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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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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Aria Melody from the moment we contacted them to the end of the wedding! We first met with John in person and went over what our thoughts were for the wedding music. He was flexible from the very beginning as we were still debating whether to have a DJ or live music for the cocktail hour. We ended up going with the live music and they were very flexible with accommodating that in the schedule. Prior to the wedding, John told us that due to his other work that he was unable to play at the wedding but assured us that Owen would be just as great (Owen actually DJ'd for John's wedding). We spoke with Owen and were just as comfortable with him as we were with John. After sending our thoughts on dinner music and dance music, Owen ensured music was great for all ages and kept the dance floor going all night. He play our must haves and we trusted him fully to pump up the party (as he is the expert in this area so we didn't want to interfere much). Great professionalism and most of all everyone had a BLAST! Thank you John and Owen from Aria Melody for making our night so special and memorable!
We absolutely loved Aria Melody from the moment we contacted them to the end of the wedding! We first met with John in Read more...
We absolutely loved Aria Melody from the moment we contacted them to the end of the wedding! We first met with John in person and went over what our thoughts were for the wedding music. He was flexible from the very beginning as we were still debating whether to have a DJ or live music for the cocktail hour. We ended up going with the live music and they were very flexible with accommodating that in the schedule. Prior to the wedding, John told us that due to his other work that he was unable to play at the wedding but assured us that Owen would be just as great (Owen actually DJ'd for John's wedding). We spoke with Owen and were just as comfortable with him as we were with John. After sending our thoughts on dinner music and dance music, Owen ensured music was great for all ages and kept the dance floor going all night. He play our must haves and we trusted him fully to pump up the party (as he is the expert in this area so we didn't want to interfere much). Great professionalism and most of all everyone had a BLAST! Thank you John and Owen from Aria Melody for making our night so special and memorable! Read less
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Denesha
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I always second guess reviews with all 5's but Aria Melody definitely deserves the high ratings. I was contacted quickly by John Sinclair after I left my contact information online. He outlined everything I needed to know regarding Aria's services and was beyond helpful. He took care of all of the administrative duties and made sure I was taken care of up to my wedding date.

Joseph Schimicci DJ'ed my wedding and I cannot say enough great things about Joe. He took the time discuss the vibe I was going for at the wedding, the type of music I liked (and the type of music my groom, and family liked as well) I had some pretty specific requests and Joe was able to deliver on everything I needed. After giving Joe a list of songs he was able to incorporate other songs not on the list that I absolutely loved. I allowed my guests to make requests but one of the songs requested I was not a fan of so while dancing I made eye contact withe Joe and he knew right away to smoothly transition out to the next song. It was pretty cool :). A month later guests were still asking about my venue and my DJ.

I highly, highly recommend Aria Melody and would use them again for any event where I need DJ services.
I always second guess reviews with all 5's but Aria Melody definitely deserves the high ratings. I was contacted quickly Read more...
I always second guess reviews with all 5's but Aria Melody definitely deserves the high ratings. I was contacted quickly by John Sinclair after I left my contact information online. He outlined everything I needed to know regarding Aria's services and was beyond helpful. He took care of all of the administrative duties and made sure I was taken care of up to my wedding date.

Joseph Schimicci DJ'ed my wedding and I cannot say enough great things about Joe. He took the time discuss the vibe I was going for at the wedding, the type of music I liked (and the type of music my groom, and family liked as well) I had some pretty specific requests and Joe was able to deliver on everything I needed. After giving Joe a list of songs he was able to incorporate other songs not on the list that I absolutely loved. I allowed my guests to make requests but one of the songs requested I was not a fan of so while dancing I made eye contact withe Joe and he knew right away to smoothly transition out to the next song. It was pretty cool :). A month later guests were still asking about my venue and my DJ.

