Chalkpit Records to kick off Cowes Week entertainment

ISLE of Wight music label Chalkpit Records will be kicking off the Cowes Week entertainment. After last year's success, the label is set to host another takeover event, featuring a line-up of Island talent,  on Thursday, July 27 at Cowes Yacht Haven. The line up includes blues rock trio Confed Fred - who performed at this year's Glastonbury Festival - along...

Sarah Close announces Isle of Wight gig

It's been a fantastic couple of months for Isle of Wight star Sarah Close after she snapped up a number one hit and a record deal — as you do. The 22 year old's debut single Call Me Out, from the EP Caught UP, beat Katy Perry to the top spot in the Official Physical Singles Top 100 in April. As...

yoppul went to the Isle of Wight Festival

This weekend, thousands of revellers descended on the Island for the Isle of Wight Festival — and, of course, yoppul decided to join the party. Luckily, the festival defied gloomy weather forecasts, with the sun shining on Seaclose Park for *most* of the weekend as people watched sets from the likes of David Guetta and Run DMC, to Zara Larsson...

Isle of Wight bands to feature on BBC Introducing

Two Island bands will be debuting brand new singles on BBC Introducing tomorrow (May 6). Electronic indie five piece Nakamarra and beach punk trio Reminders will be featured on Stephanie Nieuwenhuy's BBC Introducing show on Radio Solent between 8 - 9 pm. Silas Gregory, from Chalkpit Records, said: “It's great to be able to work so closely to Steph at BBC...

Don’t miss Furthermore’s comeback gig

Popular Island band, Furthermore, have announced they are making a return to the music scene with their first show in six months. Furthermore, featuring members David McGregor, 18, Wilfred Armfield, 17, and Jake Goodrum, 17, will headline the Blacksheep Bar, Ryde, on Thursday, May 11. They will be supported by Goo Lagoon, the recording project of Fox Rawding, 18, rock duo...

Avocado Sunrise to release debut single

Up and coming indie-rock band, Avocado Sunrise, release their debut single on Friday. The Isle of Wight teenage quartet, comprising of Jake Goodrum, Patrick Bray, George Lawrence and Finn Sandy, recorded the track, called 17, in a bedroom using just a single mic, and it was mastered at the local Studio 5A. Since playing their first gig back in December, the...

Isle of Wight DJ brings world class talent to the Island

A NINETEEN year old DJ is bringing world class talent to the Island as part of a new string of dance nights. Unhappy with the Island music scene, Eden Pardey from Shanklin — aka Just Eden — decided to organise his own club nights, named Bassline Sessions. After the success of the inaugural event in January, which was headlined by garage...

Interview with Sarah Close — the Isle of Wight singer with a million Spotify streams

NOT many artists can boast a million Spotify streams on their debut single. However, this is the feat that has been achieved by former Ryde School pupil Sarah Close, who released Call Me Out just under three weeks ago. The 21 year old wrote the song in October 2015, however, it was only after the song was produced in November last...

Catch Rhain and Lauran Hibberd’s Ventnor gig

One of the Island’s top performing artists, Rhain, will be taking to the stage in Ventnor this week. The event will be held at the atmospheric St Catherine’s Church, on Saturday, March 18. When she’s not performing with fellow Islanders Plastic Mermaids, Rhain has been wowing audiences with her solo sets, supporting the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Lucy Rose at some...

Island promoter reaches new heights with Spinnaker Tower silent disco

AN ISLAND promoter has reached new heights after hosting a silent disco at the top of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. The sold out event was organised by University of Portsmouth student 21 year old Josh Peverley, who started planning events when he was 13. The disco, held on February 17, was the second of it's kind, after last year's...