GUNPOWDER SOUP will arrive to the venue prepared to entertain and make your wedding day special. Prior to the Big Day, we contact the venue for logistics, arrange our performance with your itinerary, prepare special dances and song list, and calibrate our speakers for each show.
For cocktail hour, we will play background MP3 music or you can hire one of our performers for an acoustic treat. During dinner, GUNPOWDER SOUP will play MP3 music or softer songs from our repertoire list. 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.
GUNPOWDER SOUP reads 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.
Vocalist and musician – if your wedding ceremony is located on the grounds of the reception venue, there is no need to hire another wedding ceremony vocalist & musician when our team is already on site. Our professional team members have been performing wedding ceremonies for years, so strike that job off your list! Our wedding specialist will play acoustic music for prelude, sing for processional, bridal entrance, and the recessional.
MP3 music for the prelude and ceremony – download songs requested by the wedding couple and monitor music for the ceremony
Officiant wireless lavalier mic, reader’s microphone on a stand, and sound system – sound engineer present to monitor volume and make sure there is no feedback
Contact us for a list of other services we offer outside the wedding ceremony. GPS DJ Service is great for keeping the party going while the Band is on break. Need MC services, this service is already included in our price!
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 and have performed over 750 weddings! GUNPOWDER SOUP has lots of wedding experience, we have a great business model, owners are on site, and we employ great musical talent.
One of our lead male performers will engage with guests for sing along songs such as “Take Me Home Country Roads”, “Friends in Low Places”, and “Chicken Fried”.
Our lead female vocalist will demonstrate line dance steps for “Boot Scootin Boogie” and “Copperhead Road”.
Another lead male performers will take you back to Classic Rock and Oldies era.
Gunpowder Soup has built up a great client base and we see many people over and over again at different weddings and 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 Texas wedding band for your big day! San Antonio, Austin, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Springs Branch, New Braunfels, Corpus Christi, and the Texas Hill Country are home to GUNPOWDER SOUP.
“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 on 2/22/20 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! Our daughter and new son-in-law — and over 150 guests — had to be pulled off the dance floor at the end of the night as one song was as FUN as the next! 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!”
1 hour of MP3 cocktail music
Set up and tear down
4-hour work block (1st dance, wedding customs, toasts, dance)
MC grand entrance with fun music
MC wedding customs with fun music
MC 1st dance, dad/bride, mom/groom dance + download songs
Contact venue for logistics
Contact wedding planner for itinerary
Million Dollar General Liability Insurance + send certificates to venues
Professional speaker system up to 300 guests
“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!”