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GUNPOWDER SOUP is one-of-a-kind, reputable, professional country band in Texas, playing a variety of cover songs for weddings, corporate events, conventions, fundraisers, parties, and large galas. Once we step on the stage, our aim is to kick off the party and get your guests on the dance floor right away. After performing for many years, we know which songs will flood the dance floor and which songs bring people to our crowd microphone.  Most songs are performed back-to-back and clients have a choice in song selection for the event.

We performed for numerous clients who first searched for a Country band that have a fiddle and steel player.  After one set of all country songs, most guests attending want to “bump it up” and play 80s and Classic Rock.  Also, most new country songs do not have a fiddle and steel. 

We have two acoustic guitar players and our vocals and instrumentation sound country.  The Band will play some country in-between dance hits such as Sweet Home Alabama, Neon Moon, Take Me Home Country Roads, Friends in Low Places, and You Never Call Me By My Name.  

Do not let wanting a 100% country band with a fiddle player deter you from hiring GUNPOWDER SOUP.  Upon availability, we can hire a fiddle player if you really want one.   



The Band has three to four lead vocalists who specialize in different genres of music such as Top 40, Country, 80s, 70s, and Oldies.  We try and duplicate the songs you know and love. Our country songs and vocals will sound country and the pop songs will not sound country.  Our 80s and Classic Rock music will rock. GUNPOWDER SOUP starts the dinner set with country and easy listening songs.  In the 2nd set, we play Disco, 80s, and sprinkle in Country songs.  For the 3rd set, the dance floor is packed because we play major dance hits.

Clients and guests can request songs and if we know the song, GUNPOWDER SOUP will play it!   If the event is a party without dinner or a “meet and greet” hour, we will start right away with our country two step and dance floor favorites.



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. GUNPOWDER SOUP takes extra measures to ensure all the details are finalized before the band arrives at the venue. The Band will contact the venue, electrical coordinators, planners, and wedding planners for scheduling and logistics.



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

What makes GUNPOWDER SOUP successful and the most popular variety band in Texas?  It is our great lead and background vocals, talented musicians, engaging and dancing performers, detailed management, quality sound, Texas friendly service, and high end stage lights and PA system.

Owner has an A+ from the BBB for their businesses in entertainment and their engineering school.  We are experts in the entertainment business and other bands try to duplicate our business model. GUNPOWDER SOUP replies on client reviews and referrals for our business, not by placing ads on Facebook, Instagram, The Knot, Wedding Wire.

Read our 5 star reviews, listen to our music, watch our videos, and you will understand why clients recommend us to their friends and family.  Our busy calendar is because of our service and recommendation.   High end vendors request GUNPOWDER SOUP.





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“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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Drinking Problem
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Shake Your Booty
Fire Ball
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Your Love
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
Brown Eyed Girl
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Two time GRAMMY Award Winning Engineer

Female Vocalist – Pop Hits, 80s Rock, Disco

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Make your Event Unforgettable with Engaging Performers

“Marius walks around with this guitar and a microphone inviting guests to sing along with him”

“Our guests have repeatedly texted us RAVING about our band”

“Guests still talking about the band!  Numerous Texting after our wedding reception!”

“You will find they are very professional, organized and genuinely sincere while loving what they do best”

“They knew exactly how to engage the audience because everyone was dancing at our convention”

“I went to see three different bands and Gunpowder Soup won hands down”


Corporate Clients

iFly, Nokia, New York Life, Ryder, Jabil, ADP, 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, HVAC Washington Lobbyist Group, Oregon Ducks, Rush Enterprise, Wurstfest VIP, RUSH, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, The Dominion Country Club, Truck and Auto Convention, Thermon Inc, Cornerstone Lending, Black Rifle Coffee Company, plus many more…



The Knot Best of Weddings
2023, 2022, 2021


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


Marius and Jeanine are building a new “state of the art” recording studio and run a school, Audio Enginearing Institute, teaching audio engineering classes,

Our gear has been assembled by our GRAMMY Award Winning Recording Engineer, Marius Perron, who has a MS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas. Jeanine Davis-Perron (owner) has a BS degree in Hospital Administration and stock trades during the week.



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.



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.



Drums, Bass, Electric Lead Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, and Horn (s) (depending on service)

If you want to hire a two or three piece horn section, email for availability.  You will love our variety of 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.



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


Austin Hotel Ella, Austin The Oasis, Dripping Springs Camp Lucy, Austin Maggie Mae's, The Alamo, Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio AT&T Center, Alamodome, JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, Hyatt Hill Country Resort, Alamo, Fredericksburg Nimitz Museum, Houston The Bell Tower on 34th Street, Texas Hill Country Luckenbach Dance Hall, Corpus Christi American Bank Center, College Station Peach Creek, Houston Marriott Marquis, New Braunfels Lost Missions, Fredericksburg Vista Oaks, Houston Marquis Hotel, Boerne The Bevy, Dripping Springs Park 31, Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Austin Skybox, The Rustic, Austin Thompson Hotel



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

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