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."
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.
19 year old Oscar Armenta is a singer songwriter based in Guernsey and the UK. He has released 2 singles, Unofficial Love recorded at The Cave studios Fareham which follows the cover version release of 'No Right To Love You' produced by Ed Sheeran credited Will Hicks which was played on Love Island UK and has achieved over 10k Shazams. This Guernsey resident is now studying music full time and is now working with some of the UK's finest and most respected songwriters and producers, Including Calum Scott credited Charlie Thomas and Andy Yates, Look out for more original music coming throughout the year
Ross Le Brun, under his profile ‘Dad Makes Stuff’, is a local artist specializing in chalk drawings. Recently notarized for his guerilla work in Saumarez Park, he is a rising star. His recent works include a shark and Spongebob Squarepants for Guernsey Arts 'Arts Sunday' and a ginormous mural of a cyclist for the recent Natwest Island Games cycling races on locations such as the old WW2 tower at Longree car park, L’Ancresse.
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!
Jacob Wright, after leaving Elizabeth College in 2021, has just finished his second year of studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has spent this year creating more connections and expanding his performing beyond RNCM by performing both in and out of Manchester. As of recent, he has been performing with the Southbank Sinfonia, and introduction generously provided to him through the Guernsey Music Bursary. He has travelled to London on several occasions to sit in on their rehearsals and perform with them, with the hopes of directing their professional standard towards his own playing. Jacob is thrilled to be able to return to Guernsey for the Guernsey Street Festival this summer and give back to the community by sharing his music with the island.
The Giocoso quartet formed as part of the Guernsey Music Centre in 2021 and since then have enjoyed performing in chamber concerts, sea front sundays, jazz nights and music centre open mornings. Giocoso quartet plays a variety of music from Mozart to Guns and Roses, setlists capturing a plethora of genres for all to enjoy. The quartet is also available to hire for events such as weddings and parties, so please don't hesitate to contact if you are interested!
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.
Jon Shaban is a singer songwriter based in Cape Town, South Africa. Shortly after quitting his job and committing to being a full-time artist, Jon has since released 3 full-length and toured relentlessly both nationally and internationally with his solo material and his band, The Shabs.
Fortune has favoured the brave as Jon has never looked back and has performed his music all over South Africa, Mozambique, England, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Life on the road can teach any man about personal achievements, failure, love and an appreciation for the small and big things that happen, and Jon has fully embraced the challenge and the experience that comes with it.
Known on the local scene for appearing in many productions on the island over the years, Michael is now venturing out into some solo work for you all to enjoy. Covering a wide range of styles, from rock to jazz, and some contemporary songs thrown in as well, he is an artist that will surely have something that everyone could enjoy.
Ivy has just graduated Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she studied BA Musical Theatre. She has been part of the arts scene in Guernsey since she was little. She cannot wait to spend another beautiful summer entertaining the people of Guernsey.
Drama and musical theatre school for children and adults in Guernsey, Channel Islands. The Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy provides drama and musical theatre classes in Guernsey for all ages. Developing confidence and self-esteem is our primary aim, and we endeavour to inspire young people, and adults, to feel comfortable and free to express themselves in a safe, fun and encouraging environment.
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.
Chris has been playing the guitar for a number of years but recently decided to go acoustic with vocals. He is now living the dream just 50 years too late after retiring and having time to play music. His style is influenced by folk, rock and blues.
Elisha is currently a student at Italia Conti and is happy to return home for the summer and entertain everyone with her music. She learnt to play guitar at the School of Popular Music and attending Music Centre every Saturday. She is very grateful that she has been able to put these skills towards her career. She hopes you enjoy her music of pop covers!
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.
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.
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.
Calum started photography as a hobby after being inspired by one particularly beautiful sunset in 2018. At age 17, he has photographed a wide range of events locally including The West Show, The North Show, Liberation Day, and the Guernsey Street Festival Candie Concerts. He has a variety of equipment which allows him to take an array of different photos including closeup, landscape, wide angle, and long exposure shots.
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.
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 performs with them yearly in many shows of all different genres. She also found a love for passing her passion on and has been teaching 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 in Guernsey!
Kiya Ashton is an established singer/songwriter and performer in Guernsey's local music scene, sometimes venturing out to its neighbouring islands, like Sark, as well as the UK. She takes plenty of influence from musicians like quirky 90s artist Tori Amos, pop rock legend Avril Lavigne, and alt rock bands Incubus and The Cranberries. Since beginning her musical journey in 2014, Kiya has also developed the persona "Kiya‐Nico Music" for stripped back acoustic covers by mainstream pop and rock artists. She's crafted a multi genre sound that compliments the emotional tales that she presents in her songs, inspiring deep thought and encompassing you in a floating bubble of relaxation.
3 piece band
Fidgety Feet are a UK, 3 piece, strolling Dixieland Fun Band with a repertoire of classic tunes guaranteeing a foot tapping happy occasion.
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.
After winning 'Best Newcomer' at last year's Guernsey Street Festival, Amelia has gone from strength to strength, performing lead roles in productions like Footloose and Frozen Jr. This adds to her impressive resume so far, playing lead roles in productions of High School Musical, Nativity the Musical, and the locally produced film A la Perchoine.
