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Groove Den is a collaborative meeting of minds and the brainchild of Bristol music heavy weights James Morton and Alex Hutchings. Influenced by a wide range of musical styles including jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul and rock, the common thread is groove and feel.

James is one of the most exciting saxophonists of his generation and has performed and recorded with some of the most prolific artists in music

including Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley and The New JB’s, George Clinton, The Herbaliser and the NPG Horns (Prince) to name a few. He also has released 2 albums “The Kid” and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout That” to critical acclaim.

Alex has been dazzling audiences internationally with his distinctive, heart felt playing and technical brilliance for over a decade, most recently completing a 150 date world tour with Steven Wilson (formerly Porcupine Tree) culminating in 3 nights at The Royal Albert hall released on DVD. Alex has also composed music for the BBC and is a You Tube sensation with almost 100.00 followers on his channel.

Other members of the group include power house drummer Francesco Mendolia (Incognito) and Swedish funk and soul meastro Anders Olinder (Glen Hughes and Pee Wee Ellis) on Hammond Organ.

Expect lyrical, funky, soulful saxophones, blistering guitar solos and deep heavy grooves which will take you on a journey from New Orleans to the urban streets of Bristol. Welcome to the Groove Den.

Support on the night comes from classically trained pianist-composer, Elena F. Elena loves exploring the neo-classical field, and with her musical language has updated classical music for contemporary life.

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Piano Day 2023 with Elena Fedorenko

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The Land of Green Ginger, 8 Market Square , St.Peter Port

Piano Day 2023 in Guernsey with Elena Fedorenko and her friends: Eloise Fabbri, Nicole Wyatt and Sam Cole. The evening will consist of a selection of contemporary classical music for piano solo, including some well-known works alongside some of Elena's own compositions.

“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm

Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of like-minded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2023, it’s the 29th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.

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Guernsey Gigs. Unplugged Club

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St.James Cafe, College Street , St.Peter Port

Unplugged Club is the perfect space for musicians to perform their songs. It's a friendly, relaxed environment in the St James Cafe, and we have the most attentive and friendly audiences, so it's the perfect time to show music you're proud of, and test out new material too!

St James Cafe is perfect with its relaxed seating and warm atmosphere. The balcony space is excellent for socialising without having to miss any of the music in store. And you can't forget the stunning panoramic view of town!

Our music themed raffle is a highlight for many, often with CDs, Vinyl, music accessories, and even instruments up for grabs! Proceeds from the raffle go back into the club and fund parties and projects for the musicians that make Unplugged Club so good.

Guernsey Gigs: "We have an absolutely amazing treat lined up for you all for February's Unplugged Club. Not only is Mike Meinke going to be hosting the evening for us and playing a few tunes, but we're ridiculously excited to have Ellen F as our featured artist performing some contemporary classical piano. You really won't want to miss it!"

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A Family Concert: The Snowman and The Nutcracker

When you’re in the depths of Winter, the perfect tonic to ease you into the Christmas season is this Family Concert. This year you’re in for a treat as we are featuring ‘The Snowman’, projected on a big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra.

The other half of the programme gives focus to the magical story of The Nutcracker. Actors will guide you through the fantasy, telling the story in a new way, highlighting the wonderful orchestra, inviting audience participation, and having lots of fun! /Player/ Flutes Fionna Travers/ Debbie Bruschini/ Dan Madden/ Oboe Liz Green/ South Bank Sinfonia/ Clarinets Sarah Tennant/ Katie Gough/ Claire Claxton/ Bassons South Bank Sinfonia/ John Razzak/ Horns South Bank Sinfonia/ Andrew Dempster/ Leila Le Poidevin/ James Hatton/ Trumpets Gwen Davies/ Adrian King/ Trombones Neill Hadden/ Greg Stevens/ Kevin Stevens (bass trombone)/ Tuba Janine Nichols/ Percussion Colin Woodcock/ Ewan Nicolle/ Sally Woodcock/ Harp Richard Allen/ Piano Elena Fedorenko/

Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children £40

The Guernsey Eisteddfod was inaugurated in 1921 and as part of its centenary celebrations a One-Night-Only Concert will be held on Wednesday 12th October. It will feature performers from the music, drama, French and Guernsiais sections who have taken part over the years and who are still involved in the arts today. This will be a variety show of different ages and eras, modern and classical, to appeal to the whole family.

Adults £12 Student and OAP £6

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This evening of chamber music will feature Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, performed with guest Clarinettist Claire Claxton, alongside Sarah Van Vlymen, Nicole Wyatt, Carmen Craven-Grew and Elizabeth Gill. Other pieces for the evening Massenet’s Meditation from Thais and Philip Glass Etude No.16 in G Minor, for which Elena Fedorenko will take the stage.


Past Events

 6th of July 2022

5 pm, Town Church, St.Helier

St.Helier, Jersey JE2 3NN

Concert Of Ukraine (in support of The Bailiff's Ukraine Appeal Jersey and British-Ukrainian Aid)



4th of June 2022

3 pm, Govermnent House

The Queen's Rd, St.Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1GH

Platinum Jubilee Communiry Fete



6t of May 2022

6pm, Town Church, Guernsey

 Church Square, Guernsey GY1 2JU

Ukraine Charity Concert



 21st of April

6pm, Les Vielles Terre, Guernsey

Pure Piazzolla



 14th of January 2022

7 pm, Old Government Hotel

St Ann's Place, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2NU GPS

A Soiree of Soviet Sounds with Piano on the occasion of the Old New Year (Julian Calendar)



11th of December 2021

7.30 pm, Holy Trinity Church

 Trinity Square, St Peter Port, Guernsey  GY1 1LP

Bel Canto Christmas Concert



2nd of December 2021

7pm, Town Church

Church Square, Guernsey GY1 2JU

Reflective Music. In support of the Guernsey Bereavement Service



21st of November 2021

2.30 pm, St.James Concert Hall

College Street, Saint Peter Port GY1 2NZ

Guernsey Symphony Orchestra. Camerata Family Concert



19th of November - 3rd of December 2021

5.30 pm, George Crossan Gallery

 Inner Market Square, St.Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 4AR

Guernsey Arts Open Exhibition



14th of September 2021

7 pm, St.James Concert Hall

College Street, Saint Peter Port GY1 2NZ

Guernsey Photo Festival 2021 Opening Night with the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra



12th Of December 2020

12.30 pm, Richmond and Putney Unitarian  Church

Ormond Road,  London, United Kingdom TW10 6TH

'Soli Deo Gloria' - Lunchtime recotal with Elena Fedorenko



10th of November 2019

6pm, International Students House, Gulbenkian Room

229 Great portland Road, London, United Kingdom W1W 5PN

ISH Concert. Featuring students of the Royal Academy of Music