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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lisa · Married on 06/03/2017
Mike was super easy to work with. The band was great. The dance floor was hopping the entire time. Mike made a special playlist for our wedding. They even tweaked the father/daughter dance song for us. It was very special. We were also able to offer up suggestions and if they didn't know them they learned them. The band is such an important part of the wedding and it is scary going into it because we were not able to hear them in person before our wedding. Mike assured us that they do a lot of weddings and their ratings are very good. Well, he did not disappoint or over sell himself or the band. They were awesome. If I had it to do over, they would still be my band.Sent on 10/30/2017
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!
Katie · Married on 03/23/2019
most fun you'll ever have!
Our experience with Jump Start was incredible! We loved them so much at our wedding and working with them before-hand was a breeze!Sent on 05/09/2019
We began working with Mike (main contact) nearly 10 months out form the wedding date. He is very good with communication, and their wedding questionnaire covers just about anything you can think of. Mike made sure to check in at various points after the initial conversation and as we neared the wedding. About a month out, he was pro-active in reaching out to us for final conversations and details. Our venue didn’t have their exact power requirements, but they made it work with no added stress to us.
Their actual performance was so great. They did an instrumental “cocktail set” between the ceremony and reception, which was nice to have for the guests. Their man set was incredible! All our guests couldn’t stop talking about how great the band was. They were fun, played a good mix of songs based on our requests, and had just the right amount of crowd interaction. The bride and bridesmaids were all pulled on stage for a rendition of “Rolling on the River”, which was awesome. We had a friend of ours go on stage with them to sing “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” which was also a hit. If you’re debating between a DJ and a live band and have room in your budget, you HAVE to go with the live band – it takes it to a completely different level.
They were also willing to help us out last minute regarding the sound/PA for our ceremony. They handled the start/stop of the ceremony music and did so without a hitch.
Highly highly recommend!!