Events & Promotion
Promoting and developing some of the most exciting musical talent in a live tours and showcases
Curious Generation has promoted, produced and worked on many different events, gigs and shows and has worked with thousands of artists from big names to small acts. For examples of upcoming shows and examples of work please click on the link below.our sister site
Management & Booking
Representing artists for management and live bookings
Click here to find out more about the Curious Generation booking agency and management roster. For more information on any of our artists or to put an act forward for representation please contact us here.
Taking the best pop, roots, swing & dance and you get an act focused on one thing. Great pop music. In the words of Hepcats 'we want to give you a lickle sunshine. Be good to yourself and let good times pour over you and your neighborhood'. Get involved in the world of Hepcats and be a part of one of the most exciting new acts around.
And so it came to pass that a bizarre collection of international musicians formed a band called Subsource in the unlikeliest of suburban towns - Guildford. Lead vocalist and electric double bass player Stu Henshall. African superstar rapper Kimba Mutanda. Guitar and synths pouter Paul Frazer. The classically trained Dennis Ng on keyboards and percussion. And the intricate yet ear splitting drummer Neil Shervell. Within live music circles, Subsource are well known for their successful and highly improvised live shows cementing the band as the live electro/breaks/d'n'b band. Subsource have have wowed festival crowds at festivals across the UK & Europe including V, Isle of Wight, Secret Garden Party, Electric Picnic. Having remixed tunes for Datarock, Parka and GoodBooks, played with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Hexstatic, The Egg and Ebony Bones and with lead track 'Disarm' used on Sky Sports. Subsource have just released their debut album 'Tales From The Doombox'.
From France, Caravan Palace bring you the improbably futuristic Charleston. Caravan Palace is to swing what the Gotan Project is to tango. With a platinum debut album, a sell out national tour playing to over 200,000 people, a nomination for Victoires de la Musique 2009 and multiple European festivals slots under their belts, The last year has been quite incredible for a quite incredible band.
"It all started with a double bass player, a guitarist and a violinist; all highly talented musicians who are really into swing, Django addicts who enjoy tinkering with electro. Their project attracted a singer, a clarinettist, a trombonist who doubles up on percussion and a guitarist who also acts as DJ. With their "Zazou" look (inspired by Parisian paleo-punks from the 1940s), they serve up festive, frantic music, an improbable futuristic and melodious Charleston fit for the dance floor.
Late in 2007 producers James and Olly, and Vocalist Jagga got together in their East London studio intent on creating an individual sound nasty enough to irregulate heartbeats and perforate eardrums on dance-floors the world over. The result was Devil's Gun. Sounding like a twisted amalgamation of Daft Punk, The Prodigy and Basement Jaxx, their sleazy, hard-hitting productions perfectly blend breaks, electro, house and synth-rock, with lyrical hooks and melodies that enter your brain and simply don't leave.
'The hottest thing to come out of London since Dizzee Rascal' - Mixmag
'This is bitingly Catchy Stuff' - Metro
'...pairs the energy and style of Basement Jaxx, but with a broader musical pallette' - Music Week
The New Devices
A London squat party is not a party unless you forget almost everything that occurs. As it happens when two like minded musicians, Guz and Justin randomly met at a party in notorious east London, apart from a lengthy argument about music and the promise of meeting up with clearer minds, little can be remembered... Immediately, hanging out together turned into mini adventures around the bars of Camden, Hoxton and Soho. Ideas were developed and the motley pair turned motley duo - The New Devices.
The New Devices write songs about debauched nights, mischief and sometimes the regrettable mornings after. Listening to them, you can clearly hear the dance influences and the energetic beats driving the songs, but there's additionally a wide rock'n'roll soundscape offering the big catchy choruses that could fill football terraces. The live performance cements The New Devices sound, using live instruments and Justin as the killer frontman.
As a teenager who couldn't really play the guitar, Jont rode a Greyhound bus across America, interviewing 20 of America's most famous poets. After his return to the UK, he started hosting the now legendary monthly event "UNLIT" a hybrid of party/gig and celebration of music and openness for strangers & friends alike. An incredibly talented UK singer songwriter who writes timeless, quality music, Jont is an artist to treasure. Jonts new album, the new more upbeat, rocking - "Set It Free" - is the sound of an artist who has genuinely found his voice.
Jonts new album, the new more upbeat, rocking - "Set It Free"" - is the sound of an artist who has genuinely found their voice.
"achingly lovely melodies - ****" - Uncut
"rather marvelously like Bowie in his happier moments" - Artrocker
"Marvelously tender and beautifully understated" - virginmedia.com
The Curious Collective
Fresh, young, dynamic, entertaining, soulful, energetic and 100% live, the internationally acclaimed rare collective brings together the best live musicians from the music world to form the hottest live corporate & function band in the UK. The band performs at private and public events from corporate events and weddings, to live parties and charity events in the UK and across the world. Renowned for their professionalism, high quality and amazing live shows, The Rare Collective brings the highest standard of excellence and will deliver a performance that will not be forgotten.
O'Spada are a five piece who formed in Stockholm in 2006 whose sound is a melting pot of soul, funk, hip hop, rock and pop resulting in something that is not only original and unique but insanely catchy and extremely danceable.
Their reputation has grown in epic proportions and they've captivated audiences and won fans around the world with their unique brand of vintage pop after the single 'time' was leaked into the bloggersphere. Annie Mac, Guardian, Sunday Times Culture and Fader soon became fans. The band have not only caused a stir in the UK and their native Sweden but also internationally. Prepare for world domination O'Spada style!
