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Borrowed Blues

Ladies & Gentlemen, we're proud to present to you possibly the finest new wedding and function bands in the land.  Borrowed Blues represent the ultimate live music experience. An extravaganza of soul, blues, rock 'n' roll and pop music from the cream of Scottish musical talent.

 

Overview

Ladies & Gentlemen, we're proud to present to you possibly the finest new wedding and function bands in the land.  Borrowed Blues represent the ultimate live music experience. An extravaganza of soul, blues, rock 'n' roll and pop music from the cream of Scottish musical talent.

 

The Rolls Royce of Scottish wedding bands and cooler than a frozen cucumber, Borrowed Blues do everything with massive energy, commitment and of course style. A band built from scratch to be 'The One' - the must have addition to the very best Scottish weddings and events.

The standard line up of the band is drums, bass, guitar/vocals, sax, trumpet and keyboards. With a line up like that and with musicians of this quality, you can be sure of an incredibly lush, big warm sound that is guaranteed to have your guests flocking to the dance floor in droves.

Rightly recognised as one of the funkiest, coolest wedding and function bands in Scotland, booking Borrowed Blues means your wedding or event will really stand out. This is by no means a typical wedding band; these guys are friends, which comes across when they perform together, but also seriously good musicians who refuse to be run of the mill.

If you want an atmosphere reminiscent of a hot night in New Orleans with hit after hit performed by the finest young musicians in the country, then fill in the form and get an instant quote and availability check right now.

Here's what to expect at a Borrowed Blues event;

  • Music for everyone - the band covers hits from the 40's right up to the current charts
  • A great atmosphere - this band takes having fun seriously
  • A commitment to leave your guests impressed with your fabulous taste in live music
  • A can do attitude - they'll bend over backwards to make sure your event goes the way you want it
  • A short but stonking ceilidh set with the dances "called" so everyone can join in
  • Massive visual impact with six musicians doing their thing on stage, dance or watch - you'll have a ball either way
  • Very sore feet

The diary for this terrific young band is filling fast, so use our instant price and date checker right now and if they're available on your date, don't hesitate or you'll lose out on the hottest new band in Scotland.

 

