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.

Watch the latest Plastic Mermaids music video, Playing In Your Mind

Plastic Mermaids - band during playing in my mind

If you've had enough of hearing about politics or cuts to public services sit back and lose yourself in the latest music video from Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 9:09am

By Sally Perry

IW Symphony Orchestra bring you ‘A Celebration of English Music’

Loreno Canto Wolteche

Don't miss this chance to see up to 70 musicians performing on stage at Medina Theatre. Always a fabulous experience and well worth checking out.

Friday, 9th January, 2015 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Arts Festival announces its first headline acts for 2015

Isle of Arts signs :

Hear the anecdotes of a former Government Whip, sit back and enjoy a performance by one of UK’s best-loved cellists and hit the dance floor for a night of world-class Chicago Blues. Just some of the acts announced for this year's Isle of Arts Festival

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 9:00am

By Janneke Oxley with 3 readers' comments

Latest music video from Isle of Wight band, Plastic Mermaids

Saturn - plastic mermaids video

This music video really suits the choral sopranos, interstellar synths, indie-pop, calypso and thumb-thumping funky bass of Plastic Mermaids' latest single, Saturn.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island produced album up for prestigious Grammy music award

bernhoft - grammy nominated musician :

Two more reasons to be proud of the Isle of Wight as an album recorded and produced on the Island is nominated for a prestigious Grammy music award.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 8:38am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Your vote can help Island band CHAMPS make the Rebel Playlist


Your vote for this track could result in an Isle of Wight band getting primetime play on Steve Lamacq's 6Music Rebel Playlist.

Thursday, 4th December, 2014 10:34am

By Sally Perry

Tickets on sale now for Best of British Christmas Bash

Marquis Drive by Oliver Thomas Photography cropped

With the recent festival announcements this live music event might be just the ticket.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 7:59pm

By Feature Writer

‘It’s the blues … but not as you know them’ album launch

Laurie McVay

Isle of Wight Bluesman Laurie McVay launches his new album this week at a free event in Sandown.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 1:38pm

By Miranda Jokel with one comment

Charmed by The Lords of Thyme with delicate harmonies : Review

Lords of Thyme

Anastasia was suitably impressed with touring band, The Lords of Thyme, and their support act, the wonderful RHAIN, at last week's folk gathering in Porchfield.

Monday, 1st December, 2014 6:18pm

By Anastasia Robson-Wolfe

Don’t miss Camerata Choir performing Karl Jenkins’ Motets

Camerata choir

We heard a handful of Karl Jenkins' Motets being performed by the Camerata Choir last weekend at Wolverton Manor and they were excellent. Highly recommended.

Sunday, 30th November, 2014 12:25pm

By Fergus Madwar

Check out this brilliant Christmas single produced for Kissypuppy

Xmas single for kissypuppy - open

We reckon that 'Winter Wonderland' by the V-Dub Island All Stars is going to be the most played Christmas single on the Isle of Wight next month.

Thursday, 27th November, 2014 10:45am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Review: Another Fine Evening at the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

The stage at Medina Theatre was crammed full with around 70 musicians last weekend for the start of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's season of concerts. We thought it was incredible, read on to see whether Jonathan agreed.

Saturday, 22nd November, 2014 12:49pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments