Frequently asked questions

How far will the band travel?

The Picassos are packed and ready to travel throughout Melbourne, the Gippsland region, and further afield! Additional travel costs will be included in your quote if required.

How much does it cost to book the band?

All prices are dependent on your specific requirements, eg: how long you'd like the band to play for, the nature & location of your event, and arrival & finish times. The Picassos are incredibly flexible and will give you the absolute best for your budget; simply provide the band with as much information on your wedding or event as possible so that we can provide you with a quick and accurate quote.

How long will the band play for?

As long as you want! A typical performance usually consists of 3 x 45 minute sets, with breaks included, and the band find this to be the best option for most events. However, this can be completely tailored to your event! Let us know what you want and we can do it!

Can I watch the band live before I book?

We would love you to! Most of The Picassos’ performances throughout the year are for private functions, however, we do play a handful of public shows. The band will advertise any events that are open to the public on the 'Upcoming Gigs' page and on our official Facebook page. There are many song samples to be found on the ‘Music’ page and audience footage is often being uploaded on to the bands social networking sites.

Does the band provide music before, between, and after sets?

We certainly do! The Picassos will provide playlists of appropriate songs on an iPod, which is typically performed either side & between the live performance itself. So, if there is a particular type of music, or perhaps a selection of songs that you would like included then the band can provide!

Do the band provide all their own equipment and lighting?

Yes! The Picassos are completely self-contained so you do not need to worry about a thing! If the event is outdoors, please ensure there is power available at the performace area. Usually 2 sockets will be plenty!

Do the Picassos take song requests?

The Picassos love to make your event that extra bit special, and will offer to learn a special song to include within the live performance! This can be performed as your first dance, or rather as part of the main set; simply let the band know the artist & song title and they shall have it done! Special song requests may cost an additional fee in order to cover the bands rehearsal costs and the band do ask that you make any requests well in advance of your event. Please note: The Picassos are a 4-piece male fronted pop/rock band consisting of Male Vocals, Guitars, Bass & Drums. The band therefore kindly ask that their clients consider their line-up when making any live song requests, eg: a female-sung, big-band piece is likely to sound VERY different should the band be asked to learn it!

How do I pay the band?

The Picassos prefer a cash payment prior to, or on the day of the event, though a cheque or bank transfer are also accepted.

When does the band arrive to set-up?

The Picassos are very flexible and are able to attend your venue in advance of the event itself in order to setup their equipment (some setup times may incur an additional charge). We require a minimum of 60 minutes to setup and sound heck our equipment and will therefore need access to the venue at least an hour prior to the scheduled performance time. We will also require an additional 60 minutes in order to dismantle our equipment after the event has finished.

Can the band play at my wedding ceremony?

Yes! We offer a range of accoustic songs perfect for your ceremony. There will be a small additional fee for ceremony performances so please contact us for a quote.

Do I need to feed the band?

It's generally accepted that the client provide the band with a meal at the event. The caterer will probably be more than familiar with the situation and often offer a cheaper solution for suppliers meals. A basic meal, some water and soft drinks will be enough to keep the band rockin'!