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.

Derek Sandy on a mission to spread Christmas cheer (Watch)

derek sandy dressed as father christmas for music video

Derek Sandy is determined to spread some cheer this Christmas with his single, 'Cos it's Christmas

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Last Chance City reform and launch new single

Last Chance City - Album over for Their Front Page

Fans of Last Chance City are in for a treat tomorrow, as the band reform to release a new single

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:32am

By Jerome Attrill

Challenge to write and perform a tune a day for Isle of Wight folk musician

three photos of becky haydock playing her violin

Becky Haydock set out to raise £100 for Multiple Sclerosis Trust (MS Trust) by writing and performing a new tune every day for a month. She's only four days in and has already raised over £500

Sunday, 29th November, 2020 10:38am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight musicians: Send your tracks to Vectis Radio for Island Music Day

wet leg band playing live

Vectis Radio are dedicating an entire day to playing Isle of Wight music next week. Make sure you send your tracks in to be played. Details within

Saturday, 28th November, 2020 10:34am

By Kelvin Currie

Album by 1980s Isle of Wight band to be released 36 years after split

Cassie playing live in the 1980s

First the single from the 1980s Isle of Wight band was re-released by a NY record label, now a 13-track album is due for release next month

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 9:10am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight psychedelic punk powerhouse, Fat Earthers release their latest single, Like Like Like

fat earthers homemade green screen

Like, Like, Like is yet another brilliant observation on life from the psychedelic punk powerhouse that is Fat Earthers

Saturday, 21st November, 2020 6:46pm

By Sally Perry

Government committee to hold Inquiry into future of UK music festivals: Don’t miss deadline to have your say

victorious festival you are lovely banner

If you work in the music festival industry this will be welcome news. Your views are being sought, so make sure you don't miss the deadline. Details within

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 6:50pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight singer auctions artwork in aid of Foodbank

lauran hibberd's auction artwork

Tickets are £3 each and all proceeds from the raffle will go to Isle of Wight Foodbank

Monday, 9th November, 2020 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Singing for Breathing’ sessions move online in wake of Coronavirus

Singing for Breathing session taking place

Singing for Breathing aims to improve the quality of life, health and wellbeing of those diagnosed with a respiratory conditions

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 10:52am

By Hannah Griffiths

Isle of Wight’s Kat Fight release sun-kissed psychedelic surf pop video

kat and hannah from Kat Fight band crouching in the grass

Isle of Wight psychedelic folk pop band, Kat Fight, release their latest single on Prison Records tomorrow (Wednesday). Here's a sneaky peek at the music video

Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 6:12pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss the Harp on Wight International festival online this weekend

harp on wight promo - harp on the beach with quote from Beethoven

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, this year the Harp on Wight International Festival will be offering free online concerts and workshops with leading harpists. Details within

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New single and EP on the way from Isle of Wight band, As We Leave

the band AS WE LEAVE standing up against a wall

As We Leave's music is "is awash with rural Island heritage and wide-angled frames of rose-tinted nostalgia". Check out their latest single ahead of the EP launch

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 7:19pm

By Oliver Rankine with one comment