Tracks

Set list

  • You are the best thing - Ray Lamontain 
  • Bright side of the road - Van Morrison 
  • Land of 1000 songs - Wilson Pickett 
  • Everybody needs somebody - Blues Brothers 
  • Hold on I’m coming - Sam and Dave 
  • Rescue me - Fontella Bass 
  • My everything - Barry White 
  • L.O.V.E - Nat king Cole 
  • Yes sir I can boogie - Fratellis 
  • Young heart run free - Candi Stanton
  • Hit the road jack - Ray Charles 
  • King of the swingers - Jungle Book 
  • Buona sera - Louis Prima 
  • Everlasting love - Natalie Cole 
  • I got a woman - Ray Charles 
  • I’m a believer - the Monkies 
  • Let the good times roll - BB King
  • Signed sealed delivered- Stevie Wonder 
  • Come get your love - Redbone (guardians of the galaxy)
  • I just want to make love to you - Aretha Franklin 
  • Mr pitiful - Otis reading 
  • Reach out I’ll be there - 4 Tops 
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin 
  • Mustang sally - Wilson Picket 
  • Superstitious- Stevie wonder 
  • Hard to handle - black crows 
  • I want you back - Jackson 5 
  • Kiss - Prince 
  • Soul man - Wilson Pickett 
  • Crazy little thing called love - Queen 
  • You never can tell - Chuck Berry 
  • Burning love - Elvis 
  • Great balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis 
  • Long tall sally - Little Richard 
  • I feel good - James Brown 
  • I wish - Stevie Wonder 
  • Brown eye girl - Van Morrison 
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart 
  • Son of a preacher - Dusty Springfield 
  • Wagon Wheel - Darius Trucker 
  • Wake me up - Avichi 
  • Man I feel like a woman - Shania Twain 
  • Tennessee whiskey- Chris Stapleton 
  • 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton 
  • Shake it off - Taylor swift 
  • Folsom prison - Johnny Cash 
  • Higher and higher - Jackie Wilson 
  • Jackson - Johnny Cash & June Carter 
  • How sweet it is - Marvin Gaye 
  • Proud Mary - Tina Turner 
  • Knock on wood - Eddie Floyd 
  • Dream a little dream of me - Michael Buble 
  • Bring it on home - Sam Cooke 
  • Need your love so bad - Fleetwood Mac 
  • Let’s dance - David Bowie 
  • S.O.B - Nathaniel Ratcliffe and the Night Sweats 
  • Twist and shout - Beatles 
  • Old time Rock n Roll - Bob Seagar 
  • Saw her standing there - Beatles 
  • Do you love me now that I can dance - Dirty Dancing 
  • Honky tonk woman - Rolling Stones 
  • Love Man - Dirty Dancing 
  • Mojo working - Muddy Waters 
  • Good golly Miss Molly - Little Richards 
  • Whole lot a shaking going on - Jerry Lee Lewis 
  • Johnny Be Good - Chuck Berry 
  • Dock of the Bay - Ottis Reading 
  • Ring of fire - Johnny cash 
  • Feeling good - Michael Buble 
  • Try a little tenderness- Commitments 
  • Mr Jones - counting crows 
  • Hound dog - Elvis 
  • Bear necessities- jungle book
  • Bad case of loving you - Robert Palmer 
  • Build me up buttercup - the foundations 
  • You’ve got a friend in me - Toy Story 
  • Life with you - proclaimers 
  • At last - Etta James 
  • Dancing in the dark - Bruce Springsteen 
  • Loving you - Paulo Nutini 
  • Cant take my eyes off you - Frankie Vallie 
  • You make me fee like dancing - Leo sayer 
  • I’ve been loving you - Ottis reading 
  • Always remember you that way - Lady Gaga 
  • These arms of mine - Otis reading 
  • Hooked on a feeling - blue swede 
  • It must be love - madness 
  • 500 miles - the proclaimers 
  • All night long - Lionel Richie 
  • Always a woman to be - Billy Joel
  • Are you gonna be my girl - Jet 
  • Auld lang Syne - trad 
  • Beautiful crazy - Luke Combs 
  • Because you love me - Celine Dion 
  • Best is yet to come - Tom Walker 
  • Better man - Paulo Nutini 
  • Big river - Johnny Cash
  • Born to run - Bruce Springsteen 
  • Brown sugar - Rolling Stones 
  • Cant help falling in love - Elvis 
  • Country girl - Primal scream 
  • Country roads - 
  • Cry to me - Solomon Burke 
  • Dakota - stereophonics 
  • Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader 
  • Dignity - Deacon Blue 
  • Don’t stop - Fleetwood Mac 
  • Don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith 
  • Every breath you take - Police 
  • Fat bottom girls - Queen 
  • Footloose 
  • Friday I’m in love - The Cure 
  • Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles 
  • Harvest moon - Neil Young 
  • Have you ever seen the rain - CCR 
  • Heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye 
  • Higher love - Whitney Houston 
  • Hotel Yorba - White Stripes 
  • I’ll be there for you - The Rembrants
  • Into the Mystic - Van Morrison 
  • Kiss me - Sixpence non the Richer 
  • La Vie en Rose - Lady Gaga 
  • Layla - Eric Clapton 
  • Let’s get married - Proclaimers 
  • Let’s stay together - Al Green 
  • Living in America - James Brown 
  • Love is all around - wet wet wet 
  • Love really hurts without you - Billy Ocean 
  • Make you feel my love - Adele 
  • My destiny- Lionel Richie 
  • My girl - 4 tops 
  • Nobody does it better - Carly Simon 
  • Nothing is gonna stop us now - Starship
  • Praise you - Fat Boy Slim
  • Purple rain - Prince 
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse 
  • Seven nation army - White Stripes 
  • Shook me all night love - AC/DC 
  • Shout - Lulu 
  • Simply the best - Tina Turner 
  • Sir duke - Stevie Wonder 
  • Somebody to love - Queen 
  • Stand by me - Ben E King 
  • Still the one - Shania Twain 
  • Summer of 69 - Brian Adams 
  • Suspicious mind - Elvis 
  • Sweet child of mine - GnR 
  • Take it easy - Eagles 
  • Through the Echoes - Paulo Nutini 
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse 
  • Vienna - Billy Joel 
  • Watermelon sugar - Harry Styles 
  • Who do you think you are - Spice Girls
  • With a little help from my friends - Joe Cocker 
  • Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton 
  • YMCA - Village People
  • You got it - Roy Orbison 
  • You make my dreams come true - Hall & Oates 
  • Best of all I got my baby - Paulo Nutini 
  • All of me - John Legend 
  • Teenage dirt bag - Wheatus 
  • Love on top - Beyoncé
  • Juice - Lizzo 
  • All the single lady’s - Beyoncé
  • Uptown funk - Bruno Mars 
  • Mr brightside - The Killers 
  • Beggin - Maneskin 
  • September - Earth Wind and Fire 
  • Fireball - Pitbull 
  • Hey ya - Outkast 
  • Dancing queen - Abba 

