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The New Things

In Brief: 

4-piece, male/female lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks.

About The New Things

The New Things have set out to create a lively and exciting live band experience that is perfect for every event. With years of experience at the highest level, you can be sure The New Things will get the party rocking! Using an extremely high level of musicianship, the best live equipment and a current and constantly changing set list comprising of pop, rock, disco, funk and soul, The New Things will ensure that your special event goes exactly the way you planned.

All band members are professional full time musicians who have worked with some well known names in the music industry as well as providing session recording work, west end theatre productions and XFM radio sessions. Members have had recording contracts with their own material and sold records across Europe, written for artists such as Melanie Blatt from All Saints and provided musical backing to artists such as Mark Owen of Take That and Emma Bunton from the Spice Girls.

The New Things have toured the UK extensively as well as entertained crowds across Europe, America and the Middle East. Feel free to enquire about overseas bookings in advance.

With a wealth of experience in the music business and a real flair for performing, they really are the perfect choice for any event.

Price from: £1,375

Travel and cost: 

The New Things are London-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

What People Say:

"The music was great and filled up the dance floor - we had lots of comments from guests saying they thought the band was great. The songs were a really good mix and just what we were looking for. You and your band's performance really added to making it a special day for us."
Nick Hart - wedding reception - Hertfordshire

"They were amazing. Everyone danced to every song they played and the feedback from our guests was very complimentary for the band."
Isabel Holmes - wedding reception - Hertfordshire

"I was so happy with this band. They were a huge part of our amazing wedding day."
Sarah Woodyatt - wedding reception - West Midlands

"New Things were superb. Several people throughout the evening and afterwards came and told me how good they were. They are also a pleasure to deal with, quiet, unassuming, professional; they just get on with it. This is the second time they have played at a function for me and I would definitely have them again."
Yvonne Bailey - daughter's 21st birthday party - Buckinghamshire

"Instead of a disaster when the generator ran out of fuel, the band trooped on and we had a karaoke in the dark with drums! Many of our guests have commented that this was their favourite part of the night and how brilliant the band was!"
Caroline Marshall - wedding reception - Surrey

"They were absolutely brilliant, couldn't have been better. All the guests commented on how much they enjoyed them. I would recommend them to anyone."
Jennifer Fairhurst - wedding reception - Cambridge

"The New Things were excellent - the lead singer had an amazing voice."
Caroline Senior - wedding reception - Essex

"The New Things ... were absolutely fantastic. They kept the dance floor buzzing from the start of their first set to the end of their third set. A brilliant band consisting of talented musicians and most importantly friendly, approachable people who just wanted to make the day extra special - and they did!"
Timothy Beer - wedding reception - Worcestershire

"We were delighted that we'd booked The New Things for our wedding reception. The dance floor was packed during all three of their sets. During the planning stage they answered any questions we had, and were wonderfully flexible with arrangements allowing us to have our evening exactly how we wanted it. We'd heartily recommend them!"
Jo Lumb - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire

"They were fabulous. I am so pleased we decided to have a live band. The dance floor was full and everyone commented at how good they were. All vocals were great, what was especially good was the fact that they could switch between female and male lead vocal. They were full of energy all night and communicated well with their audience"
Susan Hornsey - wedding reception - Hertfordshire

"We really liked how they interacted with the crowd on the dance floor. They seemed a bit more entertaining than bands I've seen at other weddings."
Emma Wixey - wedding reception - Oxfordshire

"They were wonderful! Created a great atmosphere and got everyone up dancing! They really made our wedding reception special! Thank you so much xx"
Sarah Francis - wedding reception - Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

"Really good band to have, would recommend them."
Helen Flack - wedding reception - Essex

"Band were superb - easy and flexible to deal with and got the feel of the party and kept it going! Well done!"
Yvonne Bailey - son's 21st birthday party - Buckinghamshire

"The band were fantastic - they were very accommodating in allowing me to join them on stage. All feedback from our guests has been absolutely brilliant!"
Neil Pollock - wedding reception - Essex

"I dont think the dance floor was ever empty."
Tom Baynton - wedding reception - East Sussex

"An outstanding band, so many of our guests commented on the quality of the band and how they made the evening celebrations memorable. The band were above the other bands we listened to - you can't compare them to anyone else""
Julie Francis - wedding reception - Derbyshire

"Would recommend Function Junction and the band to anyone looking for a band. Excellent service all round. Very happy indeed."
Kate Flaxman - wedding reception - Essex

"The band were fantastic. Everyone was up dancing and commented on how brilliant the band were. They exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend them"
Steve Lane - wedding reception - Berkshire

 

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Songs List: 

60's
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
Daydream Believer (Monkees)
I'm A Believer (Monkees)
Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Hard Days Night (The Beatles)
I Feel Fine (The Beatles)
Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Hard To Handle (Otis Redding)
Mustang Sally (The Commitments)
La Bamba (Richie Valence)
Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel or Lemonheads)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
All Day and All of the Night (The Kinks)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Happy Together (The Turtles)
Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
 
70’s
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Stuck In The Middle With You (Steelers Wheel)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
20th Century Boy (T Rex)
My Generation (The Who)
I Love Rock N Roll (Joan Jett)
Teenage Kicks (Undertones)
Heart Of Glass (Blondie)
Video Killed The Radio Star (Buggles)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle)
Long Train Running (Doobee Brothers)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Disco Inferno (Earth Wind and Fire)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

80’s
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Power of Love (Huey Lewis and The News)
The Chain (Fleetwood Mac)
Summer Of '69 (Bryan Adams)
With or Without You (U2)
Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
500 Miles (Proclaimers)
Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns 'n Roses)
Paradise City (Guns ‘n Roses)
Kids In America (Kim Wilde)
Love Shack (B 52's)?
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina And The Waves)
Walk This Way (Run DMC / Aerosmith)
I Love Rock And Roll (Joan Jett & The Black Hearts)
 
90’s
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
Park Life (Blur)
Song 2 (Blur)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Weather With You (Crowded House)
Buck Rogers (Feeder)
She’s The One (Robbie Williams)
She’s Electric (Oasis)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Basket Case (Green Day)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Hush (Deep Purple/ Kula Shaker)
Day We Caught The Train (Ocean Colour Scene)
Riverboat Song (Ocean Colour Scene)
Place Your Hands (Reef)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Just Looking (The Stereophonics)
Why Does It Always Rain On Me (Travis)
Alright (Supergrass)
All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow)
You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette)
Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
Creep (Radiohead)
Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
What’s Up (4 Non Blondes)
Ironic (Alanis Morrisette)

00’s
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Pokerface (Lady Gaga)
Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Don't Stop Believin' (Glee/Journey)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Darkness)
Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
You've Got the Love (Florence and the Machine)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Mercy (Duffy)
Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs)
I Predict a Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
This Love (Maroon 5)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
Last Night (Strokes)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
Smooth Criminal (Alien Ant Farm)
All My Life (Foo Fighters)
Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
Vertigo (U2)
It’s My Life (No Doubt/Talk Talk)
Just Like A Pill (Pink)
Get The Party Started (Pink)
I'm Outta Love (Anastasia)
In The Morning (Razorlight)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Forget You (Cee lo Green)
Locked Out of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Shut Up And Dance (Walk The Moon)
 
Christmas Repertoire!
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Slade - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
John Lennon - Merry Christmas (War is Over)