We are so excited to introduce you to some of the people you can expect to see participating in this years festival.
Mickey is a Guernsey based singer, songwriter and performer with a distinct style and sound. He performs an eclectic mix of songs ranging from jazz standards, through folk and blues to acoustic takes on modern indie classics. His original songs combine evocative, poetic lyrics with catchy and tuneful melodies that belie the depth of meaning is his songs. With a smooth, soulful voice and an intricate and quirky guitar style he gives off a laid back vibe that that is both captivating and easy on the ear.
The Belles are a mixed Cotswold and Border Morris side based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. "We dance the Morris because we enjoy it. It is enlivening and invigorating and satisfies our human love of dance - we are not primarily concerned with its history and possible meanings. We are part of a brand new 'tradition' and we hope to offer an entertaining and polished display of what we see as Morris Dancing, though it has moved a long way from its roots. We very much hope that our audiences can appreciate and enjoy what we do."
At just 17 years old, Oscar is an up-and-coming performer with a soulful voice, eclectic style and a passion that entrances audiences and exudes confidence of someone far beyond their years. Oscar is a student of the School of Popular Music (SOPM), having performed at many of their events and recording at Apocalypse Studios, and has recently been contacted by a UK-based music producer, known to work with the likes of Billie Eilish, Beyonce and Kanye West, to potentially work on material.
The Dawberts consist of father and daughter Graham and Rachel Dawson and Godfather Ian (Cuth) Cuthbertson. They’re an acoustic trio with a country/pop vibe who project their love of all genres of music into their eclectic set, singing covers from greats such as The Bellamy Brothers, Lady Gaga and Sia. Graham and Cuth have been involved in the music scene since teenagers and first met when they played together in local band ‘Top Banana’. With these two as role models Rachel was bound to follow in their musical footsteps and has been singing and playing guitar since she was tiny.
Dave is a familiar face to many people in Guernsey thanks to his passion for theatre and performance – he can often be seen treading the boards in a variety of local productions as well as appearing in various music videos and films as an actor and stuntman!
Ruby grew up training in all aspects of theatre and has danced, sung and acted her way through life from a very young age on this lovely island! She then decided to turn her hobby into a career and went on to train professionally in the UK at 18 where she studied musical theatre at Performers College. After Ruby graduated she came back to guernsey to work for the only local professional theatre company and performers with them yearly in many shows of all different genres. She also found a love for passing her passion on and has been teaching back at G.A.T.E where she trained herself, for the last 4 years. She is so grateful to be able to work professionally in theatre and performing over on Guernsey!
Jacob Wright has just finished his studies at Elizabeth College, where he led the Elizabeth College School Orchestra, sang in the Elizabeth College Choir, Elizabeth College Chapel Choir and Elizabeth College Close Harmony Group and was also a Gibson Fleming Music Scholar from year 7.
He is the leader of his own string quartet in which he plays first violin and also participates in other quartets, trios and duets. At Guernsey Music Centre Jacob has been learning the violin since year 2 is currently the leader of the Guernsey Youth Orchestra and Guernsey Youth Chamber Orchestra. He also sings tenor in the Guernsey Youth Choir.
He is a frequent player in the first violin section of the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra and the Guernsey Camerata. He has performed concertos in the Guernsey Youth Camerata weekend and is also due to perform as a soloist with GCOS in August.
From September he will be taking his place on the BMus course at the Royal Northern College of Music
The Guernsey Majorettes were set up in 1992 and have been a favourite at local events for many years. The troup boasts 5 age groups, mainly based on school years, of whom the older members attend competitions in the UK twice annually.
As a singer, Carly is involved in many music groups such as the bands ‘Underdog’ and ‘Tailor Made’, local choir ‘Bel Canto’, and smaller groups such as acoustic duets, trios and the widely known female vocal quartet, ‘Fourtissimo’ all of which, gig regularly for various events around the island. She is a regular soloist for private parties and events, has performed in musical theatre shows as well as being a vocal coach. Carly is passionate about singing and is keen to show her enthusiasm, skills and experience in the various styles of music she performs.
A celebration of new and traditional routines featuring all the favourite characters, evoking memories of sunny summer days - at any time of the year!
On of the Island's best loved photographers, and well known for his infamous Island Life series, Chris George will be photographing the festivities of this years events. We are so please to be joined by Chris and look forward to his vibrant shots throughout the festival.
Lydia Jane Pugh is an award-winning Singer, Composer and Vocal Coach who writes, performs and creates stunning music, whether it is via her own singer-songwriting, writing for others or coaching a new musical talent.
Her songwriting talent is clear, having been shortlisted for the Songdoor International Songwriting Competition, 2012, and making the semi-finals 'Song of the Year, 2014' with '1945' (soft-rock category).
