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.

Music students end year on a high by meeting One Direction’s musical director

Jon Shone performing on keybords at gig

The Platform One students are being given the chance to hear from the musical director and keyboard player for multi-platinum selling boy band One Direction

Friday, 14th May, 2021 2:48pm

By Dave Pontin

Isle of Wight musician’s first album sold so badly, he’s released another three

wireless headphones

Tim Bristow says "I love every single one, they should all be massive hits but unfortunately I’m the only one who thinks so"

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 6:17pm

By Tim Bristow with 4 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe 2021 promise the most diverse, interesting and creative festival yet

Comedy & Cabaret Tent by Julian Winslow

Ventnor Fringe Festival is shaping up to be the most diverse, interesting and creative it’s ever been, says Jack Whitewood, and the celebration we all need after 2020

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 5:41pm

By Jack Whitewood

Re-release for Isle of Wight 80’s band, Rendezvous

Hugh sitting at the drums and Tim on guitar taken from above

There were only every six songs recorded by Hugh and Tim of Rendezvous, but the album has now been re-released after 35 years

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 12:39pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra to perform summer family concert at Steam Railway

January 2020 Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert

The outdoor afternoon concert at the Steam Railway is a chance to experience the very talented Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 1st May, 2021 11:42am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight musician launches new solo project (updated)

Simon Holmes

Simon Holmes has used his time during Lockdown to reflect and develop some fresh new songs

Friday, 30th April, 2021 11:23am

By Ian Read

Last Chance City’s next single gives a voice ‘to those who are different’

Artwork for Last Chance City's single Give Us A Chance - showing three silhouettes standing on a rock with a city in the background

The band say second single, since reforming after four years apart, gives "a voice to all those who are different"

Monday, 26th April, 2021 8:52am

By Jerome Attrill with one comment

Rhythmtree Festival postponed, but smaller day events planned

RhythmTree Festival - main stage at night with audience

The timings of when the Prime Minister will announce it being safe to mix in greater numbers is too close to the festival say organisers

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 2:29pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Hidden Goddess by Isle of Wight musician and poet, Cooly Haste

Hidden Goddess - Cooly Haste typed on top of image of two women from egyptian film

Sit back and let Isle of Wight musician and poet, Cooly Haste, take you on a journey through the A to Z of goddesses

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 6:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Two days left until ‘Drumming and Strumming for Shanklin Theatre’

Montage of images showing Tilly and Jake, Boycie, Harper and Shanklin Theatre

This virtual benefit concert features John Challis, Doctor and the Medics and Blair Dunlop. Watch on YouTube and Facebook

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 7:57am

By Jake Curran

Online album launch for Isle of Wight musicians

Andy Roberts working on the computer

The album launches on Saturday 10th April. Tickets for the live launch with Isle of Wight musicians are just £3 each

Friday, 9th April, 2021 6:23am

By Andy Roberts

Teens organise charity gig for Shanklin Theatre with some big names

Tilly and Jake / Shanklin Theatre / Doctor and the Medics

These two teenagers have organised a fundraising gig for Shanklin Theatre that features among others, musicians from Doctor and the Medics and Pentangle

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 4:21pm

By Jake Curran