SONGSTRUCK DJ was officially launched in 2013, following Drew's joint successes within the music and wedding industries. Throughout high school and college, Drew's free time was divided between two passions—rocking turntables at weddings and events (his first wedding DJ performance at age 13 in '02), and touring internationally as a drummer and co-founding member of the burgeoning “pirate” rock band, The Dread Crew of Oddwood.
Demand for Drew's services finally reached a tipping point in 2015. Between dozens of weddings and events scheduled around multiple national tours, Drew had to decide: keep growing the band's success, or build a unique brand out of a longtime passion behind the decks. With a heavy heart, Drew resigned from a decade of band musicianship, leaving the piratical lifestyle for a more “honest” trade. It was the right choice creatively and professionally.
Over the past 5 years, Drew has carved his own path through a relatively 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 wedding and event industries. In 2017, SONGSTRUCK DJ began performing destination weddings outside of Southern California.
The SONGSTRUCK DJ has been featured in Green Wedding Shoes, Exquisite Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Junebug Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Borrowed and Blue, ModWedding + San Diego Style Weddings. Drew has earned awards for his wedding performances, including two-time consecutive winner of Expertise.com's “Top 10 Best Wedding DJs in San Diego”, and four-time consecutive winner of WeddingWire's “Couple's Choice Awards”.