Gunpowder Soup puts a lot of work into planning and prep work prior to your big day. We contact the venue for logistics, your wedding planner for the itinerary, we coordinate our performance sets with your reception schedule, download and manage the 1st dance, bride and father dance, groom and mother dance, organize your special list of songs, schedule band rehearsal for that great sound, and our sound engineer calibrates our sound system for each show.
When family and friends get together for cocktail hour and dinner, Gunpowder Soup plays MP3 music so people can conversate. After the 1st dance, the engineer will turn up the volume and explode into action. The Band will read the crowd and pick songs in order to keep dancers on the dance floor and singers on the mics. On CUSTOMIZE YOUR SONG LIST tab, clients can select some of their favorite songs for the Band to perform and guests can make request from our repertoire list. Our goal is to energize and entertain the guests, keep the reception “moving”, and emcee wedding customs throughout the evening.
Gunpowder Soup has been in the wedding and corporate business for 20+ years and we have a great reputation with wedding planners and venues.
“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!”
Every wedding is different so we offer various services for your big day. 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 vocalist/musician will play acoustic music for prelude, play and sing for the processional, bride’s entrance, and the recessional. Another service we offer includes a professional sound system with a wireless lavalier mic clip for the officiant and a reader’s mic on a stand. On the Contact Form, please indicate which service you would like more information and we will reply promptly.
“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!”
Gunpowder Soup’s music selection is for all generations! For our first set, the band will play some classic country and 60s for the grandparents. We engage guests right away and they become our friends for the night! In the second set, Gunpowder Soup will play 80s, some Classic Rock, more country, and dance hits from year 2000+. At the end of the night, guests are excited and vying for dance floor space as we perform our dance hits one hit after another.
Our greatest advertising statement from clients…an encore after each show and new bookings from those who attended the reception!
“I was looking for a well rounded band that played both great dance and country music for our daughter’s wedding. I found Gunpowder Soup on the internet and really liked their style, look and song choices posted on their website. It felt a bit risky for such an important event, never hearing them, but after talking to Jeanine, i was satisfied with her responses and the fair pricing. I was confident it was a good choice. However, it was a GREAT choice! The band was energetic, fun, professional, extremely talented, kept the dance floor full all night and made a wonderful wedding reception even better! We received comments all evening about the quality of the band and i’m sure we will hear it for a very long time! Thank you Jeanine, Marius and the rest of the band, you made it a fabulous party!!”