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PREMIER

Texas Variety Band

Gunpowder Soup is a premier variety band that entertains your guests with great vocals, fun stage performance, programmed lights, and geysers show.   This Band will create a party on the dance floor and surrounding tables by engaging with guests off stage for group singing and dancing.   Every client desires a packed dance floor and this top requested Texas band will make it happen.   The manager on site will constantly analyze the dancer’s preferences and adjust the song selections to keep the guests happy.   Gunpowder Soup always end the show with an encore and repeat business!

People love Gunpowder Soup because every event is given our 100% attention!
  • Quality sound control – two time GRAMMY Award Winning Recording Engineer
  • Male lead vocalist – recording contract in Nashville and sung at Opryland
  • Dynamic female vocalist and performer
  • Master of Ceremonies – male and female
  • 5 members with entertaining personalities
  • Trombone player
  • Performing mega hits from many different genres of music
  • Interaction with guests to create a party atmosphere
  • Professional sound gear such as wireless microphones and in-ear monitors
  • Non-stop music synced with laser, LED stage lights,  and geysers show
  • Ceremony vocalists and musicians available
  • Customer service during the planning phase
  • Business owners with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
  • Together since 2000
  • Travel and Destination band
  • $1,000,000 liability insurance policy

 

Gunpowder  Soup appeals to all generations by performing a variety of mega hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, Classic Rock, and Country genre.   Type Gunpowder Soup in your browser and read all the 5 STAR reviews on Google Business, Yelp, Wedding Wire, Gigmasters, and The Knot.   Click on the Home button and it will take you back to the front page, then click on the GALLERY button on the top right corner and watch “live review” videos from our clients.

Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and surrounding towns book Gunpowder Soup six months to a year in advance so call or email right away.   The Band performs mainly for corporate parties, private galas, and wedding receptions therefore, our 5 star reviews are very essential to our business.   Clients hire the Band because of their talent, professional reputation, and recommendations from wedding and event planners, venue managers, and attended guests.   If Gunpowder Soup is hired for a fundraiser or public show, the event will be listed on Gunpowder Soup’s Facebook Page.  Click on this link: Gunpowder Soup Facebook page and “Like Us” for notification.

Corporate Clientele

San Antonio Variety BandTexas Cover BandGunpowder Soup | Variety BandTexas Cover bandTexas Country BandWedding Band

 

Wedding Receptions Awards

Texas wedding bandGunpowder Soup | Variety Bandbest Texas wedding band

 

Venues

The ALAMO, San Antonio, TX
Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, TX
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Omni La Mansion, San Antonio, TX
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX
Sunset Station, San Antonio, TX
Briscoe Museum, San Antonio, TX
Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Corpus Christi, TX
JW Marriott, Houston TX
Pearl Stable, San Antonio, TX
Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX
The Springs Event, Boerne, TX

…more clientele and venues…

 

Gunpowder Soup

210.488.4388

Explosive Entertainment

Texas Variety Band

 

Variety Entertainment

San Antonio Country Band
Houston Cover Band
San Antonio Cover Band
Texas Cover Band
Texas Classic Rock Band
Austin Country Band
Texas Country Band
Texas 80s Band
Austin Wedding Reception Band
San Antonio Wedding Reception Band
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VIDEOS

 

Texas Top Entertainment

This premier entertainment band continues to receive 5 star ratings from happy clients.    Some videos below may take time to load and will look better in HD format.   If the videos are taking to long to load on your mobile device, please visit our YouTube Channel by clicking on this link:  Gunpowder Soup’s Play List.   Below are just a few videos from Gunpowder Soup, but if you visit their YouTube channel, listed are more videos to watch.   These videos show the band’s personalities and stage presence.   Since the Band mainly performs for private events and does not pay for large advertisement platforms, these videos are a true representation of their talent.   Click on the Home button to take you back to the front page, then click on the Gallery tab (top right in orange) for recorded “live video reviews” from the clients.

 

Gunpowder Soup | Head Over Boots and Satisfaction

San Antonio Live TV studio | 2016

 

Gunpowder Soup | Don’t Stop Believing and Grease Medley

San Antonio Live TV studio | 2016

 

Gunpowder Soup | Play That Funky Music

San Antonio Live TV studio | 2016

 

Gunpowder Soup | What I Like About You

Sunset Station Wedding Reception | 2015 Wedding Reception

Video By Alamo HD

 

Gunpowder Soup | You Shook Me All Night Long

Sunset Station Wedding Reception | 2015 Wedding Reception

Video By Alamo HD

 

Gunpowder Soup | Could I Have This Dance

The Springs Event | 2013 Wedding Reception

 

Gunpowder Soup | Shout

Corporate party at Briscoe Museum | 2015 Oncology Radiation Gala

 

Gunpowder Soup | These Boots Are Made For Walking

 Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall | 2015 Oldies Birthday Bash

 

 

Gunpowder Soup

210.488.4388

Explosive Entertainment

Texas Variety Band

 

 

San Antonio Country Band
Houston Cover Band
San Antonio Cover Band
Texas Cover Band
Texas Classic Rock Band
Best Texas Wedding Reception Band
Texas Country Band
Austin Wedding Reception Band
San Antonio Wedding Reception Band
Houston Wedding Reception Band

CORPORATE

Professional Band and Owners have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau!

