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Why are wedding bands better than DJ’s for weddings?


  • More action on stage
  • Bands keep grandma/grandpa and children occupied
  • Bands create action and start the party early
  • DJ’s might have a large selection of songs but bands give the event a one-on-one feel
  • Hire a wedding band not a bar band for your wedding reception.  Years of playing 1st dances, emceeing wedding customs, and special dances are what a professional wedding band does every weekend.

The reason people love Gunpowder Soup is because we are friendly.  We have fun performing and we will share this energy!

Gunpowder Soup is ONE band, not a business that incorporates many bands under one management.

Bushiness that run many bands must overcharge for their services.  We can charge you the high price and perform everything they promise, but we are here to keep the price down!    Other bands advertise many services like house lighting, 300+ songs, and six or more band members, but the services come with a high price tag.

Gunpowder Soup is technically smart and our engineer has a Masters in EE from UT in Austin. Our sound system is constantly updated and the owners have a patent!  Some bands do not own their own gear and trouble can happen.

Our band members plays FOUR or more instruments so we can fill in musical parts when necessary!  Eight or more players will cost you money.

Kaitlyn and Ben’s Longhorn Wedding 
Hotel Ella in Austin – August 2020

Miss Kaitlyn and Ben had invited 100+ guests for their reception but Covid changed those plans.  The venue cut the guests count to 40 and dinner tables were spread far apart in a large ballroom.   But, the fun couple went with the flow and had an adorable ceremony and quant reception.   Gunpowder Soup played acoustic guitar for the ceremony and down sized from full band to a trio at the reception.    Kaitlyn called GPS a year and a half ago and dang, we were going to play for her special day.   

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