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Owls & Lions


H ooting & Roaring from the trees and wide open plains of Northern New Jersey- “Owls & Lions” is an Acoustic Guitar/Violin, Singer/Songwriter Duo comprised of songbirds Jay Della Valle & Nicole DeLoi. They perform a refreshing arsenal of cover songs (Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Retro, & Classical) as well as heartfelt original music- ALL folk-ified- in a most refreshing and heartwarming fashion. Jay & Nicole add the perfect touch of originality and sass- while maintaining a mellow vibe and a comfortable volume. These days- they predominantly perform at Weddings, Corporate Events, & Other Private Events that offer delicious wildlife collateral. However, they also love to perform at House Concerts & Music Festivals.

“The Lion” and the “The Owl” first met back in 2009 when HE was entertaining at a mutual friend. wedding and SHE were coincidentally playing the violin at the ceremony. He said- “Roar.” She said, “Hoot.” He asked her to be in his rock band. She said she had to hear the music first. She listened to it. She liked it. He was happy. The rest is for the animal archives!!

For the next few years- Jay & Nicole performed and toured together in Jay’s band, Della Valle. It was only in 2011 that they decided to go in a different direction and form “Owls & Lions,” a project that would allow them to perform a lot of the more soulful laid-back music Jay had written and stored up over the years. As they built up credibility and momentum performing at Weddings & Private Events – they continued to perform their original music throughout venues in the NJ/NYC area. Nicole being from Nebraska and Jay a born and bred Jersey boy- they soon learned they possessed a unique kind of charm that came through in the way they performed their music as a duo. It only took a few years for “Owls & Lions” to take off and become the popular musical act that it is today.

When considering “Owls & Lions”-please know that it is possible to incorporate DJ Entertainment during the breaks and/or after the bands performance for the reception. It is common that wedding clients in particular hire “Owls & Lions” to perform at Ceremony & Cocktail Hour- and Jay to MC/DJ/Coordinate at the Reception. However, it is also common to add an Acoustic Percussionist (Cajon, Shakers, Tambourine) to the group- which makes Owl & Lions a legitimate option for dance-worthy reception entertainment. Basically, it’s the closest you’re going to get to having The Lumineers perform at your wedding!

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Listen to this Medley of the Owls & Lions Trio performing some of their more uptempo songs


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A luscious synthesis of guitar, violin, male and female harmonies-Owls & Lions performs “original” acoustic renditions of these songs. P.S. O&L is a standing performance. They do not read from sheet music. The material is always prepared ahead of time and memorized!

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
  • A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
  • Kiss Me- Sixpence None The Richer
  • Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
  • Want You To Want Me- Jason Derulo (Slow Ballad Version)
  • Wildflowers- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton
  • 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)
  • In My Life- The Beatles
  • White Dress- Ben Rector
  • How Long Will I love You- Elle Goulding
Cocktail Hour / Dinner Songs
  • Like I’m Gonna Lose You- Megan Trainor (feat. John Legend)
  • Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
  • Free- Zac Brown Band
  • Latch- Sam Smith
  • A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
  • I Choose You- Sarah Bareilles
  • You and I- Ingrid Michaelson
  • The Way I Am- Ingrid Michaelson
  • All of Me- John Legend
  • Georgia- Vance Joy
  • White Dress- Ben Rector
  • I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
  • Lost Stars- Adam Levine (from Begin Again)
  • Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
  • Come To Me- Goo Goo Dolls
  • Rude-Magic
  • Budapest- George Ezra
  • Sweet Pea- Amos Lee
  • My Little Love- The Weepies
  • Volcano- Damien Rice
  • The Blower’s Daughter- Damien Rice
  • Hold On We’re Going Home- Drake
  • My Heart Is Yours- Jason Nozuka
  • Sunday Morning- Maroon 5
  • Set Fire to the Rain- Adele
  • Rolling In The Deep-Adele
  • You’re The One That I Want- John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John
  • You Make My Dreams Come True- Hall & Oates
  • Black Water- Doobie Brothers
  • You’re The One That I Want (from Grease)-Angus & Julia Stone Version
  • I’m on Fire- Bruce Springsteen
  • Somebody That I Used to Know- Gotye
  • Tracks Of My Tears-Smokey Robinson
  • Little Bitty Pretty One- Thurston Harris
  • Black Water- Doobie Brothers
  • Coconut- Harry Nilsson
  • If I Should Fall Behind- Bruce Springsteen
  • Simple Man- Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Desperado- The Eagles
  • Free Falling- Tom Petty
  • Fast Car-Tracey Chapman
  • Human- The Killers
  • Fly Me to the Moon-Frank Sinatra
  • Lucky- Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillet
  • Bubbly Toes- Jack Johnson
  • Better Together- Jack Johnson
  • Rodeo Clowns- Jack Johnson
  • Steal My Kisses- Ben Harper
  • Come Pick Me Up- Ryan Adams
  • When The Stars Turn Blue- Ryan Adams
  • Wrecking Ball- Ryan Adams
  • You and Me- Lifehouse
  • Save The Last Dance For Me- Michael Buble
Country Songlist
  • American Kids-Kenny Chesney
  • You & Tequila (Feat. Grace Potter)- Kenny Chesney
  • Somewhere With You- Kenny Chesney
  • Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker
  • Chicken Fried- Zac Brown Band
  • Whatever It Is- Zac Brown Band
  • Free- Zac Brown Band
  • I’m Going to Jackson- Johnny Cash w/June Carter
  • Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not- Thompson Square
  • I’ve Got This Friend- The Civil Wars
  • Dance Me To the End of Love- The Civil Wars
  • It’s Your Love- Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  • I Loved Her First- Heartland
  • God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton
  • Heavenly Day- Patty Griffith
Popular Songs For Ceremony Recessional
  • Marry You- Bruno Mars
  • First Day Of My Life- Bright Eyes
  • Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not- Thompson Square
  • Send Me On My Way- Rusted Root
  • Feels So Close- Calvin Harris
  • I’ve Just Seen A Face- The Beatles
  • All You Need Is Love-The Beatles
  • You Make My Dreams Come True- Hall & Oates
  • Good Day for Marrying You- David Barnes
  • Perpetual Bliss- Owls & Lions
  • I Do, Me Too- Owls & Lions
Songs To Get The Party Going
  • Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
  • Blame It On Me- George Ezra
  • Riptide- Vance Joy
  • Ex’s & Oh’s- Elle King
  • Want You To Want Me- Jason Derulo
  • Shut Up & Dance- Walk the Moon
  • Honey, I’m Good- Andy Grammer
  • Home- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Little Talks- Of Monsters and Men
  • Wake Me Up- Avicci
  • Home- Philip Phillips
  • SOB- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Repo Man- Ray LaMontagne
  • Pumped Up Kicks- Foster the People
  • Your Love- The Outfield
  • Wildfire- John Mayer
  • Part Time Lover- Stevie Wonder
  • Maneater-Hall & Oates
  • 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-  The Beatles
  • Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard- Simon & Garfunkel
  • Stubborn Love- Lumineers
  • Do Bad Things To You (from True Blood)- Jace Everett
  • Closer- The Chainsmokers
  • We Don’t Talk Anymore- Charlie Puth
  • Too Good- Drake Feat. Rihanna
  • Only The Good Die Young- Billy Joel

