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AWARD WINNING WEDDING BAND

GUNPOWDER SOUP is one-of-a-kind, same members each time, popular wedding band in Texas playing a variety of music since 1999. This highly reviewed entertainment group has received numerous awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire for outstanding service in the wedding industry.

 

TOP DANCE HITS, COUNTRY, 80s, 70s, CLASSIC ROCK

Visit our SONG LIST and pick the songs you want to hear at your reception! We duplicate the songs you know and love with 3-4 lead vocalists, everyone singing harmony, and musicians who play multi instruments. Other Bands advertise they know 300 – 500 songs. Really, how can a Band know that many songs…well!

During dinner, we play softly so guests can congregate. After the special dances and toast are done, we turn up the volume and turn on the party! The dance floor will be packed with dancers and singers and most songs are played back-to-back.

We know which songs will flood the dance floor and will orchestrate the flow of the reception. Guests can request songs from our repertoire. Our GPS DJ will play your favorite songs during break.

 

ATTENTION TO DETAILS

GUNPOWDER SOUP has been around a long time because of our strong business model.  Management will ensure all details are finalized before arrival and we work with the venue and wedding planner for scheduling and logistics.  Female owned and operated.

 

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During dinner, we play softly so guests can congregate.  After the special dances and toast are done, we turn up the volume and turn on the party!   The dance floor will be packed with dancers and most songs are played back-to-back.

We know which songs will flood the dance floor and will orchestrate the flow of the reception.  Guests can request songs from our repertoire.   Everyone loves to sing on our crowd mic!   Our GPS DJ will play your favorite songs during break.

 

BEST TEXAS WEDDING BAND

What makes GUNPOWDER SOUP successful and popular in Texas…..

Great lead / background vocals, talented musicians who play multi instruments, engaging and dancing performers, quality sound control, friendly professional members, fun attitude, dynamic light show, and high end equipment.

We are experts in the entertainment business and GUNPOWDER SOUP replies on client reviews and referrals for advertisement.

Read our reviews, listen to our music, watch our videos, and you will understand why clients and vendors recommend us to their friends and family!

Gunpowder Soup Entertainment

5.0Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 129 Google reviews

Lacie Morrow
22 hours ago

We had the pleasure of having Gunpowder Soup perform at IRP, Inc.'s 50th Anniversary celebration at The Alamo, and they were absolutely fantastic! Their energy, talent, and diverse repertoire kept everyone on their feet all night long. The band’s ability to engage the crowd and create an unforgettable atmosphere truly made our event special. We received countless compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the music. If you’re looking for a top-notch band to elevate your event, look no further than Gunpowder Soup. Highly recommended!

Shelby Johnson
3 weeks ago

Wow, What a blast we had listening and dancing to Gunpowder Soup the other night!! It was such a nice surprise as we were just going for dinner and “BOOM” we were partying!! lol! What great people and entertainers!! Love their vibe and hope we have the chance to see them again!!

Kelli Johnson
3 weeks ago

Gunpowder Soup is THE BAND you want to have perform for your wedding or corporate event! We have seen them play a number of times at local events, and they always bring the party! The musicians are excellent and are super entertaining! They know their crowd and they taylor their music accordingly. They often involve the crowd in their shows, which is always fun, unexpected, and enjoyable. They never disappoint! I would hire them for any event in need of a superior band.😎

Franci Gilliam
3 weeks ago

Awesome!!!! Wonderful music!! We had a great time.

Jumeida Lopez
a month ago

Gunpowder Soup Band set a fun vibe throughout the evening. SO MANY good things to say! They have an impressive long song list. Everyone raved about how great they were and how fun the music selection was. Everything went off without a hitch and they perfectly nailed doing a seamless mix of country, line dance, Latin, disco, 80s and oldies. We got so many compliments from our guests who enjoyed their performance. We wanted a great band and y’all delivered!

Jaden Ankenbauer
a month ago

A conflict came up that forced me to cancel our contract with Gunpowder Soup for our upcoming event and I must say that Jeanine Perron was the most professional, fair and understanding person I have dealt with for many years! She was so understanding and helped me with the cancellation to assure me that all will be ok! I will hire this band for any future event we may have. Great group with great people!

Julie Tedder
2 months ago

Specatuclar band that can play every genre of music! Our wedding guests had an incredible time and haven't stopped talking about the band. They are the REAL DEAL!