100% Attention to Details

Gunpowder Soup will communicate with the technical directors, electricians, and event planners before arriving to the venue.   The itinerary will be discussed in detail through email or conference calls in order to ensure a perfectly timed musical show.  In -ear monitors and talk-back mics are used to communicate between the members on song selection and announcements.  The Band manager will monitor dancers and crowd participation for timing the next perfect song.  Most songs are played back to back unless announcements are to be made or guests are talking to the band members.

Line Dance Instructions

Gunpowder Soup’s in-house line dance instructor will instruct the crowd on “Copperhead Road”, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”, and “Footloose” before the band performs the song live.   The instructor will take around 15 minutes to teach each dance before taking the stage to perform.  The manager will place each line dance song strategically throughout the evening.

Variety of Fun

Gunpowder Soup will step off the stage and interact with dancers and singers to create an energetic party.  The Band welcomes guests to sing along on the mic, lead a train, and play tambourines in order to put on a show for everyone.

Attire

If your party theme is country, the Band will dress in boots, jeans, western shirt, and country skirts.  If the gala is formal, Gunpowder Soup will dress in black slacks, cocktail dress, and black blazers. Tell the Band your party theme and they will dress along with you.

Corporate Clients

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Federation of Defense and Corp. Counsel, Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators, New York Life, Baker’s Distributing, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Southwest Physicians Group x 3, Humane Society x 6, Mitek, Retail Jewelers Association, Episcopal Archdiocese of Texas, Military Warriors Support, Sigma Nu, Alamo Run Fest, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators, Fragile X Foundation, Spectro-Tech,  Boerne Rotary Club, Corwin Press, Sabalo Energy Inc., Rush Enterprise x 2, AMD Inc., Thermon, Boerne Berges Fest x 2, University Of Oregon, St. Mathew’s Catholic Church, City of Shertz, Meitec x 3, Plumbing-Heating Contractors National Association, Random Beer Garden x 2, Corpus Christi Country Club x 4, Fair Oaks Country Club, Uvalde Country Club x 2, Sacred Heart Catholic Church x 2, Middle Fork Ranch x 2

 

Best Band Reviews in Texas for Corporate Parties, Galas, and Fundraisers

GOOGLE REVIEW  December 2016   Rush Enterprise, Kim Valdez, TX

this band is awesome! They played to the crowd and were very accommodating when we asked to extend for one more hour over our contract! We had so much fun dancing the night away. 😉

Carlyn Schreck | University of Oregon 2016
Review posted on on Google

Jan 4, 2016
Gunpowder Soup performed at our University of Oregon tailgate at the Alamo Bowl. The weather was terrible, but their great music, terrific interaction with guests and fun song selection really made the party. They were super flexible, easy to work with and had a great attitude under tough outdoor circumstances. We received numerous comments from our guests about how much they loved the band. We did too and will definitely hire them next time we are in San Antonio.
Briscoe Museum Corporate Party 10.25.2015

 

Gigmasters Review
Meitec Inc Review
12.5.2015
Metaire, LA

What an amazing group of musicians! They mingled with the people, took requests and everyone had a great time! Love, love, love this band for any occasion!!
Client Ratings
How would you rate Gunpowder Soup in terms of their professionalism? 5

How would you rate the quality of the service provided by Gunpowder Soup ? 5

How accommodating was Gunpowder Soup in handling special requests for your event? 5

How strongly would you recommend Gunpowder Soup to a friend? 5

How would you rate your overall satisfaction with Gunpowder Soup ? 5

 

MiTek USA Customer Appreciation Dinner★★★★★ (FIVE STARS)

“Gunpowder Soup is an excellent band! I cannot say enough good things about them. I started working with them a few months before my company event in San Antonio this October. Jeanine is wonderful to work with when setting up an event! She is professional and has great ideas for songs on their set list will work for your event. Our company is based in St. Louis and she made me feel so comfortable with the process even though I did not meet her until the actual day of the event. I cannot say enough about what great musicians this band has. Their sound is perfect, all of their voices are fantastic, and their harmonies are beautiful. And to top it all off they are very generous in sharing the stage. I sing with a band here in St. Louis and from the beginning I was encouraged to sing with the band. I had a blast! Such a great band to work with and to play with. I HIGHLY recommend Gunpowder Soup for your wedding or corporate event. If my company ever holds another event in San Antonio I will definitely be hiring Gunpowder Soup again! ”- Denise Turner

