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FAQ

  1. How can I listen to Something Borrowed?
  2. How much does Something Borrowed Cost?
  3. How do I book Something Borrowed?
  4. How long do you play for?
  5. Do you play recorded music during your breaks?
  6. What if I’m worried about volume?
  7. What do the musicians need?
  8. How far do you travel?
  9. Can you draw power from a generator?

1. How can I listen to Something Borrowed?

Click here to listen to the samples on this website.

As nearly all our gigs are private functions it’s not usually possible to attend one of these. However, you can come and see us rehearsing at a studio in Reading.

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2. How much does Something Borrowed Cost?

Our fee depends on a variety of factors:

1. Your venue location 
2. The number of guests you wish to invite
3. Set up and sound check time
4. Approximate performance and finish time

Because costs can vary according to your specifications, we prefer not to provide prices on our site. Instead we offer a personal quotation based upon the information you provide in your enquiry.

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3. How do I book Something Borrowed?

If you're interested in booking Something Borrowed, please contact us

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4. How long do you play for?

We usually play for 2 x 45 minute sets but can play significantly longer should you require. This will be subject to an additional fee. 

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6. Do you play recorded music during your breaks?

Yes, we can play music from an MP3 player or CD. Generally clients create their own playlist and provide this on CD or an MP3 player. However, should you wish, we can play a tried and tested playlist ranging from relaxing background music to a mix to keep the dance floor filled. 

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7. What if I’m worried about volume?

We pitch our volume to be appropriate to the event; however, volume is very subjective so we are always open to your point of view on this issue. 

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8. What do the musicians need?

Our musicians may have travelled long distances to reach you, so they’ll require a hot meal and cold drinks when they arrive at the venue. 

The performance area must be sheltered from adverse weather conditions and must consist of a reasonably level surface. The space available must be appropriate for a five-piece band (i.e. no pillars etc). A safe and reliable mains electrical supply in the performing area with a minimum of four mains sockets must be provided.

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9. How far do you travel?

Something Borrowed are a Berkshire based function band and travel within approximately 2 hours of Virginia Water. We will consider playing further away, but you may need to provide accommodation and travel expenses.

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10. Can you draw power from a generator?

The power supply is very important. If the generator is of the correct specification there will not be a problem. We’d strongly recommend you check that the generator you are hiring can cope with all devices that you plan to plug into it. Some leeway can be granted here, as not all units will be on at once. The people you are hiring from should be able to advise you on this. Just total up the power requirement for all the equipment you will be using and hire accordingly. 

If you are having caterers on site they should be able to supply you with their power requirement to help you work out how big a generator you'll need. Fridges and electric ovens draw a considerable amount of power and this is where the problems usually occur. Your marquee company should be able to do the same for their lighting, heating etc. For our own power requirements please contact us.

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