JUMPSTART is a popular variety dance band from Austin, Texas. This high-energy band offers music from the classic tunes of the 30s to today’s top hits, making sure that every guest is entertained no matter their age. They have been performing at high-end events and weddings throughout Austin and surrounding areas since 1998. JUMPSTART your wedding day with this dynamic band that's sure to keep you and all your loved ones out on the dance floor all night long.
JUMPSTART performs nearly every genre from country to jazz, rock to swing, and everything in between. With nine vocalists and fourteen instrumentalists, you can expect a beautiful ensemble from beginning to end. JUMPSTART has performed at weddings of all types and sizes for many years, and truly knows how to accommodate their setlist to your wedding celebration. Whether you need music for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception, JUMPSTART offers the following services:
28 Reviews for JUMPSTART
Recommended by 100% of couples
Laura Beard · Married on 07/03/2020
Although this band most often performs for wedding receptions, my nephew & I hired them for a joint 60th & 40th birthday party with approximately 300 guests in March 2020. From the beginning, Mike was incredibly easy with which to work & also worked with us as far as certain song requests we had for that night. The entire band was phenomenal & played a great variety of music! They did a fine job of keeping everyone engaged & on the dance floor! We received several compliments about the band over the course of the evening & even after the party. I would highly recommend them for your upcoming event!Sent on 04/10/2020
Marchelle Lien · Married on 08/24/2019
What a night!
From our first dance, to a surprise song as part of the welcome by my mom, to the music that got people on the dance floor all night long - everything was perfect. Mike, the band contact is so responsive and incredibly accommodating. And the singers and band members, WOW! We had three semi-obscure songs we wanted for some of our "special" dances and they absolutely did them perfectly (honestly maybe even better than the original artists! :)) A lot of reviews have said it, but they truly know how to read the crowd and get people on the dance floor. We had a mix of family and friends from 2 - 92 years old and had plenty of them dancing. And, we're still hearing from them how much fun they all had! You will not be disappointed with Jumpstart!Sent on 09/09/2019
JUMPSTART's reply:Thank you so much! It truly was a fabulous wedding! Great fun, food, and guests! Please call us again on your 10 year anniversary, or sooner!
Yeeland · Married on 05/18/2019
The BEST wedding band I've ever seen
Jumpstart is a MUST HIRE if you want great dancing at your reception, they're available, and they're within budget. If you read nothing else from this review, then please walk away with that one thing.Sent on 06/15/2019
My wife and I initially planned on hiring a DJ for the reception but after learning that Jumpstart was available, we became absolutely torn between us spending less on our wedding and having a band that she had seen play live before and loved. We eventually decided to take a leap of faith and booked the band.
One would think that paying for your wedding would mean fewer cooks in the kitchen for an already stressful process, but hiring a band surfaced all kinds of reactions and opinions from our friends and family. We were told things like: a DJ would have been just as good and way cheaper; If the band is even just okay, you're wasting a lot of money; didn't ___ and __ have a band at their wedding? I don't remember anything about them; I wouldn't have hired a band.
We had plenty of self-doubt ourselves from the time we put in our deposit until the wedding. Nevertheless, we stuck with our guns.
Mike, the band leader, was super responsive and accommodating throughout the whole process. You fill out a questionnaire about what time everything is happening, what the special songs are, etc. They'll even learn a few songs for you to make your night extra special. The best part of the process itself though was how accommodating Mike was to us and the chaos of the final couple of months before the big day:
* We picked two songs for the band to learn for the first dance and the father-daughter dance.
* A couple of weeks later, we asked about a mashup of two songs and Mike ended up mixing it for us.
* Mike realized that we didn't pick a grand entrance song and made a great suggestion for us to walk in to.
Then came the big day itself and Jumpstart sounded AMAZING. The dance floor was PACKED with people of all ages. And the most shocking thing to me: MY FAMILY DANCED. Including parents that normally sit throughout wedding receptions.
Friends and family have said the following:
* "This is the best reception I've ever been to."
* "Everything was great so I'm only going to call out three decisions that were great: the venue, the food, and the band."
* "The band was worth every penny." (A family member who previously thought we were spending too much on the music)
* "The band was very good!" (The first thing one of my uncles said to me when we saw family the next day)
* "Venue: 10; Wedding: 10; Band: 10; Food: 10; A top notch classy wedding"
After we came back from the honeymoon, my wife's parents were still glowing over the memory of the wedding. They even asked when Jumpstart was playing next so they could drive down all the way from Fort Worth to Austin just to see them!
JUMPSTART's reply:It truly was an amazing wedding! Thank you so much for letting Jumpstart be part of the fun, excitement and memories!