NOTE: Before booking an act it is best to listen to them performing live to ensure they are what you expect. If this is not possible, ask about previous performances and contact the organiser.
Andy Roberts. Contemporary and traditional Folk Singer, Songwriter, musician based in Freshwater. For folk clubs, quieter pub venues and house concerts. Contact 01983 752050 email:
J.C. Grimshaw Song writer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher. Blues,Vintage Jazz, Gypsy, Country, Folk and Pop. Contact: http://www.jcgrimshaw.com/ Also contact for The Dance Preachers and Tizigane (The Gypsy Trio) and The Gramophone Party
Joe Caudwell Didgeridoo and percussion. Facebook page
Paul Armfield Highly respected singer-songwriter www.paularmfield.com Facebook page
The Gentleman Songster (Steve Parkes) Songs and comic monologues accompanied by guitar. 01983 754159 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Singing Poet (Ruth Twyman Lockyer) Primarily a poet, also sings unaccompanied folk, blues and just about anything else. Entertains groups. email@example.com
Vickie Clarke Songs with guitar. Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abacus Hazel and Pete play and sing American roots music from past and present. 07770 764974 email email@example.com YouTube Abacus Banjo
Coppersmith Glenn and Linda perform an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary folk songs, some self-penned. Also theatre with music and song. Contact 07799 040416 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dollymopps Virgil and Justin, expert singing of Isle of Wight traditional songs in harmony plus unusual instruments http://www.thedollymopps.co.uk/ Facebook page.
JC and Angelina Popular professional duo who perform in a variety of musical styles. http://www.jcgrimshaw.com/
Puckaster Harp, guitar and vocals. 07880 735114 mail: email@example.com
Serenity Folk, classic jazz and pop. Contact Annabelle Stevens 07821002789 Joseph Williams 07975526620
Taffetty John Hacker and Andy Roberts sing contemporary and traditional songs to guitar and mandolin. Contact via Andy, see above.
Brighstone Barnacles Large group of singers ( up to ten ) perform mainly sea songs and shanties accompanied by guitar. Tel.Dave 741061 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cajundaze Five-piece band playing Cajun music for dancing and listening. Website: www.cajundaze.com Email: email@example.com Facebook page
The Chain Ferry Gang Songs accompanied by guitar, ukeleles, harmonica and tea-chest base. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crew Sing well-known songs and shanties accompanied by a variety of instruments. Also work as a ceilidh band. info@thecrewiow. Website www.thecrewiow.co.uk Facebook page
Double Hitch Vince & Kerry Scriver and James and Tina Goode use their instrumental skills to give traditional songs pazazz. Facebook page
Guith Three piece harmonies and self penned songs with Isle of Wight theme. Contact John Bentley 07970 009642 email@example.com Facebook page
Grizzled Skipper Lively songs, mainly American and brilliant banjo. Does anyone have a contact for them?
Feck! Irish folk/Punk band. Contact 07855380981. Facebook page.
Last Orders Excellent Irish band. Contact via website: http://www.mhsi.co.uk/
Millicent’s Favourite Play instrumentals with guitar, recorder, banjo, mandolin and shruti box. email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook page
Petes Sake Folk, country and Irish music with vocals, fiddle, accordion, banjo and guitar. To book, Tel 07969 735728 or 01983 523578. Website: www.petessake.moonfruit.com
Second Time Around (2ndTA) Always popular, multi-instrumentalists and fine singers perform folk, jazz and blues. See 2ndTA Facebook page
Red Sqwrl Perform old – time country blues and occasional jazz. Facebook page
Slainte Va Irish and Scottish singalong specialists www.slainteva.co.uk
The Hooleys 5-piece band playing Country and Irish music. Facebook page
Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Bands
Alan Young & Margaret available for ceilidhs with caller Ian Watterson. 01983 616240
Concord Ceilidh Band Ceilidh band available for parties, weddings, fund-raisers, etc, any age group or ability level. Caller included. Contact Mike Butler on email@example.com
The Caulkheads Dance Band Ceilidh and barn dance band with own caller for all occasions. Contact via Caulkheads website www.caulkheads.co.uk
The Crew – see ‘bands’
Slainte Va – see ‘bands’
Ceilidh or Barn Dance Callers
Ian Watterson Contact on 0781 2901741
For Good Causes
Rodney and his Merry Minstrels A group of friends who run singalong sessions for seniors and dementia sufferers in care homes and clubs. Contact Rodney on 07895074784 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers Seasoned performers who put on a good show. bookings@scottish fiddlers.co.uk