EVENTS ROUND UP

Here are our November highlights!

We’re delighted to once again be working with luxury department store, Fortnum & Mason, providing festive entertainment over the Christmas season. The live music has included, cello & violin, harp & trumpet and carol singers. Look out for more live music coming up in December with jazz vocalist, Elisa and jazz guitarist, Dave Archer.

Click HERE to enquire about booking your Christmas entertainment (it’s not too late, we promise!)

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Photo credit: Silver Heart Pictures

We’ve been working with boutique hotel and restaurant, Bingham Riverside, in Richmond, on their monthly live soul nights. So far SG artists that have performed, include, Laura, Daniel, Mike, & Adam. The last music night this year features Ella Marie, who will be performing there on Tuesday December 17th. Book your table HERE.

To enquire about booking music at your venue, click HERE.

Christian Louboutin is a fashion giant, and his signature red-lacquered soled shoes are world-renowned. Recently Louboutin launched an exclusive capsule collection inspired by The Royal Ballet’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. We were thrilled to provide live cello and violin at their Mount Street Boutique, for an event they hosted in collaboration with the Royal Opera House to celebrate the launch.

To book strings for your event, click HERE.

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Telecommunications company, Capacity Media, held the Global Carrier Awards at Indigo at The O2. The annual ceremony is Europe’s largest event uniting the global connectivity industry. SG’s LED drummers gave an exhilarating performance to kick off the night, which featured live percussion and a dance show, that wowed guests.

Click HERE to enquire about booking LED drummers.

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Our DJ’s entertained revellers at The Dickens Inn every Thursday & Friday in November. The Dickens Inn is an original warehouse building near Tower Bridge. It’s thought to have originally housed tea, or to have been owned by a local brewery. Today it’s a pub, restaurant and bar, and an ideal venue for wedding parties and events. Catch our DJ’s there throughout December too!

To enquire about booking DJ’s at your venue, click HERE.

Events Round Up

We’ve provided some fantastic music entertainment for several events, weddings and parties over the last few months. Grab a cuppa, put on some music (why not check out our latest playlist HERE), and have a read of our latest events round up!


We provided a Mariachi band for one of Soho House’s gorgeous members’ clubs, High Road House, in Chiswick. Guests enjoyed lively Mexican music and Margaritas!

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SG’s most sought after band, the Briggs Street Players, performed live at the new Tottenham stadium, for the Champions League Quarter Final match between Spurs and Manchester City.

There was live Blues from SG act, Sly Fox Express, at The Big Smoke in Leicester Square. The Big Smoke regularly hosts live music events and serves up grilled fare aplenty!

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Photo by Lori Loves

The coolest Cuban band in town, Havana Kings, performed for communication strategy advisors, Hawthorn, at their annual Summer party.

Havana Kings are a Cuban Salsa band, and are the perfect addition to a summer garden party, or any event where you want a lively and fun ambience! They’re available from a duo right up to a full 9-piece orchestra. They’ve performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre, The 606 Club and at countless weddings and private parties.

For enquiries and bookings click HERE.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

We’ve provided music entertainment for several wedding parties over the past few months. Highlights include; The Briggs Street Players performing at a wedding at Gloucestershire venue, Elmore Court; DJ Callum entertaining wedding guests at Sandhurst Military Academy; and DJ Zulu provided the musical backdrop for a wedding at the Oyster Shed. Several of our acts have also been performing for wedding parties at Richmond favourite, Bingham Riverhouse .

For all wedding enquiries and bookings click HERE.


Events Round Up

We’ve had a fantastic few months, working with some wonderful clients and some fab new venues. Read on to see what we’ve been up to.

SG acts have been performing at one of London’s most impressive venues, The NED. Our acts have been performing weekly in the Members Restaurant, as well as appearing on the Nickel Stage.

For further information on the Ned, click HERE.

Soulful singer/guitarist, Mike, performed live for world renowned fabric designers, GP & J Baker, at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.

Mike is an outstanding vocalist who has worked alongside the likes of Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis and Jessie J.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Mike.

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Photo credit: Jack Hardy

Gypsy Jazz quartet, Nouveau Boheme, performed for an event at OXBO Bankside, in February. OXBO is a Hilton Restaurant & Bar serving English classics with a twist, and bottomless brunches. Did someone say bottomless?!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Nouveau Boheme.

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Singer and pianist, Kate, performed at an event for the Royal Lancaster London. Our lovely new piano shell, Berta, also made an appearance!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Kate, or Berta(!)

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We continue to work with luxury river yacht, Silver Sturgeon. SG acts that have performed aboard the yacht recently include, Frida, Havana Kings, and Jazz vocalist, Megan (pictured).

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We worked with exclusive travel company, Niquesa, again this month. We provided a Japanese Koto player for the launch of their new luxury travel packages to Japan.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Japanese music for your event.

