Ryan Owen Music
I hired Ryan's 3-piece "Alt Rock Trio" for my wedding and I have absolutely no complaints! He was a pleasure to work with from my first email all the way through the big day. He met me for a site walk-through to go over logistics which was very helpful, he was always super responsive (he responded to emails within MINUTES of receiving them), and he tailored the music to fit exactly what I wanted without any additional cost or attitude. The music was great and he definitely made my day extra special. I absolutely recommend him if you're looking for musicians for your event!
Ryan and Emily performed a guitar/violin duet at our ceremony and were both amazing! Great music selections and upbeat songs (per our request) to set the mood and keep our guests entertained.
They were courteous enough to keep playing until we finished taking pictures after the ceremony :) Would highly recommend to anyone looking for great/ professional musicians for their wedding!
Ryan Owen music did an amazing job at my wedding. The sound was great and they really work with you on making the music personal and unique. It was the one thing I didn't stress about and it worked out perfectly!
We debated for a long time over the music for our wedding.. Dj or live music? Band or stringed instruments? Piano? Harp? It can be overwhelming, esp if you can't afford a coordinator. My husband and I finally landed on a stringed trio provided by Ryan Owen Music. I can't express how happy we were with them. The music they provided was absolutely perfect. Unlike a dj, there was no awkward transitions in music during the ceremony or tacky unwanted music played at the reception. Only beautiful, elegant music timed to perfection. For our ceremony, we had special music selections that were as far from traditional as you could possibly get and they were executed perfectly. My guests couldn't stop buzzing about how great the music was. We would absolutely recommend Ryan Owen Music to anyone for their wedding or special occassion.
Thank you Ryan for making our wedding day so special!
I would highly recommend Ryan Owen Music. Ryan was very easy to work with when deciding upon the perfect music selections for our ceremony. He had a wide variety of songs which helped in creating our playlist. Our guests had great things to say about the atmosphere that was set with the music that was played during the ceremony.
Ryan was a pleasure to work with from the very beginning! Our wedding was a destination wedding, so I didn't get to meet Ryan until our wedding day. After a few conversations over the phone and through email- I knew that Ryan would be perfect to play during our ceremony and cocktail hour. He played songs selected by my husband and I on the acoustic guitar during our ceremony...and it was PERFECT! We had an intimate outdoor wedding overlooking the pacific ocean. Ryan's beautiful acoustic music made the ceremony so romantic....exactly what I was looking for! All of our guests commented on how beautifully Ryan's music blended into the whole evening. Ryan was extremely easy to work with. He always responded to my emails and phone calls quickly. He also have a lot of great song recommendations for our cocktail hour. I would highly recommend Ryan and will definitely contact him in the future if I am in need of an acoustic guitarist for any event!
Thank you, Ryan, for making our ceremony and cocktail hour so perfect!
~ Joe &...
Ryan was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is responsive with his emails and phone calls and has some great ideas which music pieces worked in our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He's a nice guy, a true professional and has a wealth of experience in making the wedding as smooth as possible by playing beautiful music! I would definitely recommend Ryan and his team of musicians!
Ryan Owen music was just wonderful and we are just super glad our wedding coordinator found him for us! We had trouble on deciding what to play for certain parts of the ceremony and Ryan had plenty of suggestions for us to choose from. He responded to emails very quick, which is a plus if you're an anxious bride that needs an answer right away. I especially loved the the version that I walked down the aisle to...just sweet with the guitar! The music selection from the alternative trio during cocktail hour was just great. Many of our guests afterwards kept telling us they enjoyed the modern music selection. Yes, it was all a blur, but from the guests keep telling us, we're just glad we were introduced to Ryan Owen Music. Brides, you won't be disappointed that's for sure! Thanks Ryan Owen!
Ryan and Emily played guitar and violin during my ceremony and cocktail hour. They did a beautiful job! Ryan was always quick to respond to my emails, and we easily worked out a playlist. He was open to adding new songs to his repertoire to accommodate my requests. Many guests commented on how lovely and lively the music was! Thanks Ryan!
Ryan and his trio played at my wedding at Mountaingate Country Club on June 29th. Ryan is an exceptionally nice person and gets back to all of your questions right away. There was never a delay in communication. I find this skill very commendable and a skill that not all vendors have. It shows his dedication to his customers in his ability to always respond within a reasonable time frame so I commend him for that. Communication is key in wedding vendors and Ryan was fantastic to deal with!
We had a three piece (trio) with the classical guitar, violin, and bass. We met with Ryan and he was very accommodating of our requests. We even asked him of songs he wasn't familiar with and he was able to learn them in a very short period of time. The trio was dressed very nicely as well at the wedding. They played for my ceremony and the cocktail hour. All of my guests complimented me on how beautiful they sounded and how wonderfully they played. I would highly recommend Ryan and his services to everyone because he was such a great vendor to deal with. Very professional and beautiful...
Ryan and his musicians are an excellent choice for any wedding ceremony. He is very professional and has a great selection of music. Would highly recommend to anyone look for great & friendly musicians.
It was great to work with Ryan for our wedding! We love the sound of a simple, classic solo guitar - we got that and more. He plays beautifully! He was very easy to work with and was very understanding with our busy wedding schedule. I recommend Ryan Owen Music - professional and talented.
