Music enthusiasts turned professional mobile DJs, we at heart of gold put our vast musical knowledge to work for you spinning all your favorite dance floor gems with none of the cheesy gimmicks.

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 moved to Chicago where 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 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 moved to Chicago where 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 8 years and over 200 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 where she 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 8 years and over 200 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 where she 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 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. 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 enjoying the Bay Area music scene.

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. 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 enjoying the Bay Area music scene.

 
DJ Ashleyanne Krigbaum It was in London eight years ago that Ashleyanne first found herself behind the turntables which is fitting given her penchant for collecting 60s soul and French Pop records. So much so that she’s NPR Music's resident expert on Northern Soul! Since then she’s been spinning all-vinyl for 60's soul dance parties around the Bay Area on the regular. She made the jump to weddings in 2011 when two friends requested her soul stylings for their big day and has since DJed over 80 weddings. When she's not DJing, Ashleyanne swaps out turntables for a soundboard in a radio studio working as a public radio producer, host, curator, and reporter based at KALW in San Francisco as well as the sound engineer and producer of the vinyl storytelling-event-turned- podcast Phonographic Memory and SF's Noise Pop podcast.  

DJ Ashleyanne Krigbaum

It was in London eight years ago that Ashleyanne first found herself behind the turntables which is fitting given her penchant for collecting 60s soul and French Pop records. So much so that she’s NPR Music's resident expert on Northern Soul! Since then she’s been spinning all-vinyl for 60's soul dance parties around the Bay Area on the regular. She made the jump to weddings in 2011 when two friends requested her soul stylings for their big day and has since DJed over 80 weddings. When she's not DJing, Ashleyanne swaps out turntables for a soundboard in a radio studio working as a public radio producer, host, curator, and reporter based at KALW in San Francisco as well as the sound engineer and producer of the vinyl storytelling-event-turned- podcast Phonographic Memory and SF's Noise Pop podcast.

 

DJ Danielle Mallory Danielle grew up outside Boston where, thanks to her mothers musical aptitude, she started playing the violin at 4 before expanding to the cello, piano, and guitar. She was an avid Classical music fan until 12 when her brother brought back a cassette of Green Day’s Kerplunk and she began to explore her increasingly rock and roll driven tastes. Eventually she fled the musical nest of her childhood and slowly migrated west. Her first stop was a few years in Austin with which she credits her love for bluegrass and country. She eventually made her way to San Francisco where she decided to see where her music obsession could take her and not long after she DJed her first wedding. Still always ready to hear whats next in music, she's currently loving the new Solange album and one Bieber track she's not Sorry to call a guilty pleasure.

DJ Danielle Mallory

Danielle grew up outside Boston where, thanks to her mothers musical aptitude, she started playing the violin at 4 before expanding to the cello, piano, and guitar. She was an avid Classical music fan until 12 when her brother brought back a cassette of Green Day’s Kerplunk and she began to explore her increasingly rock and roll driven tastes. Eventually she fled the musical nest of her childhood and slowly migrated west. Her first stop was a few years in Austin with which she credits her love for bluegrass and country. She eventually made her way to San Francisco where she decided to see where her music obsession could take her and not long after she DJed her first wedding. Still always ready to hear whats next in music, she's currently loving the new Solange album and one Bieber track she's not Sorry to call a guilty pleasure.

DJ Caity Watson Caity remembers her DJ gig vividly, recalling “I was just a music nerd wanting to join the ranks the coolest kids on the planet.” The gig went perfectly and she packed the dance floor. Her talent caught the bar owners attention and she was immediately offered a monthly gig. Since then, she’s been a regular in the San Francisco DJ circuit spinning at Beauty Bar, Make Out Room, Elbo Room, and Thee Parkside. Knowing she wanted to make music her main focus and looking for ways to expand her DJ skills she decided to give DJing weddings a shot and shortly after knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. A 70s rock aficionado at heart, Caity says her favorite wedding moment was when she played Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and the entire wedding erupted in a sing-a-long.

DJ Caity Watson

Caity remembers her DJ gig vividly, recalling “I was just a music nerd wanting to join the ranks the coolest kids on the planet.” The gig went perfectly and she packed the dance floor. Her talent caught the bar owners attention and she was immediately offered a monthly gig. Since then, she’s been a regular in the San Francisco DJ circuit spinning at Beauty Bar, Make Out Room, Elbo Room, and Thee Parkside. Knowing she wanted to make music her main focus and looking for ways to expand her DJ skills she decided to give DJing weddings a shot and shortly after knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. A 70s rock aficionado at heart, Caity says her favorite wedding moment was when she played Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and the entire wedding erupted in a sing-a-long.

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