Nurse releases music album
Last updated 16-Nov-10 14:47
A Clinical Site Manager at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals is leading a double-life as a multi-ethnic musical artist, with both solo and band work to her name.
Mother-of-two Annaruby Ramdin trained as a student nurse in Barnet Hospital's ITU in 1993. She worked there until 2002, when she left the Trust to work for two years in the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital in Welwyn Garden City. She returned to the Trust in 2004, where she now works across both sites as a Clinical Site Manager, as well as doing extra shifts in ITU to maintain her clinical skills.
In-between her busy job (which includes night shifts) and raising her children, aged 3 and 4 years respectively, Annaruby is now finding the time to promote a new music CD under her own record label. "I actually finished the CD three years ago, but haven't been able to do anything with it until now because I've been so busy with my children and my full-time job. But I wanted to do something for the da Vinci Robot Fundraising Appeal, and donating some of the money from the CD seemed like a good idea, so everything has come together at the right time."
Annaruby also performs as lead vocalist in a band called ‘Dr. Beat', which she describes as a very British style of music, but her solo work is more varied, combining Asian and Western influences. "When I started producing my own songs, I didn't have my own genre so I tried to do a bit of everything. This is a trial album, an ‘all-sorts' to show what I can do - ballads, Asian fusion, R&B and so on. I want to see what works when I put it out there."
The CD costs £6 and is on sale at two shops in New Barnet: Vinyl Gold and Print Mania, both of which are near Sainsbury's on East Barnet Road. She hopes one day to be able to offer the tracks on iTunes as well. 20% of all earnings will be donated to the da Vinci Robot Fundraising Appeal. Samples of her music can be found on YouTube by typing ‘Annarubyr' into the search bar.
"Everyone in the Trust has been so supportive of my music," says Annaruby, who would love to see more of her colleagues flex their creative abilities. "When you come to work you see people in their professional capacities, but you never really see their hidden talents."