Born in Cardiff and when she moved to Guernsey aged 7 she couldn’t believe the opportunities that were available on the island. From pantomime to dance festival to Eisteddfod and one act plays there has been plenty to keep her busy, and she is delighted to be back performing for the Guernsey Street Festival this year.
Amelia is really looking forward to making her debut in the festival and hopes to inspire others to get out there.
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.
Faolán is an up-and-coming local artist with a distinctive raw authentic sound. Faolán is a singer songwriter with a haunting voice and great vocal range who is an excellent storyteller. When performing solo Faolán holds their own with acoustic guitar accompanying their unique vocals. They are known for gigs and open mics across Guernsey and England. They have been supporting acts for artists such as Shelf Lives, Wren, Stuart Evans and Summer Rain. Faolán performs at local venues and pubs, Vale Earth fair, Arts Sunday, The Railway Inn, Independent Venue Week and Pride events. Faolán is well-known on the music scene for their rage of covers from mellow melodies to favourite Friday night sing-alongs. They have a genuine sound with Indie folk rock original songs exploring topics around mental health, grief and love. Faolán aims to give people a platform to voice their stories through the vehicle of song and hopes that their powerful narratives speak to their audience.
Acoustic country-pop singer Rachel Dawson is a regular in the music scene as a busker, performer at local restaurants, weddings, corporate events, and festivals including SarkFest. A clear songwriting talent, she made the international finals of the Song Academy Young Songwriter 2020, and her debut EP is currently in production, set for release in September. With influences including Eva Cassidy and Joni Mitchell, her unique mix of interpretive covers with her own material is at the heart of her enjoyable, emotive set.
"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.
Singer and guitarist
Benjamin Grut is a singer/songwriter from Guernsey who studies singing and songwriting at BIMM in Bristol. His act is singing/playing popular songs throughout the decades as well as originals to his audience. Benjamin has been playing in bands since he was 10 and has been playing the drums for 11 years. He has been playing guitar for 3 years and has had 2 years of vocal training at SOPM and at BIMM in Bristol. He has been writing songs since he was 14 and started on the ukulele. He played Vale Earth Fair last year as one of Kiya Ashton’s support acts and played last year in the Guernsey Street Festival. He loves to take requests so feel free to ask for songs for him to learn when you see him at the festival!
Big band singers performing some of the great all time numbers from Sinatra to the present day jazz bands.
A self-taught 17-year old singer songwriter from Guernsey, Ocean White started playing instruments and singing in 2018. After being seen spotted social media, she has been performing at local events including the Cobo Balcony Gig in 2021. Music is a big part of her life and she hopes you enjoy her performances throughout the festival.
Armed with a ukulele, kazoo and un-ending enthusiasm, Nik is stepping on stage at the Guernsey Street Festival for the first time. Nik grew up acting, singing and dancing on stage in St Stephen's Players pantomimes and various GADOC musicals on stage. But his only previous public performance with a musical instrument was playing the ukulele with a band to propose to his now wife! So brace yourself as Nik invites you to come and have a laugh and a sing-a-long with some classics by Lonnie Donegan, the Monkees and....Smash Mouth???
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 Little Women the Musical (2022, Marmee March). 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 17 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 so excited to be returning to the Guernsey Street Festival as a performer for a second year! She is extremely passionate about the performing arts, having recently returned from performing as part of the British Youth Music Theatre's Company of 2023 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Birmingham, which was an amazing opportunity! She really hopes you enjoy her selection of songs, and the festival as a whole!
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.
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.
Otherwise known as ‘The Fiddling Pixie’, Em has been a regular in the Classical and Folk music scenes for many years now. Playing with artists such as Crowman & Crowband (Mark Le Gallez & friends), Phil Capper, Seigneur Hedge Veg, GU10, and The Vraic Gatherers, Em enjoys playing Trad music the most - and can frequently be found at the Cock and Bull’s Thursday night Irish session, with her beloved 5 string ‘violalin’!
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.
Fiona Fitton is a young talent, performing 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.
Amri is a vocalist, who’s sound is largely inspired by stylistic elements from jazz and soul. You can find her frequently playing on island, either with an accompaniment, or singing within her funk/pop band.
From a young age Amri has been guided by many styles of music; taking influence from Carnatic and Bollywood music through her family, then later developing her own interest into different styles.
She’s a singer-songwriter who presents her voice with a variety of covers and originals that she puts her own twist on. Currently she studies at SOPM to further her knowledge overall, and is about to begin her first year studying Songwriting and Vocal Performance at BIMM Bristol.
SaXometry is an evolving Smoooooth Jazz experience stretching the barriers beyond the smooth and incorporating different musical genres from jazz to pop, electronic swing and even house with a twist. It is all about the SaX (soprano, alto & tenor), but also about the beat. and creating fun sounds tailored to audience expectations with, of course, the unexpected. Past performances include Jamming at the Jam, Dog House, Winter Wonderland and various corporate events as a solo artist or with the band. Bryan is now free from work constraints to take his music to the next level.
