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.

Discover the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ with Tenors Un Limited at Isle of Arts

Tenors Unlimited

Join the UK’s original classical-crossover ‘man band’ for a fantastic musical journey that will move you and make you laugh in equal measure.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 5:01pm

By Janneke Oxley

Don’t miss your chance to see Rudi Eastwood perform at Isle of Arts Festival

Rudi Eastwood

Rudi Eastwood is very keen to help spark an interest in music amongst young people and his Concert of Nordic music at the Isle of Arts Festival is free for 16s, so why not book now? It should be a fantastic event.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 7:26pm

By Janneke Oxley

Remember 80s Isle of Wight band, Bobby I Can Fly?

Bobby I can fly

Tonight's 30th anniversary gig is sold out, but you can taste a piece of 80s Island band, Bobby I Can Fly, once again if you buy their charity CD.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 10:55am

By Paul Armfield

What instrument will you pick up on National Learn to Play Day?


Venues in Portsmouth and Southampton are offering free taster sessions on musical instruments. Why not pick up a Ukulele or a pair of drumsticks and see what you can create.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 11:43am

By Sally Perry

CHAMPS get rave reviews for headline gig

Champs by kendall Noctor:

The lads from Niton have been picking up some great reviews as they tour around the country. We were lucky enough to catch their headline gig in London last week.

Monday, 7th April, 2014 3:31pm

By Sally Perry

‘Shostakovich and Awe’ at the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Dimitri Shostakovich :

The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra have done it again. Another outstanding performance from the very talented musicians.

Friday, 4th April, 2014 2:38pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Arts Festival: Local choirs join the bill

Medina Community Choir

Local choirs will be taking part in the four day festival which hits Ventnor on 2nd May this year. Make sure you book your tickets before they sell out.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 3:29pm

By Sally Perry

Headfunk announce unbelievable acts for new summer festival (inc. Daft Punk)

Headfunk festival poster

Wanting to get away from the yachties at Cowes Week this year? Headfunk has just the thing for you ....

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 9:04am

By April F. Ool with 15 readers' comments

Fantastic range of musicians confirmed for Acoustic Originals

Claydon Connor

After the phenomenal success of the Quay Arts’ first Kashmir Fringe Festival in February, they return this month with Acoustic Originals, on Monday 31 March in the Café Bar.

Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 11:26am

By Ceri Mason

Plastic Mermaids: ‘A memorable name that’s easy to spell’

Plastic Mermaids:

On a sun-kissed afternoon (aren't all Isle of Wight afternoons like that?) we caught up with three of the five Plastic Mermaids. A name we feel sure you are all going to be hearing a lot more of in the future.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 5:44pm

By Sally Perry

Claydon Connor releases new single and music video

Claydon Connor

Another Isle of Wight musician has been busy releasing a new single and music video.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 12:32pm

By Sally Perry

Hentai Babies confirmed for Blissfields

Hentai Babies

Great news for the two-piece from the Isle of Wight and for their fans after they're asked to play Blissfields music festival.

Thursday, 20th March, 2014 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments