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The Pictures Band

Austin , TX
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LOCATION

3625 Duval Rd #1212
Austin, TX US 78759

PHONE

512-321-9234

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ABOUT US

The Pictures band from Austin would love to perform for your wedding. We have been around for aprox 20 years, so have a solid reliable reputation that you can count on to make your... Read more
The Pictures band from Austin would love to perform for your wedding. We have been around for aprox 20 years, so have a solid reliable reputation that you can count on to make your Wedding Reception the most memorable. The Pictures Band have performed around the world for the troops and for the President's Inaugural Ball. The band has also done weddings involving such notables as Lance Armstrong, Michael Dell, Roger Staubach, Jerry Jones, Anne Archer and the Dixie Chicks. The Pictures are confident that there is not another band out there with a better resume in this field. We are available to travel anywhere. The band will learn your first and second dances too.
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We have four different sized bands to accommodate most venues and budgets. Our five piece band has drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and a male vocalist. Everyone sings in the band. Our six piece band adds either a sax or female vocalist. Our eight piece band adds a trumpet and sax and girl singer to the basic five piece band. The ten piece band adds a trombone and bari sax to the eight piece configuration. By the way, many times we are asked to add the female vocalist because of our demo CD having so many great female tunes. Our male singer actually did most the female songs on that CD, so it is not essential that the female be added.
We have drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals in the five pc band. It is all the essential core members.
The quote is for a standard four hour event.
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
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What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
First,please notice that we have won the brides choice 2010-2011 and have a perfect 5 star rating!!!
 We mostly wear Tuxedo, but also wear suits and stage clothes.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We have many samples on our website w video too. Also, we try to perform locally in public at least once a month.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
We dont mind learning a song for you. Generally your first or second dances etc.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We set up in two hours.
How much space do you usually require?
12x20 to 16x24 is average size of stage based upon differing band sizes.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We have a DVD of spinning Logo if needed.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We have all sorts of lighting, extra sound and even fog for the dance floor if you so desire.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, we MC and announce any of your needed announcements from your itinerary.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We can do conga lines with our horns and all sorts of line dances if you ask for it.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We are at the venue for over eight hours in total with the set up and load out, so we appreciate a meal. It can be eaten prior to the event if so desired.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
We do play music on all breaks and even also offer a DJ too.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have many instrumental options from 5 -10 members in the band, so most can easily be covered.
What is your overtime rate?
We do offer overtime at time and a half like most other businesses.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We do not charge for travel unless it is over 200 miles away.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We ask for half down deposit to secure your date.

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Emilee
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Our guests couldn't get off the dance floor because that's how good The Pictures Band is! We saw them at our friends wedding and knew immediately we had to have them at our wedding too! Everyone kept complimenting them on how awesome they were and they truly brought the wedding to a whole other level! Thanks for giving us such a memorable experience! Book this band you won't be disappointed!
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The Pictures Band responded with the following comments:

We were so honored to perform for you!!!! We very much appreciate the kind words too!!!
Congratulations again :)
Byron
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The pictures MADE our wedding into the fantastic night that it was.

They sound amazing and people still have not stopped complimenting them a month later.

They put on an amazing performance and absolutely had everyone dancing all night long. They learned our first dance song and did an AMAZING job with it. Honestly, I was absolutely blown away!!

I found the pictures because another friend used them at her wedding years before...when I got engaged, this was a complete no-brainer. I knew they would do a great job, and they exceeded my expectations in every way!
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The Pictures Band responded with the following comments:

Thank You so much for taking the time to review the band. We are lucky, blessed and honored to get to do this for our full time living!!!
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Mary Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny! If you're thinking of getting a DJ to save money, don't! The Pictures is all anybody can talk about after my wedding. They say: "Best band ever!" "Do they travel?" etc! Also, compared to other bands, they are very reasonable. Great to work with, fun, easy-going, AMAZING musicians. Cannot say enough good things.
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The Pictures Band responded with the following comments:

Sure do appreciate the details, because many people wonder many of the very things you mentioned, so thanks again very, very much!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
THIS BAND IS AMAZING!!! They played at my wedding and I could not have been more pleased!! They were very professional, extremely talented and easy to work with. They kept the dance floor packed all night long. All of my guests were so impressed and just raved about them throughout the night. In fact, I still have people telling me how great they were!!

