Collin Elliott joined forces with Still Listening Productions in 2011. He is a seasoned singer/songwriter and guitarist who fronted the popular Los Angeles band “The Surrender” for several years before settling back down in San Diego to continue work on his solo career, teaching career, and to marry his sweetheart, Lauren. Clients often comment that they could listen to Collin for hours on end! His live music is second-to-none, and his wide knowledge of popular music across the generations ensures a nonstop dance party on the dance floor. Collin resides in Carlsbad and is the proud daddy of three amazing kids.
Download a sampling of Collin's Acoustic Wedding Song list.
Audio Samples by Colllin:
Video Sample: "The Long Run" - Original song by Collin Elliott
"SUPER DJ and Amazing Guitarist, Collin exceeded our expectations by about 5 million percent, it was unbelievable and every guest loved him. He played all of our favorite music but threw in just the right amount of his own to keep the party going perfectly. You are also a fantastic musician and your live set was awesome, another part that just made the whole day. Finally at the end of the night when Alia and I felt nothing could be more fun, Collin jumped up on top of the fence with his guitar, orchestrated a fire exit and belted out the Lumineers' Ho Hey with more emotion and love than the band themselves. Alia and I were in shock and so overwhelmed with emotion we could barely speak. Working with you was like hanging with an old friend (completely effortless). If we had to rate your performance on a scale of 1 to 10, we give it a 20! Again, every guest came up to us and said where did you find this person, we have never seen anything like it. You made the party a party and that is exactly what we wanted, thank you."
– Alia and David
"I have been to at least two weddings where Still Listening has been the musician/DJ, both times I was blown away, so I knew we had to have someone from this company for our wedding! We hired Collin Elliott to be the musician/DJ for our wedding, after attending a wedding he performed at and later seeing him perform live, and we could not have been happier with this decision. He is so so talented!
About a month before the wedding we asked Collin if he had ever played a certain song acoustic; he quickly got back to me and told me he hadn't but he loved the idea so he was going to put something together and send it to us. Well, the final product was AMAZING and we ended up having him play it for our first song. Everyone RAVED about him and told us how much they loved him during the ceremony and cocktail hour when he was playing acoustic. He was spot-on on the DJ side of things too. Everyone was out dancing and having a great time.
We also felt Collin went above and beyond his duties as our DJ. He was super involved in the reception process and made sure everyone knew when they would be dancing or giving toasts. I felt like some of this should have been on our coordinator or someone from our venue but they were no where to be found. Collin really made this a smooth process... I'm not sure what it would have been like without him there. We will definitely be recommending Collin and Still Listening to other friends that have yet to get married or are in the planning stages." - Pat R., Married 5/21/2016
"From beginning to end, Collin was engaged and invested in making our wedding day special. He had the unusual challenge of setting up sound systems in four different areas, and did so flawlessly."
"At the ceremony he played acoustic guitar. I will always treasure walking down the aisle to a beautifully played acoustic "Something" by the Beatles."
"At cocktail hour he played a tasteful compilation of songs, keeping people of all ages entertained."
"Dinner was perfectly mic'd up for speeches and had upbeat music at the appropriate volume for people to converse while still enjoying the background music."
"For our first dance, my husband and Collin worked together to surprise me . Collin's low-tempo, acoustic rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" left me in a state of sheer joy. There wasn't a dry eye in the house! Even my wedding planner, who has worked weddings for 20 years, said she has never seen such a touching first dance, and we owe that to Collin."
"Collin kept everyone on the dance floor all night, sticking to some of our selections and making experienced choices from there."
"Lastly, while setting up our sparkler exit, Collin made the exceptional call to play songs with which wedding guests could interact and sing along. It was another magical moment thanks to Collin." – Drew and Jody, La Jolla Country Club
Sample Wedding Reel