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Why Choose between a Great Band and a DJ when you can have BOTH?

Owls & Lions has been electrifying weddings with their original approach to wedding entertainment music for 10 years. Frontman Singer/MC Jay Della Valle and Frontwoman/Singer/Violinist Nicole DeLoi started their partnership in 2009, and soon after added drummer/percussionist Kevin Walters and the other members due to high demand for them to rock bigger events and stages. Since then, they have performed over 750 events together.

Owls & Lions full outfit is a seven-piece band, with each member sought out and chosen for the multiple talents they possess. With one male lead vocalist/guitarist and another female lead vocalist/violin, 3 background vocalists (bass, drums, keys), a powerhouse rhythm section, their sets are designed to keep the dance floor engaged song after song. However, they are not limited to just a reception party band, but can also play as a more intimate Guitar/Violin duo during your ceremony and cocktail hour. Some smaller and more intimate styled events may call for an abbreviated version of the band (Trio or 4 piece), consisting of acoustic percussion and upright bass- always an original vibe and style to compliment your event in just the right way.

The band covers Pop, Rock, Indie, Folk Rock, Alternative, Top 40, some Country & a wee bit Irish and will make sure your night is filled with singing, dancing and happy guests of all ages.

This is non stop musical entertainment. When the band takes a break, the party doesn’t stop. Frontman Jay Della Valle is also a seasoned 20 year + MC/DJ who will keep the music going in the band breaks, DJing all the songs and genres of music you may want which the band itself does not play. Jay will also facilitate any formalities or necessary announcements your event may require. Having a seasoned professional to coordinate and pace your event is an invaluable part of the service.

Many corporate and wedding clients are now looking for more of a party/ concert vibe for their events, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect for Owls & Lions! For those clients who want to bridge the gap of finding a band that guests from 20 to 70 years old will love……look no further! Feel free to read the reviews and see what our past clients say. WEDDING WIRE, THE KNOT, GOOGLE

In addition to a top-notch performance, when you book Owls & Lions you will also be comforted to know that they are fully insured and travel with their own professional lighting and sound. From Ceremony till the end of your reception, we got you! The decision to hire us is turnkey to provide you peace of mind and pure excitement.

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Our pricing is all-inclusive. This means that taxes, insurance, personnel, equipment, and transportation are included with no hidden fees. Packages are priced according to the combination of core services provided. We understand that no two packages are identical, so think of these as a starting point that you’ll customize as you assemble and cultivate the perfect wedding entertainment experience!


(If you have ideas or specific requirements, just ask us! Use these package descriptions as a starting point and we can always modify to accommodate)

PACKAGE #1: "Perfect as You Are"
Guitar/Violin Duo with DJ/MC Jay Della Valle
Featuring Jay Della Valle & Nicole DeLoi

  • Owls & Lions Duo for Ceremony/Cocktails/Dinner
  • DJ/MC Jay Della Valle for Reception (with Assistant)
  • Includes all sound systems for Ceremony & Cocktail Hour
    (Mic for officiant/vows if required)
  • Basic Dance Floor Lighting

Wireless LED Up-lighting
Automated Dance Floor Lighting (Rock’n’Roll Light Show)
Custom Monogram Projection
Magic Mirror Photo Booth
Traditional Photo Booth
Roaming Photo Booth (no prints)
360 Booth

FYI: This first package gives you a live acoustic duo for Ceremony/Cocktails/Dinner and then DJ for ALL dance music at the reception. If you crave more of a live band experience at your Reception for people to dance to, you can add more musicians a la carte based on your budget and spacing capacity. (See pricing below) Owls & Lions can expand from a Duo to an 8-piece ensemble (and everything in between). They will adapt to your venue and always monitor volumes to make sure things are never too loud. Make sure and check out their videos above and the different styles they can adapt to for Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Reception.

PACKAGE #2: "Livin' it Up"

Owls & Lions DJ / Acoustic Band Hybrid (5 Piece / 3 Vocalists) including MC/DJ

Featuring MC/DJ/Guitarist/Vocalist Jay Della Valle & Vocalist/Violinist/Guitarist Nicole DeLoi
Percussion & Sax (instruments that perform with BOTH Band & DJ)
Acoustic Guitar/Violin Duo (Jay & Nicole) for Ceremony & Cocktails

*The price includes Percussion or Sax for 4 Hours, so you can choose to have those 4 hours in the reception or start it off in the cocktail hour and then 3 hours into the reception. In this experience, we toggle between a Band and DJ format all night, but most of the dance music we play revolves around DJ (as Percussion & Sax perform in tandem). Most vocal/band music is performed at ceremony/cocktail hour and during courses.

Wireless LED Uplighting
Automated Dance Floor Lighting (Rock’n’Roll Light Show)
Custom Monogram Projection
Magic Mirror Photo Booth
Traditional Photo Booth
Roaming Photo Booth (no prints)
360 Booth

6 Hours of Continuous Music

PACKAGE #3: "The Good Life"

Owls & Lions Full Band/DJ Hybrid Experience (8 Piece / 5 Vocalists) including MC/DJ

Featuring MC/DJ/Guitarist/Vocalist Jay Della Valle & Vocalist/Violinist/Guitarist Nicole DeLoi
Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Drums, Bass, Lead Guitar, Saxophone, Keys (8 Piece/ 5 Vocalists) with Designated Sound Tech ( to ensure the mix and volume are perfect)


Guitar/Violin Duo for Ceremony
Guitar/Violin Duo for Cocktail Hour
Wireless LED Uplighting
Automated Dance Floor Lighting (Rock’n’Roll Light Show)
Custom Monogram Projection
Magic Mirror Photo Booth
Traditional Photo Booth
Roaming Photo Booth (no prints)
360 Booth
*In this package, the full band does three 45-minute sets and then DJ performs the last set

4 Hours of Continuous Music


This is a term that has come to describe an entertainment scenario which involves both a DJ and live musician elements in different variations, depending on the preference of the client or the requirements of the event. It is different from company to company. With Owls & Lions, we offer various packages that feature Owls & Lions as both a stand-alone band AND also within a format that has them performing their instruments AND singing over the masterfully mixed instrumentals of some of the hottest DJ dance tracks. The ability for Owls & Lions to toggle back and forth between a DJ/Band format and also a simple folk Duo/Trio format (which is so suitable for so many clients and venues) makes them very desirable. They provide a top-level wedding service while always keeping it intimate, personal, and fun! See examples of their DJ/Band Hybrid format below.

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Wedding Services


This is where Owls & Lions got their start! As a singing acoustic guitar and violin duo, they’ll deliver endearing renditions of songs spanning genres as well as classic ceremony songs such as “Canon in D”. Owls & Lions will perform for and entertain your guests as they arrive and work with you in the weeks beforehand to select the perfect music for your professional and recessional. In a style all their own, they’ll even continue to perform as they walk with you and your guests toward the cocktail hour location!

Check out the Ceremony Video Playlist.

Cocktail Hour

Owls & Lions becomes a Trio (Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Percussion) and provides the perfect party atmosphere as you and your guests transition into the celebratory parts of the evening. They pride themselves on never being too over the top or loud – a common mistake and mark of nonprofessionals. Owls & Lions IS entertainment however, and is more than just background music. Use them as a focal point at your cocktail hour and show them off!

Check out the Cocktail Hour Video Playlist.


Owls & Lions brings their unique and celebrated brand of entertainment to the dance floor! With their “non-traditional” song list, they invigorate a fresh and exciting take on music choice that will keep you guessing as they seamlessly blend from song to song. 20+ year entertainment professional, Singer/Guitarist Jay Della Valle MC’s and handles every aspect of the reception from start to finish. Owls & Lions can perform as a powerhouse Trio, or add Saxophone and Upright Bass to suit your tastes. Free DJ service is included during band breaks.

Check out the Reception Video Playlist.

Browse through our song list to see examples of the variety of songs we play over the course of your event.

Have a song you want to hear that’s not on the list, ask us! We’re happy to learn it for you.


1. Contact Us – Fill out our quick and easy online form. We will check our availability and send you a rough quote. Ask us questions! The more we know about the type of event you’re planning and services that you’re interested in, the more detailed we can be in our response.

2. See Us Live – To save you from becoming a bonafide party or wedding crasher, Spinners Entertainment hosts regular Showcases, both online and in person! We will show you variations of our most popular packages and answer your questions right on the spot, either through a live chat or a good old face-to-face conversation. Upcoming Live events are listed on our Live Events page.

3. Place a Deposit – If you like what you see, you can reserve the talent and assets required for your date by placing a 50% deposit. Payment is made by credit card through a secure link that we send via email.


4. Planning – We are coordination experts and can be your most valuable resource when it comes to integrating an entertainment package into the bigger picture and nailing the vibe you’re after. If you need referrals to Photographers, Videographers, Florists, Event Planners or Day-Of Coordinators, we’ve got you covered.

5. Confirmation – In the time leading up to your event, we’ll be in touch with you to dive into all of the specific details – from introductions to music choices – making sure everything is absolutely perfect.

6. On The Day – You can breathe a sigh of relief! There will be no loose ends or questions left unanswered. You’re in the hands of consummate professionals. Simply, bask in the excitement of the day and have an incredible time!

Owls & Lions is the answer for customers who seek “not just a DJ, but more than a band” in the most interesting of ways for their special event. Let’s be honest, Music is subjective. Not everyone has the same tastes. Owls & Lions is not for everyone, so we intentionally design our mating call to attract the kinds of individuals that have a sweet spot for what we do.  That is why you must also label Owls & Lions as Entertainment and not just consider them to be a few musicians playing background music in the corner.

With Well known Entertainer MC/DJ and 20 years wedding professional Jay Della Valle as frontman and guitarist, Owls & Lions was cultivated to satiate the desires of people discouraged by the sea of generic, mediocre and often overpriced options that overwhelm the wedding entertainment marketplace.

We encourage you to watch our videos above, to glance at our current and very versatile song list, read our online reviews, and judge us fully on the vibration we maintain across all our social platforms.  Also, follow us on Instagram to experience our continuous flow of fun and inspired content.

Please ask us any questions. We hope to be everything you ever wanted but didn’t know existed!

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