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AWARD WINNING

GUNPOWDER SOUP is one-of-a-kind, popular country band in Austin Texas playing country music.  5 star rated entertainment group which has received numerous awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire for outstanding service in the wedding industry.   Excellent reviews from clients!   NON-PAID ADVERTISEMENT

 

WELL KNOWN DANCE HITS – COUNTRY, 80s, CLASSIC ROCK, OLDIES

We duplicate the songs you know and love with three (3) lead vocalists, everyone singing harmony, and musicians who play multi instruments.

 

ATTENTION TO DETAILS

GUNPOWDER SOUP has been around a long time because of our strong business model.  Management will ensure all details are finalized before arrival and we work with the venue and wedding planner for scheduling and logistics.  Female owned and operated.

 

CORPORATE GALAS

During dinner or meet and greet, we play softly so people can congregate.  After dinner or the awards, we turn up the volume and turn on the party!   The dance floor will be packed with dancers and most songs are played back-to-back.  For straight “let's just party” situations with zero dinner or cocktail hour, we start the party when the doors open.  

We know which songs will flood the dance floor and will orchestrate the flow of the event.  Guests can request songs from our repertoire.  Everyone loves to sing on our crowd mic!   During break, we play MP3 music from stage. 

 

WEDDINGS

During dinner, we play softly so guests can congregate.  After the special dances and toast are done, we turn up the volume and turn on the party!   The dance floor will be packed with dancers and most songs are played back-to-back.

We know which songs will flood the dance floor and will orchestrate the flow of the reception.  Guests can request songs from our repertoire.   Everyone loves to sing on our crowd mic!   Our GPS DJ will play your favorite songs during break.

 

AUSTIN COUNTRY BAND

What makes GUNPOWDER SOUP successful and popular in Texas…..

Great lead / background vocals, talented musicians who play multi instruments, engaging and dancing performers, quality sound control, friendly professional members, fun attitude, dynamic light show, and high end equipment.

We are experts in the entertainment business and GUNPOWDER SOUP replies on client reviews and referrals for advertisement.

Read our reviews, listen to our music, watch our videos, and you will understand why clients and vendors recommend us to their friends and family!

Gunpowder Soup LLC

5.0Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 116 Google reviews

Madison Thomas
a month ago

Gunpowder Soup was the best decision that we made for our wedding! They are so personable and down to earth and they go out of their way to make your wedding night memorable and FUN! We have received so many compliments from wedding guests in regards to how awesome GPS is. We will be using them for any event in the future that we can because they’re that amazing! Thank you Gunpowder Soup!

Jodi Teis
2 months ago

Gunpowder Soup brought the FUN to my daughter’s wedding!! Wow!! The dance floor was full and the guests were requesting an encore at the end of the night! The band is filled with incredible musicians and we loved having them at our wedding. We highly recommend Gunpowder Soup!!

Jonanna Mikulenka
2 months ago

Gunpowder Soup performed at our daughters wedding and they were fantastic! Would highly recommend!

Meghan Cannon
2 months ago

We are thrilled we chose to work with Gun Powder Soup! Jeanine was professional and responsive leading up to our wedding day. The biggest compliment we received after our event was how interactive and entertaining our band was! Thank you to GPS for making our reception everything we dreamed of!

Deborah Mey
3 months ago

Sarah Hernandez
3 months ago

Gunpowder Soup are professional, organized, and entertaining! They know how to put on a great show and are very interactive with the crowd. No matter the event or setting, Gunpowder Soup is a MUST when it comes to entertainment. Highly recommend.

Great cover band was very entertaining through entire set. Would hire again.

Kenneth Kurburski
3 months ago

Fantastic band in an outstanding venue! Really enjoyed all the music! Very talented musicians.

Layne Puls
3 months ago

Gunpowder Soup is a fantasic band. I've seen them perform 3 different times at public events. The lead singer is a great singer, performer & she really get into the songs. The drummer really rocks it all night & she directs the show. The bass guitarist mingles with the audience & engages them to sing along. They have a wide range of songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s & country. They are a very entertaining band that does a great job of contecting with the audience. Definitely would book them for a wedding or other event.

Franci Gilliam
3 months ago

Awesome!!!! Wonderful music!! We had a great time.

