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Dancing Violinist, All Genres, San Diego Based.

Hire Dancing Violinist Melissa, a virtuosic violinist for your wedding or event! From classical to rock & reggae, Melissa creates an unforgettable experience. San Diego based.

About Melissa | Dancing Strolling Violinist

Melissa is an all-genre violinist steeped in classical training but fluent in fiddle/bluegrass, jazz, rock, gypsy, blues, reggae and more. Experienced in the music and entertainment scene, Melissa has played for artists such as Rihanna, Future of Forestry, Louis XIV, and opened for Cee Lo Green, Pepper, POD and The Killers. She has made television appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Marie Osmond Show and has also performed in the NHL Pre-Game Show and NBA All-Star Game Half-time Show. Based in Southern California, Melissa has been an active member of the worship arts ministry in various churches and has graced many stages, often receiving standing ovations for dancing while playing her violin!

Being a highly energetic violinist playing upbeat modern music, she enjoys performing live and interacting with the crowd at weddings, corporate functions, and other special events. 

Melissa's past performances - female electric violinist

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  • Hand-picked local electric acoustic violinist for quality performance and reliability
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  • Safe, secure booking contracts for your peace of mind, with $3M liability insurance
  • Trusted company with over 7,000 client bookings & high-profile industry partnerships
  • Performed at 400+ venues and locations in Southern California

When you book local electric artists through us, you gain access to several key benefits:

  • Vast Talent Pool: We connect you with a diverse range of professional musicians in Southern California, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your needs.
  • Dedicated Support: Our friendly staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and offer expert advice throughout the booking process.
  • Unmatched Peace of Mind: Our customer guarantee ensures you’re covered. In the unlikely event your chosen artist cancels due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ll find a suitable replacement to keep your event on track.
  • Music for Every Occasion: Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or any other special occasion, we have the ideal artists or groups to create a memorable atmosphere.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a concert-quality performance by one of our talented Ocdamia Music Group musicians.

Schedule a Consultation: We offer several ways to get started:

  • Email, Phone, or Chat: Contact us to discuss your event and find the perfect music solution. Click HERE to schedule a consultation on our website.
  • Choose Your Music: Browse our selection of musicians, groups, or pre-curated packages. Once you’ve found a good fit, request a quote for further details.
  • Seamless Booking: When you accept the quote, we’ll automatically generate an invoice and contract for your review and signature.
  • Secure Your Date: To confirm your booking, simply click the “Pay Now” button on the invoice. We accept credit card, ACH transfer, Venmo, PayPal, or check.
  • Confirmation: Your booking is confirmed upon receipt of either your signed contract or the deposit through the invoice.

Important Note: If we don’t receive the signed contract or deposit within 7 days of the contract date, we’ll need to reconfirm the artist’s availability to ensure they’re still available for your event.

Once your booking is confirmed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with exciting details:

  • A link to your personalized Planning Form: This form allows you to create your dream playlist and share any special requests.
  • Access to our interactive online portal: HERE, you can explore our extensive library of thousands of songs and curate the perfect soundtrack for your event.

Special Requests? For a smooth planning process, we kindly ask that you submit your Planning Form at least one month before your event.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise. Here’s our cancellation policy to ensure clarity:

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days before your event will receive a full refund (100%) of the deposit amount.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days before your event will result in a non-refundable deposit.

To ensure the best performance and protect our delicate instruments and equipment, we kindly request the following:

  • Shade or Umbrella: Musical instruments are sensitive to extreme temperatures, sunlight, and humidity. Providing shade with an umbrella or a covered area will help prevent potential damage.
  • Covered Location (Rain): In case of rain, a dry and covered location for the musicians, instruments, and audio equipment is essential. Exposure to water can damage these items.
  • Heater (Optional): While we love playing outdoors, for extended outdoor performances, especially in cooler temperatures, a heater would be greatly appreciated. This will help keep our musicians comfortable during setup, performance, and breakdown.

A dancing violinist is a total performer who dances along to the music, sometimes with a set choreography, while playing the violin. It has been popular in recent years, ushering in a new style of violin performance. Our hip hop violinist in San Diego, Melissa, is a talented violinist and gifted dancer who can definitely wow a crowd!

A wedding reception playlist is equally important as the playlist for wedding ceremony. Once you book with OMG, you will have access to our portal where you can select songs for the wedding reception, or any part of the program. We also have our own go-to playlist at wedding receptions that we update constantly so you would not have to worry about planning your music.

Our SoCal dancing Violinist, Melissa, often uses an electric violin for her performances. Since she plays along to backing tracks, mixing the sound from her violin together with the track is easier. Also, violin music and backing tracks should match, and using an electric violin makes it is easier to modify the overall sound.

Yes! A violin can be played almost anywhere, as long as the conditions are dry. Violins and other wooden instruments are sensitive to moisture and water so it is important that they do not get wet. Given that, violin music is a great background music for a romantic beach setting.


Types of Events We've Played At

What Our Past Clients Say About Us

  1. Tracy S.


    Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, Santa Barbara, California

    Melissa did an AMAZING job! The attendees can’t stop dancing. She’s very interactive and can’t wait to have her again.

  2. Ricky Hayes


    The Villa Del Sol, Fullerton, California

    I work in entertainment in the Private Event and Wedding industry. Our company VOX DJs personally works with Margie and OMG quite a bit. Her musicians are always professional and high quality. It was a no brainer to book one of her specialty musicians for me and my wife’s big day.

    We chose Melissa Barrison to play Electric Violin alongside one of our DJs. It’s been months and guests from our wedding still talk about how incredible Melissa was. It’s not just someone playing over the tracks, it’s an absolute experience. She turned it into a concert dancing alongside guests and absolutely shredding on the violin. There were faces melting all over.

    Trust Margie, she’ll get you set up with a perfect musician for any event.

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