Events Round Up

We’ve had an incredibly busy few months, working with some lovely clients, and some fantastic new venues too. Here’s a quick round up!

Cuban Salsa Band London

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Havana Kings

We provided cuban band, Havana Kings, and dancers for a Niquesa event to promote their luxury travel brand.

WATCH Havana Kings HERE.

Wedding Band London

Dukebox City

“They were the stand out feature of the whole wedding day without a doubt; they really, really made our reception. Planning both the band and DJ with James was a breeze throughout; he was clear from the offset on pricing, timing and his recommendations. We couldn’t be more happy with how everything worked out. Thank you James and team!” Laura & Scott (Wedding Couple)

Pop/Soul band, Dukebox City, performed at a wedding party at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, in the Hansom Lounge. The guests absolutely loved it, and photographers Joe and Charlotte, captured some fantastic moments. The couple chose Bruno Mars’ track, ‘Treasure’ as their first dance.

WATCH Dukebox City HERE

Soul Band London

Briggs Street Players

Fast becoming Sound Generation’s busiest band, the Briggs Street Players, performed at a wedding at the stunning, Lulworth Castle, in Dorset. The wedding couple chose Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in The Mirror’ as their first dance.

WATCH Briggs Street Players HERE.

White City House

Soho House

We’re thrilled to now be preferred suppliers at White City House. Over the past few months, SG acts have performed regularly at Soho House venues – White City House, and The Ned. Acts that have performed include, Ella Marie, Briggs Street Players, Mike Davies and Adam Harris. Briggs Street Players also got to perform at music-loving MP, Chuka Umunna’s 40th birthday bash!

Fortnum and Mason

Fortnum & Mason

We recently worked with Fortnum and Mason on some festive entertainment. SG carol singers, harpists and violin & cello duo performed at their flagship London store bringing some festive cheer to customers.

Sunborn London

Replay

SG band, Replay, recently performed aboard luxurious superyacht hotel, Sunborn.

WATCH Replay HERE.

WHAT WE’RE UP TO | JUNE

 

WEDDING FAIR | THE OYSTER SHED
“A wedding on the banks of the Thames – what could be more perfect?”

We were delighted to have been a part of a hand-picked selection of recommended suppliers to exhibit at The Oyster Shed’s most recent luxury Wedding Showcase.
Guests were welcomed into the venue with a refreshing, after work cocktail, before being introduced to a small number of suppliers ranging from floristry and calligraphers to bakers and, of course, music!

CAMINO LONDON | SHOREDITCH
Thursdays and Fridays throughout June, you can catch SG DJ’s performing only the best live music to kick start your weekend playlist!
With summer quickly approaching, make the most of the evening sun and join us for a cocktail or two!

WHAT WE’RE UP TO | MAY

SILVER FLEET
We are thrilled to be working on the water with private charter company, Woods’ Silver Fleet, as their newly appointed, preferred supplier for live entertainment!

THE NEDS BIRTHDAY BASH
Recently turned one! And we were honoured to have been asked to perform at their birthday bash spectacular earlier this month.
And you can catch a glimpse of our very own Briggs Street Players performing to a lively crowd over on Twitter!

CLICK HERE!

BRIGGS STREET PLAYERS
It’s been an especially busy month for Soul band, Briggs Street Players.
The boys had an exciting performance at the opening of Soho House group’s new venue, White City House at the end of April. They also had a whopping three weddings over the course of just four days at fantastic venues, Claridges, Coworth Park, and Chiswick House – followed by a show at The Ned for their 1st Birthday Party, supporting none other than Gabrielle!

WHAT WE’RE UP TO | EASTER + MOTHERS DAY

 

APRIL NEWSLETTER
Click the image below to read our April Newsletter!

WHITE CITY HOUSE
We were delighted to provide a live music for the opening of this incredible new Soho House venue in White City, west London.
Over three nights, SG artists Daniel Walker, Nicola Sipprell and Jessica Berry performed in the lounge bar for drinkers and diners.

EASTER WEEKEND!
Our DJ’s were serving up some hoppin’ Easter tunes at our local Camino residences in Monument and Kings Cross over the Easter weekend.
Although we were sad to have missed out on their chocolate and coffee, cocktail masterclass! Fingers crossed they bring this one back for Christmas – we’ll be first in line to try it, that’s for sure!

MOTHERS DAY | LANES OF LONDON
Right in time for Mothers Day, we teamed up with Lanes of London and started a regular weekend music schedule!

Starting with a Harpist for Saturday Afternoon Tea and Gypsy Jazz for those scrumptious Sunday Roasts!
(1:00 – 4:40)

WHAT WE’RE UP TO | FEBRUARY

 

BRIDEBOOK WEDDING AWARDS 2018
Thank you to all our fantastic clients for our rave reviews – out of hundreds of participants, we have won the Silver Bridebook Wedding Awards 2018 Badge of Excellence !!

