About the band

Meet Naomi, Billy, James and Toby. We are Nu Generation: a professional wedding, function and party band based in Bournemouth, available to play across the UK and beyond. Nu Generation were formed mid 2010 when Billy and Naomi decided to put their professional talents together and form a function band. James was quickly added on bass. Toby is our newest member joining us in December 2011 and we think he is our most popular guitarist yet!

naomi mulroy vocals vocalist

Naomi Mulroy

Lead Vocals

Naomi has over 15 years of experience in live entertainment starting her training at the age of 10 with local youth theatres and later studying Musical theatre at college. Naomi now trains using the SLS technique as used by famous names such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Kelly Clarkson.

She has been appearing as a headlining Cabaret Vocalist in venues up and down the UK for the past 5 years entertaining audiences young and old.

Naomi has an extensive repertoire across all musical genres and it is her versatility as a vocalist that allows Nu Generation to cover a huge variety of songs from Aretha Franklin to The Kings of Leon

billy baker drums drummer

Billy Baker

Drums/Guest Vocals + backing vocals

Billy took to the drums at an early age and in 1999 won Dorset’s Young Drummer of the Year going on to perform in front of over 5000 people with the Dorset Youth Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Dorset’s Millennium celebrations

Billy has been in various bands - most recently, 51/50s, who he toured the UK and Europe with. He has played venues small and large and holds a degree in Popular Music Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music.

Billy has toured the UK & abroad, worked on numerous theatre shows, played on adverts for commercial television and recorded sessions for commercial radio.

On top of all this Billy provides the guest vocals for the male and rap sections in some of our contemporary tracks, one of the many things that sets the band a part from all the others!

james gardner bassist

James Gardner

Bass Guitar + backing vocals

James is a self-taught bass player that’s been playing for 7 years. In those years he’s played around the southwest in several original and covers bands, and also in pit bands for amateur theatre productions. Most recently with Devon based covers band Gang of thieves. He also has a Degree in Music performance from the University of Exeter.

toby james guitar

Toby James

Lead/Rhythm Guitar + backing vocals

Toby has performed in venues across the UK and Europe, including such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, Regents Park and the British Grand Prix, Silverstone.

Toby is a professionally qualified guitarist, with a BA Hons degree from the Academy Of Contemporary Music, Guildford and is highly experienced in all styles.