We could not have been more pleased with our wedding ceremony and that is due in large part to Ryan and his Alt Trio. We had our heart set on walking down the aisle to Elton John's "Your Song" and Ryan went to great length to arrange it ahead of time and send us a sample to make sure we were happy with it before our wedding day. It couldn't have been more beautiful and it set the mood for a very romantic and fairy tale experience. Our guests also loved his group's versatility, playing everything from classical to Radiohead. Ryan has great taste and with just a few ideas from us and what type of music we liked, he created a perfect playlist for both our ceremony and cocktail hour. He was quick to email us back when we had questions and is reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend Ryan to anyone for any event and I hope we have another excuse to work with him again soon.
Ryan was a pleasure to work with and was very accommodating to any of our requests. The music played during the ceremony was beautiful! Everything ran so smoothly and seemless.
From our very first conversation, it was clear that Ryan understood and shared our vision. We were looking for musicians for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and Ryan and his fellow musicians were able to seamlessly transition from one to the next. Their broad repertoire from classical to contemporary was a HUGE hit with our guests. All evening our guests remarked how great the music was! Leading up to our wedding Ryan earned our confidence and trust, and his performance was nothing short of perfect.
We found Ryan over the internet, and since we live out of the country, we corresponded exclusively over e-mail and the phone. We chose our music, planned the timing of the event, and handled the contract and payment all without ever meeting in person. In fact, I didn't get to meet Ryan until 30 minutes before the ceremony! Everything, at every step in the process was extremely well handled, and we were 100% confident in Ryan. Everything went exactly as planned and as advertised during our ceremony and cocktail reception. After the event, we received many positive comments on Ryan's playing and repetoire. We're thrilled that we found Ryan and that he did such an excellent job for our wedding. Cheers from Toronto! Brian and Erin, October 15, FS Westlake Village.
I can't express how great Ryan and his group were. The music was exquisite and performed admirably. I requested the Darth Vader march song, but was vetoed by the wife...however...they were willing and able to play it! They are flexible, fun, and classy.
I couldn't have asked for more. I highly recommend them. Their price is exceptional as well.
Ryan was absolutely phenomenal to work with! We hired him to play at our ceremony and cocktail hour as a guitar and violin duo and I'm so glad we did. He was always responsive to all of my emails, questions, and requests. He offered to arrange any songs we wanted for our ceremony that he did not already know. He ended up arranging and learning three very different songs for the ceremony without charging anything extra.
The way he and the violist played was just amazing. I got goosebumps as I was listening to the music getting ready to walk down the aisle.
All around amazing musician and extremely professional vendor. Pleasure to work with. Any couple would be lucky to have Ryan Owens as part of their wedding.
Ryan Owen Music is a live entertainment company that is home to some of the most talented musicians residing in the greater Los Angeles area. Founded by Ryan Detlefsen, a classically trained guitarist with over 20 years of experience, ROM provides an array of string ensembles, and Jazz Bands. Our repertoire goes beyond just including the traditional music for weddings we've become accustomed and brings rich arrangements of more modern music from bands like U2, Coldplay, and other popular music to life. Our flexibility, devotion to music, and high quality of service is unparallel, and we hope to help make your special day one to remember.
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ROM Repertoire highlights
Ceremony- Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Ave Marie, Cannon in D, Sleepers Awake, Sheep May Safely Graze, Wedding March, Bridal Recessional, Air on a G String, Ode to Joy, Spring,
Cocktail Hour Favorites- Fly me to the Moon, Strangers in the Night, What a Wonderful World, Stand By Me, My Girl, Your Song, (Sittin) on the Dock of the Bay, Beyond the Sea, The Way you Look Tonight, Come Fly With Me, Moon River, Crazy, Blowin in the Wind
Beatles- Something, Let it Be, The Long and Winding Road, Yesterday, Norwegian Wood, While my Guitar Gently Weeps, When I’m Sixty Four, Blackbird, In My Life, Here Comes the Sun
Modern Alternative- Here Comes your man (Pixies), Karma Police and No Surprises (Radio Head), Yellow, Fix You ( Coldplay), Hallelujah (Cohen), With Or Without You, Beautiful Day (U2), London Calling ( The Clash)
“Thank you guys so much for arriving promptly and for doing such a
great job this past saturday! We got many compliments on the music
for the ceremony and cocktail hour! Thanks again so much for your hard
"For our may 14, 2011 wedding, my wife and i sought vendors who would compliment our particular style. we wanted to avoid a traditional “stuffy” string trio for the wedding ceremony, and Ryan Owen Music did a great
job working WITH us to develop music that was unique, appropriate and interesting. Ryan sent us various samples of music to listen to that he had used in previous weddings, but my fiance suggested that we do something different. we
suggested a Yann Tiersen song from the movie Amelie, and Ryan let us listen to an electronic sample arrangement to get feel for how it would sound from a string trio. Ryan was more than willing to arrange whole new
pieces for our particular wedding in addition to the vast catalog that he already advertises on his website. we communicated primarily via email since we do no longer live in the los A area, and he was always prompt and professional
in his responses. we can definitely recommend Ryan owen
music for a wedding ceremony and particularly so if utilizing nontraditional music pieces."