“Badges go out to those who received the most reviews and testimonials from their community of couples”

 

VALENTINES DAY
For all you lovebirds, this Valentine’s Day SG singer, Louise Golbey, will be performing a little ‘Valentines Jazz’ at the Park Lane Marriott Hotel, free to all drinkers and diners from 6.00 – 9.00 pm.
Not yet made any plans for date night? Book your table now!


You can also be serenaded by SG artists at Sketch and Corinthia London’s Bassoon Bar.

WEDDINGS AT THE BINGHAM

This month we have an exciting number of weddings taking place at The Bingham featuring performances from artists such as ESQAdam Harris, the Briggs Street Players and DJ Zulu.

“ESQ strings and Dream Big jazz Band were absolutely amazing and exceeded all expectations!”
Alicia and Nick, Bride & Groom

LIVE MUSIC AT THE NED


Performances by James Sayer (4.00 – 4.45 + 5.00 – 5.45) and
The Briggs Street Players (9.00 – 10.00 + 11.00 – 12.00)

New live artist photos by Lori Loves!

THE JANUARY NEWSLETTER HAS LANDED!
Click the image below to read up on our January News!

WHAT WE’RE UP TO | JANUARY 2018

WEDDING FAIR AT THE BINGHAM


We were delighted to attend this years wedding fair at The Bingham hotel.
With lots of weddings already upcoming, it was great to meet so many happy couples and share a little taster of the SG experience.

MID-WEEK VIP’S
DJ Matt Grierson sparked a little ‘hump-day’ dance party one week at ALOFT London Excel for a VIP sales event with Marriott hotels.

“BECAUSE WE CAN CAN CAN”
Step back Santa! There was nothing Christmassy about this staff party!
Artist DJ Zulu played an eclectic mix of Electro-Swing and Commercial party music at a Moulin Rouge themed Christmas party for well-deserved staff at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, in the decadent Hansom Lounge.

“The DJ was great and loved by all, we had a really good night and received great feedback from all the team”.

photography by: Mark Bothwell

ESPA LIFE AT CORINTHIA
Earlier this month artist Libby Shone had the pleasure of performing at one of the UK’s number one spa destinations!
Libby played an upbeat and lively set for private members and workers of the ESPA Life Spa, Gym and Salon, in one of our regular SG residences; Corinthia London’s Bassoon Bar.

“It was great. We know and love the singer already, hence we requested her! Members loved the music and enjoyed the party as well”.

EAST INDIA CLUB
Christmas may feel forever ago for most people, but for the staff at East India Club, Mayfair, it’s been extended and we couldn’t be happier about it!
After all, what better way to kick the January “back-to-work blues,” than with a party!
Featuring DJ James in The Smoking Room with a mixing table.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE NED
We are thrilled to announce that you can now catch an SG artist performing every week at popular London venue, The Ned!
This evening we have SG duo Frida performing Live for all drinkers and diners from 9 pm.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hoping you all had wonderfully relaxing Christmases and feeling refreshed and ready for all that lay ahead in 2018.
2017 was such a great year for us in many ways, and we are very grateful to all our fantastic clients for making it so.

A ROUND UP | BRIDES THE SHOW 2016

We had a fantastic time at Brides The Show this year! It was great to meet lots of  wedding couples and chat through their ideas for music entertainment on their big day. We also met some fab exhibitors, including our super lovely neighbour, and amazing photographer, Faye Cornhill.

Some of our acts also performed over the weekend, take a look at a small collection of images below! …

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Cellist, Kirsten, from string quartet ESQ.

Vocalist, Daniel, from the Briggs Street Players.

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Harpist extraordinaire, Cecilia.

Wedding EntertainmentVocalist/guitarist, Laura.

A ROUND UP | BRIDES THE SHOW 2015

We had an absolute blast at Brides The Show last month! It was great to meet so many wedding couples, and find out what music entertainment they were looking for. We’re looking forward to working with some of them over the next few months!

Soul Singer at Brides The ShowUlrika performing live on the catwalk.

Soul Singer at Brides The ShowLibby and Dave from band, ‘Replay‘, performing live on the catwalk.

Strings at Brides The ShowKirsten and Charis performing live in the restaurant at Brides The Show.

Brides The ShowEnd of show silliness!
Photo courtesy of our lovely neighbours, Photobooth!

A ROUND UP | When Camilla met Camilla!

London Harpist

Last month Camilla Parker Bowles was a surprise guest at the Hampton Court Palace Flower show and visited Paul Martin’s ‘A Music Lover’s’ garden where SG harpist, Camilla, was performing. We were delighted that Paul went on to win the Silver Gilt Medal for his beautiful garden!

