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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.

REVIEWS

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meganypai
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend working with John from Aria Melody. He was one of our favorite vendors! He was very professional throughout the planning and especially the day of our wedding. We even recommended him to be added to the W Hotel's list of preferred vendors. All of our guests had a great time. John definitely helped us plan the best party of our life! Thank you, John and Aria Melody!
We highly recommend working with John from Aria Melody. He was one of our favorite vendors! He was very professional Read more...
We highly recommend working with John from Aria Melody. He was one of our favorite vendors! He was very professional throughout the planning and especially the day of our wedding. We even recommended him to be added to the W Hotel's list of preferred vendors. All of our guests had a great time. John definitely helped us plan the best party of our life! Thank you, John and Aria Melody! Read less
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dtiskosher
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
John from Aria Melody was the best vendor decision we made for our wedding and our guests have not stopped asking for our "Playlist"!
John from Aria Melody was the best vendor decision we made for our wedding and our guests have not stopped asking for our Read more...
John from Aria Melody was the best vendor decision we made for our wedding and our guests have not stopped asking for our "Playlist"! Read less
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David & Jenn
Wedding:
7/11/2010
5.0/5.0
This is long overdue. We can't say enough good things about Aria Melody (John Sinclair). We had a wide array of different age groups and cultures at our wedding (all with different musical tastes) and somehow, John got everyone up to dance. Our dance floor was packed the entire time! We were amazed to see so many different people dancing together and having a good time. It's been months since we got married and people still tell us about the great time they had dancing at our wedding.

While the music was great and the dancing spectacular, John helped us out in a way that I did not foresee: John helped my wife and I relax on our wedding day by coordinating with the maitre'd and our mothers-in-law to address all the last minute changes at our reception. I'm a project manager by trade and I put a lot of time and effort into planning our wedding. Despite my efforts, there were a few unknowns that had to be dealt with quickly and properly (we did not have a wedding planner). Since John had invested the time to get to know us before our wedding day, he knew the details of what we did and did not want. On our wedding day, John was able to put our minds at ease with his thoroughness, thoughtfulness and professional manner. John was there to answer questions and "direct traffic" so that we could focus on enjoying our special day.

We chose Aria Melody because their website states "No lights. No fog. No gimmicks." While all of that is true, I would also add "No Worries" because John takes ownership of his work and invests the time to make your day flow the way you dreamed it would. Thanks for everything John!
This is long overdue. We can't say enough good things about Aria Melody (John Sinclair). We had a wide array of different Read more...
This is long overdue. We can't say enough good things about Aria Melody (John Sinclair). We had a wide array of different age groups and cultures at our wedding (all with different musical tastes) and somehow, John got everyone up to dance. Our dance floor was packed the entire time! We were amazed to see so many different people dancing together and having a good time. It's been months since we got married and people still tell us about the great time they had dancing at our wedding.

While the music was great and the dancing spectacular, John helped us out in a way that I did not foresee: John helped my wife and I relax on our wedding day by coordinating with the maitre'd and our mothers-in-law to address all the last minute changes at our reception. I'm a project manager by trade and I put a lot of time and effort into planning our wedding. Despite my efforts, there were a few unknowns that had to be dealt with quickly and properly (we did not have a wedding planner). Since John had invested the time to get to know us before our wedding day, he knew the details of what we did and did not want. On our wedding day, John was able to put our minds at ease with his thoroughness, thoughtfulness and professional manner. John was there to answer questions and "direct traffic" so that we could focus on enjoying our special day.

