Premier Cover Band

CORPORATE
EVENTS

Cover Band for Corporate and Conventions

 

REPUTABLE AND PROVEN LEADER IN ENTERTAINMENT

We are a well established, long running successful corporate events band that specializes in private events such as conventions, fundraiser, corporate parties, and award galas.  GUNPOWDER SOUP communicates with technical directors, electricians, venue managers, and event planners before arriving to the venue therefore, taking the stress off the client.  The schedule will be discussed in detail to ensure a perfectly timed event and we micro manage our productions to ensure high quality entertainment.   In-ear monitors and talk-back mics are used to communicate between members on stage for song selection, walk in/walk off cues, and scheduled announcements.  We monitor the crowd participation for deciding the next hit song and play most songs back to back. If your party theme is Country, the Band will dress in boots, jeans, western shirt, and skirts.   If your gala is formal or semi-formal, performers will dress in cocktail attire.  Tell us your theme! Our management is detailed throughout the planning stages and our music team delivers a great show.  And, the owners of GUNPOWDER SOUP have an A+ from the Better Business Bureau and attend every job. Let us know if third party is supplying PA and lights for the Band.

 

COUNTRY
ROCK/POP 80s
60s, 70s
EASY LISTENING
TOP 40
DISCO
LATIN

FUN AND PROFESSIONAL

Denim and Diamonds, Fiesta, 70s and 80s party theme, Rodeo Time…GUNPOWDER SOUP will enhance your corporate event with explosive entertainment! Members of GUNPOWDER SOUP step off the stage and engage with guests to create an energetic party.  We invite people to sing on the microphone, lead a train, dance, and play tambourine and cowbell.  After many years in the music business, we know what corporate and convention clients need for the night to be successful.

Since our sound engineer is a GRAMMY Award Winning engineer, our sound is a perfect blend of vocals and music without feedback and excessive volume.  Before every show, our sound engineer will calibrate our carotid speakers to the ballroom, run soundcheck for technical issues, and he can safely “tie into” house systems.  GUNPOWDER SOUP owns and monthly maintains our instruments (back line), professional technical gear and sound system (front line), and LED lights (12 lights) using DMX control.  Because our engineer wants to control the quality of our sound, the band utilizes in-ear monitoring, electronic drums, no monitors and amps on stage.  Quality sound from an expert recording and GRAMMY Winning Engineer!

For a small fee, we can add a two or more horns, and/or a fiddle player.  Please call for availability.  Link to our FAQ and Rider Information: FAQ and Rider Information

5 HOUR GALA

One hour of MP3 music for cocktail hour

4 hour performance / dance

MP3 music during breaks

Tambourines to lend on the dance floor

Crowd microphone for guest sing along

One million dollar general liability insurance

Professional Sound System to 350 indoor guests

Stage lighting:
(2) 10-foot truss with 12 LED lights
(2) geysers

4 HOUR PARTY

4 hours of performance / dance

MP3 music during breaks

Tambourines to lend on the dance floor

Crowd microphone for guest sing along

One million dollar general liability insurance

Professional Sound System to 350 indoor guests

Stage lighting:
(2) 10-foot truss with 12 LED lights
(2) geysers

TRIO

3 hour performance

Great for background music

Under 75 guest count

Floor LED Light

NOTE: different playlist (see Customize Song List)

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LOOKING FOR LOVE

“Gunpowder Soup played for our block party in Boerne. They got the people dancing in the streets and singing on mics. The songs they played were everyone’s favorites and customers keep asking my employees to hire the band for another party.”

Patti | Corporate | Black Rifle Coffee Company

“Gunpowder Soup was the featured band for the IKEA Live Oak Grand Opening and they were awesome! They kept the crowd engaged and entertained and were a pleasure to work with!”

