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A Unique, High Energy Wedding & Events Band, Full of Heart and Soul.

You come up with the excuse and we'll come up with the party.

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Our videos

Here we are, right before your eyes, doing what we do. If it looks like fun, that's because it is :-)

Our tracks

Here's a wee sample of what we play and how we sound.


This is just a sample of some of the songs we perform. We're always learning new songs so if you don't see your favourite, just ask. Oh, and if you want a song we don't already know for your first dance, we'll learn it - just give us 6 weeks notice - we're only human :-)

Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood

Old Time Rock N Roll - Bob Seger

22 - Taylor Swift

500 Miles - The Proclaimers

9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

All Night Long - Lionel Richie

All of Me - John Legend

All the Single Ladies - Beyoncé

Always a Woman to Be - Billy Joel

Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga

Anti Hero - Taylor Swift

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

At Last - Etta James

Auld Lang Syne - Trad

Bad Case of Loving You - Robert Palmer

Bear Necessities - The Jungle Book Soundtrack

Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs

Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

Beggin - Måneskin

Best Is Yet to Come - Tom Walker

Best of All I Got My Baby - Paulo Nutini

Better Man - Paulo Nutini

Big River - Johnny Cash

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Bright Side of the Road - Van Morrison

Bring It On Home - Sam Cooke

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones

Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

Buona Sera - Louis Prima

Burning Love - Elvis Presley

Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley

Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli

Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band

Come and Get Your Love - Redbone

Country Girl - Primal Scream

Country Roads - John Denver

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Cry to Me - Solomon Burke

Dakota - Stereophonics

Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen

Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader

Dancing Queen - ABBA

Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

Dignity - Deacon Blue

Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) - The Contours (from Dirty Dancing)

Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac

Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

Dream a Little Dream of Me - The Mamas and The Papas 

Everlasting Love - Natalie Cole

Every Breath You Take - The Police

Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers

Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen

Feeling Good - Michael Bublé / Nina Simone

Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

Footloose - Kenny Loggins

Friday I’m in Love - The Cure

Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - ABBA

Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard

Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes

Harvest Moon - Neil Young

Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

Hey Ya! - OutKast

Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson

Higher Love - Whitney Houston

Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles

Hold On, I’m Coming - Sam and Dave

Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones

Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede

Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes

Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye

I Feel Good - James Brown

I Got a Woman - Ray Charles

I Just Want to Make Love to You - Etta James

I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

I Wish - Stevie Wonder

I’ll Be There for You - The Rembrandts

I’m a Believer - The Monkees

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding

Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

It Must Be Love - Madness

Jackson - Johnny Cash 

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Jolene - Dolly Parton

Juice - Lizzo

King of the Swingers - Louis Prima (The Jungle Book Soundtrack)

Kiss - Prince

Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer

Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd

L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf / Lady Gaga

Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett

Layla - Eric Clapton

Let the Good Times Roll - B.B. King

Let’s Dance - David Bowie

Let’s Get Married - The Proclaimers

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Life with You - The Proclaimers

Living in America - James Brown

Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

Lose Control - Teddy Swims

Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet

Love Man - Otis Redding (from Dirty Dancing)

Love on Top - Beyoncé

Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean

Love Story - Taylor Swift

Loving You - Paulo Nutini

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Mamma Mia - ABBA

Man! I Feel Like a Woman! - Shania Twain

Mojo Working - Muddy Waters

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Mr. Jones - Counting Crows

Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

My Destiny - Lionel Richie

My Everything - Barry White

My Girl - The Temptations

Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac

Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry

Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

Praise You - Fatboy Slim

Proud Mary - Tina Turner

Purple Rain - Prince

Reach Out I’ll Be There - The Four Tops

Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

S.O.B. - Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

September - Earth, Wind and Fire

Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Shout - Lulu

Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder

Simply the Best - Tina Turner

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Somebody to Love - Queen

Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

Soul Man - Sam and Dave

Stand by Me - Ben E. King

Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette

Still the One - Shania Twain

Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel

Summer of ‘69 - Bryan Adams

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

Sweet Child o’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Take It Easy - Eagles

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton

Texas Hold ‘Em

The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding

Through the Echoes - Paulo Nutini

Try a Little Tenderness - The Commitments

Twist and Shout - The Beatles

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Vienna - Billy Joel

Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker

Wake Me Up - Avicii

Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles

When It Rains It Pours - Luke Combs

Who Do You Think You Are - Spice Girls

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - Jerry Lee Lewis

With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara / The Fratellis

YMCA - Village People

You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

You Got It - Roy Orbison

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer

You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates


Obviously we're the best band in Scotland - but they all say that don't they. Here's what the people who actually booked us think and of course it's only their opinions that matter.

"The service from Gaye (Hireaband) was excellent and really customer focused. Would recommend.
The band, Borrowed Blues, were exceptional!! Amazing performers which blew away our guests and kept the dancefloor packed the whole time. We feel they went above and beyond and were all so friendly, committed and highly skilled entertainers. Alex was excellent with all our questions and highly professional. Book these guys and you are guaranteed a brilliant night of amazing tunes.

Meggan Jameson & Craig Goldie - Linlithgow Burgh Halls - Wedding



Verified booking

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

Zining Cui & Gareth Golder - Bunchrew House - Wedding



Verified booking

"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."

Michael Given & Jordanne Currie - Achnagairn House Hotel - Wedding



Verified booking

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About us

We're blowing our own trumpet here (pardon the pun) but we're hoping you'll think we're lovely and want to book us.

Borrowed Blues are one of the most exciting and accomplished wedding and function bands in Scotland. With a huge repertoire encompassing 50’s Rock n roll, all time blues and soul stand outs to modern chart toppers brought to you by a collection of Scotland's finest musicians and let's not forget a full brass section. Having us at your event is a sure fire guarantee to get a crowd on its feet from the first lick to the last beat.

Whether it's a corporate event or your big day, we'll ensure your event lives long in the memory of all who attend. Our infectious energy is unsurpassed and enjoyed by audiences all over Scotland. Our set list has been carefully crafted, tried and tested to make sure the dance floor is filled with each song choice resonating with guests from young to old.  A slick wedding & events band who will become more than just a part of your night as we're fully intent on having as much fun as you.

The musicians within the band are of the highest quality Scotland has to offer with each member having regularly played in every major festival in the country in a variety of forms. Audiences have enjoyed our talents at such prestigious venues as the SECC, King Tuts, Stirling Albert Hall, O2 Academy and the Barrowlands.

We pride ourselves on delivering the personal touch and are more than happy to accommodate and discuss any preferences you may have, be it a first dance, prearranged DJ set or ceilidh.

The bands diversity is a key strength with each of us being multi instrumental allowing for a great selection of songs. Featuring two of the nation's finest male and female vocalists within the band, no song is out of our reach. We also pride ourselves on reliability and organisation, showing up in a timely fashion with only the best of equipment, thus making sure that the stress levels of our clients remains non existent.

Available dates are booked quickly and well in advance, so please don't hesitate as we work strictly on a first come first served basis. We look forward immensely to adding our unique brand of music to your event in the near future. 

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