REVIEWS

Consistently Happy Clients 

“Guests are still talking about your show. If anyone wants to contact us for a reference, send them our way…we’ll be glad to recommend GPS”!

J. Lowdermilk   Phone Call
 

We booked Gunpowder Soup for our wedding. They were fantastic. My wife and I are an older couple and all our friends are older… 40s to 60s. So they had their work cut out for them, but they did a fantastic job of getting people engaged, and on the dance floor. They have a great repertoire of songs, and sounded great. We’re so glad we booked them.

Murray R.  Google

” Fantastic! I booked Gunpowder Soup for a work celebration and they were awesome! We have very diverse group with ages ranging from 20s to 50s and Gunpowder Soup played something for everyone! They were interactive and kept everyone on the dance floor. My team is still talking about the awesome band!!! Book Gunpowder Soup for your next event! You will not be disappointed!”

Shannan C.  Google

“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 W.  Google

“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 A.  The Knot

“Such a fantastic band!! You just can’t ask for a more professional group of people and it is obvious how much they care about what they do. Gunpowder has it down and did a fantastic job at our wedding! I knew from the first moment that they were the band for us and now we have the best memories of our special day! They will engage your crowd no matter the audience and keep the night pumping! Thanks again for being a part of our wedding!”

Ryan M, The Knot

“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 P.  WeddingWire

“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 S.  Google

“We hired Gunpowder Soup for our wedding in December 2018 and they were absolutely awesome. They have a very good blend of country, pop, rock, and Latin music. Very engaging and interactive with the crowd as well with a microphone you can sing from and instruments to play. They were also very reasonably priced compared to some of the other bands we looked into. Fair warning, if you tell the band that you like Bust A Move, you will be singing it on stage with them. I highly recommend this band for your wedding, they will get the crowd moving. Best Austin wedding band!”

Daniel S.  Google

“They showed up early for set up. They did an excellent job interacting with our guest and getting the whole crowd involved with the performance. They even allowed my youngest 2 daughters to perform a song and dance they made up 24 hours prior to our wedding, even though it was not on our wedding itinerary. We for can’t wait for another function so we can book the band again!”

Diamond G.  Google

Read why this Texas band has been voted 2021 Couples’ Choice Awards from WeddingWire and The Knot Best of Weddings 2021!

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Credentials
Marius and Jeanine are building a new “state of the art” recording studio and own/manage a school, Audio Enginearing Institute, teaching audio engineering classes, audio-eng.com.  Our gear has been assembled by our GRAMMY award winning recording engineer, Marius Perron, who has a MS in Electrical Engineer from The University of Texas.  Jeanine Davis-Perron (owner) has a BS degree in Hospital Administration and team members have a BA degree in Music Education.

Performance
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.  GUN POWDER SOUP started tambourines and crowd mics on the dance floor and we continue this client favorite 22 years later.

Our 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 call and book directly through our Contact page and we generate our own contracts.  Important: GUN POWDER SOUP carries general liability insurance for venues that require a one million dollar policy.  The owner is always on site and manages the Band during the event.

Instrumentation
Gun Powder Soup employs 6 members on stage and 1 sound engineer: drums, bass, electric guitar, trombone, piano, keyboards, acoustic guitars (2).   If you want to add a full horn section to our instrumentation on stage, let us know, and we will bring the Motown sound to you!   You will love the variety of three different 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.

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

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San Antonio, Austin, Fredericksburg, Dripping Springs, New Braunfels, Houston, College Station, Corpus Christi, Texas Hill Country.  Call about Destination events.

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