Military Warriors Support Foundation

“Our event was a fundraiser for The Military Warriors Support Foundation and we hired Gun Powder Soup as our band. They were amazing! Not only were they a great band that played several different genres but they were the coolest people! We had them set up outside and of course facing the direction of the sun coming down… They didn’t complain once! They all just put on their sunglasses and put on a great show! They really got the crowd involved in their performance by having me play the cow bell, my husband and I to sing as we’ll as our friends! Everyone loved that! Gun Powder Soup is a fantastic band!”  T.Leer

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Thank you for performing at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Your band was fun, interactive, and a pleasure to have at our event. I appreciate the crowd interaction and felt that the music performed offered a broad appeal to our audiences. We wish you continued success in 2015!    Mar 11, 2015 by Trisha Fitzgerald

Camp Capers

Dear Jeanine, “Thanks once again for making our surprise dance such a memorable hit at Camp Capers. I’m not sure I’ll be helping lead a camp session next summer, but if I do, and if we bring in a band, I sure hope it will be Gunpowder Soup. I hope the rest of the summer passes slowly and peacefully, and that all your gigs are indoors for awhile! We hired Gunpowder Soup for a surprise dance at a Senior High camp session at Camp Capers in the Hill Country. The band was very easy to work with and flexible, happy to coordinate with our set-up people and our particular setting. Musically, they were outstanding, playing a great mix of older and newer country and rock, from George Strait to “The Locomotion” to AC/DC. And 70s disco, too. Even better, for us, was the band’s easy and gracious manner with our high school campers and the college-age staff. The band was definitely attuned to what would get them up and moving. They also welcomed campers and staff on stage to assist with songs, from lead and backing vocals, to (of course!) more cowbell. They even shared the spotlight with one talented but nervous camper who got on stage with her guitar and sang, backed by the full band. Beautiful! It was a magical July night. Gunpowder Soup was talented, professional, easy-going and lots of fun. They were a big hit with the young people and the “oldertimers,” alike. I wouldn’t hesitate to call on them again.”  The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

Caremark Rx Pharmaceutical Services

“Gunpowder Soup was the hit of our Christmas party at Canyon Springs Country Club in December 2008.  The big boss’s secretary just walked by and she was raving about the band.  We must do it again next year!”  Tom Rehkopf

 

I have heard great reviews about your performance on May 3rd and will gladly leave a positive review.  I have also let my fellow coworkers know about how great it was working with you and to look to you and the band for future events. Kindly,

FERNANDO GUTIERREZ

alumni outreach coordinator

Wounded Warriors

YELP REVIEW  5/19/2014   STEVE D.  Boerne, TX

This band rocks! Used them for a Rotary party and they really shook things up. Highly recommend them.

Hog Wild Fundraiser

May 9, 2014

Jeanine, the band was awesome!  Y’all were hot, extremely entertaining, and everyone came up to me praising what a great band y’all were!  I will definitely do the review this evening.  Thank you for putting on such a incredible show and we will be definitely be hitting you up for next year!  Mike Dawson

Great Gala

Feb 13, 2015 by Kathy Barnes
Gunpowder Soup played just what we needed at our 15th Annual Winter Gala, and the crowd loved them…it was great to see so many people get out and enjoy themselves on the dance floor! The patrons really enjoyed your singer coming out on the floor and interacting with them! A great night for our school!

For the Love of Kids and Harleys at The AT&T Center

“You guys were great; I would recommend you to anyone and hope you can do it again next year.”- David Peveto

South Texas Physician’s Outreach

“These guys are fantastic! Folks were dancing immediately. I paid them more than we agreed on  because they were well worth it.” -Cynthia Schluter

Humane Society of Aransas County

“For the last four years we have hired Gunpowder Soup to play for our annual fundraiser at the Paws & Taws Convention Center here in Rockport.  Everybody has such a good time dancing to their music!” Kathy Noble

Odyssey School Program

“We have used the band several years and have been completely satisfied and have asked them back. They have a great sound, great singers and can play anything. Ours is a non profit fund raiser and we have all ages at the party. Great band to dance to and they get in with the crowd.”  Caroline

GOOGLE REVIEW  11/10/2016  lAURIE bRIDGES,  TEXAS

Best Party Band in Town!!! Played all the good songs! Everybody danced all evening, even wanting an encore! They left us wanting more! Thanks for a great night!   Laurie Bridges

YELP REVIEW  10/10/2015  HONEY T.  WOODLANDS, TEXAS

We had this band play at our ranch party a couple of weeks ago, and all I can say is fabulous!  They helped carry the entire night along and the music progressed as the party did.  They were wonderful with getting the crowd involved and getting them up and dancing. I would highly recommend this band and would look forward to having them play at my next party!

