Explosive San Antonio Country Band and Dance Band
For Those Who Love To Party And Dance!
20 feet x 16 feet is the perfect size needed for front light truss (2) and back lights (4) behind the Band. If a stage this size is not available, then the back lights will be eliminated from the performance. For high rise stages – stairs should be situated in the front of the stage for easy access during the performance. The performers interact with the guests and need a direct clear path. If the front on the stage is not accessible, then stairs on the left side of the stage (view from audience) are second best.
One SEPARATE 20 amp circuit dedicated for the band ONLY. One circuit is needed for stage lights and PA system.
Pre Event Check List
After your contract has been signed and the down payment has been received, you can relax since you are on Gunpowder Soup’s event calendar.
One Month Prior – The balance payment is due.
Two weeks Prior – The Band manage will contact the venue manager and event/wedding planner for information.
One week Prior – For weddings, the bride or groom will receive forms to fill out. The Band manager will ask for an itinerary and your selected songs from our Song List. Submit around 25 songs. Please read your contract for Band needs.
Genres Gunpowder Soup Performs
Dance Hits, Country, Classic Rock, Top 40, Latin, 80 Rock and Pop, Wedding Favorites. We cover songs that start a party and keep the party going! Gunpowder Soup appeals to all age groups.
General Liability Insurance
The Band carries general liability insurance with Nationwide. The Band is covered up to $1,000,000.00.
Deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation for any reason will result in complete forfeiture of deposit. The Employer will pay the Forward Balance if canceling within 8 months of the event. Please read your contract for more details.
Breaks will be determined by the itinerary and length of the performance. Gunpowder Soup provides MP 3 music for the dancers while on break. If you have certain songs you would like to play during break or before the show, please bring your media player and we will plug it into our sound system.
Gunpowder Soup can DJ during the band breaks or prior to the performance. Please email Jeanine for a quote.
load In and load out times
Load in time is approximately 120 minutes
Load out time is approximately 90 minutes
Performance with breaks
Gunpowder Soup instruments, sound, and lighting equipment
Set up and breakdown
Unmanned MP 3 music for breaks
Light and Geyser Show
Stage LED lights are programmed for each song. Stage lights are not intended for lighting on the dance floor. The Band utilizes 2 – 7 foot truss and 4 – 8 foot back lights which must be placed on the stage.
Gunpowder Soup utilizes 2 geyser machines on each side of the stage. Each geysers has a reach of 15 feet in the air and are programmed for several songs.
Wireless mics for MC
Two wireless microphones for Master of Ceremonies.
Band sound check
The Band performs a sound check before every show. We hve the ability to do a quiet sound check with in-ear monitors. This is helpful in case the event has started and guests are in another area from the Band.
Crafted Song List
We monitor the crowd throughout the event and pick songs to keep the dance floor packed and your guests happy. Click on the Song List tab and click the box for each song you want to hear. Submit the list and a special song list will be created for your event.
Set and break itinerary
Performance of 45 minutes with a 15 minute break, 60 minutes of performance with a 30 minute break, 50 minutes of performance with a 20 minute break. The manager will set the schedule depending on the itinerary and the performance time. Some breaks can coincide with award shows, speeches, and wedding customs.
Rhythm Guitar (2)
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