Camilla Parker Bowles

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A ROUND UP | Geronimo Inns Wedding Show

Geronimo Inns Wedding Entertainment

Join us this Saturday from 12pm at the Geronimo Inns Wedding Show taking place at the Crown, in Bow. Three of our acts will be performing live: vocalists, Mi’das and Dan, and harpist, Isabella. An absolute must for any wedding couples looking for inspiration!

The show will feature local suppliers showcasing products including vintage dresses, flowers and cakes, plus there’ll free sample canapés, the bar will be serving drinks and the entry is free!

A ROUND UP | Brides The Show

Brides The Show

Sound Generation will be exhibiting at Brides The Show later this year. It’s our first time exhibiting at this prestigious, annual showcase, and needless to say, we are very excited about it!
For any brides to be, Brides The Show is an absolute must for getting inspiration for your big day.

This year’s show takes place at The Business Design Centre in Islington from the 2nd – 4th October, and will feature the very best in Bridal including some of our acts performing for you, LIVE!

More details coming soon. To book your tickets to the show, click HERE.

Music for Venues | Playlists for Businesses

Music playlists for businesses

We’re very excited about launching our new service: curating music playlists for businesses. If you are looking for music playlists to fit your venue’s brand, then we can help. With years of experience, we are experts in creating background music to suit any environment. We curate playlists for restaurants, bars, hotels, workspaces and everything in between! Listen to some of our playlists at all the Camino branches, as of March.

If you would like to make an enquiry about music playlists for your business please click HERE.

Music for Venues | Harpists at the Hansom Lounge, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Harpist for Hire

 

 

We’re now providing harpists for the Hansom Lounge at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, every Sunday as well as Saturday. Catch some of SG’s harpists performing from 2:30 – 5pm. Whilst you’re there, why not enjoy a spot of afternoon tea too?

You can also catch SG acts performing in the Booking Office every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7pm.

All live music events are free to drinkers & diners.

A ROUND UP | Halloween at Camino

This weekend our freakishly good DJ’s will be helping Camino get their Halloween parties started!

There’ll be DJ sets on Friday 31st at Camino (Kings Cross, Blackfriars & Monument) from 6pm – late, and there’s double the ghoulish trouble at Kings Cross, with a second night of Halloween fun on Saturday 1st November!

FREE entry & prizes for the best costumes. Good luck!

Click here for more info.

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A ROUND UP | SG’S NEW WEBSITE!

Sound Generation Thanks
Welcome to our brand new website!
We’ve been so excited about launching the site because we feel that it represents us and our wonderful artists, perfectly.
So please have a look around – we hope you like what you see!

A huge thanks go out to Sam Devito, Tom Scott-Malden and Suj Gadhania  (web monkeys/uber friends), for their design, creativity, and for their infinite patience.

 

Special thanks also go out to…


Garrett & Garrett Videographers & Photographers

Cristina Sound Generation Artist

 

Garrett and Garrett are an award-winning videography team based in London. We began working with just recently, but from day one have been blown away by their creativity, skill behind the camera, and their positive attitude. We cannot thank them enough for the videos and photography they have done for us.

If you are ever in need of a promotional video – these are your guys!

 


Murray Clarke Wedding Photographer

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Murray is a fantastic photographer who took the shots of us in and around Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick, which we used for the ‘about us’ page, and whose work also features elsewhere on our site. He also very kindly let us use one of his photos on our new homepage! Murray has recently featured in several wedding blogs and magazines.

Planning a wedding? Need a photographer? You do the math!

 


Philip Hardman Photographer

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He’s photographed the likes of Ed Miliband (no, not the now infamous bacon sandwich shot) and his clients include Tatler, Land Rover, Evening Standard and Jaguar. We love his photography and were thrilled when he offered to work with us on a few projects including photographing Irene and her band performing at the Forge for the London Jazz Festival last year.

A ROUND UP | Bar Pepito, Camino & Marriott

bar-pepito-front-doorWe are now providing Spanish guitarists for Bar Pepito in Kings Cross, a gorgeous Andalusian bodega, specialising in sherry, tapas and hand carved jamón. Our flamenco artists will be performing on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm. (N.B. Castanets are obligatory.)

We’re also super excited to now be working with, not one, not two but TRES (that’s Spanish for three) Camino venues!
SG DJ’s will be throwing down soulful latin, old skool, and commercial flavours at Camino in Kings Cross, Blackfriars and Monument.

 


Live Music at Marriott West India Quay

Marriott, West India Quay

Last month we helped launch the brand new terrace of the Lobby Lounge at the London Marriott West India Quay Hotel. DJ Zulu provided the chilled and eclectic soundtrack. Starting September 11th, we will provide a DJ every Thursday evening in the Lobby Lounge. Make sure you pop in; it’s a fabulous space, with an incredible Gin selection and cocktail menu (we intend to work our way through it four drinks at a time), and of course – great tunes!