Premier Texas Cover Band
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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.  Third party electrical vendors must provide ONE dedicated electrical outlet and place it “stage right”.   We bring our own power distribution so we only need one “plug”.   

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, electrician must test for 15 – 20 amps prior to our arrival.

Electricity must be supplied 1 hours before we arrive and 1 hour for breakdown of stage.

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Gunpowder Soup needs an area around 24' (length) x 12' (depth).  If the area is too small, GUNPOWDER SOUP will not use the two lighting rigs and geysers.  

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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All outdoor performances require a cover or shade 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.  Our computers and speakers will shut down if they become overheated.  

Gunpowder Soup will only set up once during the contract period so plan accordingly.   It takes the Band 2 hours to set up and 1 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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The Band will need a place to store the cases inside 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 30 minutes prior to the first set.    

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Two Weeks Before Event

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

Week of Event – Tuesday

  • Email us your final itinerary
  • Send in your 1st dance form and Spotify list of cocktail songs
  • We will email venue manager for logistics
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Third Party A/V

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

There is a discount if PA and Lights are available FREE for our use.

questions / answers

You bet!  Go to our SONG LIST tab and pick your favorites

The Band can break down to a Trio. The songs are different from the 5-6 piece band.   Visit our TRIO page.
Gunpowder Soup contracts other Duo / Trio musicians for other jobs if we are booked.  Please call for information.

Cocktail Hour  Free Service of MP3 music from stage area

1st set – 1st dance, welcome, blessings, dinner set (low volume and tempo)

20 minute break – toasts, other special dances, Grand March*

2nd set – up to 60 minutes performance

20 minute break – garter and bouquet toss & college songs*

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

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Up to 180 minutes

Up to 135 minutes of music

After we finish sound check, we dress and eat dinner in the green room while cocktail hour is happening.   Gunpowder Soup plays soft MP3 music from the stage speakers.
Rights after cocktail hour is over, the first set will begin.

1st set – 60 minutes of songs played back-to-back 

20 minute break (MP3 music supplied by Band)

2nd set – 60 minutes of songs played back-to-back 

20 minute break (MP3 music supplied by Band)

3rd set 60 minutes of songs played back-to-back


After we finish sound check, we dress and eat dinner in the green room while cocktail hour is happening.   Gunpowder Soup plays soft MP3 music from the stage speakers.

50 minutes after cocktail hour has started, Gunpowder Soup will gather the wedding party and emcee the grand entrance with fun music.

1st set – 60 minutes of songs played back-to-back 

20 minute break (MP3 music supplied by wedding client)

2nd set – 60 minutes of songs played back-to-back 

20 minute break (MP3 music supplied by wedding client)

3rd set 60 minutes of songs played back-to-back


3rd set 45 minutes of songs played back-to-back and private dance


Name Each Playlist – Break 1 & Break 2 & Cocktail

30 minutes of music for Break 1 & Break 2 

70 minutes of music for cocktail hour

2 songs for the grand entrance

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.

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