to social media, and teased that new music is to be expected in July 2022.
- Heartbreak (Without You) (2010)
- Fairy Tales (feat. NGS) (2010)
In 2014, Graves was first featured in the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, and The Metro UK newspapers in both print and Online, giving an interview about her experiences with Trimethylaminuria, a rare metabolic disorder that causes her to smell of rotting fish. The article was later repurposed in media across the globe, most notably by HuffPost.
In 2016, Graves was then featured in Princess Productions' Medical Mysteries on UK's Channel 5, which went on a journey to find an official diagnosis for the condition, and again sparked a global media interest in the condition.
Graves currently lives in London with her husband.
- ↑ "Life as a singer-songwriter: A former Music Tech student's story - Christ the King Sixth Form College". alumni.ctksfc.ac.uk.
- ↑ "'SONGS & WHISPERS'' - CIRCUIT 05/2015 (08/05/2015 – 31/05/2015)".
- ↑ "FAQ Vol. 1 - EP by Cassie Graves & 8-2nds". May 1, 2015 – via music.apple.com.
- ↑ "Spotify – Web Player". open.spotify.com.
- ↑ "Cassie Graves Lyrics, Song Meanings, Videos, Full Albums & Bios". SonicHits.
- ↑ Reporter, Metro News (July 2, 2014). "Rare condition leaves singer smelling of rotting fish".
- ↑ "'I Smell Like Rotting Fish': Woman Has Rare Fish Odour Syndrome". HuffPost UK. July 3, 2014.
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