YELP REVIEW  9/3/2015  VIC N.  SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

We had an awesome time with the band. They are fun and know how to entertain!.   Their equipment is also top notch and the singers were very very good.  Can’t go wrong with them.  If we have another event, we will be repeat customers for sure.

YELP REVIEW  10/31/2014   JIMI D.  Boerne, TX

We used Gunpowder Soup for a Halloween party this past October. The party was fun but once the band started up, the party ROCKED!!! They played such FUN dancing songs and such a variety!! Their interaction with the audience is great! I can’t wait to have another party so I can hire them. If you’re looking for a lively, energetic band-Gunpowder Soup will not disappoint!

YELP REVIEW  8/10/2015   KELLIE J, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

We’ve heard Gunpowder Soup on a number of occasions and they never fail to meet our expectations for an evening of fun entertainment!  They play a great variety in their set lists, depending on the event.  We have loved 2-stepping to their country music, and enjoyed line dancing, and “boogie-ing” to songs like Play That Funky Music, Love Shack, and Uptown Funk!  They are great vocalists and entertainers who make the evening fun, lively, and interactive.  I highly recommend Gunpowder Soup!! 🙂

YELP REVIEW  4/19/2015   CHRIS A.  SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Super — Good — Time!

I do a few events a year and have now twice hired Gunpowder Soup as the entertainment.  The first event was a benefit that my wife put on last year.  She liked them so much that we went ahead and booked them for our wedding reception.   They do a great job of keeping a smooth flow through the events.  They keep the mood fun, energetic, and vivid.

I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

City Of Shertz Texas,  4th July Jubilee,  2015

Gunpowder Soup Band played the 2015 Schertz Jubilee celebration July 4; great music, great vocals. A special request was made of the band to sing the National Anthem before the scheduled Fireworks show…beautifully done.

Wimberley Frat Party

Apr 16, 2014 by jerry d fields
I just had Gun Powder Soup play a fraternity party at my home in Wimberley. Wow, what a band! Their selection of country music was great, and everyone really enjoyed them. Keep in mind that I am of the 60’s generation and I was entertaining college students in their 20’s, but the music fit us both. They arrived on time, played their hearts out and even helped in the kitchen during a break for dinner. My neighbor stopped me on the way to church and said, “I really like the music coming from you home last night”!Great band, great people, and great music!

Jim McConnel

“Gunpowder Soup was perfect for my wife’s surprise 50th birthday party at the River Rock Events Center.  At the end of the evening, I wrote them a check for $200 extra – as a tip!”

Eagle Dancer Ranch

I hired Gunpowder Soup to play for my party at Wayne Wright’s ranch.  They were my first choice as a band and I’m glad they were available.  They were (and are) fabulous!”  Alex Miller

Southside Bar and Grill

“I had Gunpowder Soup play at my 40th birthday party and it was fabulous!  People are still talking about how great the band was.  I would recommend them to anyone!”  Marcie Jenkins

 

 

Gunpowder Soup

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WEDDINGS

Professional

Gunpowder Soup has performed for over 300 weddings. The Band receives repeat business from guests at the wedding reception.

Break Music

While Gunpowder Soup is on break, the sound engineer will play MP 3 music from their different playlist. During the first break, music is played for dinner or cocktail hour and sound levels are perfectly matched with the room volume. For the second and third set, dance music is offered at higher levels for dancing and keeping the party going until Gunpowder Soup gets back on stage.

Master of Ceremonies

Gunpowder Soup encompasses two MC’s, one female and one male. Announcing the wedding party with party MP 3 music is something the Band specializes in. Other announcements include prayer time, dinner, toasts, cake cutting, garter and bouquet toss, last chance for visiting the bar, last dance, and information on bride and groom departure.

Dress Attire

The Band will dress in black suits with white shirts while the women wear cocktail dresses. If the reception is more casual, the band will dress accordingly to the brides’s wishes.

Requested Dances

The Anniversary Dance and Fill the Boot Dance (money dance).

First Dance

Gunpowder Soup will contact the bride two weeks before the wedding with a form requesting the song titles of the first dances and the dancer’s names. The Band manager will download the necessary songs and the MC will announce the event.

Ceremony Music

Email or call the Band Manager for vocalists and musicians for the on site ceremony.

