Isle of Wight music

The Isle of Wight has a wealth of musical talent which we believe deserves to be celebrated. Find out about up-and-coming bands and musicians, whether they be popular or classical, as well as those already established.

Read about upcoming gigs and concerts and make sure you don’t miss out.

Plastic Mermaids premiere their latest single, Painted Lady

plastic mermaids in the solent

More musical beautifulness from Isle of Wight five piece, Plastic Mermaids. Their latest track is premiered on music site, GoldFakePaint.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 1:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

IWSO Review: Beautiful Bruch and Magnificent Mahler

IWSO - November

"The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s new season burst upon us with a concert of bravado and energy and sublime playing," so says Jonathan Dodd in his latest review.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 4:14pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Hentai Babies launch new single at start of Japanese tour

hentai babies june 2015

Isle of Wight pop rockers, Hentai Babies have launched a new track at the start of their two week tour of Japan.

Wednesday, 4th November, 2015 11:50am

By Richard Heaven

Book now to see innovative Jig Doll event on the Isle of Wight

Hannah James

If you like folk music and dance, this event with adventurous artist Hannah James is for you. It also features a performance from Island band Little Lemon.

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015 2:56pm

By Maxine Soars with 2 readers' comments

Paul Armfield’s latest album a wonderful box set of treasures

paul armfield found box set

Paul Armfield's latest album comes as a box set of treasures. A must-have for Armfield fans, as well as music-loving friends and family. Act fast as limited edition run.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 1:34pm

By Sally Perry

‘From Pavarotti to Presley’ concert in aid of Age UK Isle of Wight

The Phoenix Choir performing in All Saints Church.

A great cause (Age UK IW) for this latest fundraising concert by the Phoenix Choir who have so far raised over £20,000 for for deserving causes.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 10:25am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra introduce new season of concerts

Sasha - IWSO

If you've never been to one of the IWSO concerts before this would be a good one to try – it is full of good tunes and plenty going on within the very large orchestra. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 6:00pm

By Tim Isard

Camerata Choir to perform Mozart’s Requiem with guest soloists

Camerata choir

This spectacular mass will be pulling out all the stops and Camerata Choir promises it will be a wonderful evening of great music, with drama and colour you won't forget.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 11:21am

By Sally Perry

Can you spot yourself in these Bestival 2015 HD photos?

Victor Frankowski - The Commune -

Looking through the dozens of photos and watching the Channel 4 footage clearly illustrates that Bestival has still got it! Over four days, they manage to transform a small part of the Isle of Wight into an artistically creative, hedonistic paradise.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 9:28am

By Sally Perry

Paul Armfield’s Friendly Society: Have you signed up yet?

Paul Armfield

If you haven't signed up to Paul Armfield's Friendly Society yet, you're missing out on access to exclusive songs not available anywhere else.

Saturday, 19th September, 2015 8:56am

By Sally Perry

Bestival 2015: The Zombie Love In takes to the Sugar Skulls Stage

zombie love in

Guaranteed to give you the ‘Ghoulies’, the Zombie Love In crew are ready knock your socks off at Bestival on Saturday night.

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015 2:23pm

By Sally Perry

Be the first to see Doug from Plastic Mermaids’ new video

douglas richards and james halsey at St Catherines

Sit back and enjoy eight minutes of musical beauty, composed and performed by Isle of Wight musician, Doug Richards from Plastic Mermaids.

Monday, 31st August, 2015 8:16pm

By Sally Perry