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Our Purpose

Songs With You was developed by music lovers, for music lovers of all ages. We understand that not everybody is musically talented, yet giving the gift of music to someone you care about can be such a special and unique opportunity. 

Our goal is to help you do just that - provide someone a song that is truly meaningful. Sometimes the occasion is funny, other times sentimental. Either way, a personalized song can touch a person's life in so many ways, and we're beyond excited to be a part of it.

We know you'll love this song we've created together.

Our Team

We believe in fair and honest practices, happy customers, and great music.

Griff Jurgens

Founder / Musician / Production

Writing poetry and lyrics has been a part of Griff’s life from an early age. Growing up with a multitude of musical influences, he has created a sound that is unique that reaches across many genres. 

Griff has been performing at backyard BBQs, dive bars, and opening for touring acts since 2007 in California, and now Hawai'i.

Stemming from his work as an educator, he witnessed first-hand the many kids who need extra attention, confidence, and love.

Griff's primary goal with his music is to make people happy and spread positive energy. This is why he created Songs With You.

Did you know?

Outside of music, Griff is also the Education director at the nonprofit Blue Planet Foundation, and has worked on numerous independent sustainability films, a web-series for PBS (Under H2O), and won an Emmy for his work on the Netflix documentary Chasing Coral.

Justin Carver

Co-Owner / Marketing / Site Design

As a former customer who saw the enjoyment of gifting music first hand, Justin is now focused on growth and marketing of Songs With You. 

Over the past decade, Justin has focused on e-commerce, online marketing, SEO, SEM, and delivering positive customer experiences for his previous two businesses, EasyETA and Best Homepage Ever.

With a new focus on custom music, he is thrilled and proud to call Songs With You his new home, and help to deliver music to the far reaching music-loving community.

Melanie Ilana

Musician / Production

Melanie is a singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania. She started by performing in musicals in high school, but began taking her guitar on stage at open mics in Pittsburgh, and continued to do so while living in Honolulu. 

Melanie was a part of the Hawai'i groups The Mankeki Nekos and The Dirt Squirrels for a few years before moving back to Pennsylvania, where she now plays guitar, sings, and writes for Violet Coup.

On the weekends you can find Melanie performing at breweries, wineries, and local events.

When not immersing herself in music you can find Melanie managing operations at Furnace Creek Farm, and in her free time, she spends as much time outdoors as possible, kayaking and camping, and loves to have game nights with friends.

David Aquino

Musician / Production / Videographer

David is a musician cut from the cloth of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. He found passion for music early in life, learning to play the piano at 5 years old, and later picking up numerous other instruments, including trumpet, ukulele, bass, and guitar. 

David has spent the last few years performing solo acts a venues across Honolulu. However, what he enjoys most are backyard kanikapilas (jam sessions), and creating music with friends. 

David draws inspiration from an eclectic blend of classic big band, R&B, country, and Hawai'ian music. He hopes to use his diverse musical background to create songs that are unique to you.

jacob wong

Song Engineer / Marketing

Music has been a big part of Jacob’s life, beginning with learning Blink 182 songs by ear on his ukulele at the age of 10. He furthered his career by opening for nationally touring acts around the West coast. 

His musical interests range widely from the blues, to metal, to RnB. Guitar and bass are his primary instruments, but he dabbles in drums and percussion as well. 

As a graphic designer, Jacob has spent over ten years working for agencies, in-house, and as a hired gun in a variety of industries.

Jacob is a graphic designer and musician born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and currently is residing in Los Angeles.

Did you know?

When he’s not tickling strings or pushing pixels as a graphic designer, Jacob enjoys snapping photos of California’s vast landscapes and climbing things.