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Aaron Denny Musician & DJ
Aaron Denny is your one stop for the most eclectic Wedding Music experience ever. Packages include a unique combination of Live Classical Guitar Ceremony Music, Live Acoustic Cocktail Hour Music and a top notch Pro DJ Service.
Live Acoustic Guitar, Vocals & DJ
Aaron Denny is a multi-instrumental Musician, Wedding DJ, and Songwriter. His unique blend of live acoustic guitar and a Pro DJ service brings a new level of creativity to the fields of both ceremony and reception music.
For your Wedding Ceremony Aaron has developed an eclectic style of Classical guitar, performing both classic pieces and his own unique originals. Aaron also provides live acoustic music during cocktail hour or dinner from various genres/decades with guitar and vocals. Please check out the Musi Showcase section below for music clips.
For the reception, Aaron spins a customized mix of DJ music personalized by the Bride and Groom to perfectly complement the itinerary for their big day. Aaron can also perform live acoustic versions of special dances (first dance, cake cutting, parent dances, or last dance) during your reception.
Aaron is available to be booked for live acoustic shows and special/holiday events either solo or with a full band. Please visit the various pages for weddings and event package pricing and details, song lists. and FAQs.
Review by Sarah - Bride
Let me start off my saying we had soooo many of our guests come up to us to say Aaron is the best DJ they have ever heard. (click for full review)
Review by Sarah - Bride
Let me start off my saying we had soooo many of our guests come up to us to say Aaron is the best DJ they have ever heard. And we have a ton of friends and family who have been to a LOT of amazing weddings. People have been emailing and calling saying our wedding reception was the best they have ever been to and that is due in large part to how unbelievably amazing Aaron was! He played the perfect mix of music and the dance floor was packed the entire night. He was so good our guests asked if he could stay an extra hour! So that means people were on the dance floor for almost four hours....dancing the night away to the awesome music Aaron played. Aaron also played the classical guitar during our wedding ceremony and acoustic guitar during our cocktail hour. He is such a talented musician with an amazing voice...everyone loved it! I also have to comment on how friendly and accommodating Aaron is. He was so great to work with during the planning process and was such a pleasure to work with on our big day!!
By Laura Pandolfo- Bride
Musician/DJ – Aaron Denny, NH – A+
Aaron was able to give us the best of everything wedding music-related. He played classical guitar for the ceremony, live music during dinner, and DJ’d the cocktail hour and reception. We are HUGE Beatles freaks, and he incorporated Beatles music into every part of the event (under our direction mostly, but he did such an amazing job). When my bridesmaids and I were out on the dock having pics taken, he walked out and serenaded us with my favorite song, Rocky Raccoon. It was so spontaneous and sweet, and it made for a really great photo opp! One of the groomsmen ended up paying him to stay on for another hour because everyone was having so much fun dancing. He was one of those vendors that asked all the right questions and got me to think of details that I never would have thought of on my own. He was great, and I would highly recommend him!
By Cindy Shiu- Bride
Aaron was amazing from the get go. We heard Aaron play at a friend's wedding that was lakeside in NH, and were absolutely drawn to his music. His acoustic set and vocals are amazing- and is such a talented musician! We were so wow-ed at our friends wedding, and knew we wanted to have our guests also experience his music at our wedding. Though we missed much of the cocktail hour because of the picture taking off-site, so many of the guests we spoke with all gave Aaron Denny big praise. His music library is extensive and exhaustive- there is definitely something for everyone. Our favorite is his Beatles arrangements- both the acoustic and acoustic w/ vocal versions are terrific. You won't be disappointed- he was great!
By Alyssa - Bride
Dance party didn't stop!
I can't say enough about what a fantastic job Aaron did at our wedding and the time leading up to it. He had a great guide that he gave us to fill out and then we met with him about a month before the wedding to go over all of the music. He played classic guitar for the ceremony, acoustic for the cocktail hour and then dj'd the rest of the night. His assistant was great too - definitely worth the extra cost to ensure that transitions are smooth between each section. We had asked our guests to request music with their rsvp's and we had a long list of songs we loved that we wanted to hear. Aaron gave great advice about when certain songs should be played to keep the guests on the dance floor after dinner, but still played all the sentimental and less dancey songs we wanted to hear during dinner. After dinner we, and literally everyone else - picture a minimum of 120 people on the dance floor at all times - did NOT leave the dance floor. All our guests are still raving about how much they enjoyed the music and it was the best they ever had at a wedding!!!
