Rob da Bank launches monthly Isle of Wight music night — Number One Island

By a County Press reporter

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 16:30

 

Rob da Bank launches monthly Isle of Wight music night — Number One Island

Rob da Bank is launching a new music night at the Cow Co, Tapnell Farm.

A NEW night showcasing the best Isle of Wight music talent, created by Bestival curator Rob da Bank, kicks off next week.

Number One Island, will launch at The Cow Co, Tapnell Farm, on Thursday next week and will run once a month.

Rob, who co-founded the Sunday Best record label and has his own show on BBC Radio 6, said: "I’ve always thought it’s amazing to have such a cool and diverse festival heritage on the Isle of Wight. So many iconic, legendary and new acts have played on this beautiful Island, but equally when a big festival lands for the weekend the acts whizz in and out and people get a quick hit of the island and what it has to offer musically and then it all seems to blow over.

"The Island needs a more sustainable live music scene — it has got a very cool undercurrent of live acts, but mostly with nowhere to play, and I know from running the Rob da Bank Music Club that teenagers in particular struggle for somewhere to practice and play in front of people. 'Number One Island’ will be our monthly effort to showcase some of the Island's best live acts, DJs and spoken word acts - maybe even a choir, beatboxer or some dance acts!"

The event starts at 6pm. Entry is free and the Cow Company will run a buy one, get one free burger offer.

The opening night will feature Lauran Hibberd and The Ohmz, and spoken word from King Stammers and Doris Doolally.

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. 'Mindless vandalism' at Smallbrook stadium

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

  2. Fire at Rookley Co-op

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

  3. Newport cemeteries tidy-up a step closer

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

  4. Animal magic works wonders at Bembridge care home

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

  5. Cowes lifeboat launched to assist man in the water off The Parade

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News