We are so excited to introduce you to some of the people you can expect to see participating in this years festival.
George & Kirsty have been performing together for 5 years both locally and in the UK. They are an easy-listening acoustic duo comprising vocals, guitar and violin with an expansive set list featuring the likes of Jack Johnson and The Beatles. Both artists have a range of pop and classical performance experience and they were voted Street Performers of the Year in the 2018 Town Carnival. They’re delighted to be part of the new Guernsey Street Festival!
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Punch and Judy
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.
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.
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
Born in 1993 in Guernsey Channel Islands, UK. Holds a degree in Commercial photography from The Arts University of Bournemouth. Throughout university he was a working commercial photographer and resident club photographer in the evenings. After graduating he started work as a professional photographer on Princess Cruise Ships, shooting portraiture during work hours and pursuing his passion as a documentary photographer when on land in personal time, whilst currently based in Guernsey working as a photographer and Photo Lab Assistant. He is open for assignments in Europe and abroad. Ben has been working on assignments in Asia, UK, US and Channel Islands. He is also involved in his own documentary projects, such as "Tuk tuk Drivers of Bangkok": an insight into transportation in Thailand and in-depth looks in to the labour intensive jobs in the farming industry. -
Imogen has been singing since the age of 6 years old, learning piano when she was 8 and playing guitar since age 11. Imogen has performed many times at the Guernsey Eisteddfod and can be seen regularly playing and singing around the island at various events. As well as being classically trained in singing at grade 7, she has achieved grade 4 in piano. She enjoys singing and playing all genres of music and is passionate about performance. She is passionate about music and is excited to pass on her joy to others by entertaining them around the island!
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.
Western Valley Swing
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.
Katie Elizabeth Gough is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and teacher from the small island of Guernsey in the Channel Island's.
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.
Aimee & Scott are an acoustic duet that play a range of covers including pop,rock & ballads. Performing together since 2015, you will often see them busking in St Peter Port during the summer months or leading up to Christmas, at local pubs & bars and in various events such as Sark Fest, Seafront Sunday and the previous town carnivals. They are super excited to have the opportunity to perform for you once again alongside so much fantastic local talent at what is going to be a fantastic event!
Musical Theatre Performer
Although Gracie’s first passion is dance, after completing her training at Performing Arts and Chichester University she is now a confident singer and specialises in Musical Theatre.. She has performed in Guernsey and the UK in modest venues and was due to take part in the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2020 but disappointingly this was cancelled due to covid. The pandemic also meant Gracie had to return home rather than pursue a career in Musical Theatre.
Gracie intends to return to the UK once the theatre industry becomes stable, in the meantime she will embrace the opportunities that come her way.
Trained at Drama Studio London, Tika’s professional experience includes UK and European tours of Dracula and A Christmas Carol. A Shakespearean actor who regularly appears at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, her key roles include the Abbess in The Comedy of Errors, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice and Egeus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her TV credits include Silent Witness and Killing Eve. Tika has led drama workshops at primary schools across London and the South-West. Experienced in site-specific theatre, she is a medical and corporate role-player who enjoys playing difficult patients for trainee medical students. Tika is delighted to be returning to her childhood home to perform at the Guernsey Street Festival.
A passionate performer, Dani has been involved with the local arts scene in various roles over the past few years, performing in plays, pantomimes and murder mysteries, as well as directing and playwriting. She is delighted to be part of the first ever Guernsey Street Festival as a solo vocalist, lending velvety tones and a powerful belt to a setlist of showtunes, pop-rock and soul.
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.
We are a string quartet of 14 and 15-year-olds who started playing together in primary school. We have thoroughly enjoyed discovering the vast world of the string quartet repertoire for the more ‘serious’ concerts we play at, however we love playing lighter music too!
Last summer was a great opportunity for us to play together, since none of us could go on holiday, so we enjoyed going busking and holding little concerts at various care homes across the island.
Besides music, we also enjoy going paddle boarding together, which surprisingly hasn’t (yet) resulted in disaster as we attempt to get all four of us on one paddle board!
Nathanial Eker is an acoustic guitarist and singer who primarily focuses on classic covers of well-known pop and rock songs. He is best known on Guernsey for being the lead singer and guitarist of The Day Trippers, a popular Beatles tribute band. However, he also enjoys playing solo and regularly provides a gentle ambience in restaurants like Dix Neuf and Balthazar, as well as more upbeat sets at the island's many busking spots.
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.
Rhiana Quick is a pianist and singer-songwriter. Her style is a dreamy blend of classical, jazz, pop and soul.
In 2010 she won Specsavers Reach for a Star competition and since then has been performing at weddings, private functions and festivals in Guernsey and London. Rhiana loves to heal hearts through her life and music. Being a trained life coach and mother to two, she stops and notices the beauty of life and likes to take people on an insightful journey.
Ellie Evans is a local singer studying vocals at ACM in London. She enjoys performing having taken part in many eisteddfods, School and GADOC shows over the past few years. Having released her first single in 2020, she is looking forward to returning to the island to busk as part of the Guernsey Street Festival this summer.
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!
15 year old Izzie has always been a performer. She dances with the Avril Earl Dance and Theatre Arts Centre and has singing lessons from Nicole Wyatt. She has been awarded various trophies including most promising singer under 18 in the 2020 (most recent) Guernsey Eisteddfod. Izzie has also been cast as Gabriella in Elizabeth College’s upcoming production of High School Musical. Izzie would like to thank the committee for this opportunity and is really looking forward to performing as part of the Guernsey Street Festival this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.