Excellent Wedding DJ!!
Aaron did an amazing job at our wedding! He played classical guitar during cocktail hour and then DJ'd our reception. He was a hit with my guests and they said not only did he have a great voice, but they loved his song selections. Aaron not only chose the right music to get everyone on the dance floor, but also respected our wishes to not play specific songs/genres. Not only was Aaron great the day of, but he was easy to work with, professional, very knowledgeable about music and organized! I would highly recommend Aaron.
By Kristin Daugherty- Bride
Hey Mr DJ!
Aaron started chatting with us nearly a year before our wedding date and I saw him perform in Somerville. After having an "interview" my fiancée and I decided that he was one of the only musicians who listened to what we described and added to our interests. He didn't try to camp it up, bring on the cheese, or encourage totally cheesy stereotypical wedding music, he really listened to us and our "style." He performed classical guitar as our guests arrived outside, and also played our entrance music for the bridal party and the bridal entrance (not only did I already feel like I was walking on clouds as I walked down the "aisle" but it sounded like I was, too). We'd originally planned to have him perform as we exited; man and wife, but my mother in law surprised us with a bag-piper. Aaron didn't bat a lash, he moved onto cocktail our and the dinner/reception where he DJ'd and emceed the rest of the evening. He played 99% of all the music we requested, from 1940's swing, Japanese folk music, Zimbabwean pop, jazz, dance, and hip-hop. I say 99% because we requested so much, he couldn't possibly have played it all, at least I can't remember because once we started dancing we didn't stop until the last song well after 11pm. IT WAS AWESOME! I honestly haven't danced that much, had so much fun with so many friends, and boogied until I couldn't stand straight, since college. After the reception, we had a bonfire outside, and when Aaron had packed up for the night, he accepted out invitation to join us. Little did I know that he'd bring his guitar! So he played some of his acoustic standards, which I saw him perform the first time in Somerville; we'd come full circle. Aaron wasn't the cheapest, but he was worth EVERY penny, and all of our guests said the same. He was very personable, helped pre-plan with the Inn wedding coordinator, arrived early, and stayed late. Not to mention, he answered all of the myriad emails or questions, requests, and plans promptly and sincerely. I would recommend him to anyone I know in the New England area, and look forward to having him come play or DJ for us again at another one of our life changing special events. You'll love him and you can't go wrong!
From Laura Stone - Bride:
5 stars plus!
We got married Sept 18th of this year, Aaron was our DJ and musician.He was professional, smart and loves music as much as we do! The dance floor was packed all night long.
By Jennifer Painchaud - Bride:
Aaron is the best.
I really can't say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Aaron for our wedding reception music. We wanted live music for our cocktail hour and a DJ for the reception and Aaron delivered both perfectly. Our friends and family still comment on how amazing Aaron's live acoustic guitar performance was! We were looking for a good balance of classy and fun and Aaron far exceeded our expectations. He kept the dance floor full and the event moving smoothly. Overall, we couldn't have been happier with our reception music and highly recommend Aaron if you're looking for a tasteful, professional, and truly talented musician/DJ.
By Hannah Gitschier - Bride:
Aaron was an awesome DJ for our wedding. He definitely helped to make our day special for us and our guests. Aaron played the acoustic guitar for the ceremony on the summit of Mt. Sunapee and did a terrific job. He also put together an amazing play list for the reception afterward. We received multiple comments from our guests on how much they loved the music. Aaron was very professional to work with and incorporated all of our ideas and music suggestions into the play list. We would definitely recommend Aaron to anyone looking for a DJ for their event! Hannah & Josh, Mt. Sunapee 9/10/11
From Jim Hollis - Father of the Bride:
Aaron Denny - Entertainer Extraordinaire!
