GUNPOWDER SOUP has been in the wedding and corporate business since 1999. We know how to make your event special plus we have won numerous awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire for outstanding service in the wedding industry.
GUNPOWDER SOUP is one-of-a-kind, reputable, professional cover wedding band in College Station Texas, playing a variety of cover songs for weddings, corporate events, conventions, fundraisers, parties, and large galas.
Once we step on the stage, our aim is to kick off the party and get your guests on the dance floor right away. After performing for many years, we know which songs will flood the dance floor and which songs bring people to our crowd microphone. Most songs are performed back-to-back and clients have a choice in song selection for the event.
COUNTRY, 80s, 70s, 60s, POP HITS
The Band has four lead vocalists who specialize in different genres of music such as Top 40, Country, 80s, 70s, Oldies, Disco, and Latin. We try and duplicate the songs you know and love. Our country songs and vocals will sound country and the pop songs will not sound country. Our 80s and Classic Rock music will rock.
GUNPOWDER SOUP starts the dinner set with country and easy listening songs. In the 2nd set, we play Disco, 80s, and sprinkle in Country songs. For the 3rd set, the dance floor is packed because we play major dance hits. Clients and guests can request songs from our repertoire during the reception.
ATTENTION TO DETAILS
There are many reasons why GPS has been around for so long. Solid businesses like ours, get bigger and better. All 5 star reviews!
We take extra measures to ensure all the details are finalized before the band arrives at the venue. The Band will contact the venue, electrical coordinators, planners, and wedding planners for scheduling and logistics. This professional cover band has a female owner who run the organization like a business.
COLLEGE STATION WEDDING RECEPTIONS
What makes GUNPOWDER SOUP successful and the most popular variety wedding band in Texas?
Reasons: great lead and background vocals, talented musicians, engaging and dancing performers, detailed management, quality sound control, friendly members, professional business model, fun attitude, and high end stage lights and PA system.
Owners have an A+ from the BBB for their businesses in entertainment and their engineering school. We are experts in the entertainment business and other bands try to duplicate our business model. GUNPOWDER SOUP replies on client reviews and referrals for our business, not by placing ads on Facebook, Instagram, and Google.
Read our 5 star reviews, listen to our music, watch our videos, and you will understand why clients recommend us to their friends and family!
PREMIUIM WEDDING RECEPTION
Emcee wedding customs and grand entrance with fun MP3 music
Cocktail hour – MP3 music
Reception service – 4 hours
DJ / Emcee service for special dances
DJ / Emcee service during break
Tambourines to lend on the dance floor
Crowd Microphone for singing guests
One million dollar general liability insurance
Premium sound system up to 350 indoor guests
Stage lighting: (2) 10' truss with 12 LED lights
Ceremony Pianist/Vocalist or Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist
20-minute Prelude Music
Note: Ceremony must be within easy walking distance from the reception room. Electricity must be provided.
MP3 Music for the Ceremony
20-Minute Prelude Music
Note: Ceremony must be within easy walking distance from the reception room. Electricity must be provided.
Wireless Head Mic or Lapel
Microphone on Stand for Readers
“Gunpowder Soup Band brought the party! 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!”
“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.” Text from client – one year later: “You guys did a great job for us! We want you to be successful!”
“If you are looking for a FANTASTIC PARTY BAND for a wedding or event, look no further — GUNPOWDER SOUP IS IT!!! My husband and I hired GPS for our daughter’s wedding in College Station, Texas and we were absolutely BLOWN AWAY! We contracted with them to provide every service they offered — from the wedding music, MC option, and of course, reception ENTERTAINMENT — and we could not be happier customers! From the initial contact with Jeanine last January to the follow-up after the wedding, the whole process was extremely PROFESSIONAL and E-A-S-Y! We truly cannot say enough good things about GPS and will forever be thankful that they were a part of our special evening!”
“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!”
“AMAZING wedding band. I recently got married in downtown Austin at an upscale venue, and I’ll admit I had pretty high expectations for a band. My husband and I wanted our reception to be a GREAT party. We booked GPS based on online reviews and YouTube videos, without having seen them live. We absolutely made the right call. They kept the crowd on the dance floor and people were energized all evening. We got compliment after compliment on their ability and energy. I would absolutely book them again!”
