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.

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

Last chance to grab your tickets for Nate Najar Trio gig this Friday


Don’t miss this outstanding American guitar virtuoso at Quay Arts this Friday night. The Nate Najar Trio will be performing their unique take on an eclectic variety of pop, jazz and classical songs.

Thursday, 13th September, 2018 2:49pm

By Feature Writer

Kate St John, Roger Eno and Neill MacColl head to Quay Arts

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Vaguely Sunny present the legendary multi-instrumentalist, Kate St John, this Sunday at Quay Arts with Roger Eno and Neill McColl.

Thursday, 13th September, 2018 2:37pm

By Feature Writer

Tickets on sale for Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert


The opening concert of the season is a real cracker featuring such popular items as The Planets Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto performed by the wonderful Melina Mandozzi.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 3:53pm

By Tim Isard

Share your Isle of Wight punk memorabilia for major exhibition

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If you have any posters, pins, photos, artefacts or anything related to punk on the Island and its legacy that you'd like to loan as part of our punk exhibition, then get in touch with Quay Arts.

Friday, 7th September, 2018 6:58pm

By Georgia Newman with 5 readers' comments

Nate Najar Jazz Trio: Catch them at Quay Arts before they head to Paris


Don't miss this outstanding American guitar virtuoso before he heads to Paris. The Nate Najar Trio will be performing their unique take on an eclectic variety of pop, jazz and classical songs on Friday 14th September.

Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 6:52pm

By Sally Perry

Vectian bring a unique and inspired sound to Isle of Wight music scene

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Last weekend our columnist and regular reviewer of Symphony Orchestra concerts, Jonathan Dodd, went along to listen to the music of new Island-based band, Vectian. Here's what he thought of it.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 4:55pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Outstanding results for Platform One students

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Ahead of A-Level results day, students at Platform One College of Music find out their results and for the 18th year students have achieved outstanding results.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 3:15pm

By Dave Pontin

Ventnor Fringe Festival: Moves to new dates for 2019


The new dates will ensure that Ventnor Fringe Festival does not clash with any other festivals taking place at the same time and will mean that performers going to Edinburgh can preview their shows on the Island beforehand.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Bully Bones, Isle of Wight band, features on O’Neill surfing video

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Isle of Wight garage punk band, Bully Bones, have had an old track of their used in a new video by surf brand, O'Neill. Watch that and the band's latest music video.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 12:02pm

By Sally Perry