Kate Kies
5 years ago

We hired Gunpowder soup for our parents 50th wedding anniversary. They did an outstanding job! Easy to work with during the entire process. Everyone was dancing all night and the guest of honor even helped sing a few songs. I highly recommend them for your next party.

Owen Duggan
3 months ago

This band is top shelf. Their covers are perfectly executed and have just the right touch of personality and originality. They’re also really fun and congenial with the crowd. Way to go!

Ryan Morales
4 years ago

Such a fantastic band!! You just can't ask for a more professional group of people and it is obvious how much they care about what they do. Gunpowder has it down and did a fantastic job at our wedding! I knew from the first moment that they were the band for us and now we have the best memories of our special day! They will engage your crowd no matter the audience and keep the night pumping! Thanks again for being a part of our wedding!!

Ryan Anderson
9 months ago

Hiring Gunpowder Soup is seriously the best decision we made for our wedding. They had the crowd cheering for an encore after they finished their set! It’s been almost a month since the wedding and people are still coming up to me raving about the band. Couldn’t recommend them enough!!

We had GPS for my daughters wedding. BEST DECISION EVER!! They were so much fun and everyone had a great time! Interaction with the crowd with tambourines (we had some that had too much fun ), and singing on the microphones! The dance floor was full all night. We could not have had a better band! Book them now!!

Katie Burns
a year ago

Gunpowder Soup Band brought the party! Gunpowder Soup played at my daughter’s wedding this past weekend. They played all the best songs and they have extremely talented musicians! They also get the crowd involved. The entire wedding was dancing and had so much fun!! We were so sad when they told us it was the last song- it was still very crowded on the dance floor. Everyone at our wedding asked where we found this awesome band. My daughter was the one who found the band saying that it is always more fun to have live music - she was right! If you want to make your wedding or birthday celebration or other event exceptional, you absolutely NEED to book this band!! They were worth every dollar spent! I have not had so much fun on an evening out in such a long time!

Hannah Wied
a year ago

Gunpowder Soup is the best band!!! My sister originally used this band for her wedding so I got to hear and see them play in advance. We decided to book them for my wedding for the big reason of how great of entertainers they are! They really get the crowd going and dancing. They interact with the crowd and let the crowd sing in the microphone. The band is a great mix of all different talents and both men and women are in it. They play all types of genres of songs and really listen to your wants and needs. If you have the means to book this band for your wedding, DO IT!!!!! Highly recommend!

Ellen Hardin
a year ago

We hired GPS for my step-daughter's wedding outside under a tent at our place in the country near La Grange and they were fantastic. The energy level was amazing - the audience participation was so fun - the music was perfect for a beautiful night under the stars in July. They were responsive and easy to work with. Our friends still stop us and talk about how much fun they had at the wedding and GPS was an integral part of that! Thanks so much for helping to make Ashley's wedding perfect. And that lead singer Jayna is destined for greatness!

kkmaas06
3 years ago

You will not be disappointed when you book Gunpowder soup to play at your wedding, party or any other event. They were amazing from the start, especially through all of the admin work, picking songs, etc. They are very professional and they sound really awesome! Great Great Band. They played at our wedding on 10/17/20 and We are so glad we were able to have them! Nothing but class! They do it all from DJ Services, Emcee, Ceremony Music and of course the Reception music. We had such a great time at our wedding. Thank you Gunpowder Soup! Logan & Kyle

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LIVE REVIEWS 

UPTOWN FUNK
CHAIN OF FOOLS
DON'T STOP BELIEVN'
DRINKING PROBLEM
COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME HOME
FEVER
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
SHAKE YOUR BOOTY
BRANDY
Best of San Antonio Wedding Bands

The Knot & Wedding Wire Award Winning Band

Professional Sound Equipment

Tambourines for Dance Floor

Trio for Smaller Events

Songs Played Back-to-Back

Professional Business Model

In Business Since 1999

Awards Year after Year

Crowd Mic for Guests

Professional Lighting

Best of Austin Cover Bands

Professional Entertainment

Two Time GRAMMY Award WINNING Engineer

Talented Musicians on Multi Instruments

Female Vocalist – Pop, 80s, Disco, Ballads

Male Vocalist – Classic Rock, Oldies

Male Vocalist – Country, 80s

Engage with Guests Off Stage

Wedding DJ Service during Break

Detailed Management

Emcee Service

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Make your Event Unforgettable with Engaging Performers

“Marius walks around with this guitar and a microphone inviting guests to sing along with him”

“Our guests have repeatedly texted us RAVING about our band”

“Guests still talking about the band!  Numerous Texting after our wedding reception!”