Isla is a young emerging singer currently attending The Guernsey Institute and studying performing arts. Her set includes a mix of her favourite songs and artists which showcases her love of performing, which she hopes will bring the audience as much joy as she is feeling.
As a singer with the Guernsey Music Centre and a self taught guitarist, Naomi is looking forward to making her debut appearance at The Guernsey Street Festival this year. Whether she is playing her cello in orchestras or singing in various choirs, Naomi has a passion for music and has previously performed in town with her string quartet. This year, she is going it alone so listen out for her relaxed renditions of contemporary and classic pop songs this summer.
Freddie is a 16 year old singer/songwriter. He moved to Guernsey last summer from South East Asia, and learnt to play the guitar as a result of the Covid Pandemic lockdowns, and using his time in online school to instead learn the Ukulele, Guitar and Drums!
Nathan is a singer-songwriter that plays acoustic covers of songs that are in his own style with some originals thrown in. He is currently trying to test the limit of his vocals, trying to broaden his horizons with the way he sings and plays to become a better artist. Nathan tends to lean more towards slower songs/covers that allow him to put more emotion into his performances using his unique voice but, there are a few upbeat and faster songs of which let him play for all moods.
Introducing Carrie Carr, a passionate singer-songwriter/ song borrower/ guitarist originally from Leeds, now residing in Guernsey for over a decade. With a musical background that includes being part of the folk-jazz band Boondoggle, Carrie now embraces solo performances, and draws inspiration from pop and folk music. Alongside her original compositions, Carrie adores covering renowned artists such as Brandi Carlile, Kasabian and Adele.
Kathleen is an enthusiastic singer who enjoys performing in front of others and has a passion for singing. She has competed in the Thirst Battle of the Bands and left with the trophy for winning band and the musician of the night award. She also enjoys performing in musicals and has been seen in several guernsey productions. Kathleen enjoys singing lots of genres including pop, rock, musical theatre and Spanish hits!
Often seen performing as solo artists both on the street and stage, husband and wife duo Mike and Lydia will be bringing some jazzy easy listening to the streets for you all to enjoy in the form of their act ‘Sullyside Up’. Singing some songs you all know and love (and perhaps some you may never have heard of!) they hope to provide you with some happy vibes and a snazzy time whilst you jaunt your way through the streets of St Peter Port.
Many people sing but it takes a special, unique voice to really stand out. From a young age people started commenting that Summer’s voice was different. The quality of her vocals pulls you in and you quickly realize that you are in the moment with her. Summer’s speciality is singing in French and she has excelled in this field placing first in the under 14, under 16, under 18 and adult sections of the French Eisteddfod. Charismatic, bubbly and funny. Once met, you will never forget her.
Paula Emilia is a singer songwriter whose music encompasses acoustic pop covers and original songs. She started writing her own music at a young age and accompanies herself on guitar
Originally from Latvia, Egita moved to Guernsey at a young age and has since become an integral part of the local creative scene. Her passion for music and art is contagious and she is always looking for new challenges.
Egita is a familiar face in the local theatre and open mic community, best known for her acapella song adaptations. Her ballads are both emotional and uplifting, weaving together themes of hope and resilience.
Egita has participated in the MTG Sound Of Musicals where she had solo and group performances. In her younger years she participated in many local singing competitions and received several awards.
Eve is a singer-songwriter who you can normally see gracing the theatre scene. She's a lover of Taylor Swift (hence the guitar!) and loves singing ballads of that style. She also loves to change the style of popular songs, giving a new life to old favorites. She is also working on some of her own music, which she will hopefully start to release next year! (You might get a sneak preview when she's performing!) Eve has just completed a Foundation year in Musical Theatre and is going on to do a degree in Musical Theatre and Film Acting, where she wishes to continue writing music and shooting music videos. She hopes to see you at the festival!
Leyla is a diverse young singer, performing a range of songs in the pop, indie and musical theatre genres, with her biggest influence being Taylor Swift. Leyla is excited to once again be taking part in the Guernsey Street Festival for 2023.
Samba Burros are a community samba band with more than 30 members, playing a mixture of Samba and fusion grooves. They can be heard throughout the year playing at community events in Guernsey including Liberation Day, Pride, Seafront Sundays, Island Games, Youth Island Games and World Aid Walk. They practice weekly at St James and welcome newcomers to their annual autumn workshops.
Esmée is a up-and-coming young singer currently studying performing arts and music production. Having come up through the band scene, she has recently taken the solo route to perform music the music that she loves; a mixture of acoustic pop and jazz covers, taking inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse and Harry Styles. Esmée is currently working on her first collaborative EP, which is set for release later this year.
Small But Mighty. Lucy Cave is a tiny singer with an angelic tone and a surprising amount of power. She has the type of vocal style that will mesmerize a room. As well as singing beautiful, classical pieces, Lucy also enjoys performing earthy and fun pop-indie tunes. So, if you're looking for a passionate performer with a lot of personality, then look no further!
Katie Elizabeth Gough is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and teacher from the small island of Guernsey in the Channel Island's.