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ELECTRICAL

One – 15 or 20-amp circuit dedicated for Band ONLY.

If your venue must use a third party electrical vendor, have them contact Gunpowder Soup for information.   The third party electrical vendor must drop electricity from stage right. Client is responsible for cost of electricity supplied to the stage if venue request fees.  Electricity must be within 5 feet from stage or venue must supply a high grade extension cord with ground.  If you are using a generator, please have the electrician test for 15 – 20 amps prior to our arrival. 

Electricity must be supplied 2 hours before we arrive and 2 hours for breakdown of gear.

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PERFORMANCE AREA

Gunpowder Soup needs an area minimum of 20' (length) x 14' (depth).

Flooring of the performance area must be level, dry, and smooth for heavy wheeled equipment. The Band will not set up directly on grass, gravel, or dirt. A stage is not required for the Band unless the area is on grass, gravel, dirt, or uneven flooring.

We do not need a stage but if you choose to have an elevated stage, stairs must be situated on both sides.  The stage must be sturdy, and level to handle large truss, racks, and moving performers.

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OUTDOOR EVENTS

All outdoor performances require a cover over the Band.  If a large shadow from a building is covering the stage from direct sunlight, please take a picture and we will assess the environment.   The computers and speakers will shut down if they become overheated from the sun.  Band will supplying a cover over the stage and PA for a small fee.

Gunpowder Soup will only set up once during the contract period so plan accordingly.   It takes the Band two hours to set up and one hour to break down.  Prior to our arrival, please make a decision on Plan B if precipitation is in the forecast.   The staging area must be thoroughly dry before we place gear on the stage.

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HOSPITALITY

The Band will need a place to store the cases during the event.  This can be the same room as the green room.  

A green room or groom's room will need to be available for the Band to change clothes and eat dinner.  The Band must eat dinner 45 minutes prior to the first set.    The room must be furnished with a table and 7 chairs.

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30 Days Prior to Event

  • WEDDINGS – If you hired Gunpowder Soup for the ceremony, forms will be sent for song selection
  • Final balance must be paid to Gunpowder Soup

Two Weeks Before Event

  • Email us your Customized Song List
  • WEDDINGS – Forms will be sent for 1st dance and other dances

Monday Week of Event

  • Email the final itinerary
  • WEDDINGS – Send in your 1st dance form and Spotify list
  • CORPORATE/GALA – Email venue manager and electrician's email address
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PA and LIGHTS PROVIDED BY CLIENT

Let us know if a third party vendor will supply the sound system and lights.  The sound system will need to be calibrated to the room and approved by our engineer.

FAQ

Visit our Customize Special Song List for a complete list of songs.

Yes, the Band can break down to a Trio. The songs are different from the 6 piece band.   Look at TRIO under Customize Song List.
Gunpowder Soup contracts other Duo / Trio jobs for other jobs if we are booked.  Please call for information.

1st set   40 minutes dance/performance at low volume for conversation

20 minute break (MP3 music supplied by Band)

2nd set   50 minutes of dance/performance

20 minute break (MP3 music supplied by Band)

3rd set  50 minutes of dance/performance

 

Cocktail Hour  MP3 music from stage 

1st set > 1st dance > speech > blessings > dinner set (up to 50 minutes performance at low volume and tempo) (if you elect to have the grand march, it will happen during our set)

20 minute break (great time for toasts & cake cutting)

2nd set (up to 50 minutes performance)

20 minute break (great for garter and bouquet toss & college songs)

3rd set (up to 60 minutes performance or 45 minutes set if you choose a private dance)

We are ready to fly! We would need to rent front and back line gear for the show.  Please call for information.

We usually travel within 250 miles from San Antonio.   If the distance is longer than 250 miles,  send an RV and driver.  Let’s make a deal!