CHAMPS

Hailing from Niton (just outside Ventnor) on the Isle of Wight, music duo CHAMPS was formed in 2011 by brother Michael and David Champion.

Their first and second albums, Down Like Gold and Vamala, received critical acclaim including praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Independetn and Q Magazine.

In April 2019 they signed a three-album deal with the US arm of music giants, BMG.

The long-awaited third album is due for release on 27th September 2019.

Below are a selection of articles we’ve published about the band.

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS extended version of Shadow on the Sea, with new video (watch)

Screen grab from Shadow on the Sea video - two children reading comics

If you loved Shadow on the Sea from CHAMPS, you'll love the extended version. Check it out along with a new video

Friday, 1st May, 2020 10:25am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Flower Fairy Quiz – over £700 raised

fifty pound notes

Well done to everyone who took part in the fun pub quiz last night. The quiz, raffle and auction raised over £700 for the Flower Fairy Fund

Friday, 28th February, 2020 4:12pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS latest music video, directed by Sam Kristofski, out now

woman with sunglasses and head scarf on

LA-based filmmaker, Sam Kristofski, is the latest director to set visuals to new music by Isle of Wight's CHAMPS. Check out the cute ending

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 6:11pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS share more about their latest album (video)

sean oakley dave and mike champion cropped

Having had some time for the third album to sink in, OnTheWight caught up with CHAMPS to find out more about their influences, new manager and why at least two songs reference red stars

Sunday, 20th October, 2019 9:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS release their long-awaited third album today

brothers champion in front of bunglow

The long-awaited third album is out today and it's a cracker. The 12 tracks take you on a beautiful journey with the brothers from Niton, who are most certainly going places now they have the right support behind them.

Friday, 27th September, 2019 9:34am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Latest single from CHAMPS is so heavenly it’ll make your heart melt

dave champion

The latest track from Isle of Wight's CHAMPS goes on release tomorrow (Friday) and it's heavenly. Watch the video now.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 8:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS release third single from their long-awaited album

brothers champion in front of bunglow

The long awaited third album is just around the corner, as the latest track from The Hard Interchange is released today with a great looking video.

Friday, 23rd August, 2019 10:38am

By Sally Perry

What not to miss at Ventnor Fringe Festival’s tenth anniversary

champs by hollie fernando

There are loads of free things to see and do during the Ventnor Fringe, but in the meantime some ticketed shows are starting to get close to selling out, so here's a round-up of some of the best shows to see.

Sunday, 30th June, 2019 10:46am

By Sally Perry

The Sound of Isle of Wight Indie music on Spotify

Fat Earthers performing on stage

If you're hankering after some Isle of Wight tunes, head to Spotify for the ultimate playlist of Isle of Wight independent music.

Sunday, 23rd June, 2019 6:41pm

By Sally Perry

CHAMPS play rare hometown show at Ventnor Fringe Festival

champs with dave looking down at mike on the hair

They went down a storm in Madrid earlier this month and recently signed a three-album deal with music giants, BMG. Headlining at Ventnor Fringe Festival, tickets for CHAMPS are selling fast.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 6:01pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS sign three album record deal with BMG

champs by hollie fernando

The record deal with the US arm of BMG is sure to take Isle of Wight CHAMPS on an exciting and rewarding journey.

Sunday, 28th April, 2019 3:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight band, CHAMPS, drop two new tracks on us today

Champion brothers Mike and Dave sitting on stage with blue curtain behind them

It's been long-awaited, so CHAMPS have treated us to not one, but two new tracks today. Check out the Isle of Wight band's latest tracks, both recorded on the Island, as well as the music video that was filmed on Ventnor Downs.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 3:40pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments