Paul & Nicole Sinclair (pictured above, on their wedding day) met while working for a major record label in New York City. Two years later, they were planning their own wedding and wanted a DJ who shared their vision – classic and focused on the couple, rather than a performance with lights, smoke machines, and blow-up guitars. They had a hard time finding one, and the idea for a different kind of DJ company was conceived.
Soon thereafter, Aria Melody was formed with their Best Man, Paul's brother John Sinclair, to build upon their wedding experience and John's 15+ years in the Disc Jockey business. Aria Melody came to life and is making an impact on the New York scene, having performed at The Manhattan Penthouse, W Hotel, West Side Loft, Chart House, New York Botanical Garden, Tribeca Rooftop and The Newark Club.
Aria Melody is a small, family-owned company. We only book 3-4 weddings per month so we can focus on personalized music and offer the customer service you expect.
Like you, we've attended weddings where the music is too loud during dinner, the DJ talks too much and the music is too...generic. Aria Melody takes a refreshingly different approach - fun and enjoyable yet still maintaining the taste & professionalism your wedding deserves. We give each & every couple complete creative control over their playlist to ensure the music played is exactly the music you want.
John Sinclair has worked in the music industry for over fifteen years, getting his start as a DJ at the age of fourteen by setting up two Technics-1200 turntables in his basement and mixing Bust a Move with It Takes Two. His radio career began at Philadelphia modern rock station Y100-FM in 1998; later, he joined B101 Philadelphia and 105.7 The X Harrisburg as on-air talent.
After relocating to Washington DC, he continued as a DJ at some of Washington's largest venues. His unique musical background in alternative rock, indie rock, motown, funk, hip hop and dance made him a sought-after talent for weddings and private events.
In 2004, John moved to New York City to start Aria Melody DJ with his brother Paul and sister-in-law Nicole. He has worked with over 200 couples and performed in some of New York's finest venues, such as: Le Parker Meridien, The W Hotel, Manhattan Penthouse, The West Side Loft, The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Battery Gardens and The Liberty House.
John has been featured in New York Weddings magazine, The Knot magazine, on Brides.com, The Indie Bride, rated 5-stars by Wedding Wire, Project Wedding & Yelp, and is a favorite of New York newlyweds and wedding professionals alike.
In addition to his music background, John is an Emmy Award-winning television writer/director for MTV.
Owen O'Mahony 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… [ MORE ]
Joe Dunn is a New Jersey based DJ with over 15+ years experience. His DJ career began at the age of 16 when his mom dropped him off and picked him up from the party (he now has his own transportation).
A truly vertasile DJ, Joe has performed at some of NYC's largest wedding venues, including: Bridgewaters, Skyline Ballroom, Water Club and Marriott Marquis. He's also a favorite among corporate clients Macy's, Tommy Hillfigger, among others. His background in lounge music means he's especially talented at building the perfect playlist for cocktail hour and dinner, whether it's a Manhattan vibe (Buddha Bar, St. Germain, Gabin), classics from Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone or a coffeehouse blend featuring Norah Jones and Rufus Wainwright.
He also DJs several non-profit events each year. Recent organizations he has worked with include the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and American Guide-Dog Foundation.
Check out Joe's iTunes library and you'll find everything from Motown to Adele, Coldplay, Florence + The Machine to dance hits from David Guetta. He specializes in mashups and remixes of classes for a modern feel guaranteed to keep the dancefloor packed with older and younger guests alike. [ MORE ]
Rob Sicat is a Connecticut-based DJ with over 13+ years of experience. He recently relocated to New England from the sunny beaches of Southern California. At a young age, Rob realized the creative power of music: he would record songs off the radio on an old mini voice recorder his mother gave him, and mix the recorded songs simultaneously with different songs playing live on the radio.
After honing his skills on his cousin's DJ setup, Rob was able to use his compounded birthday, Christmas and allowance money to buy his very own set of Technics-1200 turntables. Since then, Rob has gone on to DJ for some of the biggest venues in Southern + Northern California, including the Grove, the Ritz Carlton, Club Pechanga and the historic Mission Inn.
Rob is a precise, super-skillful DJ, listing his greatest strength as being a meticulous architect at crafting playlists that reflect each and every couple. His vast knowledge and expertise ranges from an eclectic mix of great artists like Nick Drake, LCD Soundsystem, Sigur Ròs, The Chords, Van Morrison, Pink Martini, Daft Punk and Mark Ronson, to motown favorites, Top 40 dance hits and everything in between. [ MORE ]
Joseph Schimicci has been a NYC-based DJ and MC for over a decade. With an innate ability to treat each of his events as unique and one-of-a-kind, he loves to create customized playlists, fulfilling the individual wishes of each client with heart. His music library covers everything from big band to modern day rock and dance, classical to contemporary. He's especially talented at creating urban lounge and light house mixes, perfect for NYC hotel, lounge or loft weddings.
Joseph has performed at some of NYC’s finest venues including The Plaza, Cipriani’s, St. Regis, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. He graduated with a BA from St. Francis College, and works in financial operations by day in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and enjoys travel, good food, wine and music. [ MORE ]