“Gunpowder Soup exploded and blew the roof off the venue at our daughter’s wedding!! They were spectacular, entertaining, energetic while sounding amazing!!! Nobody wanted the night to end! GPS comes very highly recommended not only by me and my family but by all our guests. You will find they are very professional, organized and genuinely sincere while loving what they do best. I promise, if you book GPS, you will not be disappointed!!”
“The best wedding band (or any occasion band, for that matter) EVER!! They are seriously amazing! They were the best part of our wedding. They know exactly how to engage an audience. Everyone was up on their feet dancing! Even some of my guests who I thought I’d never see dancing!! Our wedding was almost a month ago and people are still talking about the band and how much fun they were. They also make an effort to make the bride and groom feel special all evening! They are great about following the timeline of events for the evening. I loved that they bring a microphone in to the audience to let guests sing. And the tambourines they pass out are so much fun! I highly recommend this band, I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else. “
“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.”
“Best party band! This band IS the party! They were amazing. We had this band for my daughter’s wedding and could not have been happier. They played all genres and had everybody on the dance floor. The best memory is of 3 generations on the dance floor singing karaoke. I have been to several events with this band and all have been a blast! As far as the business side, they were very straightforward and easy to work with. No surprises.”
“My daughter hired this band for her wedding. We saw videos and read reviews, but none of these did the band justice. You need to see them perform to appreciate their talent. Wow! What a performance! They are absolutely FANTASTIC! Not only did we have family members out on the dance floor who normally don’t dance, but the band had them also singing and playing tambourines! We had so many remarks from our guests about how much FUN they had. The band is musically talented and definitely will create a memorable evening for your event.”
Marius and Jeanine are building a new “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 assembled by our 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 Davis-Perron is the owner and manages GUNPOWDER SOUP LLC with hands on every detail of the business. Jeanine has a BS degree in Hospital Administration from Southwest Texas State University.
For cocktail hour, we play MP3 music from our stage speakers, unless you hire an acoustic musician from our staff. During dinner, the Band will play low volume and slow to mid-tempo songs to accommodate conversations
After formalities, we will fill the dance floor with dancers, interact with guests off-stage, enlist singers on our crowd microphone. GUNPOWDER SOUP started tambourines and crowd mics on the dance floor and we continue this client favorite.
GPS BUSINESS MODEL
We have been engaging with guests since 1999 and are experts in the entertainment business. Detailed local female management and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau set us apart from other bands. Clients can call and book directly through our Contact Page and we generate our own contracts. We work with agencies but prefer direct contact with clients for detailed information gathering about the event.
GUNPOWDER SOUP carries general liability insurance of one million dollars. Have your venue contact Jeanine for a copy of the certificate. The owner is always on site and manages the Band during the event.
Drums, Bass, Electric Lead Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, and Horn (s) (depending on service). Since GUNPOWDER SOUP is multi-talented on many instruments, our players will use different instruments depending on the song. We may have two members playing electric guitar or two keyboardist playing at the same time. We try to cover the songs as close to the original version.
If you want to hire a two or three piece horn section, email for availability. You will love our variety of lead vocalists and wall of harmonies. Our musicians are multi-talented on different instruments so we have a full sound depending on the instrumentation of each song.
Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Galas, Weddings, Conventions, Private Parties
Austin Hotel Ella, Austin The Oasis, Dripping Springs Camp Lucy, Austin Maggie Mae's, The Alamo, Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio AT&T Center, Alamodome, JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, Hyatt Hill Country Resort, Alamo, Fredericksburg Nimitz Museum, Houston The Bell Tower on 34th Street, Texas Hill Country Luckenbach Dance Hall, Corpus Christi American Bank Center, College Station Peach Creek, Houston Marriott Marquis, New Braunfels Lost Missions, Fredericksburg Vista Oaks, Houston Marquis Hotel, Boerne The Bevy, Dripping Springs Park 31, Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Austin Skybox, The Rustic, Austin Thompson Hotel
Country, Pop Hits, 80s, Classic Rock, Oldies, Disco, Easy Listening, Little Latin