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.

Isle Create shine a light beautifully on Isle of Wight’s creative talent

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The guys at Skinny Mammoth Media have created a series of beautifully shot, thought provoking short films, shining a light on the Isle of Wight's diverse and inspirational creative talent.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 6:52pm

By Sally Perry

Amy Winehouse tribute offers second fundraising date at The Nightingale Hotel

Amy Winehouse on the back of Nightingale Hotel

After the first date sold out, Laura J Butler - described as simply the most authentic and best Amy Winehouse Tribute available today - offered to perform for a second night, and tickets are selling fast.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 11:15am

By Sally Perry

Top trombonist to appear with Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Only 60 tickets left

Peter Moore

Only 60 seats left for the next Symphony Orchestra concert which welcomes a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, as well as a bursting orchestra, including two harps, for Elgar's First Symphony. It's going to be immense!

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:53am

By Tim Isard

Rock for Good returns to Ryde with eight hours of live music

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Rock for Good returns to Ryde next week, when a whole host of live acts perform at Coburg's in Ryde to help raise money for WightAID.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:24am

By Joshie Adams

Nick Harper, one of UK’s best kept musical secrets, plays new show at Quay Arts

Nick Harper

Nick Harper will be making his way to Quay Arts on Saturday 23rd February, to perform his new show ‘58 Fordwych Rd’. Don't miss out, book now.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 4:39pm

By Feature Writer

The Big Man, Jonathan Veira, brings his ‘Songs and Tales Tour’ to Ventnor

Jonathan Veira on stage playing piano

It's a major coup and tickets are expected to sell fast, as the Isle of Wight welcomes international singer and TV star Jonathan Veira this summer. Details of how to book within ....

Monday, 4th February, 2019 6:26pm

By Feature Writer

Gin, Jive and Slide to help raise money for Wessex Cancer Trust

Bunker Girls on station platform

It's World Cancer Day, so put this event in your diary, gather your friends and show your support on 22nd February for the Wessex Cancer Trust.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 2:38pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: A European Odyssey, from Bohemia To Slovenia and Finland, via Italy

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra January 2019 by Allan Marsh

Jonathan shares his review of Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2019. Find out what he thought of the Bassoon Concerto by Nino Rota, expertly played by Rebecca Eldridge.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 4:13pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Don’t miss Camerata Choir and friends perform in Ryde this Saturday night

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Brush away the January blues with this thrilling and uplifting evening of music from the Camerata Choir and professional soloists. Book in advance or buy tickets on the door.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 12:49pm

By Sally Perry

Stand up to Cancer with Foo Fighterz and more

The band foo fighterz by malc attrill

Join others from the Isle of Wight uniting to Stand up to Cancer on Friday 1st February at Strings in Newport as one of the UK's finest Foo Fighters tributes, Foo Fighterz, perform with support from other local talent.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 8:46am

By Sally Perry

Love letter to The Lud from three Isle of Wight bands

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Three Isle of Wight bands played tribute to The King Lud's rich musical heritage with an emotional farewell gig before its refurbishment and new life as a craft pub.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 12:48pm

By Rachel Rocks

Grab your tickets for PUNK’s end of exhibition closing party

Punk exhibition opening event 6

Grab your tickets, dig out your best punk outfits and head to Quay Arts on 9th February for the closing party of the PUNK exhibition.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 10:30am

By Tayla Smith