Cassie Graves

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Born (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 (age 31)
Lewisham, London, England
Years active2008-present
Known for
  • Singing
  • YouTube
  • Activism

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.

Early life

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.[1] In 2015-2018, Graves studied Psychology at University of East London.

Music career

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.[2]

After a run of bandcamp releases, in July 2015 Graves released FAQ Vol. 1,[3] a collaborative EP with artist 8-2nds,[4] initially intended to be a 4 part EP series.[5] 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.

Music videos

  • Heartbreak (Without You) (2010)
  • Fairy Tales (feat. NGS) (2010)

TMAU activism

In 2014, Graves was first featured in the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, and The Metro UK newspapers in both print and Online,[6] 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.[7]

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.

Personal life

Graves currently lives in London with her husband.


  1. "Life as a singer-songwriter: A former Music Tech student's story - Christ the King Sixth Form College".
  2. "'SONGS & WHISPERS'' - CIRCUIT 05/2015 (08/05/2015 – 31/05/2015)".
  3. "FAQ Vol. 1 - EP by Cassie Graves & 8-2nds". May 1, 2015 – via
  4. "Spotify – Web Player".
  5. "Cassie Graves Lyrics, Song Meanings, Videos, Full Albums & Bios". SonicHits.
  6. Reporter, Metro News (July 2, 2014). "Rare condition leaves singer smelling of rotting fish".
  7. "'I Smell Like Rotting Fish': Woman Has Rare Fish Odour Syndrome". HuffPost UK. July 3, 2014.

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