Reviews (38)

Borrowed Blues

Thank you Borrowed Blues for the amazing performance at our wedding! All our guests had a great time and they absolutely loved the band!

Borrowed Blues

The band were excellent. Really got the party going. They realised we were responding well to the Country music and they leaned into it and started playing more. It felt really dynamic and personal to us and we have had nothing but positive reports from our guests as well. Thank you.

Borrowed Blues

I honestly don't know where to start with the Borrowed Blues, the band was electric. I have had so many guests saying it was the best wedding band they had ever seen at a wedding. The song choices were full of classics that filled the dancefloor ALL NIGHT, not one lull, the band members themselves were so friendly and chatting to guests, they learned not one but two songs we love (a STUNNING cover of la vie en rose!), the musicians themselves are incredible, it was amazing just to sit back and listen/watch how impressive they were (which many guests were doing if they were not dancing). We didn't see the band before booking, we just knew we wanted a band that were a bit different and on the retro side, and omg they just blew our minds. I couldn’t fault the service at all. Our wedding was a beautiful day, but borrowed Blues really brought the fun and made the wedding. Truly will never be able to thank them enough for the best night of our lives. All our friends and family in one room dancing to rock, soul and blues!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were fantastic! We got so many compliments on the music, people thought they were great. I’m also so grateful for them learning a Harry Styles song for the occasion, for giving me a chance to twirl with my step dad on the dance floor (for the first time ever!) and for absolutely nailing dancing in the dark, that moment is a memory I’ll love forever!
Thanks Alex for everything, we’re really so grateful for making it a perfect evening

Borrowed Blues

I would like to thank Lisa for making everything effortless . I like to thank all members of Borrowed Blues for keeping the dance floor at the Grand Central as the Ally McLaws Charity Spring Ball bouncing . Everyone had a great time.

Not the first time I have used Lisa’s services and def won’t be the last . Would highly recommend
Thankyou everyone

Borrowed Blues

Hireaband was great and very efficient. Our band, The Borrowed Blues, were incredible - absolutely astonishing act from start to finish, my wife and I are in awe. Every guest loved them!

Borrowed Blues

Everyone from Hireaband were absolutely brilliant. The Borrowed Blues came with so much energy and everyone had the most amazing time dancing the night away!

