Meet The Team


Carrie Grucz


Carrie Grucz has been DJing ever since her days of hanging out at the punk dive bar Fireside Bowl (RIP), where she saw only guys DJing, and knew she could show them all up. Flash forward a few more years to when a friend asked Carrie to DJ her wedding, and she was hooked! She fell in love with getting the dance floor grooving and shaking, and getting to play such an important role in her couples big day and has never looked back. She started this company after working for a different local DJ company for 9 years, and brings her joy and style to every event she DJs.


Evan Hoffman


Evan realized early on in high school that he was a music junkie. Collecting mountains of tapes and CDs in every genre, a passion was formed and a career path born! Under the tutoring of a high school security guard, who DJ-ed on the side, Evan bought some gear and started DJing his own school dances. After a few years, he moved on to weddings, where couples love his energetic style, fun music selections, joyous personality, and genuine care for their event.

Clare Kelly


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Anna Hereth


As a classically trained pianist and cellist, music has always played a prominent and integral role in Anna’s life. When Anna met Evan (Groove DJ) in 2015, she fell in love with both Evan and his career as a wedding DJ. Anna enjoyed assisting Evan in DJing many events and weddings during their first few years together. It only seemed natural to join the Groove is in the Heart family as office manager and co-owner. Anna utilizes her strong organizational skills and caring, friendly demeanor to ensure that couples meet and connect with the perfect DJ for their special day!

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Sherri Liberatori


From dance clubs and bars, to late night living rooms, Sherri has spent the past two decades DJing across the US, Europe and everywhere in between. Sherri will have your entire wedding dancing, singing, movin' and groovin' all night long! When this party girl needs to trade in rock and roll for some real R&R, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her pets and working in her garden.


DJ Clare loves music from head to toe. She even got in trouble once for breaking one of her dad's Fats Domino 45s- after wearing it as a ponytail holder of course. While DJing a friend's wedding, where she could keep four generations on the dance floor, Clare realized that helping couples keep their day special and their dance floor fun and full, was the gig for her!

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Chris Brudzinski


At the age of 14, Chris invested in turntables and a DJ mixer and never looked back. Flash forward to a degree in sound engineering, a home recording studio, and an impressive list of DJ gigs, (House of Blues, Subterranean, Bottom Lounge, Untitled Supper Club, Chicago Athletic Association Game Room, The Ravenswood Arts Center, Smart Bar, Loft On Lake, Revival Food Hall, People Lounge, The Newberry Library, Lush Wine Bar, Hubbard Inn, Beauty Bar, River Forest Country Club, The Inn of Chicago, Diversey River Bowl, Sushi Wabi, 44th Ward Dinner Party, and Darkroom) we think its safe to say he's still obsessed! Chris brings his passion and enthusiasm to every wedding he DJs. 


Cordett Newsome


Cordett's earliest recollection of really being is struck by music as a kid, was when he saw the “Free Your Mind” music video by En Vogue. From then on, he was hooked on all mediums of music: dancing, singing, collecting albums, and making mix tapes. A few years ago a friend asked him to DJ at her gallery opening and everything just felt like it had been leading up to that moment. He's been spinning for the dance floor ever since. From private parties to pop up markets, Halloween parties to weddings!