Owls and Lions

Owls & Lions is THE band for couples that love the music, energy, and aesthetics of artists like The Lumineers, Head & The Heart, The Civil Wars and Mumford & Sons. With a diverse song list that intentionally strays away from “typical wedding band music”, this Guitar/Violin/Percussion Trio boasts three vocalists and easily morphs into a band that can perform during your Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and keeps your dance floor packed during the Full Reception. Easily add Saxophone, Upright Bass, & Piano if you’re looking for more instrumentation. Owls & Lions is a perfect fit for Rustic Weddings at Wineries, Barns, Outdoor Tents and Traditional Venues alike.

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Wedding Services

Ceremony

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.

Reception

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.

POPULAR SONGS FOR CEREMONY PROCESSIONALS

Canon in D- Pachabel
Con Te Partiro- Andrea Bocelli
The Ludlows- Legends of the Fall Theme
Forrest Gump Theme Song- Alan Silvestri
Marry Me- Train
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
How Long Will I Love You- Ellie Goulding
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
I Choose You- Sarah Bareilles
Kiss Me- Sixpence None The Richer
Want You To Want Me- Jason Derulo (Slow Ballad Version)
God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton
Wildflowers- Tom Petty
Good Day For Marrying You- David Barnes
Green Eyes- Coldplay
Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
Falling Slowly (from Once)- Glen Hansard
Heavenly Day- Patty Griffith
The Girl- City & Colour
Wonderwall- Oasis/ Ryan Adams
Home- Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros (instrumental/whistle)
Free- Zac Brown Band
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane (Instrumental)
Marry You- Bruno Mars
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not- Thompson Square
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
Send Me On My Way- Rusted Root
I’ve Just Seen A Face- Beatles
All You Need Is Love- Beatles
Good Day For Marrying You-David Barnes
White Dress- Ben Rector
Perpetual Bliss- Owls & Lions
I Do, Me Too- Owls & Lions

COCKTAIL HOUR / DINNER SONGS / SPECIAL DANCES

Like I’m Gonna Lose You- Megan Trainor (feat. John Legend)
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Free- Zac Brown Band
Sweet Pea- Amos Lee
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
I Choose You- Sarah Bareilles
From The Ground Up- Dan & Shay
You and I- Ingrid Michaelson
The Way I Am- Ingrid Michaelson
All of Me- John Legend
Georgia- Vance Joy
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
I’ve Got This Friend- The Civil Wars
Dance Me To the End of Love- The Civil Wars
I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
Lost Stars- Adam Levine (from Begin Again)
Come To Me- Goo Goo Dolls
Volcano- Damien Rice
Hold On We’re Going Home- Drake Somebody
That I Used to Know- Gotye Tracks Of My
Tears-Smokey Robinson
Little Bitty Pretty One- Thurston Harris
Black Water- Doobie Brothers
Simple Man- Lynyrd Skynyrd / Shinedown
I’m On Fire- Bruce Springsteen
You’re The One That I Want- Olivia Newton John & John Travolta
Free Falling- Tom Petty
Fast Car-Tracey Chapman
Fly Me to the Moon-Frank Sinatra
Lucky- Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillet
Rodeo Clowns- Jack Johnson

SONGS TO GET THE PARTY GOING

Handclap- Fitz & The Tantrums
Wish I Knew You- The Revivalists
Don’t You Worry Child- Swedish House Mafia
What Lovers Do- Maroon 5
Out of My League- Fitz & The Tantrums
The Fighter- Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood
Shape of You- Ed Sheeran
No Scrubs- TLC
No Diggity- Blackstreet
Fresh Eyes- Andy Grammar
Closer- The Chainsmokers
We Don’t Talk Anymore- Charlie Puth
Love Me Now- John Legend
Nelly Furtado- Say It Right
Don’t Wanna Know- Maroon 5
Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
Riptide- Vance Joy
Want You To Want Me- Jason Derulo
Shut Up & Dance- Walk the Moon
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover- Paul Simon
Heartache Tonight- The Eagles
Home- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Little Talks- Of Monsters and Men
Wake Me Up- Avicci
Home- Philip Phillips
I’m Going to Jackson- Johnny Cash w/June Carter
Jolene- Dolly Parton
Chicken Fried-Zac Brown Band
Stubborn Love- The Lumineers
SOB- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
You Make My Dreams Come True- Hall & Oates
Still The One- Orleans
Repo Man- Ray LaMontagne
Pumped Up Kicks- Foster the People
Your Love- The Outfield
New Shoes- Paolo Nutini
Pompeii-Bastille
(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To)- Weezer feat. Sara Bareilles
I’ve Just Seen A Face- Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen

COUNTRY SONGLIST

American Kids-Kenny Chesney
You & Tequila (Feat. Grace Potter)- Kenny Chesney
Somewhere With You- Kenny Chesney
Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker
Song for Another Time- Old Dominion
Written In The Sand- Old Dominion
Chicken Fried- Zac Brown Band
Whatever It Is- Zac Brown Band
Free- Zac Brown Band
Today-Brad Paisley
I’m Going to Jackson- Johnny Cash w/June Carter
Jolene- Dolly Parton
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not- Thompson Square
It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton
Heavenly Day- Patty Griffith

FAVORITE SLOW DANCE SONGS

Die a Happy Man- Thomas Rhett
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
I’ll Be- Edwin McCain
Free- Zac Brown Band
It’s Your Love- Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Today – Brad Paisley
From The Ground Up- Dan & Shay
Hold On, We’re Going Home-Drake
All of Me-John Legend
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Like I’m Gonna Lose You- Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend
I Loved Her First (Great Father/Daughter Dance) – Heartland
Simple Man- Lynyrd Skynrd

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PRICING

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!

IT ALL STARTS WITH THIS BASE PACKAGE

(If you have ideas or specific requirements, just ask us!)

OWLS & LIONS DUO + MC/DJ Jay Della Valle = Signature DJ/Band Hybrid

  • Owls & Lions Singing Guitar/Violin Duo for Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, & during Dinner
  • Jay Della Valle to MC/DJ Reception and be your designated Entertainment Coordinator
  • Wireless Microphone for Vows/Officiant at Ceremony (if needed, just ask!)

$3000 for 4 Hours, $3250 for 5 Hours, $3500 for 6 Hours of Sound, Music, & Entertainment

A LA CARTE ADD-ONS (ALREADY DISCOUNTED FOR PACKAGE)

Add PERCUSSION: (performs with Band & DJ) : $750 (any 4 hours)
Add SAXOPHONE: (performs with Band & DJ) $750 (any 4 Hours)

*If Percussion & Sax are BOTH desired, additional $500 necessary for designated Sound Engineer. This will ensure the best quality sound throughout your event.

Add LIGHTING PACKAGE: Options Range between $500-$1000 (See Enhancements!)

Add GIFFFY PHOTO STATION: $500

Add MAGIC MIRROR PHOTO BOOTH: $1000

*Additional Modest Travel Fee may apply for Events that take place over 1 hour from NYC.

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!

ARE YOU NOT SURE WHAT A DJ/BAND HYBRID IS?

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.

HOW TO BOOK

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.

WORKING WITH US

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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