With original songs and insightful interpretations of modern day songs in the jazz idiom, Lydia’s music transcends genres and gets straight to the heart of her listeners.
L'Accordéon De Michel are a delightful staple in the Guernsey music scene. This fantastic duo transports with their traditional musical stylings making anyone feel like they are strolling down the streets of Paris. Their infectious charm is sure to lift your spirits.
Elisha has just finished her A levels and is heading off to the UK later this year to study musical theatre. She has always had a passion for performing and loves toentertain others. Elisha was always a keen singer and has taught herself most of what she knows with a little help from teachers. She first started to learn the guitar by herself, picking up chords from YouTube and then further studying it in her band at SOPM. She also learnt to play the ukulele at school and dabbles on the piano! She hopes you enjoy her relaxed, acoustic set of pop songs!
Katie Elizabeth Gough is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and teacher from the small island of Guernsey in the Channel Island's.
Five piece Swing band incorporating a huge range of styles from Swing, Western Swing and jazz to modern hits with a twist. Ideal for weddings, parties, theatres, festivals and Dances.
At only 17, acoustic country-pop singer Rachel Dawson is already a regular in the music scene as a busker, performing at local restaurants and corporate events, and festivals including the SarkFest. Recently she made her debut performance with the Big Band Collective at the Cobo Bay Balcony gig 2021, and also made the international finals of the Song Academy Young Songwriter 2020. With influences including Eva Cassiy and Joni Mitchell, her unique mix of interpretive covers with her own material is the heart of her enjoyable, emotive set.
Steve Falla learned guitar at the age of 10 and music has been a big part of his life ever since. He has played in bands, churches and theatre pits and enjoys busking when his busy diary allows.
The Big Band Collective is made up of local Guernsey musicians and singers that bring you some of the most awesome music that you will hear in Guernsey. From Swing, Mowtown, Pop, Funk and Rock we have it covered.
Lee-Ann is a staple performer in the classical music scene. She is well known for her repertoire including hits from the musicals and opera alike.
An inspiring Filipino singer, July has performed in many online competitions and local venues such as the Farmhouse, the Doghouse and Thomas de la Rue. He has won a national online competition and is known for his ballads, r&b, classic, reggae and love songs. He loves performing songs by his favourite artists, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Queen and Sam Smith.
A real powerhouse singer and charismatic performer, Dom makes an increasingly formidable front woman who really knows how to perform. BBC Introducing describes her as having 'a unique stage presence and charisma that seems to borrow from Courtney Love and Cyndi Lauper'. Dom is constantly surprising audiences with her inimitable voice and energy on stage. If you want to see a great show she is sure to give you a real performance every time.
Sea Shanty Group
GU10 is a sea shanty and folk music group from the island of Guernsey CI. Formed in 2005 the group entertains at many events every year.
At 14 this is Amelia’s first experience singing in the Guernsey street festival. Having participated as a fairy tale character working with the children last year, she was inspired by all of the talented music acts and decided to audition for a performance slot.
She was born in Cardiff and when she moved to Guernsey aged 7 she couldn’t believe the opportunities that were available on the island. From pantomine to dance festival to Eisteddfod and one act plays there has been plenty to keep her busy.
She has been fortunate this past year to have gained fantastic experience playing lead roles in productions of High School Musical (EC), Nativity the Musical (GGSFC) and the soon to be released film version of A la Perchoine. She had also spent last year teaching herself to play the guitar and is writing her own music but her real passion is musical theatre.
Amelia is really looking forward to making her debut in the festival and hopes to inspire others to get out there.
4 piece band
Fidgety Feet are a 4 piece strolling Dixieland Fun Band with a repertoire of classic tunes guaranteeing a foot tapping happy occasion.
Kiya Ashton is a singer songwriter and frequent performer in the local scene.Taking influence from musicians like Kate Rusby, Avril Lavigne, Paramore, The Cranberries and Incubus, Kiya has crafted a multi genre sound that compliments the emotional tales in her songs. Paired with a haunting vocal, her tunes will inspire deep thought as you’re encompassed in a floating bubble of relaxation.
A passionate performer, Dani has been involved with the local arts scene in various roles over the past few years, performing in plays and pantomimes, as well as directing and playwriting. Very recently Dani's writing was recognised at GADOC's One Act Play Festival with her play 'Bad Eggs' taking home seven awards and winning the cast an invite to participate in the National Drama Festival Association’s British All-Winners Finals 2022.
Music has always been a huge part of Dani's life and while she enjoys listening to everything from indie rock and 80s pop to classical opera and musical theatre, her own set predominantly features acoustic covers that highlight her rich tones and expression. After several years of teaching herself how to play ukulele, she has finally summoned the courage to learn guitar, hoping to evolve as a performer in this particular style.