“You will find they are very professional, organized, and genuinely sincere what they do best”

“They knew exactly how to engage the audience because everyone was dancing at our convention”

“I went to see three different bands and Gunpowder Soup won hands down”

“The biggest compliment we received was how interactive and entertaining our band was!”

“The dance floor was full and the guests were requesting an encore at the end of the night!”

5 HOUR GALA

cocktail hour (MP3 music)

4 Hours of service (up to 180 minutes of music)

MP3 music during breaks

Tambourines to lend on the dance floor

General liability insurance

Premium sound system Up to 300 guests

Professional Stage Lights

Theatrical Geysers

4 HOUR PARTY

4 hours of service (up to 180 minutes of music)

MP3 music during breaks

Tambourines to lend on dance floor

General liability insurance

Premium sound system Up to 300 guests

Professional Stage Lights

Theatrical Geysers

3 HOUR PARTY

3 hours of service (Up to 135 minutes of music)

MP3 music during breaks

Tambourines to lend on dance floor

General liability insurance

Premium sound system Up to 300 guests

Professional Stage Lights

Theatrical Geysers

TRIO

3 hours of service (Up to 135 minutes of music)

Premium Loudspeaker

Professional LED light

NOTE: different playlist

REVIEW LINKS

CORPORAtE AND gala form

*for corporate events
Outdoor events must provide shade or cover over Gunpowder Soup

wedding form

Client must provide cover over GUNPOWDER SOUP for outdoor events

FOUNDATION
Marius and Jeanine own a “state of the art” recording studio and run an audio school, Audio Enginearing Institute, teaching audio engineering classes, audio-eng.com.  Our gear has been built and assembled by two time GRAMMY Award Winning Recording Engineer, Marius Perron, who has a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas and a BA in Geometry from Trinity University.  Jeanine has a BS degree in Hospital Administration from Southwest Texas State University and manages every business detail.

RIDER INFORMATION
Rider Information

SERVICE
For cocktail hour, we play MP3 music from our stage speakers, unless you hire an acoustic musician from our staff.  During dinner, music is played at a low volume with slow to mid-tempo songs to accommodate conversations at the table.  After formalities, WE turn up the volume and dancers immediately fill the dance floor.  Entertainers interact with guests off-stage and encourage guests participation.  GUNPOWDER SOUP started tambourines and crowd mics on the dance floor and we continue this client favorite.

GPS BUSINESS MODEL
Experts in the entertainment business with detailed female management and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau (Audio Enginearing Institute).

INSTRUMENTATION
Drums, Bass, Electric Lead Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar.  Since GUNPOWDER SOUP team members are multi-talented on many instruments, we have a full sound and cover all songs close to the original.  You will love our variety of lead vocalists and wall of harmonies.  For icing on the cake, hire our horn or fiddle player.

CORPORATE CLIENTS
Valero, iFly, Nokia, New York Life, Ryder, Jabil, ADP, Meitec Industries, Point S Tires, Pacesetter Homes, Daughters of the Republic, Humane Society, Advanced Micro Devices, Vermeer Company, South Texas Border Patrol, Morgan’s Wonderland, Howard Energy, HVAC Washington Lobbyist Group, Oregon Ducks, Rush Enterprise, Wurstfest VIP, RUSH, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, The Dominion Country Club, Truck and Auto Convention, Thermon Inc, Cornerstone Lending, Black Rifle Coffee Company, SkinCure Oncology…

WEDDINGS
Over 1000 weddings and counting

EVENT TYPES
Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Galas, Weddings, Conventions, Private Parties

GENRES
Top 40 Pop Hits, Country, 80s, Classic Rock, Oldies, Disco, Latin, Motown

TEXAS LOCATIONS
San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi, Dripping Springs, Midland, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Kerrville, Padre Island, McAllen, Laredo, Horseshoe Bay, College Station…

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