Kristi Shepherd
3 months ago

Great band for a non-profit fundraising event. They were a real crowd pleaser.

Kathy Cruz
a year ago

Everyone at the reception loved the band. They did an excellent job as DJ when the occasion arose. They were actively involved with the guests and some of our best pictures are with the guest singing with band members or dancing with abandon. I would highly recommend anyone needing music for a function look seriously at Gunpowder Soup.

Kate Kies
5 years ago

We hired Gunpowder soup for our parents 50th wedding anniversary. They did an outstanding job! Easy to work with during the entire process. Everyone was dancing all night and the guest of honor even helped sing a few songs. I highly recommend them for your next party.

Debbie Perry
7 months ago

I saw Gunpowder Soup at a recent wedding and I was so impressed! They played all the best songs to keep people dancing the whole event and they interacted great with the crowd! I would definitely consider hiring them if I ever plan a big event! Truly amazing local band!

Jonanna Mikulenka
6 months ago

Gunpowder Soup performed at our daughters wedding and they were fantastic! Would highly recommend!

Sarah Hernandez
7 months ago

Gunpowder Soup are professional, organized, and entertaining! They know how to put on a great show and are very interactive with the crowd. No matter the event or setting, Gunpowder Soup is a MUST when it comes to entertainment. Highly recommend.

Annie Walther
7 months ago

Gunpowder Soup was AMAZING for our Event!!! Their music is incredible and all of them are polite. Such a refreshing change from most of the bands we have used in the past. Already booking them for next year!

Raul Gonzalez
7 months ago

I had Gun Powder Soup for my wedding in Odessa, TX 2yrs ago and let me tell you they put on a show! It still comes up to this day! Singing along with the everybody on the dance floor rocking out and playing a wide variety of music from country to classic rock and wedding classics! Even some Selena to get our cumbia on!! We had a wedding around 400 people young and older and a lot of our family is involved in the music and event industry and they were obsessed with how good they sounded and played. 10/10 would love to have at our next family wedding 😉

Layne Puls
7 months ago

Gunpowder Soup is a fantasic band. I've seen them perform 3 different times at public events. The lead singer is a great singer, performer & she really get into the songs. The drummer really rocks it all night & she directs the show. The bass guitarist mingles with the audience & engages them to sing along. They have a wide range of songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s & country. They are a very entertaining band that does a great job of contecting with the audience. Definitely would book them for a wedding or other event.

Ryan Anderson
a year ago

Hiring Gunpowder Soup is seriously the best decision we made for our wedding. They had the crowd cheering for an encore after they finished their set! It’s been almost a month since the wedding and people are still coming up to me raving about the band. Couldn’t recommend them enough!!

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UPTOWN FUNK
CHAIN OF FOOLS
DON'T STOP BELIEVN'
I WILL SURVIVE
DRINKING PROBLEM
COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME HOME
WAGON WHEEL
POUR SOME SUGAR
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
SHAKE YOUR BOOTY
BRANDY
BROWN EYED GIRL

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WEDDING RECEPTION

Cocktail hour with MP3 music

4 Hour Reception service 

DJ & Emcee wedding customs

DJ & Emcee for special dances

DJ & Emcee during break

General liability insurance

Premium sound system Up to 350 guests

Professional stage lights

Theatrical geysers

LIVE CEREMONY

Pianist/Vocalist or Acoustic Guitarist

30-minute Prelude Music

30-minute Ceremony

DJ CEREMONY

DJ MP3 Music 30-Minute

Prelude Music 30-minute Ceremony

OFFICIANT SYSTEM

Wireless Head Mic or Lapel 

Sound System

Mic on Stand for Reader

TRIO

Great for Smaller Weddings

Guests Under 50

Small Venue

 