We chose Aria Melody because their website states "No lights. No fog. No gimmicks." While all of that is true, I would also add "No Worries" because John takes ownership of his work and invests the time to make your day flow the way you dreamed it would. Thanks for everything John! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We had such a great time at our wedding and the music was exactly what we asked for. Our experience with Aria Meloday was fantastic and better than I would have expected. John was a professional and understood the style we were looking for and followed that through the whole night. Thank you John!
We had such a great time at our wedding and the music was exactly what we asked for. Our experience with Aria Meloday was Read more...
We had such a great time at our wedding and the music was exactly what we asked for. Our experience with Aria Meloday was fantastic and better than I would have expected. John was a professional and understood the style we were looking for and followed that through the whole night. Thank you John! Read less
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mr_and_mrs_r
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I went to a wedding of a former co-worker and John Sinclair was the DJ at her wedding. We remembered the music being great to dance to, and not overly loud so that we were able to have conversations with other guests at our table without difficulty. When my husband and I met John to discuss him being the DJ at our wedding, we got an excellent first impression of him. He was warm, professional and open to any suggestions we had.
We received all positive feedback from our guests about the music at our wedding.
We would highly recommend John to any couple looking for a DJ for their wedding. You will not be disappointed!
My husband and I went to a wedding of a former co-worker and John Sinclair was the DJ at her wedding. We remembered the Read more...
My husband and I went to a wedding of a former co-worker and John Sinclair was the DJ at her wedding. We remembered the music being great to dance to, and not overly loud so that we were able to have conversations with other guests at our table without difficulty. When my husband and I met John to discuss him being the DJ at our wedding, we got an excellent first impression of him. He was warm, professional and open to any suggestions we had.
We received all positive feedback from our guests about the music at our wedding.
We would highly recommend John to any couple looking for a DJ for their wedding. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Adele P.
Wedding:
6/20/2010
4.9/5.0
Working with John was a pleasure. We wanted our party to be both sophisticated and fun, and John made sure to have everything we wanted. Our guests ranged in age from 7 to 81, and everyone's tastes were accommodated.

Before the party, if I had a question, my emails were answered immediately. John even checked in with us right before the party, and made sure everything was ready. I recommend Aria Melody highly, and will definitely keep them in mind for future events.
Working with John was a pleasure. We wanted our party to be both sophisticated and fun, and John made sure to have Read more...
Working with John was a pleasure. We wanted our party to be both sophisticated and fun, and John made sure to have everything we wanted. Our guests ranged in age from 7 to 81, and everyone's tastes were accommodated.

Before the party, if I had a question, my emails were answered immediately. John even checked in with us right before the party, and made sure everything was ready. I recommend Aria Melody highly, and will definitely keep them in mind for future events. Read less
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Jim_and_Michaela
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Thanks for your help making our wedding a wonderful event!
Thanks for your help making our wedding a wonderful event!
Thanks for your help making our wedding a wonderful event! Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
John did an unbelievable job keeping people dancing all night. Extremely professional and as advertised. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality DJ for their wedding.
John did an unbelievable job keeping people dancing all night. Extremely professional and as advertised. Would recommend Read more...
John did an unbelievable job keeping people dancing all night. Extremely professional and as advertised. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality DJ for their wedding. Read less
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Emily & Fabrizio
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
John Sinclair was very helpful and responsive throughout the wedding planning process. He would check in to see how our song list was coming along and ask if we needed any help to choose songs. His website was very thorough and had a helpful list of songs to choose from for the ceremony, cake cutting, etc.

We compiled a long list of our favorite songs for John to choose from. He selected really great songs from our list and he played a variety of genres so that everyone had a chance to dance.

John is very professional and personable and I highly recommend him for any wedding or event.
John Sinclair was very helpful and responsive throughout the wedding planning process. He would check in to see how our Read more...
John Sinclair was very helpful and responsive throughout the wedding planning process. He would check in to see how our song list was coming along and ask if we needed any help to choose songs. His website was very thorough and had a helpful list of songs to choose from for the ceremony, cake cutting, etc.

We compiled a long list of our favorite songs for John to choose from. He selected really great songs from our list and he played a variety of genres so that everyone had a chance to dance.

John is very professional and personable and I highly recommend him for any wedding or event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
John was such an AMAZING DJ! We just got back from our honeymoon and every one of our guests so far has raved about the music and how it was the most fun wedding they've ever been to! THANK YOU John for making our special day so special for everyone we love! We HIGHLY recommend John. He's very talented, professional, can read a crowd so well, had a great mix of current and old school dance music to keep everyone on their feet. Many of our savvy music friends were blown away by John's mixing skills using his computer programs. Our wedding was the first I've ever attended where everyone was dancing WITH us from the first dance to the last song. Thanks again John for providing an awesome celebration on the most memorable night of our lives :)
John was such an AMAZING DJ! We just got back from our honeymoon and every one of our guests so far has raved about the Read more...
John was such an AMAZING DJ! We just got back from our honeymoon and every one of our guests so far has raved about the music and how it was the most fun wedding they've ever been to! THANK YOU John for making our special day so special for everyone we love! We HIGHLY recommend John. He's very talented, professional, can read a crowd so well, had a great mix of current and old school dance music to keep everyone on their feet. Many of our savvy music friends were blown away by John's mixing skills using his computer programs. Our wedding was the first I've ever attended where everyone was dancing WITH us from the first dance to the last song. Thanks again John for providing an awesome celebration on the most memorable night of our lives :) Read less
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