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.

Be enthralled by the buzz of these young Isle of Wight jazz musicians

Jazz Band WIth Derek Nash 2018

The youth jazz orchestra bring a ‘buzz’ to all their performances. Book now to secure your seat for this weekend's concert

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 7:33am

By Helen Foster

Isle of Wight singer and songwriter, Spike Oatley, releases latest single

spike oatley performing on stage with his guitar

Imagine Tom Petty having a conversation with The Eagles whispered through an ELO-filtered megaphone. That's how Spike Oatley's latest single is described

Friday, 8th November, 2019 5:28pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch Isle of Wight’s Medina Marching Band on your TV screens

Medina Marching Band

61 musicians will be on parade, lining up alongside some of the best military bands in the world, including HM Royal Marines, the RAF the Army

Friday, 8th November, 2019 4:04pm

By Sally Perry

Melodic Choir does Mamma Mia this weekend for Wight Brainy Bunch

Abba album and guitar strings

If you don't have plans for Saturday night or Sunday afternoon, why not head to Apollo Theatre and support the Wight Brainy Bunch

Friday, 8th November, 2019 8:38am

By Sally Perry

Spectrum – The Autism Festival heads to Sandown Spring 2020

Portrait of Bruch

No matter what your age, disability or where you are on the Autism spectrum everyone is welcome to be entertained and inspired by the activities and entertainment at Spectrum – The Autism Festival

Monday, 4th November, 2019 8:31am

By Nicola Mcintosh

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

The Castalian Quartet and clarinetist, Matthew Hunt woo audience with masterful concert

The Castalian Quartet performed at West Wight Arts Association

These five musicians brought out every beautiful nuance of the music led by the masterful playing of the clarinet, which was a privilege to hear on a rainy night

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:31pm

By Judith Hunt

Head to the Cheverton Centre for art and live music

The Tea and Biscuit Boys performing in April 2019

There's a chance to see a new landscape and portrait exhibition, as well as live music from the Tea n Biscuit Boys

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:56pm

By Matt White

Isle of Wight’s Doug Alldred and The Silver Lining release new single

Doug Alldred playing the guitar

If you're a fan of Tom Petty, The Waterboys, Elvis Costello, Pink Floyd or Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds you'll want to check out Doug Alldred and the Silver Lining's new track on Monday 14th October.

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 10:27am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s Coach Party sign to Chess Club Record label

Coach Party celebrating at a bar

Signing to Chess Club Records will give this Isle of Wight band, Coach Party, a platform to go onto do huge things, says manager

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 10:08am

By Sally Perry

Community arts radio station celebrates Isle of Wight’s creative heritage


Based in the grounds of Wolverton Manor and led by the AvantHardCollective, Wolverton FM has now launched.

Monday, 7th October, 2019 5:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Harp On Wight International returns this month

Poster illustration for Harp on Wight

Learn how to play a harp, learn how to make a harp, listen to world-class harpists or enjoy a harp-themed candlelit dinner. There's much to choose from at this year's Harp On Wight Festival.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 4:33pm

By Sally Perry