As the SONGSTRUCK DJ, I have performed at hundreds of weddings and numerous private and public events across SoCal + Baja. I've been privileged to perform for celebrities and creatives, scientists and scholars, movers and shakers, as well as destination weddings, corporate parties, club nights, private parties, art shows and even taco festivals. And I'm just getting started.
Accolades + Recognition
The SONGSTRUCK DJ has been featured in Green Wedding Shoes, The Knot Magazine, Junebug Weddings, Exquisite Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Borrowed and Blue, ModWedding, Zola, and San Diego Style Weddings Magazine.
Drew's talents have placed him within the Top 3% of San Diego Wedding DJs, Top 10% of Los Angeles Wedding DJs and Top 5% of DJs nationwide, with awards including 3-time consecutive winner of Expertise.com's Top 10 Best Wedding DJs in San Diego, and 5-time consecutive winner of WeddingWire's Couple's Choice Awards.
Establishing a Standout Brand
Since 2014, Drew has carved his own path through a somewhat blasé market of “wedding DJs”, honing a truly unique style that has earned him the nickname “The Mustachioed Maestro”. SONGSTRUCK DJ has since become one of the most highly sought after brands in the wedding industry by clients and creative colleagues alike. Good word of mouth and a deep dedication to his craft position Drew as an exceptional partymaker, tastemaker, and thought leader within the Southern California wedding and event industries. In 2017, SONGSTRUCK DJ began performing destination weddings outside of SoCal, in regions of Baja, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean. 2018 was Drew's most successful year yet.
How it All Began
Throughout high school (La Jolla) and college (UCSD), Drew's free time was divided between two passions—spinning records at weddings and events (his first wedding DJ performance at age 13), and drumming in several bands.
Most notably, Drew contributed a decade of service as a career drummer, songwriter, and co-founding member of a “pirate-themed” rock band, The Dread Crew of Oddwood. The band unexpectedly gained a large cult following in the U.S. and Europe through impressive live shows and inventing a niche musical genre termed “Heavy Mahogany", which blends together elements of Irish traditional music, folk punk, and heavy metal on acoustic instruments including accordion, mandolin, toy piano, ukulele, upright bass, flute, steel-string guitar, and bouzouki, with a hand-built miniature drum kit helmed by Drew. The band toured extensively nationally and internationally, selling out rock venues and becoming a top-selling act at the largest Renaissance Faires in the U.S (strange, right?), releasing three critically-acclaimed albums and one viral music video. Meanwhile, Drew continued developing his turntable talents as a word-of-mouth-only DJ for weddings and parties in San Diego.
SONGSTRUCK DJ as a business was launched by demand in 2014, with dozens of weddings scheduled between a heavy touring schedule. Drew chose to resign from the band to build a brand out of his signature DJ style, sophisticated music taste, and a longtime passion entertaining crowds.