 

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GOOGLE REVIEW 1/3/2017
Gunpowder soup played at my wedding in October and they were amazing! The band manager was very easy to work with and accommodating! Their soloist performed my ceremony music and then the band played at my reception. The band was very good at getting people on the dance floor and stay on the dance floor. They passed around tambourines, cow bells, and one of the guitar players walked around with his microphone for people to sing along! I heard from all of my guests that they loved the band and had so much fun!!! I would highly recommend Gunpowder Soup to anyone!
Sheila Mattley

GOOGLE REVIEW 12/18/2015
Gunpowder Soup made our reception PERFECT!!! We could not have chosen a better band!! They are very organized and punctual. They played every song we wanted and played it better than the original artist!! Highly recommend Gunpowder Soup!! Paula K.  San Antonio, TX

 

Wedding Wire Review

Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Lori said…
Gunpowder Soup was fabulous! They played for my daughter’s wedding, and I am so glad she chose them. The band members are very talented and are great musicians. And, they get everyone involved in the music and dancing…from the youngest guests to the oldest. Their group made our reception extremely fun and memorable. I didn’t want the reception to end! The band was easy to work with also and very professional. I would highly recommend Gunpowder Soup for your wedding or event! Lori Bauml
Sunset Station, San Antonio, TX
Wedding: 11/21/2015
Services Used: Band

Wedding Wire Review

5.0/5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Sarah said…
Holy cow…I cannot say enough good things about Gunpowder Soup! They made our reception a blast – from letting guests play tambourines and sing into the mic to letting my husband and I come up on stage to rock out to the last song! Our guests were asking us where we found this band throughout the evening and after the wedding. They truly made our reception a night to remember for both us and our guests! Great value and quality, too!

Wedding: 11/21/2015
Services Used: Band
Reviewed On: 12/01/2015

 

Wedding Wire Review

Quality of Service:5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism:5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility:5.0
Private User said…
There is no better band for your event or wedding in the San Antonio area than Gunpowder Soup. They provided sound for the ceremony, soft music for dinner and kept the party going all night. Guests didn’t leave until the last song, they are still raving about how much fun they had with the band. Thank you, Gunpowder Soup!

Wedding Wire Review

Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Private User said…
So, so fun! Had so many compliments on the band. They rocked out Copperhead Rd. They played a great mix of music and were wonderful to work with.

Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Band
Reviewed On: 11/17/2015

YELP REVIEW 11/10/2015  AMANDA S.  SAN ANTONIO, TX

Gunpowder Soup played at my wedding, and everybody loved them! They got the crowd involved in some of the songs, and made sure everyone was having a good time. They are all wonderful people and talented musicians. I highly recommend them!!

The KNOT Reviewed On 11/26/2015 Michele S

Gunpowder Soup is a fun and creative band. I had them perform for my wedding reception at Bella Springs Ranch. They had the guests up and dancing the whole time. Multiple times through out the night Marius came down into the audience with the mike and let the guests sing to the songs. They kept everyone up and on their feet laughing and dancing. I had multiple guests say that we had the best wedding reception they had ever been to and are still talking about it. I wholeheartedly believe it is because of this fun-loving group. I couldn’t have asked for a better band!

YELP REVIEW 10/17/2015   MARY JO STROUP, BOERNE, TX

There is no better band in the San Antonio area for your event or wedding party! Gunpowder Soup professionals took care of the ceremony music, soft dinner music and gave us a reception party everyone is still raving about! Guests started singing along during dinner, even before the dancing began. Gunpowder Soup musicians are tops for getting the party going and keeping the guests rocking well into the night! THANK YOU, band members for an epic party!

YELP REVIEW 7/14/2015   KELSIE W.  CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Gunpowder Soup Band played at our wedding in Corpus and they did an AMAZING job! They were easy to work with and always got back to us right away. They were awesome! They had everyone dancing, singing, playing the tambourine and having a great time! They really involve the crowd and make sure everyone is having a wonderful time! Gunpowder Soup Band made our reception so much fun and brought a ton of energy!! We could not have asked for a better band for our wedding! Everyone had such a blast!!  I would  HIGHLY  RECOMMEND THEM!

YELP REVIEW  6/9/2014   KATY B.  BLANCO, TX

We hired Gunpowder Soup to play at our wedding reception and let me just say that they were FANTASTIC!!!!!! I received numerous compliments on how great the band was and was repeatedly asked where on earth did I find them?!?! They created the party atmosphere that I was looking for, were very interactive with the crowd and encouraged people to sing solo or with the band. They did an outstanding job!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars from this happy bride and groom.

