Something Borrowed

5  ( 3 reviews ) · Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Echuca, Shepparton, Albury, TAS · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

ABIA AWARD WINNERS - Winner best live act in Australia 2022 and Victoria’s Best Ceremony Music 2020 & 2021 // Winner Victoria’s Best Live Wedding Band 2018 & 2019

We are a collection of Australia's busiest and best, multiple award winning, wedding duos. We can cater to all sizes and styles of weddings.

If that's not enough, after winning best live entertainment in Australia at the most recent Australian Bridal Awards.

Walk down the aisle to our beautiful acoustic version of your 'must have' song, then kick the party into top gear and get the dance floor pumping with our full band sound to fully produced backing tracks. It's a big band sound for a small band budget! 

Whatever type of wedding, indoor or outdoor, any season... Something Borrowed has you covered for ceremony, canape, reception music, MCing and Photo Booths!

Something Borrowed offers a range of customisable music packages for weddings, including:

  • Ceremony and canapes (available Monday - Thursday weddings only). We ease your guests into the day with a collection of beautiful acoustic ballads as they arrive at the ceremony area. We liasie with your celebrant or other marriage officiater to discuss and understand the clear cue for us to start THAT song for the aisle walk. We also play your chosen songs while signing the marriage certificate and as you walk back down the aisle as newlyweds. Then, we move our portable gear to the canapes location and get started on our next batch of acoustic ear worms! 
  • Canapes and Reception. After the canape set, we move to the main reception where our larger PA is already set, ahead of time. 3hours live playing time over the length of the reception. Generally be 4 x 45 minute sets or 6 x 30 minute sets, however, we are extremely flexible and will work around your run sheet for the day. 
  • Reception. Generally be 4 x 45 minute sets or 6 x 30 minute sets, however, we are extremely flexible and will work around your run sheet for the day. 
  • Ceremony, canapes and reception. Our most popular package. A full day of entertainment. No need to worry about a thing... we've got you covered. 
  • Free MC service. All of our duos MC around 90% of weddings they play at. So, not only are you getitng some of the finest musicians around, you're getting a professional, experienced MC... for free!

What you’ll love about working with Something Borrowed for your wedding:

  • Something Borrowed began as just one duo. We became so busy we had to take on new duos. However, we were determined to not become just an agency with a tonne of duos doing their own thing. We have our formula and we feel it creates the best, most memorable wedding entertainment experience there is. From first email until your farewell circle. Yes, each duo has their own idiosyncrasies but you can rest assured whatever duo you go for, the service and entertainment will be of the highest standard.
  • We have won Australian Bridal Industry Awards for best reception music and best ceremony music for the last 4 years running,  as voted by brides. 
  • We have been in the wedding game for over 10 years, we absolutely love what we do... and it shows. This is why we strive so hard to make your day perfect!
  • As you'll read in most of our 5 star reviews, we are always easy to get a hold of in the lead up to your big day and we are always flexible on how the day runs. 
  • We liase back and forward with you until we have every detail of every song choice... i.e The aisle walk, signging the marriage cert, recessional walk, bridal party entrance, first dance, parent dance...etc. Nothing is left to guess work. 
  • We let you know of our proposed set times once we have your run sheet and work with you if any changes need to be made. We're happy, when you're happy. 


Our packages include the following:

Up to 3x songs learnt by your chosen artist to be performed live at your wedding.
Spotify playlists for out live set breaks. You can even play a role in this by creating the playlist and sharing them with us. We'll have them ready to play on the day.
Wireless microphone for speeches during the reception
State-of-the-art PA system and dancefloor lighting with all reception bookings.
All duo's arrive 1.5-hr prior to their start time to ensure everything is set prior to commencing. 
 

What areas of Victoria do you service?

All areas... Yep, it's that simple. Everywhere.

  

Do you cater to song requests?

Yes! All Something Borrowed Duos have a huge repertoire. They are always happy to play a song request if they know it. In saying that, part of being a great wedding entertainer is knowing what to play and when to play it.

About

Hi Guys... a huge congrats on your engagement! No doubt you now want to throw an incredible party to celebrate with friends and family. Well, there is no denying live music makes a wedding feel like more than just a regular old party... so let's talk. For 12 years now we have been the soundtrack to over 1000 couples' big day. We've now expanded the team with other duos who also absolutely love what they do. Let's arrange the perfect soundtrack to your day. xx

Adam & Brendan ...

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FAQ

You can absolutely trust that there will never be awkward silences between stes. If we are not playing live, we run a series of playlists through our PA that always suit the moment. 

Sure can. Just put together a Spotify playlist and share the link with us. We'll have the playlist uploaded and ready to go! 

Absolutely. This is a service we provide free of charge. In fact, Adam MC's around 90% of the weddings we perform at.

It all depends on the events of the evening and the run sheet, but generally around 15 - 20 minutes.

Yes we do. This is something that every wedding entertainment company should provide for you.

We have an extensive song list on our website to choose from but If you can't find the tune you want we'll absolutely learn it for you.

You only need to pick the songs for your key moments like walking down the aisle and your first dance. We know what tunes will get the party started after that.

Yes we can. We have multiple sound systems and one of them is battery operated.

Well.... we admit, it looks pretty nuts when they are ALL five star reviews, but Yes. We are. All reviews are completely verifed by the Easy Weddings Team. We work incredibly hard behind the scenes, before the day, to make our couples have the most hassle free and memorbale day. 


