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Owen is a Brooklyn based DJ/musician/producer. Originally from San Francisco, CA, Owen comes from a long line of classical musicians. At the age of 10 he began playing cello, but it wasn't long before he switched to guitar and completely immersed himself in the instrument. As a teen, Owen became fascinated with electronic music, and bought his first turntables and a mixer. He was immediately hooked on mixing house, hip-hop, funk, new wave, rock, and pop music.

After attending Musician's Institute in Los Angeles, CA, Owen moved to New York in 2002 and began working in numerous bands, spinning at clubs, and producing other local artists. In 2003, Owen joined The Satelites, a Long Island wedding band, and started DJing weddings shortly thereafter.

Since moving to NYC, Owen has toured the US and Europe as the lead guitarist for Jesse Malin, Brendan James, Esmee Denters, and many others. Owen's diverse musical background has made him a highly sought after DJ in the Tri-State area…

RAVES FOR OWEN:

Kara + Chris"Aria Melody was exactly what we were looking for in our wedding DJ. They are amazingly professional, in a friendly easy going way. When we met with Owen, who was our DJ, we just liked him instantly and we knew he was the right guy for the job. Both John and Owen were quick to answer questions not just limited to the music but the overall wedding. Now let's talk about the music- incredible. We are music buffs ourselves so it was important for us to have some of our favorites but also have people on the dance floor. Owen was able to take our list, and fold those in with some of the more popular dance music. Everyone was dancing start to finish! People have kept telling us just how awesome the wedding was and that had a lot to do with the music."

- Kara + Chris

"My guests are still raving about Owen! Owen was amazing; you need to book him for your wedding! The music he played kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. He was extremely professional and just did a beautiful job. I still have friends raving about Owen and how he played the best music and also how sweet he was! We love Owen and cannot thank him enough for making our wedding a celebration that no one will ever forget. Great job Owen you truly are the best!"

- Noelle + Christopher

"Aria Melody DJ did a fantastic job for our wedding. Our DJ, Owen, was so easy to work with. Leading up to the wedding, he helped us craft our playlists and came up with great suggestions as needed. In talking over our music selections with him, it was clear that he understood exactly the type of atmosphere we were looking to create with our music choices.

May + OwenOwen's work on the day of the wedding was perfect. We had a non-traditional reception venue that came with a variety of logistical challenges (cocktail hour outside, dinner in two separate rooms inside, and dancing in yet another room, with outdated and in some cases broken electrical hook-ups throughout the old building), but Owen figured out the best plan and executed it seamlessly. While dancing was going on following dinner, he even managed to have a separate, more low-key playlist continuing in the dinner rooms for guests who wanted a more relaxed environment.

In addition to all that, Owen also came early to provide audio support for the ceremony in the garden outside the venue, which was basically the fifth separate space for which he needed to provide speakers. I honestly have no idea how he accomplished all of this by himself, but he did it flawlessly and without any sign that it was a challenge at all. I just can't say enough about what a huge role Owen played in making all parts of our wedding day a success. 

And all of that is not even to mention that the music he played was exactly what we wanted. For cocktail hour and dinner, we provided Owen with a mix of suggestions that ranged from classic Sam Cooke/Otis Redding, to more modern Wilco and Arcade Fire, and he managed to blend all of our choices perfectly. And he did the same on the dance floor, starting out with classic songs that all of our guests enjoyed dancing to, and then getting into more modern options as the evening got later. 

Finally, Owen did not draw any attention to himself at any time throughout the night. He just let the music speak for itself, which is exactly the type of DJ we were looking for.

I am so glad that we hired Aria Melody DJ. We recommend them whole-heartedly."

- May + Owen

Meghan + Jon"We're just back from our honeymoon & we're happy to be home. Thank you for your good work. Everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves!  I thought you would appreciate the news that someone actually broke their foot on the dance floor (my uncle stepped on somebody's foot). Now that's the sign of a good party!"

- Meghan + Jon

"Just wanted to thank you for doing a great job at our wedding!  I have gotten many compliments on the music.  You created exactly the “dance party” vibe that we were going for.  We had an absolute blast.  Thank you!!"

- Jennifer + Michael

Amy + Kerry"We looked long and hard for a wedding DJ that wasn't obnoxious, tacky and aggressive and that we felt would understand the kind of music and atmosphere we wanted to create at our wedding. We found all that and more in Aria Melody. Our DJ Owen was incredibly responsive, professional, and knowledgeable...not to mention a general nice guy. He did the music for our ceremony as well as the cocktail hour and reception, and indulged our exacting demands on editing the length and timing of the music to match the number of people in our processional. The music and the transitions and timing were all executed flawlessly. We highly recommend them!"

- Amy + Kerry

"Owen did a fantastic job at our wedding. He incorporated our desired play list with a great mix of new music. It blended well and the vibe in the room was excellent. Not for a second did Owen try and bring any attention to himself. He is a class act. I was dead against paying for a dj and now I am glad we did."

 - Eileen + Bret

"Owen and Aria Melody DJ were perfect. Owen was professional (look and demeanor) and he took the time to get to know us as a couple so that he was able to understand both our musical tastes and the atmosphere that we wanted to create--then he nailed it. All the guests danced for hours and we had a great time. I think the best thing I could say about this company is that we didn't have to worry about them. Planning a wedding (and the wedding day especially) is very hectic. Finding vendors that you know you can count on and trust is key--Owen/Aria Melody was that vendor for us. Everything one could want in a DJ (unless you want cheese and synchronized dancing)."

- Emily + Matt

"Thank you!  Owen was great - the music was fantastic and he was just so easy and pleasant to deal with!  We were very happy with him!"

- Lisa + Brett

"From day one John & Owen worked with us to create the amazing party we dreamed of. Owen fulfilled all our musical requests as well as throwing in some fun surprises as well. He was professional and did an amazing job. Everything from the ceremony music to the last dance was perfect!"

- Heather + Jeremy

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