We will help you create a sophisticated, respectable, classy and memorable event for your guests that will be remembered for a lifetime. We assist you in hand-picking a personal curated song play list from thousands of physical vinyl records and an endless quantity of the highest quality digital music files allowing you to be sure that the soundtrack of your event is as unique as you are. We believe that music is the very soul of any celebration and setting the mood and vibe through playing the appropriate music is as important as your meticulous choice of catering and venue location.
We are music and audio experts coming to you with decades of experience in live show production, hosting and DJing. We can provide suitable sound systems for virtually any size and shape of room. We spin our music on actual professional turntables using real vintage vinyl records alongside our state of the art DJ mixers and digital software which allows us to provide a mix of original rare classics right through to today's top hits. Your guests will most definitely appreciate the sound and look of a DJ who plays actual records. We also provide elegant and mature hosting and MC duties as required.
We specialize in non-traditional, contemporary and unique weddings and events. We don't encourage the Chicken Dance, Karaoke, line dancing, or the use of tacky props and gimmicks. Instead, we strongly recommend a perfectly planned and well-timed soundtrack that will appeal to all of your guests and an expert DJ that can easily make musical adjustments on the fly to suit any crowd at any time. We are versatile and experienced in playing music for many different types of crowds and age ranges. We don't specialize in only one style or genre of music, but we do specialize in great music in many genres. We can provide the music for an entire event and even cover various rooms and/or locations that require a different vibe and subsequently different styles of music. Our first priority is to make sure that all of the music is custom tailored to your needs and tastes.
*** Having Pete (Swanky DJ) at our staff Christmas event took it from great to over the top. As soon as people walked in the room and heard the music, they knew they were going to have a great time. The event was a huge success and the music was absolutely FANTASTIC!
Reva Harknett – Humber ITS Event Organizer
*** Best DJ ever! … Couldn’t have done this without you!!”
Maureen Martin Edey/Julie Pellegrini; “Support Staff Appreciation Week"
*** "Pete's DJ sets are exquisitely constructed musical journeys, He is the best at getting the party started and keeping it rocking all night long.”
Shaun Pilot; Concert Promoter/Artist Manager
*** “We’ve had Pete (Swanky DJ) at our events – Pete was able to give us the perfect amount of ambient atmosphere. Our customers loved the fun music and we loved Pete’s friendly and professional service. Highly recommended!”
Catherine Knoll, Event Producer; Affiliated Show Sales
*** “Pete's deep music crates and eclectic record collection will help you create a truly unique atmosphere and vibe for your event.”
Nav Sangha; Owner, Miss Things Restaurant
*** “Pete (Swanky DJ) was the perfect fit for our Luau Party during Toronto Beer Week! He brought everything, from rad tunes to a Hawaiian dancer. We will definitely be booking him again! ”
Samantha Gould; Craft Brand Co.
*** “Working with Pete is fun and easy. He is professional, has a GREAT selection of vinyl records, and can even do theme parties (like our Halloween event). He came prepared with all his own gear. We have hired him again for our New Year’s party and would happily do so again in the future. Keep spinin’ them wicked tunes, Swankenstein!”
Sarah Kirk, Musician, International Recording Artist; CATL
*** “I would highly recommend Pete for both his unique Vinyl collection and vintage appeal. He just has a really good feel for hospitality.”
Zach Littlejohn, Owner; The Shore Leave
*** “Pete (The Swanky DJ) really added a great vibe to our event, hosting a fabulous Yacht Rock pool party that made everyone get up & dance – both in & out of the pool! Fabulous!!”
Caroline Pupule; Event Organizer, Ohana Luau at the Lake, NY, USA
**“ "Pete (The Swanky DJ) has been a reliable addition to many events. He’s got tracks galore — campy, cool, sophisticated and groovy — to keep people on the dance floor all night. He’s an enthusiastic and affable MC, too, and a delight to work with.”
Drea Burck, Founder; Soda Pop Hop
*** “When I asked Pete (Swanky DJ) to reach way back into his vinyl vault and spin some 70s pop for my 50th, he immediately knew what I wanted and delivered!! The crowd was already dancing & the room was electric when birthday girl arrived..SUCH FUN !!”
Janice G – Client
*** "Pete's (The Swanky DJ) flair for music brings a unique ambiance to any event. He is truly a connoisseur for mid-century music and beyond and can cater his sets to the needs of each event. As a producer of various Vintage style events in Toronto, including the annual Toronto Vintage Prom and The Golden Flamingo Revue, I would be lost without the talents of Pete. He goes above and beyond the requirements of a simple DJ, lending his skills to assist in various events needs, including MCing, Audio/Video and countless other tech requirements that may arise last minute during a show. From small to large scale events, I highly recommend The Swanky DJ, who's talents will get your guests on the dance floor, and truly create a memorable event. "
Elle Guthrie, Producer; Rosie The Rebel Events.
*** "Working along side Pete (The Swanky DJ) is a pleasure he has the right tunes for the right vibe. Always a pro!"
Sam Grosso - Owner; The Cadillac Lounge
*** "Professionalism, genuine fun times, pure party spirit, spot on tunes and, happy vibes are what come to my mind whenever I come across Pete's (The Swanky DJ) name! A rare combination that defines a perfect DJ for any parties in my opinion. One I have been lucky to have worked with in our social dance nights and events. I happily and proudly highly recommend him!"
Negin Madani - Owner & Manager; Soda Pop Hop
We would love to discuss your music needs for your unique and special event. If you have any questions or would like to book us for your event, please contact us any time. No pressure! We are very happy to help steer you in the right musical direction for you even if you don't book with us.