Hi, my name is Chris Ward and I love music.
I’ve been a touring drummer for the last decade with Pattern is Movement. I’ve had the pleasure to share the stage with artists like The Roots, St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors, Shabazz Palaces and tour all around the world. I’ve also been booking shows for years at Philly’s own Johnny Brenda’s. My life revolves around music and that is why I love to DJ.
You might wonder – what makes me The Other Wedding DJ?
Well, I’m not your traditional wedding DJ. I won’t be playing ‘The Electric Slide’ nor will I be bringing any props (see: inflatable guitars, saxes, etc) with me. The way I see it, I’m just hosting the best dance party you’ve ever been to and it just so happens to be your wedding. What does that look like? I’ll be spinning Motown, Madonna as well as TLC, Prince and Beyoncé just to name a few. All of my years of listening to and performing music has helped me hone the ability to read a crowd and when I’m spinning a wedding – my focus is to get and keep the party going.
So, when you hire me, you’ll get a DJ who is emotionally invested in your day. We’ll work together to figure out the songs you’ve got to hear on that special day as well the ones you do not want played. My job is to get everyone dancing from your Grandma to your best friend and I take that responsibility seriously!