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 Not your typical wedding DJ.

 

 

 

Turntable DJ for Rad Couples in Love.

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.

The face of your party. Curly mustache and all.

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.

"Drew's a Musical Warlock, songs bend to his whim, and with the wide swath of ages that weddings typically bring out, our dance floor was packed the entire night, loving the energy and the line-up Drew brought with him. He put together one of the craziest awesome dance parties San Diego's ever seen!" - Stephanie D. (ecstatic bride)

  • I AM going to play VINYL RECORDS.
  • I AM going to build the perfect vibe and energy at your wedding for you and your guests to party it up.
  • I AM going to make you dance your socks off (if you so choose).
  • I AM going to help you plan the party aspects of your wedding so you can let go and be yourself!
  • I AM going to personalize a seamless soundtrack to your wedding based on your music tastes.
  • I AM going to meet you over craft beer (or on a video chat) to give you a feel for my style/expertise first.
  • I AM able to dive deep into bass-heavy club jams, soaring festival anthems, punk rock, indie dance, deep house, and really fking good rap, R&B, and hip-hop, if you so desire.
  • I AM going to rock a competition-worthy curly mustache.
  • I am NOT going to play a lot of the overplayed, tired, and desperate tunes you're used to enduring at weddings.
  • I am NOT going to tell tacky jokes, talk your ear off, or be creepy and awkward.
  • I am NOT gonna play CDs/iPods/pre-made mixes.

Listen to a Wedding DJ: 

"Our family & friends want to relive the event over and over again, it was that good! People who normally don't dance, danced the night away." - Ailyn R. (ecstatic bride)

THIS IS JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ON THE DANCE FLOOR:

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.

I'm here for You, from our first meeting through the last dance.

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treat yourself to first-class service

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

  • Helping you plan the **party** in your wedding for maximum fun and no down-time or awkward moments, from the creative flow of the schedule to the best layout for epic dance parties.
  • Incorporating your music requests and tastes, no matter how vague, obscure or detailed.
  • Giving your guests the option to request songs long before the day of (with your veto power, of course).
  • Meeting you several times along the way: digitally + in-person, even at your chosen venue!

Meet me first over craft beer / Tacos / pizza

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!

Professional. Attentive. Detail-Oriented. Wonderful Spirit.

 "The most awesome part of the night, that we still keep talking about, was Drew's awesome timing. We had requested a last dance song to line up with the Sea World fireworks at the end of the night and he nailed the timing. Right at a key moment in the song the fireworks started going off and it was perfect. Drew was very professional and a great bargain in our minds...he is so cool!" - Jenny (ecstatic bride) 

 "The most awesome part of the night, that we still keep talking about, was Drew's awesome timing. We had requested a last dance song to line up with the Sea World fireworks at the end of the night and he nailed the timing. Right at a key moment in the song the fireworks started going off and it was perfect. Drew was very professional and a great bargain in our minds...he is so cool!" - Jenny (ecstatic bride) 

THOSE ARE ACTUAL WORDS USED BY SOME OF MY RECENT CLIENTS! :D

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.

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Kind Words from Past Clients

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Services I Offer for Wedding Celebrations

PRE-WEDDING PLANNING ASSISTANCE

Comprehensive Wedding Timeline Suggestions

Music Suggestions + Inspiration

Reception Space Layout Suggestions

Online Music Planning System

Venue Walkthrough with you

Additional meetings + assistance as needed

CEREMONY MUSIC/VOWS COVERAGE

Music Coverage + Sound System

Tiny Wireless Microphones for Officiant and Couples

Live Musician Sound Coverage

WEDDING RECEPTION MUSIC/AUDIO 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

VENUE AMBIANCE LIGHTING

Transform your wedding venue into a colorful party atmosphere with LED Uplighting

& MUCH MORE...

Highly recommended wedding DJ within the LGBT community

Learn more about my approach to LGBT-based weddings.

Investment for Your Celebration

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Entertainment makes or breaks the party.

81% of guests remember the entertainment most at your celebration. 

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' Top 4 priorities:

  1. VENUE √ 
  2. PHOTOGRAPHER √
  3. MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT (DJ/MC) √ 
  4. WEDDING COORDINATION

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'm not a DJ for every couple—rather, the RIGHT couple

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 invest my own time and energy, and ask you to as well.

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.

Me getting my cocktail on with Amy June from Amy June Weddings & Events. Photo credit.

Me getting my cocktail on with Amy June from Amy June Weddings & Events. Photo credit.

Meet me first and decide.

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!

More About Drew C. Peters

My Life mission

To entertain, educate, and inspire millions of people around the world. (Off to a great start so far!)

Trivia Bits

  • Award-winning wedding DJ/MC and musician
  • San Diego native
  • Extensively world-travelled
  • In love with an incredibly talented artist + sign language interpreter, Becky
  • Certified advanced freediver, hobbyist sailor, outdoorsman
  • Mental sponge for all things personal development, lifestyle design, entrepreneurship, science, medicine, technology, meditation and music discovery–related
  • I fcvking LOVE California burritos...it's an addiction

My Beliefs as a DJ/MC

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 DJ roots

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.

My musician background

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

One badass music video

√ 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.

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I want to perform for you lovely people out there

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! :)

 
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Check Drew's DJ availability

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

My Event Date: *
My Event Date:
i.e. the venue, types of music you enjoy, guest count, who referred you to me, length of event, anything else you feel is relevant.

(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.)

Other Contact Info:

Phone:

858-752- 1830

MY LOCATION:

I live in downtown San Diego, CA. I will DJ almost anywhere in the world. 

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What I'm doing now.

I've been spending 2016 working on various new projects for my DJ business, with an eye on the next phase of Songstruck. 

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