About the artist

Damcing Violinist Socal

About Melissa

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

Additional Information

  • Can learn any song
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Acoustic Violinist
  • Electric Violinist

Repertoire Genres

  • Classical
  • Hip-Hop
  • Rock
  • RnB
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • And more...

Accepts the Following

  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Playing with DJ
  • Corporate Events
  • Engagement Proposals

Book local musicians in Southern California with security and 24/7 customer service

  • Outstanding Five Stars customer support and services​
  • Guaranteed artists 24/7, 365 days a year​
  • Hand-picked solo dancing violinist for quality performance and reliability​​
  • Online booking and price quote
  • Safe, secure booking contracts for your peace of mind, with $2M liability insurance​
  • Trusted company with over 3,000 client bookings & high-profile industry partnerships
  • Performed at 400+ venues and locations in Southern California

Booking artists or musicians from Ocdamia Music Group, LLC. grants you access to our team of 100+ professional musicians, attentive customer service and expert advice from our friendly staff 24/7, and most importantly, our customer guarantee. 

We guarantee that your booking is covered 24/7 against any eventuality. 

In the event that an artist or musician cancels due to unforeseen events, our team will find a suitable replacement

Book live music and entertainment for your event with peace of mind. Sit back, relax, and be entertained with concert-like performances from OMG artists and musicians!

FAQ, Booking and General Policy

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.

What our past clients say

Temecula, California
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AMAZING! They were wonderful to work with!! They played perfectly and really made our wedding so beautiful! The second I heard them playing, I started crying, it was EVERYTHING I had imagined! 🙂 LOVE these guys!!
Temecula, California
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OCDamia played for my wedding ceremony and they did an amazing job. The music was so beautiful and everything was flawless. They play both classical music and contemporary. Everyone especially loved when they played "all you need is love" by the beatles. Chris was very quick in corresponding and easy to work with. Would 100% recommend
  1. Ricky Hayes


    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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