"Fourtissimo" are a fresh female vocal quartet. They enjoy performing a variety of music from artists such as Billy Joel, Sixpence None the Richer and the Chordettes there is something for everyone in their set of toe tapping tunes.
Big band singers performing some of the great all time numbers from Sinatra to the present day jazz bands.
Ocean White, 15, is a singer-songwriter from Guernsey. As a self taught beginner, she started playing instruments and singing in 2018. After being seen on social media by a local music teacher, Aindre Reece-Sheerin, she was invited to join his music school and then challenged to write her own music. From then, Ocean has written 7 songs to date, taken part in many charity events, her latest performance was being a support act for City Limits at the Cobo Balcony Gig 2021. Music is a big part of her life.
Ashleigh has been performing since she was very young, but will be most known to Guernsey audiences from participating in regular Eisteddfods and singing in Candie Gardens for the summer concerts. She has played roles in local productions of The Sound of Music (2010, Liesl), Sunset Boulevard (2012, Betty Schaefer) and will shortly be taking to the Guernsey stage once again playing Marmee in Little Women the Musical in August. Ashleigh has a huge passion for music and loves to sing everything from songs from the shows to folk, classical music and opera. She is thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Guernsey Street Festival.
Lily is a 16 year old singer who loves playing classic rock and pop. She’s been singing for many years but this is her first ever festival. She is very excited to perform and hopes you will all enjoy a bit of Queen, David Bowie and more from her in the festival!
Carly & Nate are a new acoustic duo on the scene but have both been performing in the band 'Underdog' for over 2 years so are well-accustomed to being on the stage together.With a combination of acoustic guitar and beautiful vocal harmonies, their acoustic duets are perfectly suited for wedding ceremonies, evening entertainment and the streets of Guernsey vibes.As well as their acoustic sound,they do an electric guitar set for more upbeat and lively gigs to get people dancing and singing.
Amy is 16 and is extremely passionate about singing and drama. She enjoys singing both musical theatre and pop songs. She also loves performing both on stage in productions, and singing in shows. Her set is a mixture of her favourite songs to sing, both musical theatre and pop. Amy really hope you enjoy her singing, and she hopes you enjoy the festival!
Sammie joins the Guernsey Street Festival line up having won the Performer of the Year Award from the Town Carnival 2019.
Singer / Guitarist
Dave has been singing from the age of eight and playing guitar from sixteen - first teaching himself basic power chords through listening to bands like Green Day and Nirvana, then through more complex progressions from the likes of Radiohead and the Beatles. Having not had much opportunity to perform before coming to Guernsey, Dave is now thankful to be able to do so here on a regular basis.
Anya Mancini is an up and coming singer singing songs from artists like Adele.
Jenny Lambert is a Guernsey based performer who is no stranger to the stage. She's been cast as everything from Snow White in a pantomime to a nurse on a psychiatric ward in One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest. Jenny has performed in musical medleys at st James, conned her way into thousands of pounds on stage at the Fermain Tavern in Audacity and will next be keeping everyone hydrated with a spot of tea in GADOC’s Witness for the Prosecution.
Whether it’s as musical director of countless musicals – such as Evoke’s Anything Goes – the countless hours with Alderney Voices, flying in every week, Guernsey Chamber Choir, Guilbert and Sullivan, teaching, the thousands of hours in the Eisteddfod every year or leading The Accidentals – her invitation choir – to victory both locally and at international events such as the Mrs Sunderland Festival at Huddersfield Town Hall, Maz Pugh has been for years an arts champ.
She is renowned for her piano skills and musical prowess.
Winner of the Eistedfodd Under 18 Pop Songs category 2019, Emmelie Wright sings heartfelt and stripped back versions of songs like 'This is Gospel' by Panic at the Disco.
Hi I’m Fiona Fitton and I’m 16. My act will be a compilation of Disney classics from old favourites like Mary Poppins and the Jungle book all the way to the new chart hits of Frozen and Encanto, hopefully bringing a bit of nostalgia and Disney Magic to this year's Guernsey Street Festival.
There is still space for talented artists to participate in the 2022 Guernsey Street Festival.
Already auditioned in 2021? There is no need to audition again, please contact Lydia to voice your interest in performing in this years event.
We have already held our formal auditions for this year, however there may still be space for you. If you are still interested or have a large group please contact Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
1. Signed consent form
2. Your audition tape (We transfer or dropbox to us for files over 10MB)
3. Talent classification: Music/Theatre/Magic/Art/Food/Puppetry/Comedy etc.
4. Genre: E.g. for music (pop - artists like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift) or for theatre (Shakespearean monologues or comedy improvisation)
5. Set length: How long can you perform for?
6. Kit requirements: Do you have your own and if so do you require mains or are you battery powered?
7. Do you have a Busking License?