Pickwell, only just 56, passed away at his Brisbane home just a few days ago.
“He went out his way … no funeral, just one big kick ass party at The Outpost Bar in The Fortitude Music Hall,” Bailey said after the event on Monday.
“We had his dearest friends and father plus his kids and mine, give speeches. It was raw, real and very rock n roll. Instead of an order of service we had Triple A passes. Rather than a condolence book people signed white guitars. Instead of flowers, people gave money to Karuna Hospice Services.
“My big beautiful panda had his paw prints all over it. And then when we dried our eyes we danced. Adam from Chocolate Starfish, who played at our wedding, flew up to do a couple of his favourite songs and with AC/DC’s Highway to Hell ringing in our ears we partied hard … just as he wanted.”
Following the celebration, Bailey added: “I struggle to fathom what my life will be without him but all of us left knowing that Sean Pickwell is now holding us in our hearts.”
MC at the Sean Pickwell celebration was talkforce founder Chris Whitnall and speakers included his former Austereo boss Michael Anderson, 2UE colleagues Simon Ruhfus and Pete Brennan and his Waterfront business partner David Borean.