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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



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



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.



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. 



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.



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 Entertainment

5.0Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 129 Google reviews

Lacie Morrow
22 hours ago

We had the pleasure of having Gunpowder Soup perform at IRP, Inc.'s 50th Anniversary celebration at The Alamo, and they were absolutely fantastic! Their energy, talent, and diverse repertoire kept everyone on their feet all night long. The band’s ability to engage the crowd and create an unforgettable atmosphere truly made our event special. We received countless compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the music. If you’re looking for a top-notch band to elevate your event, look no further than Gunpowder Soup. Highly recommended!

Shelby Johnson
3 weeks ago

Wow, What a blast we had listening and dancing to Gunpowder Soup the other night!! It was such a nice surprise as we were just going for dinner and “BOOM” we were partying!! lol! What great people and entertainers!! Love their vibe and hope we have the chance to see them again!!

Kelli Johnson
3 weeks ago

Gunpowder Soup is THE BAND you want to have perform for your wedding or corporate event! We have seen them play a number of times at local events, and they always bring the party! The musicians are excellent and are super entertaining! They know their crowd and they taylor their music accordingly. They often involve the crowd in their shows, which is always fun, unexpected, and enjoyable. They never disappoint! I would hire them for any event in need of a superior band.😎

Franci Gilliam
3 weeks ago

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

Jumeida Lopez
a month ago

Gunpowder Soup Band set a fun vibe throughout the evening. SO MANY good things to say! They have an impressive long song list. Everyone raved about how great they were and how fun the music selection was. Everything went off without a hitch and they perfectly nailed doing a seamless mix of country, line dance, Latin, disco, 80s and oldies. We got so many compliments from our guests who enjoyed their performance. We wanted a great band and y’all delivered!

Jaden Ankenbauer
a month ago

A conflict came up that forced me to cancel our contract with Gunpowder Soup for our upcoming event and I must say that Jeanine Perron was the most professional, fair and understanding person I have dealt with for many years! She was so understanding and helped me with the cancellation to assure me that all will be ok! I will hire this band for any future event we may have. Great group with great people!

Julie Tedder
2 months ago

Specatuclar band that can play every genre of music! Our wedding guests had an incredible time and haven't stopped talking about the band. They are the REAL DEAL!

Kristi Shepherd
3 months ago

Great band for a non-profit fundraising event. They were a real crowd pleaser.

Kathy Cruz
a year ago

Everyone at the reception loved the band. They did an excellent job as DJ when the occasion arose. They were actively involved with the guests and some of our best pictures are with the guest singing with band members or dancing with abandon. I would highly recommend anyone needing music for a function look seriously at Gunpowder Soup.

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.

Debbie Perry
7 months ago

I saw Gunpowder Soup at a recent wedding and I was so impressed! They played all the best songs to keep people dancing the whole event and they interacted great with the crowd! I would definitely consider hiring them if I ever plan a big event! Truly amazing local band!

Jonanna Mikulenka
6 months ago

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

Sarah Hernandez
7 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.

Annie Walther
7 months ago

Gunpowder Soup was AMAZING for our Event!!! Their music is incredible and all of them are polite. Such a refreshing change from most of the bands we have used in the past. Already booking them for next year!

Raul Gonzalez
7 months ago

I had Gun Powder Soup for my wedding in Odessa, TX 2yrs ago and let me tell you they put on a show! It still comes up to this day! Singing along with the everybody on the dance floor rocking out and playing a wide variety of music from country to classic rock and wedding classics! Even some Selena to get our cumbia on!! We had a wedding around 400 people young and older and a lot of our family is involved in the music and event industry and they were obsessed with how good they sounded and played. 10/10 would love to have at our next family wedding 😉

Layne Puls
7 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.

Ryan Anderson
a year 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!!

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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!”


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 350 guests

Professional Stage Lights

Theatrical Geysers


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 350 guests

Professional Stage Lights

Theatrical Geysers


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 350 guests

Professional Stage Lights

Theatrical Geysers


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

Premium Loudspeaker

Professional LED light

NOTE: different playlist


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

Marius and Jeanine own a “state of the art” recording studio and run an audio school, Audio Enginearing Institute, teaching audio engineering classes,  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

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.

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

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.

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…

Over 1000 weddings and counting

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

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

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