Jonny Berliner

Science troubadour and pioneer of geek pop. Educator, songwriter, playwright, musician

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.

Demos, dancing and diagrams collide in Sci-Tunes, the ongoing compendium of curriculum inspired songs, youtube videos, classroom resources and a touring show that helps to make revision rock both musically and geologically!


Songs provide a simple and light-hearted way to learn and retain all those facts that students need to know from school science. These ones are designed to be used in the classroom, or at home for revision, or just to be listened to for fun. They meet specific learning objectives from the national curriculum and booking the show for your school or science festival is the perfect way to get to know them! Soon you will be able to download lesson plans, song sheets and powerpoint presentations that allow you to use these songs in your lessons, learn them or help you write your own.


"Sci Tunes is a hilarious, fascinating show stuffed to the brim with super-cool songs and thought-provoking facts. Completely captivated an audience of all ages, even in the middle of a damp field!"

Maddy Foard - Associate Curator and Solar Stage Manager, Einstein's Garden, Green Man Festival

“A fun, fact-filled show! Jonny made science accessible by engaging students with great songs and humour. Our students loved the show as much as the staff did - highly recommended.”

Stuart Finch – Head of Science , Graveney School


To book the show for your school or science institution click here

In the meantime enjoy these Sci-Tunes videos.