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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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Brie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Owen was phenomenal! We loved him and all of our guests did too. If we ever have another event that we need a DJ for we're booking him.
Owen was phenomenal! We loved him and all of our guests did too. If we ever have another event that we need a DJ for we're Read more...
Owen was phenomenal! We loved him and all of our guests did too. If we ever have another event that we need a DJ for we're booking him. Read less
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Sam & Sarah
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Owen was a pleasure to work with. He was, by far, the nicest and most accommodating vendor we hired for our wedding. He struck the perfect balance between being receptive to our preferences and making suggestions based on his experience. Most importantly, the music was fantastic!! Owen had people on the dance floor the whole night. Afterward, our guests were raving about how much they loved the music. We couldn't agree more.
Owen was a pleasure to work with. He was, by far, the nicest and most accommodating vendor we hired for our wedding. He Read more...
Owen was a pleasure to work with. He was, by far, the nicest and most accommodating vendor we hired for our wedding. He struck the perfect balance between being receptive to our preferences and making suggestions based on his experience. Most importantly, the music was fantastic!! Owen had people on the dance floor the whole night. Afterward, our guests were raving about how much they loved the music. We couldn't agree more. Read less
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BLH
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Awesome DJ! Joe from Aria Melody DJ was great. No typical wedding cheeziness just good music and a few announcements. He kept the crowd lively and helped us to craft a playlist that was unique to our wedding. He was even good about rolling with the punches when we decided on a last minute bouquet toss/garter fling. Thanx Joe, and Aria Melody! You really helped make our day one to remember.
Awesome DJ! Joe from Aria Melody DJ was great. No typical wedding cheeziness just good music and a few announcements. He Read more...
Awesome DJ! Joe from Aria Melody DJ was great. No typical wedding cheeziness just good music and a few announcements. He kept the crowd lively and helped us to craft a playlist that was unique to our wedding. He was even good about rolling with the punches when we decided on a last minute bouquet toss/garter fling. Thanx Joe, and Aria Melody! You really helped make our day one to remember. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Aria did an excellent job, honoring our song requests and throwing down their own quality spin at the same time. They provided no issues, but rather made their service look effortless. Excellent job!
Aria did an excellent job, honoring our song requests and throwing down their own quality spin at the same time. They Read more...
Aria did an excellent job, honoring our song requests and throwing down their own quality spin at the same time. They provided no issues, but rather made their service look effortless. Excellent job! Read less
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hshap7
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a terrific experience with Aria Melody. John is a consummate professional and it shows from the first meeting to the day of the wedding. We loved John's accessibility and his suggestions when it came to picking entrance songs, etc. We enjoyed and appreciated being able to select certain songs and genres, eliminate others and then having John weave all of the music in to one cohesive evening. John did both the music during our ceremony as well as the reception and the transition was seamless. We are fans of Aria Melody and would recommend them to anyone interested in hiring a DJ.
We had a terrific experience with Aria Melody. John is a consummate professional and it shows from the first meeting to Read more...
We had a terrific experience with Aria Melody. John is a consummate professional and it shows from the first meeting to the day of the wedding. We loved John's accessibility and his suggestions when it came to picking entrance songs, etc. We enjoyed and appreciated being able to select certain songs and genres, eliminate others and then having John weave all of the music in to one cohesive evening. John did both the music during our ceremony as well as the reception and the transition was seamless. We are fans of Aria Melody and would recommend them to anyone interested in hiring a DJ. Read less
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Leila
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Aria Melody and Owen as our DJ could not have been better. We found Aria Melody through recommended vendors on numerous wedding websites and the rest was history. Our initial meeting with Owen was informative, casual, and gave us a real sense of the company's professionalism and attention to our desires. He was able to talk to us about what he envisioned our wedding to be like and help us fill in the gaps we were unsure about. Every email we sent him was quickly responded to, even up to the morning of our wedding when we were still making last minute decisions about music choices.

As for the wedding itself, I have had more people ask about our DJ than any other vendor. The dance floor filled up before the food was served, which is exactly what we wanted, and there was never a lull in the party the whole night. Our wedding was attended by people as young as 20 years old and as old as 87! Everyone complimented the music and Owen was able to determine the right selections for all the different points in the evening.

