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.

Review: Isle of Wight Cantata Choir perform The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins

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It’s a challenge for any choir to sustain the emotional range and intensity demanded by this work by Karl Jenkins, however, Cantata Choir rose to the challenge well, with barely a hesitation, accompanied by the excellent Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, 15th December, 2018 11:50am

By Toby Wallis

Jane Siberry tonight at Quay Arts

Jane Siberry

Music lovers are in for a treat tonight as Canadian singer-songwriter, Jane Siberry, heads to Quay Arts. Guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing some of her most beautiful music.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 1:49pm

By Tayla Smith

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS star in new short film alongside Ana De Armas

We're massive fans of Isle of Wight band, CHAMPS, so it's great to hear the brothers from Niton will be appearing in a short film, starring alongside the wonderful Ana De Armas. OnTheWight has the detail.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 6:49pm

By Sally Perry

Electric Disco returns for yet another spectacular New Year’s Eve Party: Book now before the sell out

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Join over 1,000 party-goers to see in the New Year at the famous Electric 80s New Year’s Eve party. Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Saturday, 24th November, 2018 5:16pm

By Feature Writer

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita create spellbinding and mesmerising experience – in Freshwater: Book Now

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Beyond beautiful in concert, Catrin and Seckou create a uniquely spellbinding and mesmerising experience that has been filling concert halls across the UK, Europe and beyond. Don't miss your chance to see them in Freshwater on 2nd December.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 6:53pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Fire in the Holst (Review)

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Concert by Allan Marsh

First concert of the season for Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra was one of the best we've seen. Here's what Jonathan thought of it and details of the next.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 3:42pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Watch: Lauran Hibberd’s latest music video features Isle of Wight skateboarding stars

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The track was recorded in a former water tower on Queen Victoria's estate on the Isle of Wight and the music video recorded at John Cattle's Skateclub. We love it!

Friday, 26th October, 2018 6:37pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight musician to hit TV screens on Later … with Jools Holland

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Jack Gilbert pays tribute to the musical support he received from teachers at Isle of Wight schools and Platform One College. Tonight you can see him perform live on BBC2 with Jools Holland.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 9:16am

By Sally Perry

First Isle of Wight Masters students graduate from Music College

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Congratulations to the students from Isle of Wight based music college, Platform One, who in the last week graduated with Masters in Music Industry Innovation and Enterprise.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 5:29pm

By Dave Pontin with one comment

Aspiring filmmakers invited to take part in Picture The Music competition

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This competition is inviting people of all ages to produce a promo video for a music track, with an opportunity to have it adopted as an official video for a band. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 2:05pm

By Linda Davis

Musical tribute to Mike Plumbley, ‘an inspirational man’

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Last night's commemorative concert for Mike Plumbley saw personal anecdotes and music contributions from Brian Sharpe, Martin White, Mike Jolliffe, Duncan Jones, Paul Armfield and JC with the Dance Preachers (with the last minute addition Pete and Becky).

Monday, 1st October, 2018 6:56pm

By Sally Perry

Invisible Music: Unique performance of music, words and visuals inspired by those with hearing loss

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Next month a unique performance of music, words and visuals at Quay Arts attempts to address the process of hearing loss this with an immersive and very moving piece inspired by people whose hearing has deteriorated.

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 11:38am

By Paul Armfield