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Aria Melody DJ

Hoboken , NJ
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708 Jefferson Street, 4
Hoboken, NJ 07030 US (map)

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ABOUT US

Aria Melody DJ is a refreshingly different kind of company - the alternative to the cheesy DJ.

As a wedding guest himself, John Sinclair strives to get right what so many DJs... Read more
Aria Melody DJ is a refreshingly different kind of company - the alternative to the cheesy DJ.

As a wedding guest himself, John Sinclair strives to get right what so many DJs get wrong. He constantly monitors the volume, honors all "must play" and "do not play" lists, pronounces all names correctly and doesn't play your typical, overplayed music.

No lights. No fog. No blow-up instruments. No excessive talking on the microphone.

Aria Melody DJ believes music can be fun but professional, tasteful and without gimmicks.

And of course, you'll have complete creative control over your playlist.

We're rated 5-stars by Wedding Wire, Project Wedding and Yelp.com users and a favorite of couples and wedding planners alike.


Please visit our website @ | www.ariamelody.com & if our approach matches your taste, we look forward to hearing from you.

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
The anti-cheesy wedding DJ: no lights, no fog, no blow-up saxophones, no ponytail, no drinking, no taking breaks, names pronounced correctly, volume set at an appropriate level, the dance floor packed. I prefer to stay in the background to ensure the music is seamless -- its your wedding day, the DJ shouldn't be the center of attention.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
You'll have complete creative control over your playlist. Some clients select all the music to be played; some just a few songs. And of course, we'll discuss how you would like requests to be handled.
What is your usual attire?
I prefer to blend in as a guest: dark suit, tasteful shirt & tie. I vowed to never be the DJ in a glittery tux or collarless shirt.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
Only if it's a unique version. I'll research all music before your wedding day.
How many other DJs do you work with?
You'll meet with John Sinclair and he'll be your DJ/MC on the day of your wedding. We have a comprehensive contingency plan in case of an emergency (one that we've never, ever used).
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We book dates on a four-hour minimum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes. And we prefer to do this for each & every booking.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We don't claim expertise in any one international genre; we've done Jewish, Greek, Serbian, Liberian, Italian, Spanish, Irish, German and Bosnian weddings.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely! Sometimes the best place to start is writing out your "do-not-play" list. Generally, our "do-not-play" list contains any sort of line dance (Macarena, The Chicken Dance, YMCA), and what we call "typical" wedding music: It's Raining Men, Funkytown, The Twist, Mony Mony, etc.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes. We only use professional DJ equipment: Mackie 450 speakers, Denon CD Players and Sennheiser Wireless microphones.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
None. No lights. No fog. No blow-up instruments. We promise.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Approximately 60-90 minutes. We require a table & access to electrical outlet, which we'll coordinate with your venue.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Never. We do not hang any signage or pass out business cards. We won't even say our company name during your event.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
All speaking on the microphone is professional, tasteful and kept to a minimum (as specified by you).
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Music is the best motivator. We have excellent judgement and know what and when to play to motivate your guests.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No breaks. No meals. No alcohol. No smoking. No hitting on bridesmaids.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
We book 3-4 weddings a month maximum so each and every couple gets the customized, personal service they expect.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
There are no additional charges once quoted a rate.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
30% of the total amount.

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Niyati
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
John is the best! Of all our vendors, he was the most organized and quick to respond to every email of ours. He spent a very long time trying to help me find a specific type of music for our introduction and it was perfect. We got exactly what we wanted...a great party that had the dance floor full, with music we either picked or within the styles we told John we liked. He had a great feel for timing and the flow of songs were spot on.

If you want a DJ that is running the show instead of trying to be in the middle of it, John is who you want. No excess talking, no self promoting during your event, and very professional. So much so that a bridesmaid already recommended John to her brother in law!

John, many thanks for a day that ended way too soon and best wishes for your own wedding to be just as perfect as you helped make ours!
John is the best! Of all our vendors, he was the most organized and quick to respond to every email of ours. He spent a Read more...
John is the best! Of all our vendors, he was the most organized and quick to respond to every email of ours. He spent a very long time trying to help me find a specific type of music for our introduction and it was perfect. We got exactly what we wanted...a great party that had the dance floor full, with music we either picked or within the styles we told John we liked. He had a great feel for timing and the flow of songs were spot on.

If you want a DJ that is running the show instead of trying to be in the middle of it, John is who you want. No excess talking, no self promoting during your event, and very professional. So much so that a bridesmaid already recommended John to her brother in law!

John, many thanks for a day that ended way too soon and best wishes for your own wedding to be just as perfect as you helped make ours! Read less
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Moon Joon
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
John was wonderful from the moment we met with him. He was professional, friendly and was very easy to work with.We loved the idea that we both shared the "nothing cheesy" mindset as in no unnecessary talking/announcements, line dances and loved his music suggestions. He played everything, Motown, Hip hop, indie rock, pop and was great with helping us choose the right music.
He was helpful,accommodating, and easy to get in contact with until the very last minute of the wedding which was great because I am soooo indecisive.
All in all we loved having John as our DJ, the music was great, EVERYONE had a blast, and our wedding was perfect.
Thank you for everything John!! It was such a pleasure to have you be a part of our special day.
John was wonderful from the moment we met with him. He was professional, friendly and was very easy to work with.We loved Read more...
John was wonderful from the moment we met with him. He was professional, friendly and was very easy to work with.We loved the idea that we both shared the "nothing cheesy" mindset as in no unnecessary talking/announcements, line dances and loved his music suggestions. He played everything, Motown, Hip hop, indie rock, pop and was great with helping us choose the right music.
He was helpful,accommodating, and easy to get in contact with until the very last minute of the wedding which was great because I am soooo indecisive.
All in all we loved having John as our DJ, the music was great, EVERYONE had a blast, and our wedding was perfect.
Thank you for everything John!! It was such a pleasure to have you be a part of our special day. Read less
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kstone
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.5/5.0
John did an awesome job at our wedding. He was 110% professional but laid-back and fun; played all the music we wanted to hear; and we heard from both my parents and best man alike that it was the best wedding music they'd ever heard. We definitely appreciate how detail-oriented he was throughout and we just had an incredible time dancing the night away. We would definitely recommend him to friends getting married in the area in the future.

All the best,
Marian and Kaya Stone
John did an awesome job at our wedding. He was 110% professional but laid-back and fun; played all the music we wanted to Read more...
John did an awesome job at our wedding. He was 110% professional but laid-back and fun; played all the music we wanted to hear; and we heard from both my parents and best man alike that it was the best wedding music they'd ever heard. We definitely appreciate how detail-oriented he was throughout and we just had an incredible time dancing the night away. We would definitely recommend him to friends getting married in the area in the future.

