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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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dfsdf
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.8/5.0
John was awesome! He was entirely on top of all of the details, was very professional throughout and did a great job during the wedding itself. John cost a bit more thn some other DJs we were considering but he was worth every penny.
John was awesome! He was entirely on top of all of the details, was very professional throughout and did a great job Read more...
John was awesome! He was entirely on top of all of the details, was very professional throughout and did a great job during the wedding itself. John cost a bit more thn some other DJs we were considering but he was worth every penny. Read less
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Aria Melody DJ responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Jina for letting us play a small part in your day! Everything from the location to the weather to the photographers...amazing -- a perfect wedding! Best wishes! - John
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seh2120
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
John did an excellent job at my wedding. In the weeks prior to my wedding I was extremely busy and John went out of his way to make sure that we touched base prior to the wedding to ensure that everything went well. He really took my requests seriously and we loved every song he played. Fantastic!
John did an excellent job at my wedding. In the weeks prior to my wedding I was extremely busy and John went out of his Read more...
John did an excellent job at my wedding. In the weeks prior to my wedding I was extremely busy and John went out of his way to make sure that we touched base prior to the wedding to ensure that everything went well. He really took my requests seriously and we loved every song he played. Fantastic! Read less
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nynyblue2
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
John Sinclair from Aria Melody not only did a fabulous job at my wedding but also did a great job for both my brother's and my sister's weddings before mine! He was a great DJ who understood the mood and tempo of our family perfectly and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. We are all slightly disappointed that I don't have any additional siblings to marry off just so we could have John DJ another Young Family wedding!
John Sinclair from Aria Melody not only did a fabulous job at my wedding but also did a great job for both my brother's Read more...
John Sinclair from Aria Melody not only did a fabulous job at my wedding but also did a great job for both my brother's and my sister's weddings before mine! He was a great DJ who understood the mood and tempo of our family perfectly and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. We are all slightly disappointed that I don't have any additional siblings to marry off just so we could have John DJ another Young Family wedding! Read less
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Aria Melody DJ responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Nancy! I wish there were more Youngs to get married, too! Best of luck to you and Steve! - John
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Donald
Wedding:
11/11/2009
4.9/5.0
What a great company to do business with. Very efficient, friendly and accommodating. I couldn't have handpicked a better DJ for our wedding I have had so many compliments from guests , "best wedding we have ever been to", they say. Thanks for everything!
What a great company to do business with. Very efficient, friendly and accommodating. I couldn't have handpicked a better Read more...
What a great company to do business with. Very efficient, friendly and accommodating. I couldn't have handpicked a better DJ for our wedding I have had so many compliments from guests , "best wedding we have ever been to", they say. Thanks for everything! Read less
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Aria Melody DJ responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Donald! - John
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Julie.Matt
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
We had John Sinclair for our wedding and he was so completely phenomenal!!! Pre-wedding he gave us a bunch of suggestions and help and was incredibly down to earth and cool about everything!! Our guests were dancing and commenting how great the music was the whole time!! It wasn't too loud so that you couldn't hear the person next to you if you wanted to talk. He only really spoke when we asked him to announce something and for the introductions. If you think most djs are cheeseballs and stupid (like we do), contact John since he's the complete opposite!!!
We had John Sinclair for our wedding and he was so completely phenomenal!!! Pre-wedding he gave us a bunch of suggestions Read more...
We had John Sinclair for our wedding and he was so completely phenomenal!!! Pre-wedding he gave us a bunch of suggestions and help and was incredibly down to earth and cool about everything!! Our guests were dancing and commenting how great the music was the whole time!! It wasn't too loud so that you couldn't hear the person next to you if you wanted to talk. He only really spoke when we asked him to announce something and for the introductions. If you think most djs are cheeseballs and stupid (like we do), contact John since he's the complete opposite!!! Read less
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Aria Melody DJ responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Julie and Matt! You've got a great group of family & friends - I had a blast myself! See you at Katie's wedding in August! - John
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Bonnie
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
John from Aria Melody was the DJ at my daughter's wedding and provided exactly what she and her fiance had discussed with him. They are truly no pressure and are extremely professional and capable. John was wonderful, and we were very happy with his services.
John from Aria Melody was the DJ at my daughter's wedding and provided exactly what she and her fiance had discussed with Read more...
John from Aria Melody was the DJ at my daughter's wedding and provided exactly what she and her fiance had discussed with him. They are truly no pressure and are extremely professional and capable. John was wonderful, and we were very happy with his services. Read less
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Aria Melody DJ responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Bonnie! Please give my best wishes to Erin & Warren! - John
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Syd08
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
John did an excellent job with our wedding. The music selection was perfect and people have approached us since complementing the music played at the wedding. He definitely got everybody up and dancing well. Also, he did the perfect job of controlling the party's tempo while staying in the background and not interfering.
John did an excellent job with our wedding. The music selection was perfect and people have approached us since Read more...
John did an excellent job with our wedding. The music selection was perfect and people have approached us since complementing the music played at the wedding. He definitely got everybody up and dancing well. Also, he did the perfect job of controlling the party's tempo while staying in the background and not interfering. Read less
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lilneko69
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Aria Melody was a pleasure to work with. John Sinclair was professional, responsive and most importantly, he kept the party rocking so hard at our wedding, that the venue had to kick us out!!! Nobody wanted to leave! From our first meeting, we felt comfortable with how professional John was. Our last meeting, we went over the pronounciation of all the names to be announced and he even found a copy of our first dance song, which was in mandarin. Plus John gave great recommendations when we were looking for various reception entrance songs. He's great at reading the crowd and just an all-around great guy!
Aria Melody was a pleasure to work with. John Sinclair was professional, responsive and most importantly, he kept the Read more...
Aria Melody was a pleasure to work with. John Sinclair was professional, responsive and most importantly, he kept the party rocking so hard at our wedding, that the venue had to kick us out!!! Nobody wanted to leave! From our first meeting, we felt comfortable with how professional John was. Our last meeting, we went over the pronounciation of all the names to be announced and he even found a copy of our first dance song, which was in mandarin. Plus John gave great recommendations when we were looking for various reception entrance songs. He's great at reading the crowd and just an all-around great guy! Read less
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Aria Melody DJ responded with the following comments:

Aww thanks! What a great Battery Gardens wedding! And I can now say I have Mandarin music in my library! Best wishes! - John
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Michael
Wedding:
11/16/2007
5.0/5.0
These guys really now how to charge a party. From the moment people entered the reception, they were serenading us with beautiful classical music and introduced my wife and I for our first dance so creatively...won't forget that. The dance floor was completely full considering many of the guests were over 35 and conservatives. We had a long list of requests and they managed to get just about every song and added some tunes that really made the floor go wild. Great job...worth every penny.
These guys really now how to charge a party. From the moment people entered the reception, they were serenading us with Read more...
These guys really now how to charge a party. From the moment people entered the reception, they were serenading us with beautiful classical music and introduced my wife and I for our first dance so creatively...won't forget that. The dance floor was completely full considering many of the guests were over 35 and conservatives. We had a long list of requests and they managed to get just about every song and added some tunes that really made the floor go wild. Great job...worth every penny. Read less
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Aria Melody DJ responded with the following comments:

And what a beautiful First Dance you chose -- thank you and best wishes! - John
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Kim
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
John did an excellent job in every way! Right from the start we were comfortable
that we booked a wonderful DJ. He was very informative during our first meeting and always
responded to my many e-mails filled with questions. He was helpful throughout,
especially when he gave us song suggestions for different parts of the day (1st dance, parent dance etc.) It was great to talk to him a few days before the wedding to finalize everything and go over correct pronunciations, which I might add he did perfectly!!

The wedding went smoothly, and for an early wedding on a Saturday John had people up and dancing. He played music that appealed to our guests which was a wide age range.
We had many guests come up to us during the wedding and tell us that the music was great and that John was playing the best songs! He played all of our requests and
none of the songs on our "Do Not Play" list.

I strongly recommend Aria Melody. They were truly a pleasure to work with and the music they played made our wedding day even more enjoyable.
John did an excellent job in every way! Right from the start we were comfortable
that we booked a wonderful DJ. He was Read more...
John did an excellent job in every way! Right from the start we were comfortable
that we booked a wonderful DJ. He was very informative during our first meeting and always
responded to my many e-mails filled with questions. He was helpful throughout,
especially when he gave us song suggestions for different parts of the day (1st dance, parent dance etc.) It was great to talk to him a few days before the wedding to finalize everything and go over correct pronunciations, which I might add he did perfectly!!

The wedding went smoothly, and for an early wedding on a Saturday John had people up and dancing. He played music that appealed to our guests which was a wide age range.
We had many guests come up to us during the wedding and tell us that the music was great and that John was playing the best songs! He played all of our requests and
none of the songs on our "Do Not Play" list.

I strongly recommend Aria Melody. They were truly a pleasure to work with and the music they played made our wedding day even more enjoyable. Read less
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Aria Melody DJ responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kim! It was definitely one of the most fun weddings I've ever been to! And I'm still recommending "Wonderful Day" for introductions to this day! Best of luck to you and Lou! - John

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