Pete Goslow is an experienced DJ, musician, and MC located in Malibu, California. This entertainer brings passion and a positive energy to every wedding that he attends. From soft acoustics at the ceremony to upbeat music at reception, Pete strives to provide his clients with an enjoyable and memorable event.
Having entertained over 1000 weddings and with over 25 years of experience, Pete Goslow expresses his love of performing through his music. Pete earned a degree in performance and classical guitar from Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music. As a qualified vocalist, guitarist, and DJ he uses his talent to enhance guests’ experience.
As part of his services offered, Pete supplies a sound system for each stage of the wedding. This makes the transition from the ceremony to the reception as smooth as possible. Experienced in wedding planning, Pete enjoys collaborating with couples to design a custom music timeline for their big day. From helping you choose your playlist to handling event details, he guides you in every critical step towards planning a successful wedding. Through an online planning program, couples can customize their music and create their own playlist. Pete also provides microphones and monitors live sound for speeches and ceremonies.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Vianella Spaeth · Married on 08/31/2019
If you don't have pete booked, you're wrong
I initially reached out to Pete in search of live music for our ceremony and dinner. Quick to respond, we had a long conversation in which he asked about my timeline (in my head, what timeline?) Unless you're 1000% meticulous, been dreaming about your wedding day your entire life, and pair every sock with its match when you're doing laundry, TRUST ME YOU HAVE NOT CONSIDERED THE THINGS PETE KNOWS ABOUT A WEDDING DAY. Aside from his beautiful voice and versatile library of songs he can play live, his MC and timeline managing was no kidding THE key contributor to how smooth our day ran. Everyone always told me how "stressed" I'd be the day of and barely be able to enjoy the actual day. That was the complete opposite of my experience with Pete. The attention to detail of this man is unmatchable. The time he took to phonetically spell out my sisters' eccentric names for their announcements to the songs chosen to play during cake cutting/garder-bouquet toss, every single detail of the day was covered. He has a convenient website to select all your options as well to make this process as efficient and painless as possible. Pete is the full package of pre-ceremony, ceremony, dinner, reception (including lighting and equipment). If you want your day to be as enjoyable, stress-free, FUN (at all times that dance floor was full), and memorable, you need, need, NEED, to book Pete. I promise you will not be disappointed.Sent on 10/13/2019
Steven Erickson · Married on 06/29/2019
The absolute best!
My wife and I married on June 29, 2019, at the Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, CA.Sent on 07/13/2019
Not only was Pete a spectacular performer, emcee, and DJ on our wedding day, he was vital to our planning process. Pete was very attentive from our first conversation to our last. He made it clear that he was always available to help in any way that he could. It turned out he ended up helping us much more than we could have expected.
With 18 days to go before our wedding, we had our venue and all of our vendors booked. We were pretty happy with our planning efforts and figured the rest was going to be a breeze. We were mistaken. Our entire wedding day timeline needed planning.
Thankfully, we had hired Pete Goslow. When hiring Pete, we never expected him to play the most significant role in planning our day. In the days leading up to the wedding with friends and family, my wife and I would joke that “the DJ planned the wedding.” As silly as the statement seems, it is free of all exaggeration. Pete was indispensable.
We started with a blank sheet of paper and over the phone put together our dream wedding timeline. Pete’s knowledge and experience were remarkable. He arranged our events, paying particular attention to time buffers to ensure nothing felt rushed or stressful and created detailed timelines for both our ceremony and reception. He helped us fit it all together. All of our vendors on our wedding day were operating off of Pete’s timeline, even the coordinators! Everything went off without a hitch on our wedding day. The timeline Pete created was perfect. We are so grateful to him for all the work he put into it!
On our wedding day, we had Pete play the acoustic guitar during our ceremony. His acoustic rendition of the song we chose was beautiful and could not have been better. He is a brilliant guitarist.
During cocktail hour, we asked Pete to play the acoustic guitar and sing. We left the song choices up to him. There is something classy and beautiful about having live music. Pete’s performance made the cocktail hour more memorable and enjoyable for our guests. As the cocktail hour was finishing, many of our guests came over to us and complimented us on both the song choices and the musician. It was a great feeling!
We learned the importance of having good music and a good emcee/DJ. Pete kept the day flowing just as planned through gentle announcements and directions to our guests. I have been to events where there is dead time and guests are unsure what is next or what to do. Pete made sure our day flowed like an absolute dream.
Music sets the mood. We gave Pete a list of songs from a specific genre to play during dinner. He added to our list with great songs from that genre. As my wife and I went around to various tables to say hello, almost all of our guests complimented the music. We loved the collection Pete put together.
While Pete’s passion for playing live music is undeniable, he is also a great DJ. During the dancing portion of the evening, Pete kept the dance floor going. My wife and I had no idea what types of music were best for dancing. Just like during cocktail hour, we gave Pete total control over song choice. He masterfully mixed today’s popular hits, yesterday’s classics, and the exact number of slow songs needed to ensure everyone at the wedding, young and old, had a great time!
Pete delivered what he promised and then some! We give Pete our highest recommendation!
Hayley & Steven
Pete Goslow's reply:I am literally blown away by your detailed review and it means so much to me that you took the time - thank you Hayley & Steven! It was so much fun getting to know you both and working with you both. You are a very special couple and I’m so happy for you. The double rainbow over La Jolla was breathtaking - the sunset over the water - your location Scripps Seaside Forum - surrounded by your amazing family and friends was truly an incredible experience for me to be a part of. Thank you for choosing me and congratulations!!!
Kasey · Married on 03/30/2019
Pete is the best! Highly recommend!
We got married at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente, California this spring and Pete was AMAZING- our wedding wouldn't have been the same without him! From our first conversation, we knew we had to look no further. Not only was so professional and knowledgeable, but he right away felt like a friend. Through the whole planning process he was always there for us to answer questions or talk things through, always sharing his ideas and opinions which were so much appreciated. They say wedding planning is stressful, but it wasn't with Pete- he made it so easy! He was so thorough and timely while building our timelines and made everything so easy for us. We even had some last minute changes days before the wedding and Pete took care of it no problem and partnered with our coordinator to make the day go off without a hitch. He really goes above and beyond.Sent on 07/12/2019
What is so great about Pete is he can tailor to your vision and be so flexible- the music really made the day. We had him do a combination of both live music and DJ'ing for our ceremony, and sing live acoustics for our cocktail hour- his cover list was awesome and he even learned some new songs for us that we requested. His assistant Jeremy was also great!
Now for the reception...the second the music started, with no exaggeration, EVERYONE was on the dance floor. The dance floor was full the entire night. I've never seen anything like it! All our friends and family talked about the days after was how fun the dancing was and how they couldn't believe how everyone including the grandma's never stopped dancing!
Hiring Pete was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding.
He is exactly what you want when hiring music entertainment. He is both a live performer and DJ. You will feel so comfortable working with him.
Pete, THANK YOU for making our wedding one for the books and a night none of us will forget!
What a great company to work with. We highly recommend.
What a great company to work with. We highly recommend them for your wedding!
Best guitarist in our area. Very nice guy!