I highly recommend The Pictures for your wedding or any special event. You will be extremely happy you did!!!!
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The Pictures Band responded with the following comments:

Thank YOU so very much for allowing us the chance to perform for you all!!!
Look forward to seeing you all again soon we hope!!!
Byron
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Nikki
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The Pictures band is amazing! I originally found them at a friends wedding last year when they performed at the driskill. Not only did they sound great, they kept everyone dancing all night long! A great indication of an awesome band!

Each of the members of the band are very talented and bring a unique element to their performance abilities.

For my wedding, it was great working with them prior, with Byron specifically and setting everything up. Our wedding coordinator finished out all the meetings and confirmations towards the end but she said they were a pleasure to work with just as I had experienced earlier on in the year.

Just as I had seen them perform at our friends wedding, they did just the same at ours - FANTASTIC! Everyone said it was the greatest wedding band they'd ever seen and as I expected - no one got off the dance floor! We boogied down all night long! Fun times and I highly recommend them!
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Best reception band you could ever ask for!! Well worth the money and they are super professional and def make the party rock!!
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Aimee
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
There is literally no better wedding band out there than the Pictures band. At the end of our wedding, all our guests shouted "One more song!" to our band- we both had never heard of anyone chanting "one more song" at a wedding! All night long, everyone absolutely raved about this band. They are fantastic and also just really pleasant and professional guys to work with. How the lead singer manages to make his voice sound like Alicia Keys to Aretha Franklin to Brooks n Dunn is beyond me. Fantastic! One great line by one of our guests- "If I had my back turned, I assumed the music was being played off an ipod, it was that much exactly like the original song." Great, great, GREAT band. Totally made our reception!
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Hanh
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The Pictures absolutely ROCK!!!

From the very beginning, Husband and I knew we wanted a live band that could cover all types of music (oldies, country, Sinatra, R&B, 80's, hip hop, top 40's, etc...). The Pictures can do them all and they sounded fantastic! They accommodated all of our requests and were great to work with!

They learned a song for us and performed it flawlessly. They even performed the same song twice (since the first time they sang it, I didn't get to dance with my husband to it). The slow song they chose for the last dance ("Wonderful Tonight") is one of my favorites, and it was such wonderful way to end the night.

They kept the dance floor packed all night long and all of our friends stayed until the very end. They definitely knew how to read the crowd and even the music they played during the breaks kept everybody on the dance floor as well. Many people (both older and younger crowd) have told us that our band was the best part of our wedding.

Chris was also kind enough to emcee for us and did a great job!

If you are looking for a wedding band, The Pictures is THE band to book. We are so glad we had them at our wedding, and I know for years to come that we (and our guests) will still remember them!
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Rocky
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Best band ever! Everybody was up dancing all night! Very professional; know how to make a wedding reception go perfectly. I would recommend them to anyone.
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elizabethyoe
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fabulous! By far the most compliments I have gotten about the wedding were about how fantastic the band was and how much fun they were. They really made the whole event come together!
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Brandey
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The Pictures Band was the absolute perfect choice for our wedding. They really know how to play to the crowd and although they do this for a living, they seemed to be having as much fun as us and our guests. They also stuck to all the special song requests we made and even learned a song for us which they did beautifully. A band can make or break a wedding and they really helped make ours. Byron was also great to work with - when I was putting together a timeline and trying to accommodate fair break times for them, he came back to me and suggested we move the second break earlier because the guests usually like to keep dancing and they'd be happy to work around what made us happy. It's the little things like that that really help a bride in the craziness before the big day.
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Jordan & Nick Bohrer
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
The Pictures were an awesome band and so easy to work with. My husband and I had our hearts set on a first dance song and they took the time to learn it for us. Everyone could not stop talking about how great they were. They kept the dance floor hot all night long. Thanks so much Pictures for making our wedding day so fun!
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Missy
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! Everyone had such a great time at our March 26 wedding because of The Pictures. We LOVED them. All of our guests were in shock at the vocals and how much fun they were. Absolutely the best band you can find - book today!
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Jacklyn
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
The Pictures were such an accomodating band and always responded extremely promptly when I had questions in preparation for the wedding. At the wedding they set the tone for the whole night and the dance floor was packed from start to finish. I love that they can master an oldie and then pull out a song that is currently on the radio and master that as well. Their talent is truly amazing! Everyone was so impressed with them and I have continually gotten questions and compliments about them after the wedding. It was such a fun night that I will never forget!
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Happy Bride
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely awesome. They had people dancing who had not danced in years. We are still getting compliments on the wedding several months later and what people remember most is The Pictures. There have been several "major" weddings at our country club since January, with bands from Phoenix, LA, Dallas and Colorado and our friends say none of them have been as good as The Pictures (we agree, but the guests opinions are what mattered most to us).
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.9/5.0
Everyone is raving about how fun our wedding was and that is all because of our BAND. Guests couldn't tell when the band was on a break; they sound that much like the CDs and professional recordings of songs. Byron was great to work with and the entire band provides the best experience EVER! We had the full 10 piece and it was truly awesome.
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suzy solomon
Wedding:
4/25/2010
5.0/5.0
FAbulous band, set the tone for the wedding early and all night. Everyone loved The Pictures, one of the highlights of the night. They were receptive to our wishes and we would love to use them again one day!
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Melanie
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.9/5.0
Great group of musicians who played at my wedding. Was able to play a wide selection of songs and genre and professional to work with.
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Brandi
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best part of our reception!!!!! The dance floor was full all night and all of our guests continued to talk about how great our band was well past the wedding! They sound exactly like each and every artist they perform and give an amazing show! Book them now and you will not regret it!!!
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whitneytx
Wedding:
1/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Is 5 stars the highest I can rate them?? I can't say enough good things about The Pictures!! They are absolutely amazing! The dance floor was PACKED all night, everyone LOVED the music....we didn't want the night to end! The Pictures made our wedding reception the party people are still raving about 5 months later! Some of the comments I got that night were..."Best band EVER!" "I forgot I was listening to a wedding band...they sound like the real artists!!" "I can't believe how great these guys are!!" "Could we pay them for another hour?!?"

And Byron is such a joy to work with - very flexible and helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend The Pictures to anyone having a party, reunion, wedding...any event where you want everyone to have a fabulous time! With them on the stage, it's guaranteed!!
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Ileana Rhodes
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
The Pictures provided the music for my daughter's wedding reception at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in late August. She had attended a wedding before where this band played and she was loved it. It was the only band she really wanted for her wedding. Great choice. We are still receiving compliments from our guests with regards to this band. Some of the comments are:
"Awesome band, could not believe that it was a live band and not Journey live"
"Worth whatever they charge and more"
"Best band ever" (this comment was from our wedding photographers who do go to weddings every weekend!)
Many people that would have normally leave before the end stayed because of the band. Thanks so much for helping make the wedding so much fun and memorable to everyone and particularly for the bride and groom.
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Christine
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
We had the Pictures play at our wedding in August, and they were amazing. We had seen them at a friend's wedding and loved them. They learned two songs for us and sang them perfectly. They played a perfect mix of songs and got everyone out on the dance floor. Over a month later, I still get comments from our guests about how great the band was. Even our photographers! Everyone had SUCH a great time, and the Pictures were a HUGE part of that.
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annmarie123
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
The only reason I gave these guys 5 stars is because there's no option for six. I booked the Pictures, sight unseen, based on their demos online. They sounded the most diverse and authentic from their website, and I was happy with the reviews I read. I had NO IDEA what a FIND these guys were. They absolutely MADE my reception. Everyone- from my 80 year old conservative relatives down to my 3 year old neice - was dancing for the entire reception. Their repertoire is very diverse, and they really read the crowd well to keep people on their feet and get new people to the dance floor. At one point, I thought they were taking a break and had put on an Outkast song while they ate to keep the younger people dancing. I was dismayed to turn around and see the band still going- it was incredible! He also sang Aretha better than any woman I had ever heard. They were lively and fun, but also incredibly professional. Nobody noticed them setting up, and they modulated the music perfectly with the events of the reception. One of my guests asked me: "how did you find these guys- did you just google 'best wedding band ever'". Guests are still raving about the band- six months later!
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Allyson Wegehoft
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
The Pictures Band was the most incredible addition to our special day!! We could not have imagined our reception without them. Months later our guests are still talking about how amazing they were!! They are extremely talented and perform a wide range of music from Sinatra to country, rock 'n roll, pop, hip hop and so much more. It was the most memorable reception ever...thanks to The Pictures!!!! They really know how to get the party started and keep it going. They are professional, classy and know how to party! They are also very receptive to making your reception about you and include what you want - not just what they like to play...they even learned a song that was special to us but not on their song list! We really couldn't imagine anyone better! You cannot go wrong with The Pictures.
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kelleysimon
Wedding:
3/15/2009
5.0/5.0
The Pictures Band are absolutely amazing!! Not only did they play at my wedding, but they have played at all of my sister's weddings and 3 other weddings that used them after hearing them at our weddings. All of my sister's wedding dates were planned around their availability! They play anything...including karaoke for my sweet husband who sang Prince KISS at our reception! No one ever remembers the flowers or the food, but everyone always remembers your band!! I have been married for a year and a half and people still talk about how fun our band was! I am looking forward to them playing at my sister's wedding in October 2010!!! Don't worry...my husband is not planning on singing!!
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eglankler
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
The Pictures MADE our wedding! They had our college-aged guests dancing alongside my mom's tennis team and our grandparents! Everyone commented how great the covers were - at one point people thought that they were playing a recording of Aretha Franklin until they looked up and realized that it was still the band! Everyone we talk to still remembers the band and says that that was what made our wedding the best they'd ever been to.

