News from the East Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the East of the Isle of Wight, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Roy Ayers Comes To The Island

Roy Ayers Comes To The Island

If you’re looking for a great Christmas present for someone you love, why not buy them a ticket to see Roy Ayers Ubiquity play Ryde Theatre on 23rd December? Unlike the usual gigs, there is

Tuesday, 11th December, 2007 8:32pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby: Review

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby: Review

Friday 7th December saw Acoustics at the Altar present Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby on the final leg of their UK tour. Brian and Cathryn have built a fantastic reputation throughout the UK Folk

Tuesday, 11th December, 2007 6:11pm

By Cora Wade with 2 readers' comments

Who’s Who? @ Ryde Theatre

Who’s Who? @ Ryde Theatre

Don’t worry, we’re not promoting the collection of short biographies of over 30,000 noteworthy and influential people from the UK and beyond. We’re talking in fact, about one of the greatest ‘The Who’ tribute bands

Monday, 10th December, 2007 9:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Soul II Soul Playing Ryde Theatre

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Update: Unfortunately this gig has been postponed again – we’ll ket you know when we hear more. Anyone of a certain age will have the memories flooding back with any mention of Back to Life

Monday, 10th December, 2007 7:30pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Platform One Band Nights At Ryde Theatre

Platform One Band Nights At Ryde Theatre

Platform One will be taking residency at The Venue over the next three days. Amongst those playing tonight will be Sentenced to Rebirth and Proximity Effect. Tomorrow night sees The Windows reforming and joined on stage

Thursday, 6th December, 2007 5:48pm

By Sally Perry

Acoustics at the Altar: Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby Tomorrow

Acoustics at the Altar: Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby Tomorrow

Final call for the next Acoustic at the Altar session featuring Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby (from the Strawbs) tomorrow night (Friday) at St Johns Church in Ryde. Judging by the review of the last

Thursday, 6th December, 2007 12:32pm

By Cora Wade

Making Waves: Get In Touch

Making Waves: Get In Touch

Now that all you enthusiastic musicians will have read the lowdown on Making Waves, the excellent new opportunity being brought to you by the organisers of The Development Suite and The Progression Sessions, you’ll

Tuesday, 4th December, 2007 12:38pm

By Sally Perry

Making Waves At Ryde Theatre

Making Waves At Ryde Theatre

The latest initiative to come out from the Development Suite/Progression Session crew is a new competition called Making Waves, which we think is an incredible opportunity for any Island band. The deal is pretty

Monday, 3rd December, 2007 4:43pm

By Sally Perry

Buskers Banquet: Review

Buskers Banquet: Review

Firm foundations were made for more events of it’s kind, in the shape of The Buskers Banquet held on 4 November. Instigated by local musician Brian Sharpe and with the assistance of staff at

Friday, 30th November, 2007 5:26pm

By Alan Smithee

Acoustics At The Altar

Acoustics At The Altar

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the forthcoming Acoustics At The Altar gig. This event plays host to two highly accomplished musicians, Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby. The gig will take place once again at

Wednesday, 28th November, 2007 11:20am

By Cora Wade with 2 readers' comments

Andy McKee Ryde Theatre Gig: Second Review

Andy McKee Ryde Theatre Gig: Second Review

Ryde Theatre was buzzing as an impressive cross section of the community eagerly anticipated Andy McKee, one of the most popular fingerstyle guitarists of the modern era. Every seat in the house was full for

Tuesday, 27th November, 2007 7:50pm

By Alan Smithee

Patsy’s Reunion Christmas Bash

Patsy’s Reunion Christmas Bash

Following the success of last year’s Christmas reunion, the Patsy’s team are back again in a couple of weeks time. Bringing you the best in house, electro and drum and bass, why not get in

Monday, 26th November, 2007 1:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment