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.

Winter Gardens seek to defend themselves over UB40 mess

Ventnor Winter Gardens by Nnitebot

Following Tuesday's Winter Gardens UB40 gig, there's been a number of statements, Today's is from the venue, seeking to detail where things went wrong.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 5:51pm

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

IW Symphony Orchestra Review: Tuneful Teutons

Megan Quick -

Find out what Jonathan thought of the penultimate concert of the season by the IW Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 3:12pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Hear Claydon Connor’s latest single ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’

Claydon Connor

Isle of Wight country musician, Claydon Connor, releases his latest single, which you can hear him perform live on 21st May at a Nepal fundraiser being held at The Blacksheep Bar in Ryde.

Monday, 18th May, 2015 1:24pm

By Donna Thompson

Pioneering new subscription service launched by Paul Armfield

Paul Armfield Friendly Society poster

Rudimental has described Paul Armfield's music as ’Distinctively amazing’, whilst Lauren Laverne says, ‘Gorgeous..beautiful, positive and amazing. Ace!’.

Tuesday, 12th May, 2015 9:43am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss Battle of the Bands at the Island’s newest music venue

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This is your chance to not only support a new venue, but also to support your favourite Isle of Wight bands.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 4:33pm

By Adam Radestock

Ventnor Exchange brings Record Store Day celebrations to the Isle of Wight

Record Store Day logo 2015

If you haven't checked out Ventnor Exchange yet, why not pop down on Saturday. There'll be hosting free live music, talks & film screenings throughout the day from 10am on into the evening.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 9:27am

By Jack Whitewood

IW band, Waves, launch their second EP in Ryde this week

Waves - IW Band -

This coming Friday sees the launch of Isle of Wight alternative rock band's second EP. Join them at the free event at The Blacksheep Bar in Ryde, with support from Polar Maps and Lewis Shepperd.

Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 9:13am

By Sally Perry

IWSO Review: A Champagne Flute at the IWSO

Siobhan Cosgrove

The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert held their third concert of the season last weekend, and it was fantastic. Don’t miss out on the penultimate concert of the season in May.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 10:17am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss the FREE Kashmir Fringe this weekend at the Quay

Puzzle Muteson playing guitar

There's free music all weekend at Quay Arts, as well as the opening of two new brilliant exhibitions. Why not gather some friends and hang out at the Quay this weekend.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 10:36am

By Sally Perry

Over million plays on Spotify for new CHAMPS album: See them at Winter Gardens

Champs -

Find out what everyone is talking about and book your tickets now to see CHAMPS play the Ventnor Winter Gardens on Friday 1st May.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 4:25pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the best in music and spoken word at Wight Words

Julian Winslow

John Armstrong has managed to pull together a fantastic line-up for Friday's Wight Words being held at Quay Arts.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Plastic Mermaids: Tickets for Quay Arts gig sold out

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It's a bumper day for Plastic Mermaids fans. Not only can you purchase their latest EP, but you can also book tickets to see them perform at Quay Arts next month.

Monday, 9th March, 2015 10:29am

By Sally Perry