Frequently Asked Questions

What type of band is Nu Generation?

Nu Generation are a function band suitable for weddings, parties, corporate functions and other events. We are all highly trained young musicians mixing both new and old classics to keep all audiences entertained.

How big is the band?

We are available in different sizes depending on your requirements and budget. Our core 4 piece band comprises of female vocals, drums/male guest vocals, guitar/backing vocals and bass guitar/backing vocals. We are able to add live brass consisting of trumpet, saxophone and trombone to become a 7 piece band. For bigger events we are able to add to this additional female vocals, additional guitar and keyboards to become an 8/9/10 piece band.

How much do you charge?

We offer a bespoke quote for each enquiry. Factors that affect the price include:
  • Size of band - our 4 piece band can be expanded to 7 with brass or up to 10 with extra musicians
  • Date - some dates especially over Christmas and summer are very popular
  • Day of the week - Friday to Sunday are our most popular days
  • Times - arrival, set by and finish times
  • Distance - we are based in Bournemouth and are available worldwide
  • Size of venue - our 3800w PA system is suitable for most sizes

  • How long will you play for and how will the night run?

    We can tailor our playing times to suit you, let us know your requirements. We most commonly play 2 x 1 hour sets and a typical night would run as follows:
  • 6pm load in, sound check and stage set by 7:30pm
  • Disco music: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Band 1st set: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Interval, disco music: 9:30pm - 10pm
  • Band 2nd set 10pm - 11pm
  • Disco music: 11pm - midnight
  • Band to load out and disco finish by midnight curfew

  • Are you able to play music when you are not playing?

    Yes, we are able to play music on an iPod playlist whilst the band is not playing. Some clients prefer to choose their own playlist prior to the night. A more extensive DJ service can be provided by our regular DJ, if your budget allows, to warm up your guests and take requests.

    Where are you able to travel to?

    We are based in Bournemouth with our best rates being along the southern counties. We can travel anywhere in the UK and Europe with price reflecting travel costs.

    Can we see you perform before we book?

    Yes, we hold a bi-monthly residency in Swanage, Dorset. Let us know if you would like to come and see us perform. Most of our dates are private functions so we are restricted to when we can allow potential clients to watch us. We hope our online videos gives you an indication of what you can expect.

    Are you able to learn our first dance and do requests?

    We are able to perform your first dance where possible, please let us know what you would like us to perform for more information. We are able to take requests from our extensive repertoire and are happy to consult with the client with regards to the set list. We always ensure to make our performances fresh and vibrant so feel free to request a recent set list. Please note some songs from our repertoire are only suitable for our 7 piece band or 4 piece band.

    How much time do you need to set up?

    We prefer at least 90 minutes to load in, set up, sound check and to set the stage. If your guests are arriving from 7:30pm we would be looking to arrive for 6pm. We ask that you leave us enough space to park as close as possible to the performing space to load in our equipment. We are able to do a quiet 'line check' if your guests are present while we set up so we don't disturb your party.

    What are your technical requirements?

    We require at least 4 x 13amp sockets around the stage area for our 1kW PA, lighting and amplification. We like to operate on a stage area of at least 5 metres x 3 metres. We require soft drinks and evening meals where possible. We have Public Liability Insurance up to £40million and all of our electrical equipment has been PAT tested.

    What securities do I get and are there any hidden costs?

    Once we have agreed terms and a deposit has been received we are 100% committed to your engagement. We have many 'dep' musicians that have played with us that we can reply on if for any reason one of us is unavailable or ill. Playing live music is our livelihood and we would do everything we could to avoid letting you down. You are safeguarded by our simple contract and you can let us know what you want and any changes prior to your event. You can also read testimonials from our numerous previous clients on our testimonial page…

    How do I book you?

    Get in touch with us and let us know as much information about your occasion as possible. To secure a booking we ask for a 20% deposit and for us to agree a simple contract containing what we expect from each other. The balance then must be paid at least a week before the date of the engagement. We accept cheque or bank transfer.