One of a Kind

Acoustic Acts


He was an awesome DJ and anything we
asked of him he had no problem

Doing. Even if we made changes at the last minute he accommodated us. I would recommend him to anyone who was looking for a really good DJ.

- Harnett0310



Jay is an amazing DJ!

He really knows how to get the crowd going! He was so good at my sister's wedding last year that I booked him for mine. He has a beautiful voice and will sing during cocktail hour and/or dinner. I also booked the electric violist, Scott, who was just fantastic! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

- Courtney


Jay and Spinners Entertainment
made my wedding day so special.

Owls and Lions performed for a cocktail hour. People are still talking about the great music we had at our wedding. Jay and Spinners Entertainment did a wonderful job making our special day so amazing. I would highly recommend Spinners Entertainment.

-Cara & John




Jay is an amazing DJ!

He really knows how to get the crowd going! He was so good at my sister's wedding last year that I booked him for mine. He has a beautiful voice and will sing during cocktail hour and/or dinner. I also booked the electric violist, Scott, who was just fantastic! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

-Katie & Joseph




Jay was amazing!

We are both in the industry so we had very high standards on our DJ and other vendors. Jay knocked it out of the park! We gave him the a vision of what we wanted in a DJ and he ran with it. Not only did he have the party going but also made sure to include all different types of genres of music to get others on the dance floor. He was flexible and we did not have to worry at all because he took care of everything. We also had Owls and Lions play at our ceremony/cocktail hour and our friends and family are still talking about it. We would highly recommend him over and over again! 

-Amanda & Peter




If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

 Jay and Spinners Entertainment made my wedding amazing. People still talk about him and the amazing party he emceed, sang, DJ'd and all around entertained us all night! The music was perfect from mellow cocktail hour acoustics to amazing tunes everyone loved from all genres that had everyone up and dancing. Jay is a great guy, talented, professional and A MUST HAVE!  

- Kevin & Josie




Jay Della Valle was our DJ/MC for the night
and we could not have been happier.

 We saw Jay at another wedding we went to actually which prompted us to go with him. Not only is he a great MC, he plays the kind of music you want, gets everything going, and he even sings some songs that make you do a double-take because he is so good. I would highly recommend Jay for any kind of event.  

-Eric & Tina




From the very first meeting with Jay he was nothing
but friendly, helpful, professional but had a great sense of humor.

From the very first meeting with Jay he was nothing but friendly, helpful, professional but had a great sense of humor. He made our wedding extraordinary! Owls & Lions Acoustic Duo was the talk of our wedding and we were extremely pleased! I would recommend Jay to anyone planning a wedding! 

- Jocelyn & Marcus




I was a DJ for 7 years and after our experience with Spinners, I would like to reimburse any of my previous customers, because they were far superior to any entertainment services that I have seen. To call them DJ's is an understatement because it doesn't mention how seamless they make the celebration through their lighting, MC's, ceremony music (live singing, acoustic guitar, violin).  

-Alyssa & Ben