The Pickups



The Pickups offer a fresh new approach to live music in Auckland. Fronted by veteran vocalist Victor Sulfa-Hawkins, the band perform classic tunes by artists such as Prince, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. The band have worked with such artists as Dave Dobbyn, Stan Walker, Che Fu and Hollie Smith.

The band are focused on offering a quality over quantity experience. Discerning clients weighing up Auckland’s best bands should have The Pickups on their short list.

From the moment they receive your inquiry through to the last dancefloor filling jam of the night, The Pickups are committed to giving you a quality experience, both on and off stage. With every member of the band having dedicated themselves to music for more than 15 years each, you should expect the very best.




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 - Jealous

Prince - Kiss

David Bowie - Let's Dance

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Bill Withers - Lovely Day

Michael Jackson - Rock With You

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Toto - Africa

Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

Etta James - At Last

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

George Michael - Faith

D'Angelo - Feel Like Makin' Love

Nina Simone - Feelin' Good

Cee Lo Green - Forget You

Toto - Georgy Porgy

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Outkast - Hey Ya



“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.”


“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.”