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.

Chorderize slots available for new writing talent

John Armstrong:

Are you a writer keen to share your work with other like-minded individuals on a public platform? Why not book yourself a ten minute slot at one of the upcoming Chorderize events?

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss visiting Ohio Professor in Music with a passion for Bach

Christine Rutledge

Christine will be performing Bach solos in an intimate and informal setting, ahead of her appearances at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 5:32pm

By Sally Perry

Call or text the Dreamline and your dreams could become part of art show

Dreamline image

Powered by OnTheWight, the Dreamline is a dedicated answerphone service where you can share your dreams, however far-out, bizarre or boring, any time of the day or night for an upcoming art show.

Tuesday, 14th July, 2015 7:21pm

By Sally Perry

Greg Foat’s latest album brings you ‘Dancers at the Edge of Time’

Greg Foat Group Dancers at the Edge of Time

This highly talented and well-regarded pianist and composer hails from the Isle of Wight. His latest album brings together some of the most gifted musicians to create a piece of work that oozes style, sophistication and innovation.

Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 11:50am

By Sally Perry

IWSO Review: A dream ticket to the third of July

IWSO 3rd July 2015

Having experienced it ourselves, we can agree with everything Jonathan says in his review of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's last concert of the season. It was sensational!

Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 4:21pm

By Jonathan Dodd

IW musician Claydon Connor to support Nashville duo ‘Striking Matches’

Claydon Connor crouching in ferns

Fresh back from Nashville, Isle of Wight country singer, Claydon Connor performs live with Nashville Duo, Striking Matches in Southsea next week.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 12:27pm

By Donna Thompson

Have you seen the latest Plastic Mermaids music video?

Plastic Mermaids rowing boat

Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids push to boat out for their latest music video ... quite literally.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 8:46am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Oxfam stocking exclusive 12″ release by Editors

The Editors

Indie rock band, Editors, have released their Exclusive Limited Edition 12” Vinyl through Oxfam Isle of Wight Books & Music shop.

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 10:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Here’s how a pop-up music shop can help fight world poverty

Oxfam at festival Boxes

What a great idea! This pop-up music shop at the Festival, run by the Newport Oxfam Books and Music shop, was successful in raising awareness of world poverty whilst feeding music junkies.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 12:08pm

By Sally Perry

Fleetwood Mac make statement on IW Festival after second gig cancelled

Fleetwood Mac Rumours on Compact Cassette Tape by petersell

After the latest two big nights of their 'On with the show' are cancelled due to illness, the band make a statement about Isle of Wight Festival.

Friday, 12th June, 2015 6:41pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd watched … The Italian Girl in Algiers with Popup Opera at the Garlic Farm

If you've ever wondered what Popup Opera is like, read on. Jonathan popped along to the Garlic Farm on Friday night to find out for himself.

Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 7:40pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Island band Hentai Babies confirmed for Japanese tour

hentai babies june 2015

Fans in Japan have been going crazy for these guys, so it's great to hear that a three-city Japanese tour is confirmed for later in the year.

Monday, 8th June, 2015 8:34pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments