Not your typical wedding DJ.
Your wedding is essentially a super fun party for those you love. Build the perfect energy with a stylish DJ performance by Drew C. Peters.
There's a reason my clients rave about me and consistently refer me to their friends in love. I am the alternative to the cheesy, out of touch, and often crappy wedding DJs that you see at so many weddings. If you're hesitant on finding the right fit for your celebration, read on. You're in great hands.
21 Pilots - AC/DC - A-ha - Aretha Franklin - The Beatles - Beastie Boys - Beck - Bel Biv Devoe - Beyoncé - Black Keys - Bob Marley - Bon Jovi - Bruno Mars - Calvin Harris - Chainsmokers - Charli XCX - Ciara - The Clash - The Cure - Cypress Hill - Daft Punk - David Bowie - Don Omar - Drake - Dr. Dre - Elvis Crespo - Fats Domino - Flo Rida - Florence +The Machine - Foster the People - Franz Ferdinand - Fugees - Gorillaz - Gypsy Kings - Hall & Oates - Harry Belafonte - Iggy Pop - The Jackson 5 - James Brown - Jay-Z - Jennifer Lopez - Joan Jett - Justin Bieber - Justin Timberlake - Kanye West - KYGO - Lady GaGa - Lil Jon - Ludacris - M83 - Macklemore - Madonna - Major Lazer - MGMT - Michael Jackson - Missy Elliot - Montell Jordan - Nelly - New Order - Outkast - Passion Pit - Pharrell Williams - Phoenix - Pitbull - Prince - Ray Charles - Rihanna - Rob Base - Run DMC - Shakira - Snoop Dogg - Stevie Wonder - Talking Heads - The Temptations - Usher - Whitney Houston - Remixes - On-the-spot Song Mashups - More
I book on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't wait until it's too late—set up an initial meeting now.
Planning a wedding while juggling work, school, deadlines, and the daily curveballs of life can be pretty stressful. Relax knowing you have a friendly professional helping you the whole way. I've taken all of the guesswork out of planning your wedding so that you can have a great party with those you love alongside you.
I meet with all prospective couples in-person over deliciousness to learn more about your celebration. Reach out to me and we'll set something up!
Word-of-mouth reputation is absolutely VITAL for professional DJs, and I have worked hard to maintain a good reputation through excellent service. I want to help you create the most fun, amazing party of your life. Couples love what I do so much, they often refer me to their friends in love, too! Will you be one of my couples?
I am highly recommended by other wedding professionals: a handful of awesome San Diego wedding venues, wedding planners, and wedding photographers who appreciate my professionalism, talent, and unique personality.
Comprehensive Wedding Timeline Suggestions
Music Suggestions + Inspiration
Reception Space Layout Suggestions
Online Music Planning System
Venue Walkthrough with you
Additional meetings + assistance as needed
Music Coverage + Sound System
Tiny Wireless Microphones for Officiant and Couples
Live Musician Sound Coverage
Live Turntable Performance + Sound System
Wireless Microphones for Toasts + Announcements
Additional Sound Coverage for Larger Weddings
Behind-the-Scenes Coordination with Other Vendors
Directing the Flow and Timing of the Wedding
Transform your wedding venue into a colorful party atmosphere with LED Uplighting
Your guests will forget what they ate, or how cool your flowers were, but they'll never forget how much fun they had (or didn't have).
Years from now, you'll be looking back and re-living the blur of lovely memories and emotions you felt; the fun you had with your loved ones by your side in celebration. My goal is to create that experience; not merely "playing songs".
Dance battles? Aunt Debbie freak dancing? Guests hearing your vows? It's all possible with investing in the entertainment experience.
My couples understand the importance of great music and entertainment for their wedding celebration, and prioritize the choice with as much weight as they choose their photographer or an outside wedding planner.
I want to work with the RIGHT couple rather than just any couple. A couple who loves creativity, good music, and trusts my expertise to get the job done in style.
I personally invest 25-35 hours per wedding celebration to ensure it's a success. The DJ/MC performance you see on the day-of is only about 10% of the total production. There are many hours of rehearsal time, music preparation, venue visits, various communications between both clients and vendors, organization of announcements, travel, setup and teardown of equipment, and other related business.
My couples usually invest 7 to 10% of their total budget for an amazing night of Music + Entertainment, treating the decision as seriously as booking the photographer. Most couples I work with set aside 1,500+ for DJ/MC Services, plus up to 1,000 for additional venue lighting, ceremony audio/music coverage, and other specific needs. Special circumstances might exist on a per-wedding basis, which we'll determine together.
I meet with all prospective clients for a no-strings-attached consultation (or via Skype if you're not in San Diego) over craft beer / tacos / pizza to learn more about your personalities, music tastes, and overall wedding vision. I'll show you why dozens of awesome couples have chosen me each year as "the alternative to the typical wedding DJ", then you decide for yourselves. Currently booking dates for 2016 and 2017. Say hello right now!
To entertain, educate, and inspire millions of people around the world. (Off to a great start so far!)
Music has the power to bridge gaps and bring people together. The right song at the right time creates an incredibly fun, feverish energy, whether your celebration erupts into the dance party of the century or just a damn good time with those you love. The goal of a DJ/MC is to create the perfect atmosphere for an event, applying a broad range of skills to the live performance. Great music exists across all genres, decades, and cultures, and I personally reach far and wide with my music selections to keep even the most musically-discerning guests happy and surprised.
My first pair of turntables came at 12, my first paid wedding gig at 13. After 11 years of performing countless parties, dances and weddings solely through word-of-mouth, I honed my focus on becoming an expert in wedding celebrations. In 2012 I created Songstruck and opened up shop, intending to create a personalized DJ experience for music lovers and those who want a super cool, untacky approach.
I have performed live as a drummer thousands of times in my career, to 250,000+ souls. My most successful music project yet is a pirate-themed band. The Dread Crew of Oddwood a seven-member, acoustic rock band I co-founded in 2008. I wrote some of the songs, played on a weirdly-designed drumkit (dubbed 'The Oddkit'), and sang harmonies / yelled wildly.
√ Seven years of creative arguing
√ Three critically-acclaimed albums
√ Seven North American tours
√ Tens of thousands of cult fans
√ No arrests or permanent injuries!
I performed with some amazingly talented people and had a lifetime of insane adventures in the band; mere words fall short. I resigned from the band's drumming duties in May 2015 to fully focus on the DJ business (full-time career) and other exciting stuff. See what I'm working on at the moment.
I am so fortunate and honored to do what I love and be appreciated for it! It is the best feeling on Earth.
My clients tend to be fun and interesting people. We can talk music, travel, hobbies, lifestyle, and culture together. People whose love stories fill the best romance novels. Couples who are open and honest with each other and themselves.
If you are one of these couples, I'd love the chance to meet with You and Your Love together over craft beer + tacos, or on a video chat, and talk shop about your big day and life in general! :)
I respond to EVERY inquiry as fast as possible (usually within a few hours) and I book on a first come, first served basis. Wedding dates may book 10-16 months in advance, so please check now! :) - Drew
(Drew only uses this information to reach out to you about your event. Your info will never be sold or given to anyone—that's just not cool.)
I live in downtown San Diego, CA. I will DJ almost anywhere in the world.
I've been spending 2016 working on various new projects for my DJ business, with an eye on the next phase of Songstruck.