High Energy Wedding Band in Texas

For the Band for the Bride and Groom who desire FUN!

5 Star Reviews and Super Happy Couples!  Gunpowder Soup performs the right dance song in order to keep the dance floor packed, entertain on and off the stage, and have an “epic stage” appearance as one Bride wrote in a review.  Gunpowder Soup received the “COUPLES TOP CHOICE  AWARD ” and with such great reviews, how can you NOT hire the best entertainment for your wedding reception?  Gunpowder Soup is the Best Wedding Band in Texas!

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Gunpowder Soup - Wedding band in Texas

WEDDING PACKAGES

Gunpowder Soup has several Wedding Packages:
Black Powder, Winchester Powder, Shotgun Powder, and Ball Powder.  Email for the description on each package.

Certain packages contain ceremony vocalists and instrumentation, officiant’s microphone set up system, dance instructions for Boot Scootin and Copperhead Road, DJ service during breaks, and extra sub speakers.  Make it easy on yourself and pick the Black Powder Package!

Basic services in all packages:

  • Start MP 3 music prior to the performance
  • MC the grand entrance with fun MP 3 music
  • MC dinner instructions and blessings
  • MC wedding customs with fun MP 3 music
  • Monitor open mics for toast and announcements
  • MC and coordinate 1st dance
  • MC and coordinate dad/bride and mother/groom dances
  • Coordinate the itinerary with the wedding coordinator
  • Contact venue manager about set up
  • Tambourines on the dance floor

DRESS

Stage performers will dress in black slacks, dress shirts, sport coats, and cocktail dresses for formal weddings. For country weddings, performers will dress in upscale country attire.

Texas Wedding Entertainment

This fun band will start your party with high energy and interaction.  You want great memories from your reception and we want your guests to rave about the reception.  Most of our clients hire Gunpowder Soup because of referrals, online reviews and videos.  Gunpowder Soup will travel so please inquire.

Break Music

When Gunpowder Soup is on break, MP 3 music from the Band’s Party playlist will keep dancers on the dance floor. During dinner the sound level is perfectly suited for conversation.

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 we love to conduct. Other MC jobs include announcing dinner, toasts, cake cutting, garter and bouquet toss, last chance for the bar, and bride and groom’s departure.

Special Dances

The Anniversary Dance – non stop music for a fun game on the dance floor
Money Dance – non stop music means more money!
MP 3 – College Anthems
MP 3 – The Grand March

Stage Requirements

20 feet x 16 feet is the perfect size needed for front light truss (2) and back lights (4) behind the Band.

Electrical Requirements

One SEPARATE 20 amp circuit dedicated for the band ONLY. One circuit is needed for stage lights and PA system.

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.

iPads on Stage
Gunpowder Soup is highly technical and smart with our electrical, sound equipment, and light system. The iPads on stage are for personal in-ear monitors, song list that change while the Band is playing, lyrics for our guests, and keeping time for announcements and wedding customs.
General Liability Insurance

The Band carries general liability insurance with Nationwide.  The Band is covered up to $1,000,000.00.

Break Music

Breaks will be determined by the itinerary and length of the performance.  Gunpowder Soup provides MP 3 music for the dancers while on break.  Gunpowder Soup can DJ during the band breaks or prior to the performance.   Please email Jeanine for a quote.

What Your Fee Includes

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.  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.

Instrumentation

Drums
Bass Guitar
Electric Guitar (2)
Keyboards/Piano
Rhythm Guitar (2)
Trombone
Percussion, Harmonica. Four members of Gunpowder Soup know how to play 4 or more instruments. Gunpowder Soup is multi talented and each member can fill in the instrumentation parts when needed.

Clientele

Advance Micro Devices, Rush Enterprise, Federation of Defense and Corp. Counsel, TASPA, New York Life, Baker's Distributing, Oregon Ducks, Southwest Physicians Group, Humane Society, Mitek, Radiation Oncology Foundation, Episcopal Archdiocese of Texas, Military Warriors, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Society For Radiation Oncology, Fragile X Foundation, Spectro Inc, Boerne Chamber of Commerce, Corwin Press, Sabalo Energy Inc, Thermon Industries, Boerne Berges Fest, PayneWest Insurance, Washington DC PHCC Group, Daughter's of the Republic of Texas, The Dominion Country Club, and more.....

Venues

Alamodome, Luckenbach Dance Hall, 1850 Settlement Inn, JW Marriott Resort and Spa, Albert Dance Hall, AT&T Center, Briscoe Museum, Buckhorn Saloon, Camp Waldemar, Corpus Christi Country Club, Don Strange Ranch, Enchanted Springs, Fair Oaks Country Club, Granberry Hills, Grand Hyatt Resort, Hyatt Regency, Ingenhuett on High, Institute of Texan Cultures, La Cantera Resort, San Antonio Alamo, Leon Springs Dance Hall, Los Patios, Lost Missions, Marquis II, Marriott Riverwalk, Montesino Ranch, Omni La Mansion, Paws and Taws, Pearl Stables, Pedrotti North Wind Ranch, River Oaks, Rockport Country Club, Sisterdale Dance Hall, Sunset Station, Tapatio Springs, The Venue at Church Street, Westin Riverwalk, Witte Museum, Yacht Club, Eilan Hotel and Spa, South Texas Maize, and much more… San Antonio Country Band

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