The Knot Review  5/26/2015     CHESALON P.  BOSTON, MA

I asked Gunpowder  Soup to play a BBQ for our rehearsal dinner and then the cocktail hour the next day. Jeanine answered emails incredibly quickly and was more than helpful with all questions and requests. Our guests had a blast, but be warned – they will require you to sing and dance with them!

 

Deliciously Great Band…

Mar 03, 2015 by Dan Ahrens

Being products of the 1950’s my wife and I weren’t sure what to expect from this party band with the quirky name we hired to perform at our kids’ recent wedding in Corpus Christi. But Gunpowder Soup lived up to their billing and were a big hit with all our guests (which spanned several generations). Their ability to get everyone involved and use of surprise props made for a very enjoyable evening. Their music selections blended perfectly with choice selections the bridal couple had requested. It all made for a magical evening…five stars

Mrs. Ahrens’ Live Review

 

GOOGLE REVIEW  Albert DanceHall, La Donna Slaughter, 2014

“Great time. So many compliments from our wedding guests. Everyone loved the interaction the band provided with allowing our guests to play instruments and be a part of the band. They even put a microphone in the middle of the dance floor so everyone could sing along. Not alot of empty seats at the wedding which makes for great memories and pictures. As the bride I got my 15 minutes of fame and was the lead singer on stage. Loved it. The band is a great group of people. I consider Jeanine and Marius friends even though we have only met twice. Just those kind of good people having fun at what they do and doing a great job. If you need a well rounded, versatile, entertaining band this is a great choice. The band really makes or breaks the wedding at the end of the day and they know what they are doing. If no one is dancing or there is a lull they notice it and move on to something else. Highly recommended. Thanks Gunpowder Soup. Will hire you again when in need of a band.”

 

River Rock  Wedding

“My husband and I were fortunate enough to have Gunpowder Soup agree to perform at our wedding. They’d come highly recommended and, luckily, played country (my favorite) and oldies (my husband’s favorite). The band was approachable, allowed us to cater the play list to best suite our guests and even entertained my father and allowed him to play cowbell on a song or two. They allowed guests to join in on the microphones and came out from behind the stage to integrate with the crowd and enhance the overall experience. The guests loved it. We did too. As an added bonus, the band flawlessly edited our first dance song so that it wasn’t too long but the edits weren’t obvious. Their music was fantastic. We expected as much. Their flexible was astonishing. It couldn’t be replaced. The enthusiasm and crowd engagement turned an otherwise typical wedding dance into a topic of conversation. We couldn’t have made a better decision on hiring this group and would eagerly share our enthusiasm with brides and grooms to be.”  Jen Faulk

Terry Kemmy’s Live Review

Kemmy Wedding Reception

“And then there was the band. Wow! Grammy Award-winning Sound Engineer Marius Perron and Gunpowder Soup were all the rage. Partygoers of all ages got their groove on and seemed to never leave the dance floor. They even invited my sister, a musician from Austin, to sit in and sing a few tunes with them; the bridal party took over the mic during another song and at one point Marius made me take the cow bell and beat it like crazy Will Ferrell on the famous Blue Oyster Cult Saturday Night Live skit.”  Terry Kemmy
Michael John’s Live Review

 

Cyress Wedding

Sep 03, 2014 by Michael Frank

Marius, just a sincere thank you for the fabulous music you brought to us for our wedding in Houston. We will definitely spread the word and wish you and Jeannie much success in your future endeavors!
Warm regards,
Michael Frank

Canyon Lake Wedding

“Gunpowder Soup was so amazing! Night before, I asked them to download 2 songs for the wedding and they did it without asking for an additional fee. 2 hours before the wedding, i asked them to download two more dance songs for the first dance and they did so without question!!! WOW… they DJ’d during the break for the kids to dance and they made everything so easy! They were so easy to work with and i would definitely hire them again for any party.”  Rebecca Hudson

Boerne Wedding

“They were amazing! Not only were they a great band that played several different genres but they were the coolest people! They really got the crowd involved in their performance by having the groom play the cow bell, my bridesmaids singing a song, and children playing instruments. Everyone loved that! Gunpowder Soup is a fantastic band!” Stacey Handy

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CONTACT

CONTACT INFORMATION And REQUESTING A QUOTE

Contact the best San Antonio Variety band in Texas  right away because Gunpowder Soup books 6 months to a year in advance.  The band’s schedule can be found on the DATES Tab.  Gunpowder Soup mostly performs for private parties but sometimes a fundraiser or gala will be open to the public.  Click on this link: Gunpowder Soup Facebook page and “Like Us”.  You will be notified when a public event happens.

