Once There Was an Owl & a Lion (and an Eagle)
"The Lion" and the "The Owl" first met back in 2009 when HE was entertaining at a mutual friend's wedding and SHE was coincidentally playing 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.
As well as being a singing/guitar playing Lion- Jay Della Valle is Owner of the Award Winning DJ/Entertainment Company, Spinners Entertainment. As well as being pretty and a pretty darn talented Owl- Nicole also owns her own business-Bumble Song- a cutting edge music learning service for children- based in Vernon, NJ. Jay and his wife raise 2 children- Sloane & Kai Monroe. Nicole has 2 little ones as well -John Michael & Rhiannon!
When considering "Owls & Lions"-please know that it is possible to incorporate DJ/MC Entertainment in the most interesting and seamless of ways to form a captivating Band/DJ Fusion entertainment concept. Since Jay Della Valle is also a professional MC/DJ- 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- if you want to experience the upbeat dance-worthy potential of Owls & Lions- let us involve our Percussionist and Saxophonist to take it to the next level with Jay DJing during the band breaks. Read our client reviews at Wedding Wire and The Knot. Please sign the "Hoot & Roar" Owls & Lions Mailing List to be kept in the loop on all "Owls & Lions" Public Performances as well as New Music & Video Releases.
Finally, if anyone you know gasps and says that they don't believe you when you say you know of an Owl & Lion that play beautiful music together- throw some salt, pepper, & oregano on them and send them to our website so we can seduce and then later eat them lovingly.