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After 45 years of operations Solent Records has now ceased trading through the retirement of founder John Waterman. None of the releases are available from the site but some MAY be obtained direct from the artists. The artist pages are still here for reference and information.
If any Island artist or band would like a free consultation on sound engineering ( getting a better live or recorded sound), How to get interest from the music business, or general advice, please get in touch.
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Songs From Singing Islanders
A CD compilation of 10 digitally re-mastered songs bridging 30 years of fun music highlighting the environment, events and institutions of the Isle of Wight. from Lauri Say, Toni Malo, Robin Holbrook and Chris Mackett. Now re-released in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Isle of Wight.
Matt Kellett
Isle of Wight based dancer / singer / guitarist, Matt Kellett, heard music from another time when he dozed off while sunbathing at spooky Knighton Gorges. He dreamt he saw a group of Baroque players come into the field in front of Knighton woods. There were between five and ten of them enjoying themselves and taking it easy, as though they were relaxing before entertaining in the manor that evening. A Lute player started to play this tripping melody and a woman began to dance and as the song progressed she became more and more part of the music and I remember thinking it was the most amazing dancing I had ever witnessed..........
Graham McCullough Singer-Songwriter
Graham's songs touch your heart in a way that's rare. They are about the Loves, Life and Loss that many people can identify with. His first 3 song EP of love songs was released digitally on iTunes, HMV etc on 16th February 2009 and was a taster for his full album released on 22nd June 2009 on download and CD. He is starting to get solid support from DJ's across the UK, interviews in the press and played 2 sets at the IW Festival.
'Luke' Guy Reed Country Singer-Songwriter
Luke has achieved a great amount with his acclaimed, largely self penned, album NO HAT. Glowing reviews in all the UK Country mags, solid support from DJ's across the UK, Europe and increasingly the world, interviews on radio, TV and press.
Jet Harris Legendary bass player with The Shadows has an album deal with Solent Records . 'Diamonds Are Trumps' (SLTD 116) was released on 23rd September 2002 and was available to UK/Ireland Retail and Wholesale, through Nova/Pinnacle. Now withdrawn from retail distribution.
She Said Isle of Wight Pop/Rock Duo

Dave The Plumber Check out the CD made by this popular character from Meridian TV's series The Village.