 

BAND PRICING

In order to receive a thorough and faster quote, please included these details in the message box:

Date of the event
Type of event
Time the reception begins and ends
What time does the Band start and end
Location and name of the venue
Indoor or outdoor stage
Number of guests
Preferred genre of music

Address: San Antonio 78256

Phone 210.488.4388

Email

Gunpowdersoup@gmail.com or follow this link: Send Email

 

Gunpowder Soup has others services available: ceremony vocalist and musician, officiant microphone set up, extra hour of performance, MP 3 music played one hour prior to the show or for dinner, extra sub speakers for outdoor and large venues.   Call or email the the Band manager for help in planning your event with Gunpowder Soup!

“Gunpowder soup played at my wedding in October and they were amazing! The band manager was very easy to work with and accommodating! Their soloist performed my ceremony music and then the band played at my reception. The band was very good at getting people on the dance floor and stay on the dance floor. They passed around tambourines, cow bells, and one of the guitar players walked around with his microphone for people to sing along! I heard from all of my guests that they loved the band and had so much fun!!! I would highly recommend Gunpowder Soup to anyone!”
Sheila Mattley | 2016

 

Click here to view Gunpowder Soup’s Booking Calendar

Gunpowder Soup mainly plays for private weddings, corporate parties, conventions, and galas.  Sometimes the Band will play for a fundraiser and that may be a time for you to see the Band perform live.   As you can see, even though the Band hardly advertises and does NOT performs in night clubs or live public venues, their schedule is still booked solid for Saturdays.  The Band does travel but will need time to arrange their schedule. The reviews and referrals from past clients and guests are the extremely important for our busy booking schedule.

 

 

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SONG LIST

COUNTRY | 80s  | 70s  | 60s  | 50s | Top 40 | SPANISH 

You pick the genre of music and Gunpowder Soup will construct a special song list for your event. The Band’s manager monitors the dancer’s preferences and will make changes in order to keep the dance floor packed and guests entertained.  Gunpowder Soup has an impressive stage show with bright LED lights, lasers, and geysers that are synced with each song.

COUNTRY

DANCE

5:00 Somewhere, Alan Jackson Boots Are Made for Walking, Nancy Sinatra
All My Ex’s Live in Texas, George Strait Brick House, Commodores
Amarillo By Morning, George Strait Dancing Queen, Abba
Blues Eyes in Texas, Reckless Heart FireBall, Pitbull
Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Brooks and Dunn Footloose, Kenny Loggins
Copperhead Road, Steve Earle Get Down Tonight, KC & Sunshine Band
Could I Have This Dance, Anne Murray Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
Country Girl Shake It, Luke Bryan Good Times, Chic
Crazy, Patsy Cline Grease Lighting, Grease
Don’t Take Her, Johnny Paycheck I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Head Over Boots, Jon Pardi Land of 1000 Dances, Wilson Pickett
Man I feel Like A Woman, Shania Twain Locomotion, Little Eva
Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet Love Shack, B 52s
My Eyes, Blake Shelton Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
My Maria, Brooks and Dunn The Sugar Hill Gang, Rapper’s Delight
Neon Moon, Brooks and Dunn Shake Your Booty, KC & Sunshine Band
Oh Tonight, Josh Abbott Shout, The Isley brothers
Pontoon, Little Big Town Shut Up and Dance, Walk the Moon
Sangria Wine, Jerry Jeff Walker Sugar Pie Honey Bunch, Four Tops
Silver Wings, Merle Haggard Super Freak, Rick James
Strawberry Wine, Denna Carter Sweet Dreams Are Made of These, Eurythmics
Suds in the Bucket, Sara Evans That’s The Way I Like It, KC & Sunshine Band
Sweet Dreams, Patsy Cline Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
The Chair, George Strait You Dropped the Bomb on Me, The Gap Band
The World, Brad Paisley Your’re the One That I Want, Grease
T’nite Heartache, Dixie Chicks
Toes, Zac Brown

ROCK

Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker 867-5309, Tommy Tutone
Walking After Midnight, Patsy Cline Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
Wave on Wave, Pat Green Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
We’re from The Country, Tracy Byrd Don’t Stop Believing, Journey
When You Say Nothing, Allison Krauss Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Pat Benatar
Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks Honky Tonk Women, Rolling Stones
Wrapped, George Strait I saw Her Standing There, Beatles
You’re Still The One, Shania Twain Jessie’s Girl, Rick Springfield
Living on a Prayer, Bon Jovi

EASY

Mony Mony, Billy Idol
At Last, Etta James Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett
Black Velvet, Alannah Myles Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
My Girl, The Temptations Proud Mary, CCR
Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond Satisfaction, Rolling Stones
Tequila Sunrise, Eagles Sharp Dress Man, ZZ Top
Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers Should I Stay Or Should I Go, The Clash
Under The Boardwalk, The Drifters Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyd
You Lost Loving Feeling, Hall and Oates Twist & Shout, Beatles
What I Like About You, Romantics

