Not your typical wedding DJ.
I AM going to mix VINYL records live with my hands.
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 really 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, soul, and really fking good rap, R&B, and hip-hop, if you so desire.
I AM going to rock a competition-worthy curly mustache.
21 Pilots - AC/DC - A-ha - Aretha Franklin - Ariana Grande - Avicii - The Beatles - Beastie Boys - Beck - Bel Biv Devoe - Beyoncé - Black Keys - Bob Marley - Bon Jovi - Bruno Mars - Busta Rhymes - Calvin Harris - Charli XCX - Chris Brown - Ciara - Coldplay - The Cure - Cypress Hill - Daddy Yankee - Daft Punk - David Bowie - DJ Khaled - Don Omar - Drake - Dr. Dre - Empire of the Sun - 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 - Jeremih - Justin Bieber - Justin Timberlake - Kanye West - KYGO - Lady GaGa - Lil Jon - Ludacris - M83 - Macklemore - Madonna - Major Lazer - MGMT - Michael Jackson - Missy Elliot - Montell Jordan - Mystikal - Nelly - New Order - Outkast - Passion Pit - Pharrell Williams - Phoenix - Pitbull - Prince - Queen - Ray Charles - Rihanna - Rob Base - Run DMC - Shakira - Snoop Dogg - Stevie Wonder - Talking Heads - The Chainsmokers - The Temptations - Usher - Whitney Houston - Remixes - On-the-spot Song Mashups - Many, Many More
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 + Los Angeles wedding venues, wedding planners, and wedding photographers who appreciate my professionalism, talent, and personality.
I meet with all prospective couples in-person over deliciousness to learn more about your celebration.
Planning a wedding while juggling work, school, deadlines, and the daily curveballs of life can be pretty stressful. Relax knowing you have a young-but-seasoned 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 clients for a no-strings-attached consultation (or via video chat 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 2017 and 2018.
To entertain, educate, and inspire millions of people around the world. (Off to a decent start so far, but much more to be done!)
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 2013 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! :)
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Pricing for private and public events varies by event type, crowd size, length of performance, & equipment needed. Some performances are donated or bartered in-kind (aka trade), some range from $300-750, some vastly exceed that. Contact me for options!
I usually avoid huge wedding expos that showcase hundreds of vendors and are quite impersonal. I prefer smaller, "indie" wedding expos that focus on creative, unique options for DIY couples and personal attention to each attendee. I mix an eclectic soundtrack that creates a buzzing energy and impromptu dance parties for vendors and attendees alike. I love being invited perform as the sole DJ/MC for these!
Here are a few I've spun records at:
I respond to EVERY inquiry as fast as possible (usually within a few hours unless I'm at an event or on the road) and I book on a first come, first served basis. Wedding dates may book 10-16 months in advance, so please check now! If you're not physically in SoCal, I will set up a video chat with you. I travel the world frequently and will do so for the right couple! :)
(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.