Hello! I'm Drew C. Peters, a.k.a. The SONGSTRUCK DJ. I've helped orchestrate the music, timeline, lighting, and party vibes for over 300 couples’ weddings and numerous nightlife soirées, poolside parties, corporate events and festivals across SoCal | Baja | Europe since jumping on the turntables at the tender age of 13. ♥️🔥🎉 Music is my calling in life—and I LOVE IT. Alongside my former career as a professional touring drummer, I've rhythmically entertained hundreds of thousands of souls worldwide and know how to connect to crowds to make them MOVE.
★ Professional Accolades ★
The SONGSTRUCK DJ has been featured in:
The Knot Magazine
Green Wedding Shoes
Borrowed and Blue
Martha Stewart Weddings
Style Me Pretty
Gay Weddings & Marriage Magazine
San Diego Style Weddings Magazine
Other Notable Achievements:
3-time consecutive winner of Expertise.com's Top 10 Best Wedding DJs in San Diego (against 320+ competitors)
5-time consecutive winner of WeddingWire's Couple's Choice Awards (based on independent quantitative + qualitative analysis of service).
Top 10 Best San Diego Wedding DJs
Top 20 Best Los Angeles Wedding DJs
Top 5% of Wedding DJs Nationwide
Establishing a Standout Brand
Since launching in 2014, SONGSTRUCK DJ has become one of the most highly sought after brands in the wedding industry by clients and creative colleagues alike.
Good word of mouth, trusted reputation, 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.
Drew has carved his own path through a blasé and often impersonal market of “big-box” wedding DJ companies with his deeply personalized DJ service, getting to know clients and their guests on a significantly deeper level and delivering attentive, authentic, surprising, thoroughly professional results every time. Every wedding is treated as if it is Drew's own—unique and fully stylized.
In 2017, SONGSTRUCK DJ began performing destination weddings outside of SoCal, in regions of Baja, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Weddings from $1695
Musicianship + Early Life
+ Awkward Teen Years: Budding DJ & Drummer
Throughout school (La Jolla High + UCSD), my free time was divided between two passions—spinning records at weddings (my first wedding DJ performance at age 13), house parties, and teen celebrations, and drumming / songwriting in several rock and metal bands.
+ College Years: Pirates, Rock 'n' Roll & Renaissance Faires, Oh My!
Drew co-founded The Dread Crew of Oddwood in late 2008, serving as a touring drummer, percussionist, vocalist and songwriter alongside 12 talented acoustic folk musicians (accordion, steel string guitar, mandolin, toy piano, ukulele, upright bass, irish flute, irish bouzouki, steel drums, and a miniature handbuilt drumkit helmed by Drew).
The band gained viral traction in the U.S. and Europe through impressive live shows and by 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 of fighting sea monsters, pillaging cities, utter debauchery and tragedy.
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. Several viral videos were born from the live shows, and Oddwood became an modest internet sensation.
During this rise, Drew further developed his turntable talents as a word-of-mouth-only DJ for weddings and parties in San Diego between touring and international travel.
In Spring of 2015, Drew resigned from the band to focus solely on growing SONGSTRUCK DJ into the award-winning brand it is, then just over a year old.
+ 2019 Music Endeavors…
Drew has 32 weddings in Southern California this year, as well as a wedding + 2 yacht party performances in Montenegro and a wedding in Mexico for Summer 2019.
I'm a vinyl collector, travel addict, yerba maté drinker, loving boyfriend to a passionate artist, music creator and free-spirited, adventure-driven soul. The beach is my go to space, my imagination is my main source of inspiration, I believe laughter and spicy foods are medicine, I love being around other creative types, exploring world cultures, desert excursions, and camper-van road trips. I thank God for the opportunities I've been given and the wild stories I've collected. And I would love to meet like-minded couples like you.