All the best,
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Hannah
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently worked with John for the music for our wedding. John provided dinner music and dancing music. He was very flexible with our last minute additions even up until the night before. He also was great with providing suggestions and we ended up extending our wedding because everyone was having a great time. We have received many compliments that people said it was the best wedding they ever attended - and John was certainly part of making it a success. We would highly recommend working with John.
We recently worked with John for the music for our wedding. John provided dinner music and dancing music. He was very Read more...
We recently worked with John for the music for our wedding. John provided dinner music and dancing music. He was very flexible with our last minute additions even up until the night before. He also was great with providing suggestions and we ended up extending our wedding because everyone was having a great time. We have received many compliments that people said it was the best wedding they ever attended - and John was certainly part of making it a success. We would highly recommend working with John. Read less
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ep
Wedding:
1/16/2011
5.0/5.0
John did an amazing job. Everyone had a great time and he even got our most self conscious guests onto the door floor
John did an amazing job. Everyone had a great time and he even got our most self conscious guests onto the door floor
John did an amazing job. Everyone had a great time and he even got our most self conscious guests onto the door floor Read less
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alejandraramos
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED Aria Melody. John was so great to work with--he listened to us, gave great song suggestions, was super professional, friendly, and (most importantly!) played the best music! No cheesy tunes or line dances or crazy lights or blow-up dolls or nonsense. In fact, he was recommended to me by a friend when I bemoaned the lack of non-cheesy DJs in this city. From the moment we first met with him, we knew we'd found our DJ. We booked him right away and weren't disappointed. All our friends commented on how good the music was and I've been recommending him to everyone since. Music is such an important part of a wedding and we were so happy to have someone we could trust fully. HIGHLY recommended!
We absolutely LOVED Aria Melody. John was so great to work with--he listened to us, gave great song suggestions, was super Read more...
We absolutely LOVED Aria Melody. John was so great to work with--he listened to us, gave great song suggestions, was super professional, friendly, and (most importantly!) played the best music! No cheesy tunes or line dances or crazy lights or blow-up dolls or nonsense. In fact, he was recommended to me by a friend when I bemoaned the lack of non-cheesy DJs in this city. From the moment we first met with him, we knew we'd found our DJ. We booked him right away and weren't disappointed. All our friends commented on how good the music was and I've been recommending him to everyone since. Music is such an important part of a wedding and we were so happy to have someone we could trust fully. HIGHLY recommended! Read less
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erica031380
Wedding:
11/21/2010
5.0/5.0
While we were incredibly happy with the overall experience of our wedding, we believe that our DJ--Aria Melody---really was the piece de resistance of the event. Our family and friends danced from beginning to end of the reception, which is exactly what we had hoped. John was prepared with every song we requested, and put together a beautiful mix for our cocktail hour and reception. He was exceptionally professional and easy to work with...you would be lucky to land him as your wedding DJ.
While we were incredibly happy with the overall experience of our wedding, we believe that our DJ--Aria Melody---really Read more...
While we were incredibly happy with the overall experience of our wedding, we believe that our DJ--Aria Melody---really was the piece de resistance of the event. Our family and friends danced from beginning to end of the reception, which is exactly what we had hoped. John was prepared with every song we requested, and put together a beautiful mix for our cocktail hour and reception. He was exceptionally professional and easy to work with...you would be lucky to land him as your wedding DJ. Read less
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lizc
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
he was great to work with and we were happy with how everything went!
he was great to work with and we were happy with how everything went!
he was great to work with and we were happy with how everything went! Read less
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CarrieC
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
John was such a great part of our wedding!. He was such an easy vendor to plan and work with. We had been at a wedding two years back in which he was DJ'ing and we immediately thought of him when it came time to plan our own wedding. We liked the fact that he was the no gimmick DJ! No line dances, no lights, no fog machines, just great music for our guests to enjoy. John has a great website with a list and clips of songs to help you decide on songs for entrances, father/daughter, mother/son, cake cutting, etc. We found this really helpful since there were some parts of the night we weren't sure which direction to go.
The music he played was just what we were hoping for. He had everybody out there dancing the entire night long, which is all I could ask for as a host. He even taped our speeches for us since we didn't have a videographer. Such a plus since we were going to ask a friend to do it! He was extremely responsive to all our emails and communication before the wedding and he came dressed for the occasion. I would highly recommend John to any bride looking for peace of mind and a good time.
John was such a great part of our wedding!. He was such an easy vendor to plan and work with. We had been at a wedding two Read more...
John was such a great part of our wedding!. He was such an easy vendor to plan and work with. We had been at a wedding two years back in which he was DJ'ing and we immediately thought of him when it came time to plan our own wedding. We liked the fact that he was the no gimmick DJ! No line dances, no lights, no fog machines, just great music for our guests to enjoy. John has a great website with a list and clips of songs to help you decide on songs for entrances, father/daughter, mother/son, cake cutting, etc. We found this really helpful since there were some parts of the night we weren't sure which direction to go.
The music he played was just what we were hoping for. He had everybody out there dancing the entire night long, which is all I could ask for as a host. He even taped our speeches for us since we didn't have a videographer. Such a plus since we were going to ask a friend to do it! He was extremely responsive to all our emails and communication before the wedding and he came dressed for the occasion. I would highly recommend John to any bride looking for peace of mind and a good time. Read less
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foley115
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
John was the best DJ ever! We were looking for someone who had similar taste in music to us and was not cheesy and he fit the bill. He totally mixed our eclectic music style well. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
John was the best DJ ever! We were looking for someone who had similar taste in music to us and was not cheesy and he fit Read more...
John was the best DJ ever! We were looking for someone who had similar taste in music to us and was not cheesy and he fit the bill. He totally mixed our eclectic music style well. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Read less
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