Something Borrowed – The most in-demand wedding band.
Looking for a wedding band in Sydney? You’ve come to the right place.
Something Borrowed is the name of our band. We are humbled to be one of the most popular wedding bands in Sydney. To avoid disappointment, please contact us at your earliest convenience as we are generally booked 12 months in advance. No matter when your wedding date is, get in touch to see if we’re available. We’ll respond quickly so you can plan accordingly.
We will play amazing music for your wedding ceremony and reception. Whatever your plans, we are brimming with ideas for weddings small and large. We happily travel and play wedding music every weekend in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands and the Blue Mountains. We even travel interstate and overseas!
Our wonderful couples recommend us to their family, friends and colleagues; and many wedding guests hire us for their future functions. We are truly humbled by our popularity and never take it for granted. We treat every wedding, big or small, as though it’s our only event of the year.
We are all young, energetic, degree-qualified musicians with decades of music training between us, which means you’re in safe and experienced hands. Weddings take a lot of planning and we typically get booked 12 months in advance. The minute you have locked in a wedding venue and a wedding date – that’s the time to book us as well. Find out more about each of us below, we’d be honoured to play at your wedding!
Having sung since he could breathe, Tim lives for his musicality. At the age of 11 he became chorister leader of the St Mary’s Cathedral choir, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious choirs. Each year, out of the hundreds of singers who audition, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music accepts only a rare few to study vocals in the Jazz unit. Tim was one of the first males to ever enter this exclusive course. Tim has completed his Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in singing, plays guitar, writes his own songs and is regularly invited to perform all over the world. From Las Vegas to Nashville and Dublin – his music is followed and featured by celebrities such as Perez Hilton. Tim sings and plays guitar for Something Borrowed.
Ollie first started learning music at the tender age of 5 and is a master vocalist and guitarist in Something Borrowed. He is that rare type of musician who can play any style of music – but his passion is playing all the old blues, jazz and rock n roll classics. Ollie toured with original Blues Brother, Dan Aykroyd as Mr Aykroyd’s Music Director and lead guitarist. He was accepted to study jazz guitar as well as the exclusive jazz vocals course through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and will complete his Bachelor of Music in 2014.
James professionally recorded and mixed all the music you hear on this web site in his recording studio. He also sings, plays guitar, saxophone, keyboard, bass and drums! James has shared the stage with industry greats like John Butler, Michael Bolton and Ten CC as well as working closely with engineers and artists like Michael Brauer (4 time Grammy winner and mixer of Coldplay, John Mayer, Jeff Buckley), Mike Stavrou (Sting, Elton John) and Deni Hines. James has a degree in Physics, Music (UNSW) and Audio Engineering from the School of Audio Engineering. James has a smooth tenor voice that is often compared to Sting and he can play anything from jazz to pub rock as well as an eclectic mix of pop hits. James loves singing and entertaining and he specializes in bringing life to the party through music.
International multi-instrumentalist, Singer, MC and DJ – Toby J, has been playing music his entire life. Starting at the age of 4, Toby began learning the violin under the direction of world renowned violin teacher Yasuki Nakamura. Whilst continuing with his violin studies, Toby started learning the saxophone at the age of 10. Toby has continued his studies at the Australian Institute of Music as a Performance Major in Jazz Saxophone and Classical Violin. Toby has toured Europe with his string quartet and performing at Bath Abbey, Australia House in London and the Opera House in Paris. He also rocked out as lead singer/guitarist with his band in Melbourne, Brisbane, Hawaii and Hong Kong. Toby performs regularly in Sydney with Something Borrowed and plays Saxophone, Violin Guitar, Vocals, DJ and MC
Growing up in a musical family, at a young age Josue learnt how to sing and play the guitar. With a flaming style, Josue brings life to his music with entertaining musical arrangements, soul fire musicians, and plenty of dance moves! Josue will soon complete his bachelor of music from the Australian Institute of Music and specialises in soul and RnB. Josue is a singer and guitarist in Something Borrowed.
With his versatile vocals, great guitar playing and sensational saxophone, there are few performers who can match Chris for the sheer range of music he can provide. Quiet jazz, easy listening guitar & vocals, swing-era crooning, rock & pop, all the dance classics & pub anthems; all are featured in Chris’s amazingly diverse repertoire. Plus he can MC and DJ!! Chris has performed solo for black-tie charity galas in front of 400+ guests, many large and small-scale corporate events, Christmas parties, birthdays and weddings. Chris plays Sax, Vocals/Guitar and is an MC and DJ for Something Borrowed.
Hailing from Sydney, Mike is a talented singer, guitarist and song writer. He specialises in soul and RnB. He loves performing hits by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, Quincy Jones and Earth Wind & Fire. Michael landed a spot on the hit TV show ‘The Voice Australia’, where under the mentor ship of ‘Coach Seal’, he made Seal’s top 6. His final performance of classic Beatles hit ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ was broadcast live to over two million people. Mike has also featured on X Factor. Mike is a singer and guitarist in Something Borrowed.
Sky is an original artist and songwriter who sings in Something Borrowed. Best known from the TV series ‘The Voice’ as an understudy with Team Seal, Sky is a mature singer with versatility and a passion for performing. Singing in gospel choirs her whole life, Sky was influenced by an eclectic range of artists including, pop princesses Mariah Carey and Beyonce to classic Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. Her voice and pick of melody is effortless and unique within the industry yet malleable enough to sing in many different styles. Sky has a Bachelor of Contemporary Music Vocals from the Australian Institute of Music.
Vee has been singing her whole life and is a master of soul, RnB, pop and jazz. She grew up in Wollongong before spending a number of years in the UK where she recorded and performed with artists such as Roachford, Basement Jaxx and Soul II Soul. Firmly back in Sydney, Vee lends her soaring RnB vocals to Something Borrowed and is a seasoned performer.
You know when you hear a voice that sends shivers from the very first note? In a very pure way, like when you first heard Joni Mitchell or Eva Cassidy for the first time? Ellen possesses such a voice. Her sound is contemporary, yet soaked in the sentiment of the past. Ellen has a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music and has been wowing audiences at local jazz clubs as well as knocking ‘em dead during a residency in New York. Singing in Something Borrowed, Ellen sings unique takes on works by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and Bob Dylan. Ellen performs a range of songs from many genres including jazz, pop, soul and blues.
Ash is a professional vocalist based in Sydney who sings with Something Borrowed. Studying music since she was 8 years old, ash has strong foundations in music, drama and live performance through her involvement in courses and productions at NIDA, ATYP, and NSW state drama ensembles. Her professional music theatre credits include roles in SEL/GFO’s productions of the Sound of Music and Annie, and Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver at Star City’s Lyric Theatre, as well as Alexander productions of Carmen at the Sydney Theatre and Les Miserables at NIDA’s Parade Theatre.
James has been drumming since before he can remember. With years of professional experience James prides himself on being able to cover numerous genres of music. James studied music at Wesley Institute learning from one of the best drummers in the country, Gordon Rytmeister (Australian Idol, James Morrison). Having drummed for Channel 7 TV show Australia’s Got Talent, James is a fun and energetic performer and brings life to the dance floor for Something Borrowed. James is the drummer in Something Borrowed.
“HD” is one of the most in-demand young bass guitar players in the Sydney music scene. After studying a year at the ‘James Morrison Jazz Academy’, he moved with a full scholarship to the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Studying under internationally renowned jazz musicians, “HD” has a unique blend of melodic finesse and uplifting groove. “HD” plays bass guitar and double bass in Something Borrowed.
Studying music from the age of 4, by 12 years old Emma was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music high school before moving into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to study music at university level. Emma is decorated with awards and scholarships for being the “most outstanding student” (John Morrison) and attaining the highest marks as a musician through Sydney University. Emma plays keyboard and sings with ‘Something Borrowed’. She played keys for Channel 7 TV show ‘Australia’s Got Talent and through such experiences, has fortified her immense passion for her art. Emma is committed to maintaining a high standard and bringing energy and innovation to every performance.
Jeremy started playing violin at the age of 3 and is also an MC and DJ! Jeremy is your point of contact at for all email and phone enquiries right through to the day of your wedding. Armed with a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Masters of Marketing, and as the Commercial Manager for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Jeremy was the Executive Producer for the world premiere of “Star Trek and the Sydney Symphony” as well as producing and managing countless other shows and concerts at the Sydney Opera House. He is a wedding music specialist and the Music Director of Something Borrowed. Jeremy organises and plays music at weddings every single weekend which means that he is right up to date with ideas and all the latest trends – so you are in safe and very practiced hands. Jeremy will answer all your phone calls and email queries. He is the principal first violinist in Something Borrowed and features in all the video clips you see on this web page.
Dora grew up in Western Australia and started learning the violin when she was only little. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Music from the Royal College of Music London and has played violin for Cate Blanchett and the Dali Lama. Dora is also a seasoned screen performer with onscreen roles in feature films, music videos and on prime time television. After finishing her studies in the UK, Dora moved to Sydney to continue her busy performing career. Dora is the principal second violinist in Something Borrowed.
Hanna was born into a family of musicians, her mother a flautist and her father a cellist. She began learning the cello and piano at age 3. At age 15, she toured Europe with an orchestra as principle cellist, performing in prestigious venues around the UK, Austria and Hungary. She then continued her studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, completing a Bachelor of Music. During her tertiary studies, Hanna explored the pop/classical genre, and performed and toured with Ronan Keating, Kylie Minogue, Seal and Guy Sebastian. A few career highlights include celebrity followers, such as Perez Hilton, a performance for Lady Gaga and a Grammy nominated collaboration with US “Dancing With the Stars”. Hanna is the principal cellist in Something Borrowed.
Max and Jesse from Marry Me Movies are our chief videographers and we often work together at weddings. They filmed all the music videos you see on this web site in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. So take a look through our vast library of wedding music videos on this web page or visit them at marrymemovies.com.au for more information and so you can book them at your wedding.
The beautiful photography on this web site has been generously contributed by our favourite wedding photographers. Their contact details are listed on our wedding suppliers page – or if there is a particular style you see and want for your wedding, like us on facebook and browse through our photo gallery where you will find their contact details under each image.
“On behalf of my wife and I, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and Mike for an exceptional performance at our wedding and superb customer service from beginning to end. As busy professionals, with very limited spare time, to have been able to coordinate the day in an efficient manner without even meeting in advance was priceless for us. I would offer you and your business all the luck for the future but with such a great product and your customer centric values you don’t need any luck. Attached are a couple of pics from the guests and if you would like, when we get the professional pics through I will happily send you a couple.”
Sam & Sarah, Central Coast Wedding
“We just wanted to say thank you so much for providing us with such beautiful music during our ceremony and afterwards on the lawn. You played so beautifully and helped to make our ceremony so special and memorable – we couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
Graydon and Morgan, St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill
“We just wanted to pass on our thanks and say a big thank you for the beautiful string music that you played at our wedding day. It was incredible and the atmosphere was amazing. Mai’s entrance to Pachelbel was amazing and my heart and chest were pounding so hard I’ve never experienced that feeling before. Thank you Jeremy and all for a job well done !!! It was a very, very special part of our day.”
Paul and Mai, Curzon Hall
“Ryan and I just wanted to drop you a quick email to give our sincere thanks to both you and your band for making our wedding so special! The music during our ceremony was perfect, and everything that I had imagined. The reception came together so well, and the talent of the band made the night so memorable. We had so many comments from our guests about the band – everyone thought you were great and couldn’t they couldn’t wait to get up and start dancing!”
Cassie and Ryan, Manly Q Station
“I am finally back from my honeymoon and I just wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for the absolutely stunning job you did for our wedding. Everything was perfect and everyone commented on your performance. Please also pass on my sincere thanks to Tim. Matthew and I really appreciate the beautiful work- we were both blown away with the day. Thank you again for the use of your microphone and for allowing me to sing. Thank you again and I will be recommending you to everyone I know for any future events.”
Ally and Matt, Dunbar House
“I didn’t get a chance to speak to you after my wedding. I just wanted to send you and your band for the night an email to thank you for such a wonderful night! Numerous guests came up to me to comment on the wonderful band, and the songs you played were just perfect! Thank you so much for the wonderful support before and during the wedding, having you guys definitely made a huge difference for the day.”
Li & Wen, Star Room Darling Harbour
“Thank you so much for organising the music for our wedding. It was absolutely amazing!! The music in the church set the mood perfectly and made me so emotional! The reception band was fantastic and I had so many comments on the night from our guests. Special thanks to you also for DJ-ing and Mc-ing, everything ran so smoothly. Please pass on our sincere thanks to all the band members especially Mike who was amazing in the church and reception. I cannot thank you enough!! Will definitely recommend you to all my friends and family! Off on our honeymoon tonight…will send any good pics through from the photographer when we return!”
Ash & Toby, Zest, Mosman (The Spit)
“We’re going to send out our proper thank you’s after our honeymoon, but I just had to tell you that your strings group, and that magnificent singer, were some of my favourite parts of yesterday! I’m told that the singer went out of her way to help my sister with a decorations problem, for which I’m so grateful. And way she sung, and the way you all played was just so, so, special! Thank you very much!”
Cate, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College
“Thank you so much for your performance at our wedding. Your professionalism and talents were noted by many of our guests. Your music helped create the perfect vibe for both our ceremony and reception.”
Jenny and Chris, Sergeants’ Mess, Chowder Bay
“Thank you so much for last night, we really do appreciate it. We got ushered out and I never got to thank you as I wanted to. We were delighted with the music and am so glad to have trusted your expertise to do live music and then DJ. Song selection was top notch, dance floor was rocking. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the evening so special.”
Fraser and Alanah, Cafe Morso Pyrmont