Three Isle of Wight musicians are making waves this spring with song releases.

Listen: Oliver Dyer’s been listening to the Isle of Wight singers hoping to make it big in the charts:


Find out more about them below…

Sarah Close

sarah-close-01Released on Good Friday, ‘Caught Up’ is the new EP from singer Sarah Close

Originally from the West Wight,  Sarah Close has built up a large following. Her single ‘Call Me Out’ was heard by over 100 000 people on streaming service Spotify on just the first day of release last month.

‘Call Me Out’ has also featured on Channel 4’s Made In Chelsea.

Sarah is due to play a headline concert at Heaven in London on 9 June

Lauran Hibberd

lauran-hibberd-press-shot-1Lauran’s new single comes out on 28 April. Following on from her critically received single ‘The House I Built When I Was Small’, her new single ‘My Favourite Shade Of Blue’ is the first track to be released from a new EP of the same name. That will be released on 12 May.

Recorded at Studio Humbug in East Cowes, Lauran is currently shooting a video for the EP with local music and video production company Skinny Mammoth.

Lauran Hibberd will appear at the forthcoming Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park and Victorious Festival in Portsmouth.

Lewis Shepperd


Fresh from his top 3 finish at the recent national Open Mic UK competition, 23 year old Sandown singer, Lewis Shepperd is releasing his first single called ‘Me’ today (Friday).

It’s recently featured on BBC Introducing as their ‘tip of the week’.

Lewis says

“The feedback so far has been really cool, I’m pretty proud of how people have reacted.”

‘Me’ is available on iTunes. An EP is planned for later in the year.