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The Pickups

Featuring powerhouse vocalist Victor Sulfa and a top flight band, The Pickups deliver high energy shows designed for maximum dancefloor action. Victor brings his unique star quality to hits from the likes of Queen, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Fleetwood Mac and more. Victor is backed by some of Auckland’s most experienced pros, who can be found performing as the house band on top NZ TV shows as well as on tour with artists including Stan Walker and Dave Dobbyn. The band offer their core 5 piece featuring guitar, bass, keyboards and drums as well as the option to upgrade to full 7 piece showband featuring saxophone and trombone for events that want to take it to the limit. Weddings The Pickups can offer gorgeous acoustic guitar and vocal performances for the afternoon before bringing the party later on. Wow your guests with your song as you walk down the aisle, then treat them to the party of the year when it’s time to dance. They're included on our list of top Auckland wedding bands. Corporate Events Boasting a client list including some of NZ’s most recognised brands, The Pickups offer a tight, upbeat event experience that will sees them booked out year after year. Booking well in advance is recommended! 5 piece - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, 7 Piece - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Saxophone, Trombone


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Selected Songs

Bruno Mars
24K Magic


Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody

Etta James
At Last

Michael Jackson
Billie Jean

Bob Marley
Could You Be Loved

Gnarls Barkley

Tears For Fears
Everybody Wants To Rule The World

George Michael

Feel Like Makin' Love

Nina Simone
Feelin' Good

Cee Lo Green
Forget You

Georgy Porgy

Pharrell Williams

Hey Ya

Whitney Houston
How Will I Know

Marvin Gaye
I Heard It Through The Grapevine

James Brown
I Got You (I Feel Good)

Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Alicia Keys
If I Ain't Got You

Sam Smith
I'm Not The Only Once

Bob Marley
Is This Love

Lenny Kravitz
It Ain't Over Til It's Over

Stevie Wonder
I Wish

Nick Jonas


David Bowie
Let's Dance

Al Green
Let's Stay Together

Bill Withers
Lovely Day

Michael Jackson
Rock With You


The band was excellent, played all the right music at the right time. Calibre of musicianship was amazing. And thank the guys for being very accommodating, allowing the UCG band to use their equipment. Sound was great.
Corey McCarthy, UCG
On behalf of the RCSA, I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of your musicians in the PickUps for creating such an incredible event. You had the dance floor packed from the end of dessert until we had to finish up at 11.30pm with guests wanting more and more! We have received many compliments from our guests about the bands range and the way you kept the party moving. In fact some said it was the best band that they’d ever heard. Thank you.
Jodie Radley, RCSA
Wow! we highly recommend this band!! They got everyone on the dance floor and made the night! It felt like we had our own personal concert was absolutely magical.
Kerry Charlesworth, Wedding
The Pickups are an incredible band. They played at our wedding and blew our socks off with how talented they are. Such awesome songs were played, and Victor's ability and range as a singer was amazing. Having The Pickups play at our wedding was one of the first plans we had made, and with a heap of our guests commenting on how great the band was, this has completely justified why we wanted them on our special day, incredible!
Dave and Joy Patrick, Wedding

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