Jonny Berliner - science through song

Education Engagement Entertainment

Science troubadour, Jonny Berliner, is a pioneer of the Geekpop genre. His unique geeky brand of comedy science songs were originally commissioned for the Guardian Science Podcast and have now been sung in all sorts of scientific places.

He’s sung about DNA at Cambridge's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution, and the Higg’s boson at the LHC! He’s performed alongside Robin Ince and Brian Cox at the Hammersmith Apollo, been the warm up act for Richard Dawkins, been featured on the Radio 4 Rambling Show, and played science festivals up and down the country.

Jonny is also an experienced science educator in the formal and informal education sectors, a playwright who has penned straight plays and musical comedies for both adult and young audiences and a versatile multi-instrumentalist.

Science troubadour  

Known as a pioneer of geek pop, Jonny first started playing his unique brand of comedy science songs for the Guardian's Science Weekly Podcast. He has since entertained audiences with the lighter side of science at the Large Hadron Collider, Cambridge's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, science festivals and numerous comedy nights alongside notable science communicators such as Robin Ince and Brian Cox. You can stream or download songs and find lyrics here.


Science Educator  

Jonny is a qualified science teacher and a skilled explainer of science. He knows more than most about using songs in the classroom or as revision aids and is developing a series of curriculum based songs to help students rock whilst they revise. He has put these together into 'Sci-Tunes', a fun-filled interactive show with demos. To find out more about Sci-Tunes, click here.


Jonny's plays have been performed at the Tricycle Theatre, the South Bank and four Edinburgh Festivals. To find out about these shows, click here.


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singer songwriter and musician

Jonny played in the Jonny Berliner Band and the Freewheelers and released two solo folk albums. Click here to listen.

You can also find all of his music on spotify and subscribe to his youtube channel.