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the fun band for fun receptions

GUNPOWDER SOUP will arrive to the venue prepared to entertain and make your wedding day special. For cocktail hour, we will play background MP3 music or you can hire one of our performers for an acoustic set.

During dinner, GUNPOWDER SOUP will play songs from our softer side so everyone can have a conversation.  After the 1st dance, bride/father dance, groom/mother dance are finished, our sound engineer will turn up the volume and the Band will explode into action.

We are experienced in reading the crowd's dance preferences and will make set changes “on-the-fly” in order to accommodate the dancers.   Most songs are played back to back except when there are announcements or wedding customs.  Our job is to keep everyone entertained and keep the reception party rolling until the send off.


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GUNPOWDER SOUP is the Right Choice for your Wedding Day!


Emcee wedding customs and grand entrance with fun MP3 music

Cocktail hour – MP3 music

Reception service – 4 hours

DJ / Emcee service for special dances

DJ / Emcee service during break

Tambourines to lend on the dance floor

Crowd Microphone for singing guests

One million dollar general liability insurance

Premium sound system up to 350 indoor guests

Stage lighting: (2)  10' truss with 12 LED lights



Ceremony Pianist/Vocalist  or Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist

20-minute Prelude Music

30-minute Ceremony

Note: Ceremony must be within easy walking distance from the reception room.  Electricity must be provided.


MP3 Music for the Ceremony

20-Minute Prelude Music

30-minute Ceremony

Note: Ceremony must be within easy walking distance from the reception room.  Electricity must be provided.


Wireless Head Mic or Lapel

Sound System

Microphone on Stand for Readers


We engage guests right away, start the party as soon as we start our first set, and by the end of the night, you will become our friend!  We are THE Band that started interacting with guests back in 1999, handed out tambourines, and letting guests sing on the microphones with us. 

GUNPOWDER SOUP has lots of experience in the wedding industry, we have a great business model, owner is on site, and we employ great musical talent.  GUNPOWDER SOUP has built up a great clientele base and we see many people over and over again at different wedding receptions.  We love it!  Our goal is to energize and entertain all guests, keep the reception fun and moving, and bragging rights on throwing the best reception ever!!  Of course, if you want GUNPOWDER SOUP to remain on stage and play songs back to back without interrupts, we can take the sidelines and play great music!

Read our reviews and watch our videos, you will see why we are the best wedding band for fun people!  

Read These Reviews to Understand How We Excel in Weddings Over Other Bands

“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.”

Text from client – one year later: “You guys did a great job for us! We want you to be successful!”

Kathy | Google | wedding reception

“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| Google | wedding reception

“Gunpowder Soup is the best band!!! My sister originally used this band for her wedding so I got to hear and see them play in advance. We decided to book them for my wedding for the big reason of how great of entertainers they are! They really get the crowd going and dancing. They interact with the crowd and let the crowd sing in the microphone. The band is a great mix of all different talents and both men and women are in it. They play all types of genres of songs and really listen to your wants and needs. If you have the means to book this band for your wedding, DO IT!!!!! Highly recommend!”

Hannah | Google | wedding reception

“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 | Google | wedding reception

“Gunpowder Soup exploded and blew the roof off the venue at our daughter’s wedding!! They were spectacular, entertaining, energetic while sounding amazing!!! Nobody wanted the night to end! GPS comes very highly recommended not only by me and my family but by all our guests. You will find they are very professional, organized and genuinely sincere while loving what they do best. I promise, if you book GPS, you will not be disappointed!!”

Tammy | Google | wedding reception

“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 | The knot | wedding reception

“We hired GPS for my step-daughter’s wedding outside under a tent at our place in the country near La Grange and they were fantastic. The energy level was amazing – the audience participation was so fun – the music was perfect for a beautiful night under the stars in July. They were responsive and easy to work with. Our friends still stop us and talk about how much fun they had at the wedding and GPS was an integral part of that! Thanks so much for helping to make Ashley’s wedding perfect.”

Ellen | Wedding Wire | Wedding Ceremony & reception

“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 |  Wedding Wire | Wedding reception

“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 | Google | wedding ceremony and reception

Click on the image for reviews on The Knot As Seen on The Knot
Don't Stop Believin'
Drinking Problem
Twist and Shout
Uptown Funk
Stay With Me
Shake Your Booty
Fire Ball
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Brown Eyed Girl
Good Times
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom


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.



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