Vanessa Purdy


Dean Thullner 


DJ Ginger Bear

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GingerBear started out as a classical multi-disciplinary musician then moved on to event promotion and design for several decades before his transition to becoming a DJ. The events he put on were fun, quirky, dirty and varied, much of which has formed his retrotech style of music today, a mixture of techno, tech, house, disco, progressive, electro and retro 70/80/90s.


Based in Vancouver BC, GingerBear has played a variety of venues and events in the local and international scenes, including Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, San Diego, Hawaii and San Francisco for events such as RUFF, Bearacchus, Bear Night San Diego, Beef, Pre-Lubed Folsom, to name a few. This past year, his national and international bookings include Portland, Seattle Pride, Calgary (Bearacchus Weekend & Pride), San Francisco’s Folsom Weekend (three bookings), Vancouver Blue Ball and Ruff NYE.


So far, GingerBear has held his own on stage with some local and international talents like Hercules and Love Affair, Hector Fonseca, Karsten Sollors, J Warren and more. His recent live techno mash of Todrick Hall & RuPaul’s “Dem Beats” has been circulated around the DJ community and played on dance floors all over with support from Matt Consola, Jesus Pelayo and others. 


Enjoying the varied and creative music scene, GingerBear’s plans to takeover internationally with his fun and filthy style proving you don’t have to take things so seriously to have a good time dancing. Music and dancing is about connection and expression, so dance with each other, not just the DJ.