They are worth every penny and I recommend them to anyone that wants their guests to have the time of their life!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
The Pictures Band is FANTASTIC. We and all of our guests enjoyed them very much. Since our wedding reception, I've been asked by several people for the band's name so they could recommend them to their friends. I would definitely recommend the band for any event. They're so much fun and so good!
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CarrieM
Wedding:
1/31/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Byron and The Pictures Band. They were so dilligent with their responses to questions, always kept us up to date with song lists, contract info, etc. And the best part of the whole thing....THEIR AMAZING TALENT!!! They, absolutely, made our big day more special than we could have ever imagined. The learned not only one but 2 requested songs for my husband and I and we had sooooo many people comment on how awesome the band was. All of these guys were truly a joy to work with! I wish we could get married all over again just to rock out to The Pictures Band!
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jdav2070
Wedding:
1/17/2009
5.0/5.0
These guys are awesome. Accomodated us to the fullest extent. West Texas is still talking about them. Hope to be at another one of the events or weddings in the future.
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maj127
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
The Pictures band was the best part of my wedding. Our guests are still talking about how awesome they were! Some of the songs they play better than the original. I couldn't believe how many people were up on the dance floor for the entire night (including me, the bride). I give them my highest recommendation.
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Becky
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
The Pictures band was terrific! They played all the songs we requested plus a wide variety of dancing music. All of the guests were still dancing up a storm at the end of the reception and it was all thanks to the wonderful music. We are still receiving complliments on the on our most memorable evening. Thanks, Pictures, for making our wedding reception absolutely perfect!
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George
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
The were on time and ready to go when asked to do so. I conducted themselves professionally and put on a great show. I would certainly use the again.
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jholz2
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
The Pictures Band created the exact atmosphere we wanted for our wedding reception. It was perfect! Our friends and family still talk about "the band" that played at our wedding. We highly recommend the pictures band for their sheer talent in performing covers for the most memorable songs of the last century. All of our guests found their way to the dance floor at some point during the evening. My husband and I couldn't find a time to leave the dance floor! Every song was better than the last! We loved dancing to the Pictures Band on our wedding day. We will forever be grateful for the service they provided. Thank you Pictures Band!!!
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James
Wedding:
11/3/2007
5.0/5.0
I had heard the band play at another wedding and knew, some day, I had to have this band play my own. I was not disappointed when my wedding day rolled around. The Pictures are by far the best wedding band we have heard. From blues, to rock, to old-school rap, to modern day hits, this band can play it all. They are great guys and super professional.

They helped make our wedding special and our friends have already asked us when we are renewing our vows.
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Ken
Wedding:
5/5/2007
4.7/5.0
Excellent band for a wedding. I would definitely recommend adding the extra horns.
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thiggy
Wedding:
4/27/2007
5.0/5.0
The Pictures did such a wonderful job at our wedding. They completely made the party a success, and wedding guests continue to comment on how good they were years after our event.

They played classics as well as current hits, ensuring that the dance floor was crowded with young and old folks.

The real difference between this band and others that we looked at can be summed up with the following story. As soon as we arrived at the reception venue, a few of our friends approached the band (unbeknownst to the bride and groom) and said "You have to play such and such a song! It was their song when they first started dating." The band apparently knew the song but hadn't played it in years. They then spent their breaks practicing the song and played it flawlessly while all our friends sang along toward the end of the reception. Needless to say, we were very happy.

Book them!
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