As DJs we provide each event with a unique mix of cocktail, dinner, and dance floor hits you love, keeping your most music savvy-friends impressed - and grandma on the dance floor - all while avoiding silly props, line dances, unnecessary MC chatter, and tacky lighting. With so many of your guests dancing, there won’t be room for that anyway!
And weddings? We love them.
Whether the event is formal, casual, cocktail, dinner, dancing, or any combination of, we work closely with every one of our clients to develop a playlist perfectly suited for the evening. In addition to musical knowledge we’ve got mad MCing skills, will work with all your other vendors to keep your event running smoothly, can mic anything you throw at us, and are happy to facilitate your family traditions. We’ll even provide music for and mic your ceremony.
DJ Allison Peck California native Allison Peck grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA and spent much of her teenage years going to shows at the Troubadour, Roxy and Cobalt Cafe. Allison enrolled in Cal Poly and moved to San Luis Obispo where she split her time between business school and DJing at KCPR (claim to fame: Weird Al Yankovich recorded 'My Bologna’ in the bathroom next to the station). After college Allison hit the road with her twin sister, traveling the country until settling in Chicago. It was there that she began working as a wedding DJ, spinning everywhere from Wisconsin barns to fancy downtown hotels. Her favorite dance-floor memory? Playing 'Poison' as the best-man, dressed as a gorilla, serenaded the bride. Priceless. Ready to return to California but not ready to give up the job she loves, Allison put her business degree to use and co-founded Heart of Gold DJs.
DJ Erica Schwanke Ask Erica how she became a DJ and she’ll tell you that there really wasn’t any other way. Raised by two music-obsessed parents – her dad still hosts a community radio show – Erica has been a music enthusiast since childhood. Though she left her rural Minnesota roots behind for the music-rich cities of Minneapolis and Chicago, she took her passion with her: spinning vinyl in numerous bars, hosting radio shows, and packing dance floors all along the way. With her love of everything from Big Band to Beyoncé, she DJed her first wedding at a friend’s suggestion and 5 years and over 100 weddings later, she’s still hooked. After years of hauling her gear through slush and snow, she said ‘see ya later’ to brutal Midwest winters and moved to sunny California. Erica again took her love of all things music with her and co-founded Heart of Gold DJs.
DJ Sami Fink Through the coaxing of her musician father, Sami started playing various instruments at the age of 5. Once she hit her teenage years she became a regular at Washington DC's Punk and Hardcore shows before moving to Montreal for school where she studied Anthropology and Wild Life Conservation. It was here that she broadened her performing horizons and played in everything from Hip Hop groups to Blue Grass bands. Now in San Francisco, Sami fronts the post-punk band Composite and DJs everywhere from downtown Hotels to local rock venues. When not further exploring her musical roots, you can find Sami studying those other roots, working as a restoration technician with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
DJ Meghan Pennie Meghan’s musician parents met while working in a record store so it’s no surprise that both she and her brother have spent the last 10 years making music of their own. Born and raised in the Bay Area, shes been involved in a number of music projects and now fronts the critically acclaimed band Super Unison. Often a front-woman, Meghan has also mastered the bass guitar as well the art of DJing. Though her music career has been marked by punk rock and mosh pits, Meghan finds the happy, relaxed vibe of weddings to suit her quite well and especially enjoys mixing different genres while DJing as it allows her to further explore her diverse tastes in music. She counts touring in Japan and seeing both Prince and Van Morrison perform as her top 3 music related memories. When not DJing, you can find her behind a camera or cruising around on her bicycle, Teri.
We at Heart of Gold believe that you should be able to have an event that reflects who you are.
We bring our love of Motown, New Wave, Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, Swing, and Pop Favorites to every event. From lofts to barns to libraries, we work closely with all of our clients to develop an event timeline and song list making sure to incorporate your toasts, family traditions, and, of course, favorite songs.
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Heart of Gold DJs is now booking 2016 & 2017. For rates, availability, and more please fill out the form below.