Motown Monday w/ DJ Darla Bea & Gavin Roy!

DJ Darla Bea

Santa Barbara native, DJ Darla Bea is an on-air radio personality and popular local event DJ. She has been DJ'ing parties, weddings, fundraisers and corporate events for 10 years. Darla has worked in the event industry for 15 years organizing and doing the promotion for shows and concerts. You can hear her voice on the airwaves each week during her Sunday night radio program on KCSB-FM 91.9 "ROCK IT PROPERLY".

In 2018, 2017 and 2016 Darla Bea was voted the WINNER for "Best Event DJ in Santa Barbara" by the Independent Readers' Poll. Darla won finalist for the same category in 2015. She has 5 Star Ratings on wedding industry leaders and as well as stellar 5 Star reviews on her Facebook Fanpage "DJ Darla Bea." Darla is the go-to DJ and MC for corporate parties and non-profit fundraisers.

With each event Darla curates a special setlist of tunes to choose from - her ear for eclectic music and eye for detail make for a winning combination. Whatever the theme, genre or party she fills the dance floor with rockin' beats.

DJ Gavin Roy

The resume of DJ Gavin Roy reads like a what’s what of Santa Barbara dance venues, including Q’s, the Wildcat, Velvet Jones, Indochine, and even former hotspots Hades and Fathom. It’s no wonder that this founder of the Santa Barbara DJ Academy knows how to make a floor move. He wins over the masses by avoiding the overplayed music that “those other deejays” wouldn’t dare leave out and sneaking in some high-quality sonic candy.

Born and raised in Singapore, Gavin started dabbling in DJing as early as 15. Being president of both the AV Club and Student Council, it was inevitable that entertainment was a big part of every school event.

In 1990, when he finally turned 18 and was able to legally work the clubs, DJ Gavin Roy started his professional carrer as a nightclub DJ with the help of his friends who were already promoters in the exciting Singapore clubscene. He also started work with a mobile DJ company to build his experience in mobile DJing.

Between 1993 and 1995, Gavin spent most of his university years chasing the perfect beat in Perth, Western Australia. Gavin spent most of his college years DJing at several nightclubs and rave events.

In 1996, Gavin moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he made a name for himself in some of the most competitive clubs in the US.

There he joined Groovepool DJ association and also became a club chart reporter for DMA magazine. DJ Gavin Roy is a respected member of The American DJ Association for mobile entertainers. He is also a member of Impact Record Pool.

Since 1999, Gavin has lived in sunny Santa Barbara, California, where he is the exclusive resident dj at the Wildcat Lounge and appears at some of the city’s most respected dance venues.

Gavin is the founder and Head DJ of Santa Barbara DJs, a prefessional licensed and insured mobile dj service for private events in the greater Southern California region.

DJ Gavin Roy is also the founder and Program Director of the Santa Barbara DJ Academy, an open DJ school and workshop for the next generation of DJs.


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