Gunpowder Soup will arrive to the venue prepared to entertain. Prior to the Big Day, we contact the venue for logistics, arrange our performance with your itinerary, download the 1st dance songs on our computer system, manage and emcee the 1st dance, bride/father dance, groom/mother dance, prepare your special song list, schedule band rehearsal, and calibrate our speakers for each show.
For cocktail hour, we will play some background MP3 music to enhance your conversations and cocktails. During dinner, people want to communicate without loud music so Gunpowder Soup will play quieter background songs from our repertoire or, we can play some low volume MP3 music. 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.
We customize a new song list for each reception and you can help us by selecting songs from our repertoire under the SONG LIST & CUSTOMIZE YOUR SONG LIST! Click on our CONTACT BUTTON at the end of this page and fill out the form for a quote and in-depth information on all our services.
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.
Another great option is our DJ Service which keeps the party rolling while Gunpowder Soup is on break. DJ Service provides MC services for wedding customs and special dances such as the Anniversary Dance, The Grand March, and your college song. When we jump back on stage, it is non-stop entertainment and top dance songs played back to back. Contact us for other services we provide.
We engage guests right away and start the party quickly. You will become our friend at the end of the night! We are the Band that started interacting with guests back in 1999 and have performed over 750 weddings!
Our performers always jumped off stage to engage guests on the mic for sing along songs such as “Take Me Home Country Roads”, “Friends in Low Places”, and “Chicken Fried”. Our lead female vocalist/dance instructor will teach line dance instruction for “Boot Scootin Boogie” and “Copperhead Road” before the Band performs the song. To get every person on the dance floor, we play Man, I Feel Like A Woman, Dancing Queen, RESPECT, and You Shook Me All Night Long.
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 moving throughout the evening, and give you bragging rights on the best reception ever!! We want you to receive countless messages from everyone expressing how much fun they had at your reception!
Read our reviews and watch our videos, you will see why we are the best Texas wedding band for your big day!
“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!”
“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!”