Thank you so much

Borrowed Blues

We had nothing but positive feedback from our guests about the band. Tone of the music, volume, timekeeping, everything 100 % spot on. The lead Alex is so chill and so friendly, the whole process was very smooth. We even hear on the grapevine that the venue asked them for some cards and would recommend them to future wedding parties, as they were the best band they had had in the hotel! To any couples looking through this, if your budget can fit Borrowed Blues, just do it. I promise you won't regret it.

Borrowed Blues

The Borrowed Blues were absolutely brilliant, it was the best decision we made to have a band at our wedding. We cut our guestlist down due to covid and weren't sure if we needed a band but we went for it and do not regret it one bit!! They got everyone up dancing the whole night, the dance floor was never empty and we had so many compliments about the music! I would highly recommend them :)
Thank you for making our evening so much fun!

Borrowed Blues

The band were INCREDIBLE!! So so many people have said Borrowed Blues were the best wedding band they’d ever heard - even better than their own band!
The music was amazing from start to finish. Our first dance hadn’t been played by the band before but they learned it no problem and it was absolutely perfect.
This was our third wedding date thanks to covid and I’m so glad it worked out this way so we could find this band! They are amazing!
The band were so chilled out and really easy to get in touch with.
A massive thank you for making our wedding a party to remember!

Borrowed Blues

The Borrowed Blues were simply amazing. They took the time to learn two new songs to make our day even more special than it was.The comments we received from our guests just showed us how fab they actually were. Could not recommend them enough!

Borrowed Blues

Thank you Borrowed Blues. We loved your performance and can’t thank you enough for learning our first dance song. We had so many great comments about your performance.

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were absolutely fantastic. So professional, full of energy, very talented and a total pleasure to deal to with. We had so many comments about how great they were from the guests. The father of the groom said they were the best wedding band he'd ever heard!

Thanks so much to Alex & all. You brought the party for sure!!

Borrowed Blues

The Borrowed Blues were absolutely incredible. Professional from start to finish, and just lovely people as well! They accommodated our requests cheerfully and willingly, and they went that extra mile to make our night special. The music they played was nothing short of outstanding - real musicians with real talent. From the very first song the guests were up on the dance floor, and they continued to dance all the way through as the music was too good to just sit down to. We loved every minute and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Amazing!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues we're so good! We took the chance on hiring a band we hadn't seen in person but we totally lucked out - we couldn't have wished for a more professional, friendly or talented group for the wedding. The dancefloor was really busy through their whole set and we had a few guests who took a note of the band name for possible future bookings.

Borrowed Blues

Absolutely loved the Borrowed Blues. Everyone at our wedding said it's the best wedding band they've seen. We would recommend them over and over. Superb bunch of guys and amazing musicians!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were fantastic performers and all of our guests complimented us on our choice of band. We especially loved the version of our first dance, which was very special to us. What a cover!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were 10/10 smash hits on our wedding day! Everyone loved them! We've never seen a dancefloor at a wedding be packed from start to finish, and that is 100% down to the guys being so brilliant. Special thanks to the guys for learning our first dance song, as well as our fave Springsteen tune - they knocked both out of the park. We'll be keeping an eye on any gigs they do in Scotland, as we're keen to come along as fans!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were sensational. We couldn’t have wished for a better band, they were the biz! Soulful, exceptionally talented and oozed stage presence. They captivated our audience for the whole set. Book them now! You won’t be disappointed!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were everything we wanted for our wedding and more! They are exceptional musicians and entertainers and all of our guests were blown away by their performance. Alex and the band made it a totally unforgettable night. We can't thank them enough!

Borrowed Blues

Thanks for an amazing night! All our friends and family commented on how great the music was. Good luck with the new wee baby!! Cheers, Jane!

Borrowed Blues

Sorry for the late feedback!!

Borrowed Blues were absolutely amazing, people are still talking about how talented they were.

We hope they all managed to get home safely, I know they had a problem with their van getting stuck.

Would love to see them again. Absolutely brilliant!