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March 2024

In the lead up.... We booked Eliza and Vlad (Something Different) through the Something Borrowed Wedding Company. While booking, Adam was super helpful and made the whole process just so easy. In the lead up to the wedding, Eliza & Vlad reached out to check in on our list of songs for the wedding, and even learnt 3 new songs to make our day extra special to us. Aside from picking out the 4-5 songs for our ceremony/ first dance/ etc. we didn't have to lift a finger We also didn't have to lift a finger to organise anything, with Eliza and Vlad composing the perfect playlist for the day. On the day..... Oh. My. Gosh. Eliza and Vlad were amazing - and such wonderful people to boot. What a perfect duet, with such a huge range of vocals. During our ceremony and for the afternoon section of our reception, Eliza and Vlad played acoustic ballads and really set the tone for our wedding. Then when it got darker, they moved inside and got EVERYONE on the dance floor! A lot of guests came up to me after the event and said that they were only planning on dancing to a couple of songs, but that Something Different just kept lifting the game after each song and they ended up dancing the whole night! One of out most loved wedding detail from our guests was the music, and Something Different really made our Day Something Special!!!!

Grace T.

December 2023

Something Borrowed Too were fantastic! Everyone loved Les’s singing, and especially when he busted out the bongos and harmonica later in the night. They had great energy all night long and all their song choices were a hit - as was Les’s live vocals for our first dance. Les was also a wonderful MC for the night.

Elita F.

November 2023

Something Borrowed Too Les and Harry did an amazing job at our wedding. They were very professional from the beginning of the process to the end. Les did a great job as the MC and created a great atmosphere for the evening. Along with Harry they put on an excellent performance wowing the guests with their amazing voices. Many guests asked where we found them and that they were a great choice. Thank you Les and Harry for making our day so special. Margaret & Justin.

Margaret M.


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What are popular wedding entrance songs for the bride/groom?

Something Borrowed

Hey... Congrats on your engagement!! Exciting times ahead!! I'm pretty sure you meant for the reception entrance, but I'll run with the crowd here and answer both ceremony entrance and reception entrance. We might just sway your ceremony decision....haha. 

So, for us, we love the "hear a pin drop, take your breath away, not a dry eye in the house" type song.  Played acoustically with the right arrangement, any song can pull this off. So if there's something you wanted to hear but thought it wouldn't fit, hire the right person and it will! Some musicians once hired, including us, will include a demo of the song played the way you want to hear it while walking down the aisle. 

In saying that, our most popular ceremony songs are:

A Thousand Years - Christina Perry

Marry Me - Train

The One - Kodlaine (just recently become really popular at weddings and sounds absolutely beautiful with just acoustic guitar and vocals)

Making Memories of Us - Keith Urban

Make You Feel My Love - Adele (another show stopper with just acoustic and vocals)

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

Reception entrance - I'm all for picking an upbeat banger! Generally a great MC should be trying to get your guests into a great vibed up mood for the entrance and a cracking song just takes it to the next level. Of course.... just my opinion! 

Here's some from our last month or weddings (beware, it's pretty varied!!)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Happy - Pharell Willilams

All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled, T Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg

Best Day Of My Life - American Authors

You're The Best Thing - Style Council

Sorry - Justin Beiber - That was a pretty funny choice actually, brought the house down...Lol

Good luck with your big day! I'm sure it will be amazing whatever you go with.... remember to soak it all up and have a blast!

Cheers, 

Adam Ray - Something Borrowed

Band or DJ or both?

I'm thinking about having a live band during the ceremony, and a DJ at night. How much realistically should I expect to pay for each? Or should I just go with one for the entire day?

Something Borrowed

Hey Roxanne,

Congrats on your engagement! Happy days ahead! So, I guess you have to ask yourself what you are after. If you're after anything EDM, then I would say go for a DJ. If you're after music that will cater to all ages at your wedding, most good wedding bands will nail it. Of course, I 'm biased, I will always think live music trumps a DJ. Big decision though. Whoever you go with, ask all the questions you want, no question is a silly question. Music is the biggest make or break part of the night. If you're interested, we play both ceremony and reception and we can MC the night for you for around the 2k mark. That's the whole day covered. This is 90% of our gigs. One less service you have to worry about when it's all in one. Pricing is extremely varied between acts, but I will say you get what you pay for. An experienced band or DJ are worth their weight in gold. It'll bring your night to life! Hope this helps!

Roxanne J

Help with my wedding music

Am really stuck for wedding music re cutting cake, bridal waltz etc

Something Borrowed

Hi there,

First off, congrats on your engagement! What an exciting time ahead! It looks like my colleagues from other bands and duos have pretty much covered all the answers there. If your talking ceremony songs, we can do a really pretty acoustic arrangement of anything you choose, so I would say go with a song that really hits a spot with you and you finance. It doesn't need to be known by your guests at all. Just run with it. As far as the reception goes, as some of the other answers have stated, keep the music varied and not too obscure as there is a huge demographic of people with different tastes all wanting to have a dance and sing along. A good wedding band will know which song to play at the right moment to keep the dance floor full. Here's some of my favourite songs for walking down the aisle or the first dance that we've played, that are not too obvious are (Generally played acoustic with vocals):

Kiss me - Six Pence None the Richer

Turning Page - Sleeping At Last

Thank You - Led Zeppelin

Make You Fell My Love - Adelle

Real Love - The Beatles

The First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes

Good Luck Kim! I hope your day

Stay With You - John Legend

Only You Can Love Me This Way - Keith Urban

As for cutting the Cake, it really is such a fleeting moment that we generally play the original artist recording which 9 times out of ten doesn't make it to the end of the song. I have created a loop of the start to 'Sky Full Of Stars' by Coldplay and usually play that.... couples seem to love it!

Good Luck, I hope this helps and I hope you have a fantastic wedding day!!!

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