I highly, highly recommend Aria Melody and would use them again for any event where I need DJ services. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure to work Owen for my wedding. From our first meeting to the day of the event, he was so easy to work with. My music selections were played, my do not play list was not played..it was awesome! I made changes to playlist along the process and everything was handled effortlessly. Not to mention, my guests were talking about how great the music was well after my event. Great signs of an awesome DJ!
I had the pleasure to work Owen for my wedding. From our first meeting to the day of the event, he was so easy to work Read more...
I had the pleasure to work Owen for my wedding. From our first meeting to the day of the event, he was so easy to work with. My music selections were played, my do not play list was not played..it was awesome! I made changes to playlist along the process and everything was handled effortlessly. Not to mention, my guests were talking about how great the music was well after my event. Great signs of an awesome DJ! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired John to DJ our Manhattan wedding and we couldn't be happier with our decision! From our first meeting to our final check-in before the wedding, he was so easy and fun to work with. I consider myself kind of a "music" person and he did an absolutely perfect job playing at our reception. Guests gushed over his song choices and the dance party that ensued exceeded our wildest hopes for the night. Thanks so much John and the Aria team!
We hired John to DJ our Manhattan wedding and we couldn't be happier with our decision! From our first meeting to our Read more...
We hired John to DJ our Manhattan wedding and we couldn't be happier with our decision! From our first meeting to our final check-in before the wedding, he was so easy and fun to work with. I consider myself kind of a "music" person and he did an absolutely perfect job playing at our reception. Guests gushed over his song choices and the dance party that ensued exceeded our wildest hopes for the night. Thanks so much John and the Aria team! Read less
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Anthony
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a good feeling about John from the first time we spoke with him. In fact, he made our decision pretty easy, even though he was a bit outside our budget. But in the end, he was definitely worth it. Our biggest criteria was putting people on the dance-floor and he delivered. Professional (easily managed three different set-ups in a challenging venue), attentive, and personable...just about everything we could want from someone who played such a big part on our special day.

We'd recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who wants to feel at ease about their DJ decision.
We had a good feeling about John from the first time we spoke with him. In fact, he made our decision pretty easy, even Read more...
We had a good feeling about John from the first time we spoke with him. In fact, he made our decision pretty easy, even though he was a bit outside our budget. But in the end, he was definitely worth it. Our biggest criteria was putting people on the dance-floor and he delivered. Professional (easily managed three different set-ups in a challenging venue), attentive, and personable...just about everything we could want from someone who played such a big part on our special day.

We'd recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who wants to feel at ease about their DJ decision. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
John from Aria Melody delivered more than we could ever ask for! His professionalism, creativity and attention to detail was outstanding. We knew we didn't want all the gimmicks, smoke, lights and loud DJ announcements and that's exactly what John delivered! People complemented the fact that the music spoke for itself. John was able to take our song ideas and choose the genre's and music we absolutely love....neither us nor our guests left the dance floor all night! His talent for putting together that perfect mix stood out. Our guests haven't stopped telling us how great the music was and what an awesome time they had! And neither can we!! We cannot thank John enough for helping us achieve the environment we dreamt of for our wedding!

Shannon and Lorie, December 29, 2013
John from Aria Melody delivered more than we could ever ask for! His professionalism, creativity and attention to detail Read more...
John from Aria Melody delivered more than we could ever ask for! His professionalism, creativity and attention to detail was outstanding. We knew we didn't want all the gimmicks, smoke, lights and loud DJ announcements and that's exactly what John delivered! People complemented the fact that the music spoke for itself. John was able to take our song ideas and choose the genre's and music we absolutely love....neither us nor our guests left the dance floor all night! His talent for putting together that perfect mix stood out. Our guests haven't stopped telling us how great the music was and what an awesome time they had! And neither can we!! We cannot thank John enough for helping us achieve the environment we dreamt of for our wedding!