SPANISH

Working For  Weekend, Loverboy
Baile Esta Cumbia, Selena You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC
Bidi Bidi Boom Boom, Selena Your Love, Outfield
Como La Flor, Selena
Hips Don’t Lie, Shakira
La Bamba, Ritchie Valens

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DETAILS

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Who Is Gunpowder Soup:

A charismatic entertaining band that travels throughout Texas.  This band has won the award as the top Texas wedding reception band in 2014 and 2016.  Gunpowder Soup employees many talented musicians and vocalists.  Depending on the event and date, different members will be employed.  This Band has been working since 2000 and they work hard to earn your trust and 5 star reviews!

Electrical Requirements:

One SEPARATE 20 amp circuits dedicated for the band ONLY.  One circuit is needed for the stage lights and the other circuit is for the PA system.  Note: 20 amp circuits are the typical wall outlets found in all buildings in the United States.  For electrical personnel, please place the outlets on the stage.

Stage Requirements:

2o feet (length) x 16 feet (depth).  For high rise stages – the stair case should be situated in the right side of the stage for our performers to engage with the guests.   Contact the Band Manager if you have any questions about stage requirements.

For Outdoor Events:

A covered stage must be provided if rain is in the forecast.  For the months of June through November,  a cover must be provided if the Band is to play between the hours of 12 PM to 8 PM. The heat from the sun will overheat our computers.  If a stage is not available, call the Band Manager for flooring requirements.

Load In and Load Out Time:

The Band will need 2 hours to load in and 1.5 hours to load out.

Break  Music:

Gunpowder Soup provides break music from their extensive database.  Categories include: Formal, Country, Variety, and DJ Dance Favorites.  If you have certain songs you would like to play during break or before the show, please bring your media player and we plug it into out sound system.

First Dance Songs:

Click here for a list of songs for your First Dance  This list of songs was compiled from The Knot and Wedding Wire.

Ceremony Vocalists:

Yes, Gunpowder Soup employs ceremony vocalists and musicians.

Ceremony Music (30 minutes or less):

1) MP 3 music via music player, stand, and speaker (20 minutes prior to ceremony plus ceremony)

2) Female Vocalist/pianist, speaker, microphone, stand (songs from our repertoire + one new song) (20 minutes prior to ceremony plus ceremony)

3) Male Vocalist plus acoustic guitar player/or pianist, speaker, microphone, stand (songs from our repertoire + one new song) (20 minutes prior to ceremony plus ceremony)

4) Microphone, stands, and speaker for the officiant (not wireless)

Wireless Microphone:

Gunpowder Soup has two wireless microphones.

Insurance:

The Band carries general liability insurance with Nationwide.

Cancellation Policy:

Please email for our cancellation policy.

University Fight Songs on File:

The Band has MP3 files for the University of Texas Fight Song, Eye’s Of Texas, and the Aggie War Hymn.

 Personal Song List:

The Band manager will ask what genre of music you desire for the event and constructed a special song list for your event.

iPads On and Off Stage:

iPads are used for personal in-ear mixes and to control the sound board.

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AUDIO

Gunpowder Soup is a very special band that possess spunk, great vocals, trained musicians, funny personalities, and friendly members.  This band works as a team to give you the best show.   The trombone player is a talented male vocalist who has achieved a record contract in Nashville and has worked with many Nashville artist as a backup singer.  He also worked at Opryland while awaiting his record deal.  The female vocalist has studied dance and music at an University.  The sound engineer and male vocalist for Gunpowder Soup has achieved two GRAMMYs in his lifetime. He has a masters degree in Electrical Engineer and works as a recording engineer for over 40 years.  The Band manager has a degree in administration and operates the band with professionalism and a sense for detail.   This Band is different from other musical groups in Texas.   This Band is highly musically talented with a business touch.

Uptown Funk

 

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Super Freak

 

Wagon Wheel

 

Love Shack

 

Shake Your Booty

 

Amarillo By Morning

 

Don’t Stop Believing

Brown Eyed Girl

 

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FireBall


Bluest Eyes in Texas


Sweet Dreams Are Made of These


Uptown Funk | Bruno Mars


Love Shack | B52's


Don't Stop Believing

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Country Girl Shake It | Luke Bryan


Wagon Wheel

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All My Ex's | George Strait


Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison

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Don't Stop Believing | Journey


Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

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Amarillo By Morning | George Strait


Shake Your Booty | KC & The Sunshine Band

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That's The Way | KC Sunshine Band

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Uptown Funk | Bruno Mars


Could I Have This Dance | Anne Murray

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