Dawn | Google | Corporate | IKEA

“Gunpowder Soup was the feature performance at our Point S Tire & Auto annual business meeting in San Antonio. Performing to a room of 500 guests, they had so much energy and were excited to engage with the audience – cannot say that about every band. Pretty cool to see a band of five include two ladies. All of the band members are multi-talented; singing, playing instruments and dancing! The guitarist worked the room, physically moving with guitar and microphone around the room, to encourage audience members to sing along with the band. The songs they chose were great; a variety of genres that all of our audience members enjoyed (some children and younger adults; mainly adults 35-65). Our group is not an easy crowd to get excited and up to dance, after a full day of meetings – but half way through the performance a small group gathered to dance and we’re given tambourines. This band was also was happy to play MC for part of the business portion of the evening event, ie. “Please welcome Clint to the stage” and played an entrance track. Jeanine cracked a few jokes and added commentary to make the performance feel personal. Gunpowder Soup met all of our expectations, plus some. We will absolutely consider having them come to future events as long as budget allows.”

Candice | GOOGLE | Corporate | Point S Tire

“Gun Powder Soup was beyond amazing! Very energetic and played songs that appealed to everyone. A good time was definitely had by all! Jeanine was fantastic to work with as well and made everything super easy. I highly recommend them and look forward to booking Gun Powder Soup again in the future!”

Dawn | Google | Corporate | SkinCure Oncology

“I hired Gunpowder Soup to perform during an afterglow party for a corporate event, this was the best money ever spent! They were fantastic! They performed a very wide variety of music, and they keot the audience engaged! It was a remarkable performance, and remarkable evening! I highly recommend this group! We were so pleased!!”

Katherine | Google | Corporate | Pacesetters Homes

” 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 | Corporate | Arkansas Dental

“Gunpowder soup played at our Company Christmas Party. They are an awesome band! They played a variety of music and the sound was great! They did a great job keeping us entertained as the guitar player walked around the room handing out tambourines and cowbells while inviting the audience to sing along. The band manager was great to work with and the song selection was perfect! We will definitely keep Gunpowder Soup in mind for our next events.”

Ross | Google | Corporate | Caltex

“I hired them for the 4th for a neighborhood block party and everyone loved them, the music was amazing and the band made it so much fun – they were interactive and put on a fantastic show! Will for sure be hiring them again.”

Gina | Google | Corporate | Option One Real Estate

“We hired them for our company Open House and they were so great to work with! They are so much fun and know how to work the crowd. Played a wide range of music and made our event so much fun!”

Mallory B | Google | Corporate | Open House

CORPORATE CLIENTS

 iFly, Nokia, New York Life, Ryder, Jabil, Meitec Industries, Point S Tires, Pacesetter Homes, Daughters of the Republic, Humane Society, Advanced Micro Devices, Vermeer Company, South Texas Border Patrol, Morgan’s Wonderland, Howard Energy, San Antonio Let’s Rodeo Ball, National Fragile X Foundation, Washington Lobbyist Groups, Oregon Ducks, Rush Enterprise, New Braunfels Wurstfest, SA Specialities, RUSH, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, SA Specialties, KCA, AFGE Corpus Christi, The Dominion Country Club, San Antonio Auto Dealers, Thermon Inc, Sabalo Energy, Cornerstone Lending, Westcore, uShip, MarkLogic, fraternities and sororities, Black Rifle Coffee Company

VENUES

Austin Hotel Ella, The Oasis, Dripping Springs Camp Lucy, Austin Maggie Mae’s, The Alamo, Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio AT&T Center, Joe Freeman Coliseum, Alamodome, JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, Hyatt Hill Country Resort, Alamo, Fredericksburg Nimitz Museum, Houston The Bell Tower on 34th Street,  Luckenbach Dance Hall, American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Art Museum, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Fredericksburg Hangar Hotel, Don Strange Ranch, Texas Cultural Institute, Pedrotti North Wind Ranch, Enchanted Springs, Texas State Aquarium, Houston Marquis Hotel, Pedrotti's Ranch, Vista Oaks, Park 31, The Fairmont, Austin SkyBox, The Rustic

AWARDS

The Knot Best of Weddings
2021 and 2022

Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards 
2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2014

CREDENTAILS

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. Jayna – BA in Music Therapy.

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

GPS 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: GUNPOWDER 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

Drums, bass, electric guitar, piano, keyboards, acoustic guitars (2). If you want to hire a two or three piece horn section, let us know! 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

TEXAS LOCATIONS

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

GENRES

Country, Pop Hits, 80s, Classic Rock, Oldies, Disco, Easy Listening, Latin

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