Do you travel? Where are you based?
Based in San Diego, but I FREQUENTLY TRAVEL. Most of my weddings take place in San Diego + L.A. Counties, as well as Orange County, Temecula, Santa Barbara, Palm Desert, and Baja CA. We can figure out logistics together.
I have performed in Mexico, Central + South America, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands + backpacked/driven through a few dozen countries on 4 continents. As of early 2019, I'm only asking for roundtrip airfare and to cover transportation. ⫸ NO travel performance fees ⫷
2019: Mexico, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, Morocco, others TBC
Why are you a wedding DJ?
My absolute favorite parties are weddings. A bunch of disparate groups of people come together to let loose and bond through feasting, imbibing, and dancing. This may be the only time they'll all be together in one place, so they just want to have fun and celebrate a couple's new adventure. It's emotionally charged and full of beauty.
As a DJ, I have the unique power of music to help bridge gaps and build a certain mood and energy. I get to explore the couple's music taste and showcase it for their friends and family in a way that makes sense. As an artist, I enjoy invoking a reaction—cheering, laughing, singing, frenzied dancing, total bliss. It all gives me wholehearted satisfaction that is hard to express in words. I'm privileged to partake in this revelry 30 times per year.
Do you MC + make announcements?
Absolutely—I'm comfortable on the mic and finely attuned to social cues + context. I've served as MC for a several hundred weddings and many other types events, handling announcements + behind the scenes logistical coordination with other vendors. I prefer to let the music drive the party and keep off the mic otherwise.
What's it cost?
DJ services start at $1800 for weddings. Some events require less labor, time, planning + logistics, others more; we can determine specific event pricing in a thorough initial consultation.
How does overtime work?
Book me and I'll play your whole event. Anything over 6 hours DJ performance time is just a bit extra. I don't take breaks, usually work alone and put in 12+ hours the day-of with multiple music setups + breakdown.
Got any other ways you can make our party awesome?
Dance Floor Club Lighting
Venue Ambiance Lighting
Epic Sax Guy + DJ Dance Party
Oriental Rug Dance Floor Rental
Trusted Vendor Referrals—The G.O.A.T. in photography, cinematography, coordination, etc.
Comprehensive, Thought-Provoking Party Planning Materials for each client.
Getting Guests involved in pre-party hype + music requests
Do you DJ other events?
Absolutely. While a considerable portion of my time and availability is dedicated to weddings, I have additional weekdays and weekends available to perform at private or public events.
Boutique or Alternative Wedding Expos
Clubs in San Diego or L.A.
International Guest Nights
Themed Bashes at Venues
Festivals featuring spirits, ales, or tacos
Concerts or Music Festivals
Momentous personal occasions
Corporate parties (e.g. holidays, milestones)
In the know soirées
Private yacht parties