Chris Dreyer and Scott Taylor met in London in the spring of 2001,
while studying abroad. The 3 shows they played at London's famed 12
Bar Club as a duo resemble their present lot of gigs throughout New
York City as the full band proper Goodbye Picasso... passionate music
making driven by Chris Dreyer's enlightened songwriting.
The two paid their dues for 5 years on the college circuit before
spending a year in Nashville honing their craft. Touring the country
and mingling with the industry heavyweights Nashville inhabits gave
the group direction and the guidance to make the move to New York and
dive into its potpourri of a music scene. The boys got a taste of the
city performing at the 2006 CMJ Music Marathon. They became East Coast
regulars and decided to make New York City their home base.
The band played a show for the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon at Rockwood
Music Hall, where they are regulars. They have played all over the
city and recently sold out Ars Nova Theatre with their performance of
"The Book of Aylene" at A.N.T. Fest. Goodbye Picasso will be recording
in early 2009 and performing regularly.
A Biographical Timeline
Fall 2000, London: Chris Dreyer travels to London for the first of 2
semesters abroad. He begins recording with London producer Jono
Buchanon and shares a flat with fellow songwriter and The Boxer
Rebellion frontman Nathan Nicholson.
Spring 2001, London: Scott Taylor attends The FSU London Study Centre
for the Spring semester. He goes to study classical music, but ends up
meeting Chris and forging a musical alliance. They record together
with Jono and play 3 standing room only shows at the famed 12 Bar
Club, in London's West End.
2002 Tallahassee, FL: The boys return to the states and start playing
college gigs as an acoustic duo. They ask a few friends to join them
to form their first full band proper, Nectar.
2003 Tallahassee, FL: As Nectar, they perform at various bars, clubs,
and frats, getting their feet wet. They begin to play around the state
of Florida and play their first shows in Georgia.
2004 Tallahassee, FL: After various lineup changes and a summer off,
the boys return bigger and better than ever. They play some of their
biggest shows yet, many at FSU to over 1200 people. They begin to
record their first EP as Whiskey Richard.
2005 Tallahassee, FL: Whiskey Richard spends 7 months in the studio
off and on recording a full-length album of songs. The band plays over
100 shows in 2005.
2006 Nashville, TN: The band moves in together in a house in east
Nashville. Whiskey Richard will go on to play 85 shows in 6 months, a
punishing tour schedule. They make 3 trips to the northeast and open
the CMJ Music Marathon on Halloween in NYC. In December, the group
splits in half. Chris Dreyer and Scott Taylor move to New York City.
Mark Raudabaugh and Andrew Altman become the rhythm section for The
2007- , New York, NY: Chris and Scott regroup as Goodbye Picasso. They
play several label showcases and continue to thrive in the city's
music scene. They find a stable lineup and record regularly.....