If you are looking for a DJ for your wedding, do yourself a huge favor and hire Aria Melody.
Our experience with Aria Melody and Owen as our DJ could not have been better. We found Aria Melody through recommended Read more...
Our experience with Aria Melody and Owen as our DJ could not have been better. We found Aria Melody through recommended vendors on numerous wedding websites and the rest was history. Our initial meeting with Owen was informative, casual, and gave us a real sense of the company's professionalism and attention to our desires. He was able to talk to us about what he envisioned our wedding to be like and help us fill in the gaps we were unsure about. Every email we sent him was quickly responded to, even up to the morning of our wedding when we were still making last minute decisions about music choices.

As for the wedding itself, I have had more people ask about our DJ than any other vendor. The dance floor filled up before the food was served, which is exactly what we wanted, and there was never a lull in the party the whole night. Our wedding was attended by people as young as 20 years old and as old as 87! Everyone complimented the music and Owen was able to determine the right selections for all the different points in the evening.

If you are looking for a DJ for your wedding, do yourself a huge favor and hire Aria Melody. Read less
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eric_ricciardi
Wedding:
4/6/2012
4.9/5.0
Aria Melody & Owen did a fantastic job DJing our wedding. We couldn't be happier. We got so many compliments on the music. Owen's song selections were perfect. I didn't provide him with a last dance selection but he selected the two songs I probably would have picked if I were DJing. Amazing!

I highly recommend Aria Melody to anyone looking for a first-class DJ for their event.
Aria Melody & Owen did a fantastic job DJing our wedding. We couldn't be happier. We got so many compliments on the music. Read more...
Aria Melody & Owen did a fantastic job DJing our wedding. We couldn't be happier. We got so many compliments on the music. Owen's song selections were perfect. I didn't provide him with a last dance selection but he selected the two songs I probably would have picked if I were DJing. Amazing!

I highly recommend Aria Melody to anyone looking for a first-class DJ for their event. Read less
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CDong
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing experience all around with John at Aria Melody DJ. He was attentive, patient and all around professional. We met twice before the big day to discuss our music tastes and ideas - he was very helpful in answering questions and accommodating to make things work they way we wanted. On the wedding day the music was perfect - he followed our requests for music as well as improvised to match the mood of the wedding. He also was very attentive to the timeline of the night and made sure everything went smoothly. Words can't describe how great our experience was working with John - 200% recommendation.

Thanks again John for helping make our wedding day amazing!
Amazing experience all around with John at Aria Melody DJ. He was attentive, patient and all around professional. We met Read more...
Amazing experience all around with John at Aria Melody DJ. He was attentive, patient and all around professional. We met twice before the big day to discuss our music tastes and ideas - he was very helpful in answering questions and accommodating to make things work they way we wanted. On the wedding day the music was perfect - he followed our requests for music as well as improvised to match the mood of the wedding. He also was very attentive to the timeline of the night and made sure everything went smoothly. Words can't describe how great our experience was working with John - 200% recommendation.

Thanks again John for helping make our wedding day amazing! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
John truly made our wedding a night to remember! I envisioned a night of fun and dancing and it was so much more than I could've imagined!! We danced the night away and friends and family are still telling us how they loved every sngle song that was played and never wanted to sit down! John was friendly, professional and there every step of the way. Highly recommended!!!!
John truly made our wedding a night to remember! I envisioned a night of fun and dancing and it was so much more than I Read more...
John truly made our wedding a night to remember! I envisioned a night of fun and dancing and it was so much more than I could've imagined!! We danced the night away and friends and family are still telling us how they loved every sngle song that was played and never wanted to sit down! John was friendly, professional and there every step of the way. Highly recommended!!!! Read less
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AndEst
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for anything more from DJ Aria. He played all of the music we requested, in addition to his music that seemed to go perfectly with our crowd. He was extremely professional, and followed through on his promise of no "cheesiness", which was very important to me and my wife! He's a great guy to with work with, very knowledgeable and confident about what he provides, and he definitely backs it up on the day of the event. We never worried once about what to expect from him, which was nice because we had plenty of other things to worry about! We HIGHLY recommend him if you are looking for a DJ.
We could not have asked for anything more from DJ Aria. He played all of the music we requested, in addition to his music Read more...
We could not have asked for anything more from DJ Aria. He played all of the music we requested, in addition to his music that seemed to go perfectly with our crowd. He was extremely professional, and followed through on his promise of no "cheesiness", which was very important to me and my wife! He's a great guy to with work with, very knowledgeable and confident about what he provides, and he definitely backs it up on the day of the event. We never worried once about what to expect from him, which was nice because we had plenty of other things to worry about! We HIGHLY recommend him if you are looking for a DJ. Read less
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