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GUNPOWDER SOUP is one-of-a-kind professional cover band in Fredericksburg Texas playing a variety of songs for weddings, corporate events, conventions, fundraisers, and galas.

Once we step on the stage, we kick off the party and get your guests on the dance floor.  Since we started in 1999, we know which songs guests love to hear and songs are performed back-to-back.

The Knot and Wedding Wire have awarded GUNPOWDER SOUP “outstanding service in the wedding industry”.


COUNTRY, POP/ROCK 80s, 70s, 60s, DISCO

The Band has three to four lead vocalists who specialize in different genres of music such as Top 40, Country, 80s, 70s, Oldies, Disco.  We try and duplicate the songs you know and love.  Our country songs will sound country and our pop songs will sound pop.

Dinner and “meet and greet” sets are low volume so that guests can have a conversation.   For the second set, we play Disco, 80s, and sprinkle in Country.  Third set will be dance hits played back to back.



In-ear monitors and talk-back mics are used to communicate between members on stage for song selection, walk-in/walk-off cues, emcee auctions closings, and change in schedule.  Extra measures are taken to ensure all the details are finalized such as contacting the venue for logistics, electrical drops for large galas, and planners for the schedules.



There are many reasons why we have been around for so long.  Our strong business group keeps growing.   

What makes GUNPOWDER SOUP successful and the most popular variety band in Texas?  Great lead and background vocals, multi-talented musicians, engaging and dancing performers, detailed management, quality sound control, Texas friendly service, and high end stage lights and PA system.  We are experts in the entertainment business and other bands try to duplicate our successful business model.

GUNPOWDER SOUP replies on client reviews and referrals for our business.   Read our reviews, listen to our audio files, and watch our videos.   You will understand why clients recommend us to their friends and family.  Our busy calendar is because of our service and recommendation.   Vendors request GUNPOWDER SOUP.








“The band was absolutely amazing!!! They were hired for our corporate event in Austin and everyone loved them.They played to the crowd and were very accommodating when we asked to extend over our contract!

They know exactly how to engage an audience because everyone was up on their feet dancing and singing! If you need a well rounded, versatile, entertaining band this is a great choice.”

“Gunpowder Soup was one of the best decisions we made about my daughters wedding. They were great at communicating and completely professional. They made the wedding reception so much fun from start to finish!

Everyone was on the dance floor the whole time. Their vibe kept everyone so pumped up. I felt like no one left the event early! Absolutely fantastic!”  Claudia T

Black Rifle Coffee Company

“Gunpowder Soup played for our company, Black Rifle Coffee, and our clients loved dancing to the great songs they picked for our event.

They have performed twice for our block party and people keep asking, ” when will that Band play again!””
Patti M

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Don't Stop Believin'
Drinking Problem
Cake by the Ocean
Shake Your Booty
Fire Ball
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Your Love
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
Brown Eyed Girl
Take Me Home Country Roads

5 hours

Cocktail hour – MP3 music

Emcee wedding customs with fun songs

Reception service – 4 hours

DJ / Emcee service for special dances

DJ / Emcee service during break

Tambourines to lend on dance floor

General liability insurance

Premium sound system

Stage lighting rig: (2) 10' truss + 12 lights

Theatrical Geysers


Choice of:
Acoustic Guitarist

30-minute Prelude Music

30-minute Ceremony


MP3 Music for the Ceremony

30-Minute Prelude Music

30-minute Ceremony


Wireless Head Mic or Lapel

Sound System

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!”

Katie B | The Knot | wedding reception

“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!”

Kathy C  | Google | wedding reception

“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!”

Doris L  | Google | wedding reception

“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!”

Hannah | Google | wedding reception

“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!”

Jordan | Google | wedding reception

“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!!”

Tammy | Google | wedding reception

“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. “

Lindsey | The knot | wedding reception

“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.”

Ellen | Wedding Wire | Wedding Ceremony & reception

“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.”

Susie |  Wedding Wire | Wedding reception

“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.”

Yolanda | Google | wedding ceremony and reception

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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,

Our gear has been 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 Davis-Perron is the owner and manages GUNPOWDER SOUP LLC with hands on every detail of the business and has a BS degree in Hospital Administration from Southwest Texas State University.

Detailed female management is always on site and manages the schedule during the event.


Cocktail hour consist of MP3 music from stage speakers, unless you hire an acoustic musician from our staff.  During dinner, the Band will play softly and slow to mid-tempo songs to accommodate conversations.

After formalities, we will fill the dance floor with dancers and engage with guests off-stage.  GUNPOWDER SOUP started tambourines and crowd mics on the dance floor and we continue this client favorite.


Clients can book directly through our Contact Page and we generate our own contracts.  Agencies – call with detailed information.


Drums, bass, electric lead guitar, piano, synthesizer, acoustic guitar.  Sometimes a sax or fiddle player will accommodate the core.  Our musicians are multi-talented on different instruments so we have a full sound depending on the instrumentation of each song.   We try to cover songs as close to the original version.

You will love our variety of lead vocalists and wall of harmonies.


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


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Country, Top 40, 80s, Classic Rock, Disco, 70s, Oldies, Little Latin

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