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Lorie
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
John with Aria Melody is exactly who he claims to be....no lights, no gimmicks, no fog...and that is exactly what we wanted for our wedding reception! What we also got was an amazing playlist of music that kept our guests and us on the dance floor all night long! John was extremely professional from the moment we spoke with him on the phone a year before our event and he was very responsive with song selection and music edits leading up to the big day. It was a pleasure working with John, he was friendly, timely and personable. Music selection was a small source of stress for us and John relieved that by giving us the confidence that he would take care of everything and he did! We can't thank John enough for helping create the exact environment we wanted for our wedding day!
Shannon and Lorie, Married December 29, 2013
John with Aria Melody is exactly who he claims to be....no lights, no gimmicks, no fog...and that is exactly what we Read more...
John with Aria Melody is exactly who he claims to be....no lights, no gimmicks, no fog...and that is exactly what we wanted for our wedding reception! What we also got was an amazing playlist of music that kept our guests and us on the dance floor all night long! John was extremely professional from the moment we spoke with him on the phone a year before our event and he was very responsive with song selection and music edits leading up to the big day. It was a pleasure working with John, he was friendly, timely and personable. Music selection was a small source of stress for us and John relieved that by giving us the confidence that he would take care of everything and he did! We can't thank John enough for helping create the exact environment we wanted for our wedding day!
Shannon and Lorie, Married December 29, 2013 Read less
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Kayleigh
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Hire Aria Melody! DJ Joe absolutely blew us away and made our wedding. I cannot begin to count the number of guests that told us that he was the best DJ they've ever heard (which means a lot considering how many weddings our friends have been to recently!). From my first conversation with John (the owner) to my final chat with DJ Joe the week of the wedding, Aria was a pleasure to deal with. Prices are fair and DJ Joe was a complete professional (early, responsive had everything he needed, checked in with us and my coordinator). But it really goes beyond that...these guys are real music fans and love sharing in couples' special day. They are so good at what they do. When I explained a few non-traditional things we wanted, DJ Joe's expert opinion on how to work everything in was invaluable. Our plan was not to have any dancing before dinner but I told DJ Joe to see how the crowd was...turns out they were well ready to party and DJ Joe put together a phenomenal set that resulted in my 60+ year old aunt (who is a librarian) TWERKING! Our dance floor was PACKED the entire night. To make things even better, DJ Joe made sure it was "our" wedding and incorporated the random assortment of favorite musicians my husband and I have - including everything from Oasis (and not a remix versions - he followed those directions perfectly!) to a Britney Spears/Gwen Stefani mash-up (my 2 fav ladies...my mind was blown!). We cannot thank DJ Joe and Aria Melody enough for making our wedding the party of a lifetime. Highly, highly recommend these guys!
Hire Aria Melody! DJ Joe absolutely blew us away and made our wedding. I cannot begin to count the number of guests that Read more...
Hire Aria Melody! DJ Joe absolutely blew us away and made our wedding. I cannot begin to count the number of guests that told us that he was the best DJ they've ever heard (which means a lot considering how many weddings our friends have been to recently!). From my first conversation with John (the owner) to my final chat with DJ Joe the week of the wedding, Aria was a pleasure to deal with. Prices are fair and DJ Joe was a complete professional (early, responsive had everything he needed, checked in with us and my coordinator). But it really goes beyond that...these guys are real music fans and love sharing in couples' special day. They are so good at what they do. When I explained a few non-traditional things we wanted, DJ Joe's expert opinion on how to work everything in was invaluable. Our plan was not to have any dancing before dinner but I told DJ Joe to see how the crowd was...turns out they were well ready to party and DJ Joe put together a phenomenal set that resulted in my 60+ year old aunt (who is a librarian) TWERKING! Our dance floor was PACKED the entire night. To make things even better, DJ Joe made sure it was "our" wedding and incorporated the random assortment of favorite musicians my husband and I have - including everything from Oasis (and not a remix versions - he followed those directions perfectly!) to a Britney Spears/Gwen Stefani mash-up (my 2 fav ladies...my mind was blown!). We cannot thank DJ Joe and Aria Melody enough for making our wedding the party of a lifetime. Highly, highly recommend these guys! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose Aria Melody DJ for our wedding, because we loved their tag line: No Lights, No Fog, No Gimmicks, which is exactly what we wanted and that is exactly who they are. We worked with Owen, who was incredibly responsive, great with providing suggestions and very professional. Owen played the ceremony and the reception and all seemed to flow nicely. There were also a couple points in the evening that we requested a certain song to be played, at an exact time and he nailed it each time. The dance floor seemed to be filled throughout the night, with all different ages, and the positive feedback we received in the following days confirmed, for us, that we made the right decision in hiring Aria Melody for our wedding. I would definitely work with them, again!
My husband and I chose Aria Melody DJ for our wedding, because we loved their tag line: No Lights, No Fog, No Gimmicks, Read more...
My husband and I chose Aria Melody DJ for our wedding, because we loved their tag line: No Lights, No Fog, No Gimmicks, which is exactly what we wanted and that is exactly who they are. We worked with Owen, who was incredibly responsive, great with providing suggestions and very professional. Owen played the ceremony and the reception and all seemed to flow nicely. There were also a couple points in the evening that we requested a certain song to be played, at an exact time and he nailed it each time. The dance floor seemed to be filled throughout the night, with all different ages, and the positive feedback we received in the following days confirmed, for us, that we made the right decision in hiring Aria Melody for our wedding. I would definitely work with them, again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Aria Melody DJ is an amazing company and our DJ Rob was professional, talented and just an overall pleasure to work with. He catered to all age ranges but stayed within our taste of music. He was able to read the crowd throughout the night and made sure everyone got on the dance floor. No cheesy gimmicks, no line dancing, just great music!
Aria Melody DJ is an amazing company and our DJ Rob was professional, talented and just an overall pleasure to work with. Read more...
Aria Melody DJ is an amazing company and our DJ Rob was professional, talented and just an overall pleasure to work with. He catered to all age ranges but stayed within our taste of music. He was able to read the crowd throughout the night and made sure everyone got on the dance floor. No cheesy gimmicks, no line dancing, just great music! Read less
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