Borrowed Blues

Fantastic performers. So many positive comments from people attending. Excellent!!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues are the best wedding band going!
They were absolutely fantastic at our wedding on 02/11/2019 and we have had endless compliments from every single wedding guest about them, so many people have asked for the name and how to book for their own weddings/events! The dance floor was never empty and they definitely know how to keep a party going!
As well as being so talented, the band was so great with being in touch beforehand to discuss learning a song for our first dance, which they were amazing at!
Cannot recommend them enough!

Borrowed Blues

Excellent communication with Hireaband staff. First-class!
Borrowed Blues band are AMAZING !!! The dance floor at our wedding was never empty and everyone loved them!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were amazing. They did an amazing cover of our first dance song as well as learning 2 other songs by our favourite artists. They had everyone on the dance floor and we have been told multiple times by our guests how amazing they were. Couldn’t have asked for a better band.

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Very impressed with the band, excellent musicians and a great catalogue off songs. Made the night for everyone there, would definitely recommend in the future.

Borrowed Blues

I had hoped for a good band to play for us at West on the Green. Imagine our delight when the best band I had ever seen rocked up and were playing at *our* wedding.
The first dance was incredible, followed by some of our all-time favourite songs.
We couldn't have asked for a better set, nor could we have had a friendlier group of guys.
Absolutely outstanding! ☆☆☆☆☆

Borrowed Blues

Thank you all for a great night, everyone commented on how good you were and were asking how I found you. Don't Look Back in Anger sounded perfect!

You really made the night for me, thank you!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were great. They did a fantastic version of an Elvis song for our first dance and then kept the bride, friends and family on the dance floor all night. The ceilidh was a blast and so much fun for all.

The staff in the office where always a great help be it on the phone or via email. A special mention for Julie who helped me out the day before the wedding when I was in a flat spin over the booking!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues are with out doubt the best wedding band in Scotland, They make every song there own and keep everyone up on dance floor from start to finish, absolutely loved having them as our wedding band and would recommend them highly to anyone thinking of having them.

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues are an amazing band, I would highly recommend them! We had such a great time at our wedding, they definitely know how to get people up and dancing! We had so many people say that they were the best band they'd heard at a wedding, different from the norm with something for everyone. They did a great job learning the song we wanted for our first dance, it sounded fantastic and a real highlight was S.O.B!

Borrowed Blues

Great service from Hireaband as always, and Borrowed Blues were a fantastic band!

Borrowed Blues

The band were perfect! Everything about them was everything we wanted. They were fun to chat to on their break, they indulged my nephew with letting him play a song with them (on the drums) and quite honestly, the dance floor was so busy all night, because they were so good, we had more drinks left over at the end than we thought we would.

Alex and the Borrowed Blues were brilliant, I couldn't recommend them more!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues went far beyond all expectations for us. Their attitude and professionalism throughout the process was fantastic and their performance on the night was superb. I lost count of the number of guests who said they were the best band they've seen play at a wedding.

Borrowed Blues

You need to book this band! They played the style of music we wanted all night and the guests loved them. They were polite and friendly, and on time. We looked for a long time trying to find a wedding band but they were all 'run of the mill' bands, then we found Borrowed Blues! If you want something a bit different and special then look no further. These guys are the business!

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were fantastic! They even kept the party going when we had a short power cut. Can’t thank them enough for a great night and all the guests loved them to.

Borrowed Blues

Borrowed Blues were a pleasure to work with and their music was outstanding with some very different songs which everyone loved. The dance floor was packed all night long.

Line-Up

  • Default Line Up
  • Additional Line Up Options

Performance Times

Booking Add-ons

  • Early Arrival
  • Additional ceilidh musician
  • Late Finish (After Midnight)
  • 30-minute ceilidh set
  • Extended Horn Section Available

Provided by the Act

  • PA System
  • Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service (when not performing)
  • Stage lighting
  • Public Liability Insurance & PAT Tested Equipment

Check availability and price for Borrowed Blues

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