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Wedding Band and DJ services in New Jersey and New York

Top Rated on Wedding Wire and The Knot for 2024

Who We Are

Happy you found us!! My name is Jay Della Valle and I believe that hiring the right entertainment service for your wedding or special event is responsible for the majority of fun anyone is going to have at your celebration. As a commercial DJ and Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist with over 20 years of experience, I have cultivated a unique approach to wedding and event entertainment services by incorporating live instrumentation as I DJ. This extremely niche DJ /Acoustic Hybrid style has helped my band Owls & Lions and me to gain local and national attention as leading event and Wedding DJ entertainers, particularly in New Jersey and New York. We have been rated as the top wedding band and DJ services in New Jersey for the past ten years!

What We Offer

Because of the success of Owls & Lions, my team and I have been able to build a division within Spinners that focuses on cultivating unique musical talent and then customizing dynamic entertainment packages that suit the needs and desires of clients who crave the extraordinary.

Even though we are based in Northern New Jersey, both myself and Owls & Lions have and will travel anywhere around the globe to accommodate the wishes of any client who is interested in having us perform.

What We’re About

We are known for our high energy celebrations, acoustic mash-up renditions and impressive performance song lists. We are often given the compliment that our performances feel less like a wedding band and more like the concerts of some of their favorite bands they like to see live. We believe that making it personal is the key to making it a special and memorable experience.

DJing Meets Live Instrumentation

What Makes Us Different?

Every once in awhile we are asked this question and our response is: take a look! If you can’t tell by our videos, website, and online presence “what sets us apart”—we aren’t doing our job!

We take great care to capture and curate our online content to demonstrate the quality and uniqueness of what we do so that you can feel solid and excited about hiring us. Judge us on the overall, consistent vibration of we present online. We feel that it shows that we care and take pride in our work.

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Client Testimonials

Trusted Wedding Band and DJ services in New Jersey

There are reasons why clients book us and refer us to their friends and family time and time again. We make it personal. It’s really simple. We love what we do, we do it well, and we attract people that are convinced of this and want us involved in their special day. With over 2000+ Online Reviews, you only have to read a few to sense the authenticity. Click below to read our reviews.

The KnotWedding Wire

We LOVED working with Spinners Entertainment! Lou was our DJ and he was so cool and fun to work with. He played all of our favorite songs throughout the night, and he was kind enough to show up early and set up a mic and speaker system for our officiant. We would definitely work with him again. 🙂

Sabrina P.

If I could give Spinners Entertainment 5 stars again and again and again. Nicco was our DJ at our wedding in Olde Mill Inn and he did an amazing job. The night wasn't even over and so many people were paying compliments to me about him and even after the wedding people said that this was the best DJ they have seen in years. He played music that kept everyone dancing and listened to our requests. During soundcheck he played baby shark for my nephew and he loved that! Nicco was a truly awesome guy and we were so lucky to have him on our wedding day.

Vicky T.

We hired Owls & Lions through Spinners Entertainment. We had a duo (Jay and Nicole) for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and two more band members joined them for the reception. I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH AMAZING THINGS ABOUT OWLS AND LIONS. They were easily the most complimented portion of our wedding. They are so incredibly talented, they perform a large variety of music, and they were relatively affordable for live music and all of the talent they brought! They were so great to work with, incredibly attentive and seriously was one of the highlights of my wedding. They even learned our first dance song and were able to sing it live for us! Something really special about them was they are a band/DJ combo. So when they’re not singing live, Jay, one of the singers, is the DJ, while the instrumentalists play along with the music! I seriously encourage everybody to go check out their videos, it is amazing to watch them perform and it was a gift to have them as our band

Madison B.

We were so lucky to have Jay DJ our wedding and be part of our special day! Jay went above and beyond our expectations and kept the party going all night long. The set he played reached the interest of every guest and made my husband and I feel like rockstars. There wasn’t a moment where people weren’t on the dance floor. Jay, thank you beyond words for being part of our day and making it a night we will never forget!

Stephanie B.

We were lucky enough to have Jay DJ and play guitar at our wedding, and we cannot stress enough what a wonderful decision this was! Not only did he keep the energy moving through the entire event, but he also managed to work in some requests that we had just mentioned as asides. (We had a lot of Broadway music fans at our event, but knew Broadway music didn’t really fit at a wedding. Somehow, he worked Broadway music throughout the even in ways that didn’t dull the energy and really elevated the whole experience!!) The ceremony was wonderful, and the reception never stopped moving — the dance floor was packed ALL NIGHT, which was exactly what we wanted. We also rented a photo booth, which was a fun experience for everyone, and they managed to exactly match the print outs from the booth to our wedding invitations!! We would HIGHLY recommend Spinners Entertainment; we cannot stress enough what an amazing job Jay and his team did.

Rachel B.

Absolutely thrilled we found Jay, Nicole and Kevin with Owls and Lions! They are the absolute best Indy Folk Trio in the Tri-state!!!! Not only did they play, sing, jam out at our wedding, they completely entertained our guest and we all had a blast!

Elizabeth G.

Owls & Lions were amazing! From ceremony to cocktail hour to reception they nailed every part of our wedding and we could not have been happier. They are truly such a talented band. The ceremony and cocktail hour music was beautiful. The reception music was so fun and all of our guests had a blast dancing. Our family and friends all complimented us on our wedding music. Jay was so great to work with from the wedding planning to the actual day. We highly recommend Owls & Lions for your wedding. They were the best!!

Alyssa H.

We discovered Owls and Lions by mistake at our venue tasting in 2019 and I am so glad we did! After hearing a sample there we attended a showcase in Morristown where we really got to enjoy Jay and Nicole perform in addition to a sax player and guitarist. After two postponements due to COVID, what started as Owls and Lions for the ceremony + cocktail hour and a DJ for the reception quickly morphed into Owls and Lions for ceremony + cocktail hour and the full band/DJ hybrid for the reception. All I can say is, no regrets! We LOVED having live music and our guests had a blast! I knew we’d have some dedicated dancers in our crowd, but a good bit of observers too. A band was an excellent way to get the dancers up and dancing and allow the observers to sit back and enjoy the show. Jay was great with communication leading up to our event and the night of he was sure to check in with us periodically to make sure we were happy with the vibe or if there was anything they could do differently to ensure we were having the best time. My husband and I aren’t huge dancers, so we were happy to join in part of the time, observe some of the time and mingle with guests at others. Owls and Lions performed beautiful acoustic music with guitar and violin during the ceremony + cocktail hour and guests said their energy really added to the good vibes of the night. By the end of the reception so many guests were out on the dance floor singing and enjoying themselves. The band played Stand By Me right at the end of the night and all our guests circled up together and sang at the top of their lungs, definitely a moment we will always remember!

Mia M.

We hired Jay and Nicole to play at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and Jay DJ'd our reception. I would highly recommend this duo and live music / DJ hybrid to anyone who is looking to have live music at their wedding at an affordable price. The music quality was really great and they are both such talented musicians. Our wedding guests were especially impressed with the live music they played during the cocktail hour. Jay was also so helpful during the planning process and was available to answer all of our questions and customize the music to what we wanted.

Melissa M.

Jay & Nicole performed as Owls & Lions for my wedding ceremony [Nicole’s violin was beautiful in their instrumental rendition of Home] & cocktail hour [plenty of bouncy songs, including at least one original]. Jay switched over to the DJ booth for the reception. Being able to have both a DJ *and* a band was exactly what we needed; they were flawless! Spinners was responsive when communicating over email & phone. My now-husband and I are the first in our friend group to get married, so we weren’t super sure about how many music selections were needed or what the most applicable kind would be (beat/tempo-wise). Jay walked us through everything over the phone, and made sure we were happy with all the choices so that our day went off perfectly!

Fizzy M.

Amazing!!! I had them perform at my wedding. The entire night my guest were dancing and never left the dance floor. The best part about this, is the love music. I would recommend this company over and over again!!!

Amanda A.

Jay and Owls & Lions were absolutely amazing to work with. We had Owl & Lions play our ceremony and cocktail hour and I was in awe of how amazing they sounded - somehow even better than their videos. Jay was the DJ for our reception and he was PERFECT. He listened to our requests and played a great mix of genres that kept people dancing all night long. I had MULTIPLE people come up to me and tell me what great music we had. I remember being on the dance floor and hearing someone say they had never heard a DJ play so many good songs in a row! I'm incredibly grateful for how flexible Jay was with all the re-scheduling madness during COVID-19 but in the end it was truly the perfect day.

Michelle B.

Jay and the Owl and Lions team were amazing! We did a live music/DJ combo for our wedding in May. We received so many compliments from our guests and everybody had a great time. The dance floor was packed all night! Jay was referred to us by a friend and now we will be sure to refer them to others as well! Planning was super easy and all expectations were met. Definitely recommend 100%!

Sarah D

It was so lovely to work with Jay. Despite being very busy, which I would say is a great sign, he made time for us and accommodated all of our requests. He was happy and present during our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a better dj/mc. We also hired Owls and Lions which I heard from my guests were great! I unfortunately was too busy running around to enjoy the live music during my cocktail hour. Jay and his company was definitely a one stop shop for us! He provided live music, dj, mc, and we even got our photo booth from him. Highly recommend! 🙂

Betty S.

Wedding DJ Review From the moment we started working with Jay until the day of our wedding, he was an absolute pleasure to work with. During our first call with him, we could tell how passionate he was about music, his band, and making weddings unforgettable. Jay is responsive, easy to work with, and he truly cares about the couple and their special day. We worked with him throughout the pandemic (postponing our wedding multiple times) and he did everything he could to put us at ease and accommodate our date changes. We did a mix of band and DJ and they were AMAZING. Coming from someone who has been to too many weddings, I truly believe the music is the most important part and it makes such an impact on whether guests have a good time or not. Owls and Lions played during our cocktail hour and the first half of our reception and then Jay switched it up to DJ mode for the rest of the night- this was the perfect combination! He also made sure to get everyone on the dance floor at one point for a group photo which was awesome (and the photo came out great)! Owls and Lions was hands down the best choice we made when it comes to our wedding. So many of our guests commented during and after our wedding about how talented the band was and how much fun they had (thanks to the great music)! As the bride, I am so happy to reflect on our wedding day knowing that all of our guests had a great time and thankful that I was able to dance the night away (I think I only left the dance floor once to eat)! Thank you Jay and Owls and Lions for making our wedding INCREDIBLE- it would not have been the same without your talent.

Melissa R.