Who are Something Borrowed?
We are a band of six musicians (including two vocalists) from Hobart, Tasmania. We are all fully trained in jazz and contemporary music from the UTAS Conservatorium of Music. We’ve come together to entertain audiences at private functions such as weddings, parties and corporate events. As musicians we are all well established performers, who pursue music as our main careers and income. We all work in a variety of esteemed ensembles around Hobart in basically every style imaginable. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and versatility.
How much do Something Borrowed charge for a wedding or function?
That really depends on the event. We try to be flexible and tailor our performance for the individual event, therefore get in contact with us to organise a quote. We base our quotes off of sets of music (45-50 minutes of music with a small break in between) and the number of musicians playing each set. For an accurate quote, all we need you to provide is the hours/sets of music to be played, any specific genre(s), and the events date and time. If you're not sure what you want or need, just ask, and we can give multiple quotes and suggestions to help you plan the perfect amount of music for your special day!
What kind of music do you play?
We cover an array of genres including jazz, soul, acoustic, rock, and pop. Let us walk you down the isle with your favourite acoustic cover, smooth the evening out with jazz over cocktails and dinner, then get the whole party dancing with hits from the 60s, 70s, 80, 90s to now! Have a specific song or genre in mind you'd like us to play? Just ask!
Why Something Borrowed? Why not just use a booking agent?
Not only are we established musicians who will do all we can to make the music side of your event as perfect as we can, but when you hire Something Borrowed, you will be in direct communication with the band members themselves. No booking agents or middle men and no additional booking fees. This means lower costs, clear and direct communication, and a band that is truly there just for you and your needs. The band itself is also a consistent group of local musicians, who regularly work and rehearse together, so you can be confident in knowing the band you're going to get.
Can we make requests?
Sure! We’ll happily learn a specific song to accompany your first dance or help you and your friends boogie down. We just ask for a couple of weeks notice so we can have it polished for your big day. We’ll give just about anything a go, so don’t hold back if you’ve got something in mind thats a bit out of left field.
What kind and how much music should I get for my event?
What kind of event are you having? We're seasoned event performers and are more than happy to help you sort out exactly what you need, and answer any and all questions. We understand that often times this is your first time organising a big event, and we want to take as much stress off of that as possible. We're also much more than just a cover dance band! Perhaps you'd like a set of acoustic guitar over the ceremony, followed by a set or two some tasteful jazz over canapés and dinner, and finishing off the night with a few sets of everyones favourite dance music to get everyone celebrating?
Can we choose our own song list?
We always appreciate knowing what songs, artists and genres you love, (or anything don't like) to help us cater for your event. However, Something Borrowed prides itself on its ability to read a room and gage it's audience accordingly. Due to this, we don't actually use a predetermined song list for events, and instead choose songs from our extensive repertoire as we go, depending on what the audience responds to. That said, we can certainly learn requests for you, so if you have a song or artist you just know everyone will get out of their chairs for, let us know, and we will be sure to play it!
6 band members seems like a lot, can we have a smaller band?
Of course! As a diverse group of musicians, we are happy to mix and match to create the perfect ensemble for your event. ? Would you like an acoustic guitar and voice duo as guests arrive? Or perhaps an instrumental Jazz trio over cocktails? Our chart topping hits with our 6 piece band, topped off with vocal harmonies to get all of your guests up and dancing! We approach each clients needs individually, to make the music side of your event as perfect for your needs as possible.
Do you only perform in Hobart?
Something Borrowed is Hobart based, but are happy to travel within Tasmania, and have performed at a variety of venues all over the state. We could even potentially perform interstate! Please note that a travel fee may be applied to cover any travel or costs for events outside the Hobart area.