“We are thrilled we chose to work with Gunpowder Soup! Jeanine was professional and responsive leading up to our wedding day. The biggest compliment we received after our event was how interactive and entertaining our band was! Thank you to GPS for making our reception everything we dreamed of!”
Meghan | Wedding | Fredericksburg
“If you are looking for a FANTASTIC PARTY BAND for a wedding or event, look no further — GUNPOWDER SOUP IS IT!!! My husband and I hired GPS for our daughter’s wedding in College Station, Texas and we were absolutely BLOWN AWAY! We contracted with them to provide every service they offered — from the wedding music, MC option, and of course, reception ENTERTAINMENT — and we could not be happier customers! From the initial contact with Jeanine last January to the follow-up after the wedding, the whole process was extremely PROFESSIONAL and E-A-S-Y! We truly cannot say enough good things about GPS and will forever be thankful that they were a part of our special evening!”
Doris L | Wedding | College Station
“When I started the process over a year ago to find the best band for my daughter’s wedding, I searched the internet for bands from Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Waco and San Antonio and I found GUNPOWDER SOUP. So I did my research and and spoke to 12 -15 of their clients. Not only to fathers and mothers of the bride but also the general managers of the venues that they have performed at over the years Every person I spoke with could not speak highly enough of Jeanine and the bands talents. So I did more research until I finally made the decision to hire GUNPOWDER SOUP. No doubt the best decision I could have ever made. I worked with Jeanine for many months and at every step of the way she walked me through all the decisions that I needed to make. She was simply a pro at this and I could tell that from the very first phone call we had. I was shocked by what all the band is responsible for other than just playing music at the ceremony, the cocktail party, the reception and to the introducing the bridal party. She had it all under control and I had nothing to worry about the day of the wedding. I will never forget the day she told me a year ago to just leave the music and entertainment to her and that is what I did. Thanks for that great advice!! The skills of all the musicians and the voices of the singers were simply amazing! Thank you GPS for making my daughter’s wedding day the most spectacular event that I could have ever imagined.”
John S | Wedding | Fredericksburg
“Gunpowder Soup brought the FUN to my daughter’s wedding!! Wow!! The dance floor was full and the guests were requesting an encore at the end of the night! The band is filled with incredible musicians and we loved having them at our wedding. We highly recommend Gunpowder Soup!!!”
Jodi T | Wedding | San Antonio
“Gunpowder Soup was the best decision that we made for our wedding! They are so personable and down to earth and they go out of their way to make your wedding night memorable and FUN! We have received so many compliments from wedding guests in regards to how awesome GPS is. We will be using them for any event in the future that we can because they’re that amazing! Thank you Gunpowder Soup!”
Madison | Wedding | San Antonio
“Everyone at the reception loved the band. They did an excellent job as DJ when the occasion arose. They were actively involved with the guests and some of our best pictures are with the guest singing with band members or dancing with abandon. I would highly recommend anyone needing music for a function look seriously at Gunpowder Soup.”
Kathy C | Google | Wedding | Boerne
“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| Google | Wedding | Helotes Texas
” We had GPS for my daughters wedding. BEST DECISION EVER!! They were so much fun and everyone had a great time! Interaction with the crowd with tambourines (we had some that had too much fun 😉), and singing on the microphones! The dance floor was full all night. We could not have had a better band! Book them now!!”
Rachel L | Google| Wedding | College Station
“Hiring Gunpowder Soup is seriously the best decision we made for our wedding. They had the crowd cheering for an encore after they finished their set! It’s been almost a month since the wedding and people are still coming up to me raving about the band. Couldn’t recommend them enough!!”
Ryan A | Google | Wedding | San Antonio
“Gunpowder Soup Band brought the party! Gunpowder Soup played at my daughter’s wedding this past weekend. They played all the best songs and they have extremely talented musicians! They also get the crowd involved. The entire wedding was dancing and had so much fun!! We were so sad when they told us it was the last song- it was still very crowded on the dance floor. Everyone at our wedding asked where we found this awesome band. My daughter was the one who found the band saying that it is always more fun to have live music – she was right! If you want to make your wedding or birthday celebration or other event exceptional, you absolutely NEED to book this band!! They were worth every dollar spent! I have not had so much fun on an evening out in such a long time!”
Katie B | Google | Wedding | Dripping Springs

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FOUNDATION
Marius and Jeanine own a “state of the art” recording studio and run an audio school, Audio Enginearing Institute, teaching audio engineering classes, audio-eng.com.  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
Rider Information

SERVICE
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.

GPS BUSINESS MODEL
Experts in the entertainment business with detailed female management and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau (Audio Enginearing Institute).

INSTRUMENTATION
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.

CORPORATE CLIENTS
Valero, 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, SkinCure Oncology…

WEDDINGS
Over 1000 weddings and counting

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

GENRES
Top 40 Pop Hits, Country, 80s, Classic Rock, Oldies, Disco, Latin, Motown

TEXAS LOCATIONS
San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi, Dripping Springs, Midland, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Kerrville, Padre Island, McAllen, Laredo, Horseshoe Bay, College Station…

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