Nick Stargu is DJ REAL, a San Francisco-based alternative musical comedy act. Performing all original songs, complete with costume changes, bad dance moves, and interactive multimedia, DJ REAL’s live act has been likened to the Talking Heads, The Residents, and Steve Martin. With a wide range of influences, DJ REAL’s songs vary from hip-hop, to folk, to the bizarre.
Beginning in the Connecticut music scene in 2001, DJ REAL moved to the Bay Area, where he has been gaining recognition in San Francisco’s eclectic music and comedy circuits. He has performed in a number of festivals, including: the 2008, 2009 and 2010 San Francisco Sketch Festivals; the 2011 NoisePop Festival; and most recently at the 2011 Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He was also part of the successful alternative comedy showcase, Things We Made, in San Francisco. DJ REAL has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, the Purple Onion, and other clubs throughout the Bay Area. He has performed on bills with acts such as Mike Phirman (Hard n’ Phirm), Dragon Boy Suede (Who Charted?), and DJ Dougg Pound (Tim and Eric). He’s even opened for Devo! He has released four studio albums, a movie, and is currently producing an online video series, “Video Messages for People Who Shouldn’t Care”.
Nick is currently promoting the release of his fourth DJ REAL studio album, Personal Growth.