Below are some of our most commonly asked questions. Feel free to contact us if your questions are not answered below.
CAN WE CHOOSE THE SET WE WANT AT OUR WEDDING/FUNCTION?
With years of experience in entertainment we feel we are best equipped to choose the songs and the order in which we play them. This is partly what you are paying us for. However feel free to choose any songs you prefer from our set list and we will ensure they are played. Please provide 1 month’s notice of these requests as some of those songs might not be in our typical set list and may not be fresh in our memory!
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY?
We normally play from 8.00pm-12am with a break during the evening buffet and sometimes one comfort 10/15 minute break. This can however, be flexible dependant on your individual needs.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
We are based in Glasgow City Centre and will travel anywhere!
IS YOUR EQUIPMENT PAT TESTED?
yes. All applicable electrical items that we use have the relevant safety certificates and are maintained regularly. We are also fully covered for up to £1,000,000 worth of public liability insurance. (documentation available on request)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SETUP AND SOUND-CHECK?
From gaining access to the performance area we will take a maximum of 1 hour to setup and sound-check.
DO YOU PLAY MUSIC DURING YOUR BREAK?
We do provide music during the break. Alternatively you can provide us with an iPod with your own chosen playlist. (Unfortunately CDs cannot be accepted on the night)
CAN WE CHOOSE ANY SONG FOR OUR FIRST DANCE?
Yes. As part of our service we will learn just about any song you wish for your first dance. As long as it’s ‘musically’/technically possible. We require at least three month’s notice as this will give us time to organise and learn it for you.
HOW MUCH DO YOU COST?
Price is dependent on location and date. Please contact us via the ‘Get Quote’ section of this website for a quote (you may be pleasantly surprised!).
CAN WE PROVISIONALLY BOOK THE BAND?
Your date is only secured once we receive a small deposit from you. due to high demand we are now unable to provisionally book dates without a deposit.
WHAT TIME WILL YOU ARRIVE?
We will contact the venue prior to the wedding day to check arrangements regarding access and set-up times. Usually we will arrive at least an hour and a half before start time.
WHAT TYPE OF VENUES WILL YOU PLAY?
We will perform at a wide variety of venues from pubs & village halls to large country estates, theatres, halls, hotel function rooms. We will also perform in marquees or outdoors, under cover, if the weather allows it.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?
We can fit in almost anywhere. however, we require approximately a minimum of 5 x 4 metres. (worried about the size of your venue? please feel free to get in touch and we can contact/visit your venue to ensure theres enough room for us.)
WILL WE ALSO NEED TO HIRE A DJ?
We are happy to provide one hour’s worth of a DJ set at an additional cost. A selection of continuous music can be chosen by us or a selected song list can be provided by you. Songs chosen by you must be dealt with one week before the event. However, if there is adequate wifi/4g signal our DJ should be able to deal with almost any request from you and your guests.
WILL THE BAND NEED A PA OR SPECIAL LIGHTING?
We supply our own PA system. We also supply a dedicated lighting rig.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE AS A SMALLER GROUP E.G. 2/3 PIECE? OR CAN YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS E.G. SAXOPHONE/KEYBOARD?
As a full band Carbon Copy perform only as a 4 piece band consisting of Vocals/Bass/Guitar & Drums. (You’ll be amazed at the variety of music that we can actually achieve!). However we now offer a stripped back acoustic set which is perfect for smaller gigs, afternoon shindigs and drinks receptions, even anywhere where space is an issue.
CAN YOU PROVIDE A SELECTION OF CEILIDH MUSIC FOR OUR FUNCTION?
We are able to play up to 30 minutes of traditional Scottish dances, all fully called by a member of the band.
DO YOU ACCOMMODATE REQUESTS?
As long as the song is part of our set list, just ask us and we will let you know.
HOW LOUD ARE YOU?
As a rock/party band with live acoustic drums we are typically around 80 - 100db. If you need us to play quieter or indeed louder, we will try and accommodate this as far as possible.
WHAT DO YOU DO IF ONE OF THE BAND MEMBERS FALLS ILL/IS ON HOLIDAY ETC?
This will not affect your booking: in the event of a band member being unavailable we have a pool of capable musicians who can step in.