About Me

 
 

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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 various national publications including The Knot Magazine, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes, Junebug Weddings, Exquisite Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Borrowed and Blue, Equally Wed, ModWedding, Gay Weddings & Marriage Magazine, Zola and San Diego Style Weddings Magazine.

Drew's talents have placed him within the Top 3% of San Diego Wedding DJs, Top 8% 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.

Combined Musician + DJ Life

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, percussionist, vocalist, songwriter, and co-founding member of a “pirate-themed” rock band, The Dread Crew of Oddwood. The band gained cult success 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, with rich vocal harmonies and lyrical storytelling. The band toured extensively around the U.S. and Canada, selling out small rock venues and becoming a top-selling act at the largest Renaissance Faires in the U.S. (strange but true), releasing three critically-acclaimed albums and one commercial music video. During this rise, Drew further developed his turntable talents as a word-of-mouth-only DJ for weddings and parties in San Diego. In 2015, Drew resigned from the band to continue his DJ career. As of 2018, Drew is the drummer in a San Diego hybrid surf rock / thrash punk band, DETHSURF, with other small music projects underway.

I never thought my passion for DJ-ing weddings as a viable career until I realized just how different I was to most DJs. Couples were seeking ME out with high expectations and an equally high level of trust to incorporate their love of music into a party that is truly next level. Many of my clients witnessed generic DJs in action at their friend’s weddings, and didn’t want to risk their own wedding being somewhat fun or have a vanilla song selection or dance floor. So they picked me as the (mustachioed) face of their parties. I knew I could not keep dividing my time between two career paths, and with the massive support of clients, venue staff, and fellow creatives, I made the jump into building a full-time, standout wedding brand. The stars seemed to align for me and it’s been an indescribably rewarding feeling. I thank god everyday that I am fortunate enough to be able to follow my passion and share it with the world.
— Drew
 
(Former) Pirate Rock Musician by Day, Wedding DJ by Night. Circa 2012.

(Former) Pirate Rock Musician by Day, Wedding DJ by Night. Circa 2012.

 
 

 

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