Pony Pony Run Run
The gaellic 3-piece have had a tremendous past 12 months. This included supporting Katy Perry in Scotland, sell out tours in france and now a win at French Music award for best newcomer (kind of like The Brits). The infectiously catchy debut single 'Hey You' was released last September with it storming straight into the Hype Machine Top 10 as well as gaining glowing reviews.
In their native France the band are blowing up bigtime. They've sold out 3,000 capacity venues as well as tours with Simple Minds, Calvin Harris and La Roux. PPRR are brothers Gaetan and Amael and friend Antonin, a 3-piece from Nantes France. Their sound is a perfect slice of genre-bending nuclear power pop with beautifully written lyrics and buzzy synths that only the French do that well. Ultimately PPRR play dance music for people who love their pop, and they're not afraid to say it.
Creating and delivering marketing solutions for brands to be associated with music
Curious Generation creates and delivers marketing solutions for brands through music.
- We create ideas for brands to target new and existing consumers across multi-channel distribution to increase the brands commercial opportunities.
- We design and create multi-platform user experience with music and brands, engaging effectively with the target audience .
- Curious Generation has the ability to deliver a project from concept to completion giving feedback through each stage of the process.
We have worked with a number of amazing brands in our time from all over the business spectrum. Click on the logo's below to see more:
Pampero (Video Here)
Pampero Rum is a Venezuelan Rum owed by Diageo, one of the largest drinks company in the world.
To create and deliver a "below the line" music strategy for Pampero aligning the product with emerging live music artists.
Pampero Unplugged, live acoustic performances from breaking artist, filmed in selected houses for guests to listen to performances and sample Pampero Rum. Urban Works, a 650 capacity event combining live fashion show with live music and Venezuelan DJ's with over 7 collections, 20 models, 8 dancers and sets from 3 live acts and Pampero taste-testing. Pampero Fundacion, a foundation to help emerging artist to have an access to live music events and music industry representative.
Pampero gained PR exposure to over 500,00 people as well as gaining gig of week and hottest ticket in town reviews. Over 5000 people sampled Pampero Rum and over 100 acts engaged with Pampero Fundacion, Urban Works and Pampero Unplugged.
Disney (Video Here)
The Disney Channel approached Curious Generation in relation to the filming of the series of Hannah Montana in the UK.
To book two suitable support acts that would be suitable for the target audience (ages 9 - 13) to play to a 300 capacity crowd before the filming of a Hannah Montana took place.
Curious Generation booked "Room Six," a young five piece male indie band as well as "Serese", a 3 piece girl group. Both artist performed a 25 minute set and got the crowd excited for the filming of Hannah Montana.
Disney achieve great reaction from the crowd for the filmed and have asked Curious Generation to supply other acts for shows.
Hugo Boss (Video Here)
Hugo Boss is one of the leading clothing brands in the UK with extraordinary fashion diversity at a constantly high level of quality.
To source talent, logistics, production and stage management for various Hugo Boss events including the launch of the new Canary Wharf store and after party, a new season party in Central London and Annual Summer Press Event.
Selected and contracted suitable artist including a live performance from breaking Australian act, Sneaky Sound System and a set from world renowned DJ, Paul Harris of Dirty Vegas. Curious Generation also supplied the specific production for each act and venue and stage managed the events.
CG has subsequently worked on further events and has become Hugo Boss preferred music supplier for campaigns and events.
British University Skiing Championships (BUSC) is the largest student skiing trip with over 3000 students from over 20 universities taking part in the week.
To programme all the music entertainment for the week across three main venues along with the opening and closing ceremonies.
A diverse entertainment programme which included Schlomo, the UK Beatbox Champion, DJ Paul Harris of Dirty Vegas, DJ's True Confessors, DJ Oli Pattern and the student favourites cover band, Mullit.
Due to the success of the entertainment, BUSC Main Event had to increase the capacity the following year due to demand from students and Curious Generation produced a reunion party in London with a 600 capacity venue that sold out.
Isle of Wight Festival
The Isle of Wight Festival is one of the most popular live music festivals in the UK with over 60,000 people attending the festival each year.
To programme the first year of the Band Stand at the Isle of Wight Festival with the Isle of Wight music college, Platform One.
Local bands from the Isle of Wight music college performed during the day with higher profile acts headlining the Band Stand on each of the festival nights included Lethal Bizzle, Mohair and Rotating Leslie
Curious Generation asked to supply live music talent to venues on Isle of Wight on a monthly basis.
We offer creative digital solutions for branding, marketing and data capture
Curious Generation has a pioneering a new agency committed to developing the most exciting, dynamic and innovative methods of online communication.
- Bespoke Micro-sites
- Flyer and Poster Packages
- Web Design and Build
- Social networking pages Re-skin (myspace, facebook etc)
- Online Advertising Formats
- Rich Media
- Email Mailing Lists
- Mobile/Blue Casting
- Data capture
- Fan-base Data Capture
- Cross Platform Solutions
- Digital Content
- Video Production
- Content Distribution
- Viral Marketing
An interactive marketing tool to create enhance the brand and offer a multi-layered online advert.Launch Campaign →
An overlay ad featured on a key websites to make the most impact for the brands’ campaign.Launch Campaign →
The Rare Collective
Logo creation and website design/build for a top function band, The Curious Collective.Launch Site →
See what happened when Curious Generation teamed up with a singers, beat-boxers and a creative film director for a viral content campaign idea.Launch Video →