My daughter Jessica found Aaron Denny's website while searching for DJ's for her 2010 wedding. I am a career musical entertainer of thirty years, and Jessica loves music of all kinds. Needless to say, my daughter, son-in-law and I would be particular when selecting an entertainer for the day which would eventually become known as "The Event" of 2010. Given Jess & Tom's need for diversity in both musical styles and presentation, we felt that Aaron Denny would fit the bill nicely. A well-established DJ with an above-par song list and sound system, but also a gifted vocalist, songwriter, and schooled musician with a professional attitude. His website is complete and concise, his video and music demos pleasing to both the eyes and ears. After a meeting arranged at his home recording studio, where he played guitar instrumentals, sang, and discussed with us our personal needs, the choice was clear. It had to be Aaron Denny, so our plans began for the Big Day! Sunday, July 18, 2010 eventually arrived, bringing with it perfect weather. Aaron played classical guitar before and after the ceremony. Cocktails and appetizers followed in the tent, accompanied by Aaron's breezy blend of vocal-guitar pop covers and originals. For the indoor reception, the pre-recorded (DJ) dinner music was played at a perfect listening volume that even the older folks could not complain about! After the formalities and Jess & Tom's first dance, the party was in full swing as Aaron shifted from mellow into DJ dance mode. Seamless rock, pop, funk, disco, soul, oldies, R&B, ballads, with none of our long-awaited requests getting lost in the shuffle. He performed for an extra hour on the bride & groom's request, due to the full dance floor and obvious great time we were all experiencing. Tom & Jess were beyond satisfaction. My wife and I were entirely impressed. Many favorable comments were heard long after the event. In fact, people are still talking about it! Aaron Denny deserves the highest marks for his performance. He is prompt, courteous, talented, genuine, and above all, professional. Weddings can be stressful, and timing is paramount. The last thing you need is an entertainer that isn't organized or professional. Hire him for your next function, and watch your musical worries magically disappear! Jim Hollis
By Karla and Grant Kelly – Bride and Groom:
AARON IS AWESOME!!
Aaron played acoustic guitar during our ceremony and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. He really set the mood perfectly. He then got everyone on the dance floor with his great tunes!! He used a variety of fun music that made us so happy. Everyone that was at our wedding has said what an amazing dj we had. Aaron is very talented and professional to work with. He is SO nice too. I would HIGHLY recommened him for others!! You will be happy with Aaron. -Karla & Grant Kelly
By Chris and Sarah Robinson – Bride and Groom:
Everything we hoped for!
Aaron was a big part of our wedding from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception and than to additional hours after that. I am still receiving compliments from our guests about the music and entertainment. Aaron was very professional and incorporated all the music we wanted into his set list. There was never a dull moment and the dance floor was always packed and that was very important to us... Aaron was everything we hoped for and more and we would highly recomend his services to everyone. Thank you!!! Sincerely,Chris & Sarah RobinsonMt. Washington Resort08/22/09
By Denise Gaudet– Bride:
He was the best!!
We had Aaron do a combination of three different things at our wedding in February 2009. He played classical guitar for our ceremony (amazing), live acoustic guitar for our cocktail hour (huge hit), and DJ for the reception. 2 years later and we still talk about what a wonderful job he did. He played exactly what we asked for and more. Music is really what makes a wedding and he definitely lived up to those standards. Besides being an amazing musician, he was such an easy person to work with!!
By Laura Pandolfo– Bride:
We hired Aaron for our wedding on Labor Day weekend this year and he was absolutely amazing to work with. From the classical guitar at the ceremony to the DJ set at the reception, the music was 100% what we'd hoped for. We're huge Beatles freaks, and Aaron was able to incorporate all of our favorite songs into different parts of the day. He even serenaded us with "Rocky Raccoon" (one of my favorite songs) when we were taking our professional photos - a very sweet surprise gesture! At the reception, the dance floor was packed all night long. Everyone was having so much fun dancing that we ended up paying him to stay for an extra hour. Aaron is extremely thoughtful and professional, and you get the best of everything with his services. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!
By Stephanie and Matthew Brown – Bride and Groom:
Aaron was great!
We used Aaron Denny for live ceremony music, live cocktail hour music, and dj reception and he was fantastic. The ceremony music was beautiful and the reception music choices were great -- our guests were on the dance floor all night long! Many of our guests commented on how great the live cocktail hour music was as well. Aaron was extremely professional to work with and listened to what we wanted to accomplish with music and helped us put together a wonderful wedding soundtrack. We would definitely recommend Aaron Denny!
From Megan Wright (Bride):
“Aaron was an amazing part of our wedding celebration. He and his assistant were professional, upbeat and energetic throughout the whole event. He played music that matched perfectly with all parts of the evening; his guitar playing during our ceremony was beautiful, the live vocals during the cocktail hour were fantastic, and his DJing during the reception was so much fun!!
Thanks again, Meg”
From Jena McCraken (Bride):
“Aaron was very helpful in music selection, and did a fabulous job at our wedding.”
From Leeann - Bride:
“We hired Aaron to play classical guitar during cocktail hour and then DJ our reception. Unfortunately, I was taking pictures during cocktail hour so I did not get a chance to hear this, but I got more compliments from my guests on this than any other thing on my wedding day. He was a hit with my guests and they said not only did he have a great voice, but they loved his song selections. Aaron was also great during the reception - he choose the right music to get everyone on the dance floor and at the same time respected our wishes to not play any wedding games (i.e. the electric slide, the congo line).
Not only was Aaron great the day of, but he was easy to work with, professional, very knowledgeable about music and organized! I would highly recommend Aaron.”
From Kristin Daugherty - Bride:
“Thank u for playing nearly all of the billion songs I sent you over the past 4 months! It was so nice to have an eclectic mix for dinner & all our favorites to dance to. I haven't shook ma groove thang like that since... our special ed dept annual xmas party! ;-)
Love love love to boogie w/ good people!!! Thank u for fulfilling all our wishes, making a romantic evening even more romantic, emceeing the evening & going w/ the flow when things came up. It was also really cool to have u come by the fire & chill/play with us all.
Hope your Sunday event went off nearly half as smoothly as Saturday. Loved loved loved it!!!!! ;-)”
From Glenn Livermore (Photographer):
Lisa and Mike had a great wedding at Zorvino Vineyards in NH. We had never been to this marvelous spot and were so thankful to them for introducing it to us. The food, staff and location are all superb! It's a great place to have a relaxed, fun wedding and dance the night away! Their DJ Aaron Denny played acoustic guitar for the ceremony and then played awesome tunes all night long. He's great!
Flowers: Suzanne's Weddings, Hampstead, NH
JP: Barbara LaPointe
Music: Aaron Denny
From Jennifer Painchaud - Bride:
"I can't compliment Aaron enough on what an amazing job he did providing the music for my wedding reception. First, he played a live acoustic guitar set for our cocktail hour and then followed that with his fun, entertaining, classy DJ services. He was extremely professional, talented, and was so easy to work with! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who is looking for a high-class musician for their event!"
From Kimberly Meeker - Bride:
Aaron was terrific at our wedding. We had him play the guitar at the wedding and cocktail hour and then he was the dj at the wedding. It was so convenient to have the same person doing all 3 things for us. We got married at the Mountain View Grand in NH and he called the wedding coordinator and set everything up with her to make sure things ran smoothly. He offered us great suggestions for wedding music and everything was perfect. I would highly recommend him to anybody. Our guests were very impressed. I got married in June and I have a friend that is getting married in October and Aaron has inspired her to hire a guitarist for her wedding. She would have hired Aaron but she is getting married 8 hours away from NH :(Thanks Aaron!! Kim
From Alicia Vaidya - Bride:
For our wedding Aaron provided ceremony music, an acoustic cocktail hour set, and he also DJed our reception. In my opinion, Aaron really works hard for his clients. He helped us plan all of the details for the whole day's music. He offered so many helpful suggestions, from setting the tone at the ceremony to planning a music set for the reception that really reflected my husband and me. For the wedding ceremony Aaron played classical guitar. There are some details from the day that have escaped me, but I clearly remember how beautiful the guitar sounded as my dad walked me down the aisle. We have gotten so many compliments from our guests on the acoustic set that Aaron played for our cocktail hour. He did a great job of choosing songs that gave our reception the laid-back feeling we were looking for. Aaron also did a great job of getting everyone up on the dance floor with us. A lot of our family and friends are not really into dancing, but Aaron really got the party going and kept a great crowd out dancing until the end of the reception. We were really grateful for that! Aaron is extremely detail oriented, which is wonderful for brides & grooms because everything about planning the big day has to be scheduled down to the very last detail. On the day of the wedding he made sure everything was scheduled perfectly and checked in with us throughout the day to make sure we were ready for all of the little ceremonies that pop up, like cutting the cake, doing the toast, father-daughter dance, etc. We also really got the feeling that he cared so much about making our day as special as possible. I would highly recommend Aaron for all of your wedding music needs!
From Tiffany Cook - Bride:
Aaron did an amazing job at our wedding. He played guitar during our ceremony and cocktail hour then DJ for the reception. It was nice to have live music and the guests really enjoyed it. He kept the dance floor packed all night playing a variety of music. Great job! Highly recommended.
* Many of the above Brides have stated that they're happy to serve as references for future Bride and Grooms. Contact Aaron for more info or to receive a list of references from recent events.