the grift

Soundtrack to the best day of your life. Fresh from Vermont


So, so *very* grateful to everyone who made G20 such an amazing day and night! Wow. This was a peak experience. We truly are humbled by the support and love we felt on Saturday night at MRG as we celebrated 20 years and counting as a band. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU. Thank you to all our fans and friends and family who came from near and far and brought the love — and your dancin’ boots! Thank you to Grifties past and present who brought the musical heat and the belly laughs Rian Alfiero, Ben Lively, Neil Matthews, Clint Bierman, Jeff Vallone, Peter Day and Andrew Moroz. And thank you to our special guests for kicking it up even another gear Lauren Bierman, Josh Panda, Alex Budney, Matt Schrag, Jer Coons, Eric Maier. And thank you to EVERYONE involved in pulling off such a seamless and special evening: our sponsors Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Mad River Glen, Middlebury Underground, Sperry Tents and David Knoop; to Jonathan Betts and Eric Graham for the sweet sound, to Kyle Rose for the killer lights, to Chris Mayone and his whole team for sorting out the jigsaw puzzle of production details, to Benjamin D. Bloom for the years of amazing photos (including this one)… And whether you were there in person or not, thank you for supporting independent music, for going out to see bands, for letting our songs take flight, and for reassuring us that there is indeed a place for original music in this day and age. So. Here’s to 20 more years! (and 20 more after that?)
With gratitude,
The Grift

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Booty-shaking grooves. Tight vocal harmonies.

The core of the Grift— guitarist/vocalist Clint Bierman, bassist/vocalist Peter Day, drummer/bassist/vocalist Jeff Vallone, and Andrew Moroz on keys —have been playing together on the central Vermont music scene and beyond for almost 20 years. The Grift has serious musical and songwriting chops. Peter Day won a recent Vermont-wide songwriter contest, and Clint Bierman co-wrote “I’m On My Way” for the Shrek 2 soundtrack. Jeff Vallone (classically trained, no less) has at least one symphony under his belt. And Andrew Moroz has toured and recorded with Trey Anastasio, Phish, Anais Mitchell, and Jennifer Hartswick, and has shared the stage with Carlos Santana and Dave Matthews.

Looking for a great party band for your Vermont wedding or event?

Want your guests to never stop talking about “the best party ever”? Look no further than The Grift, Vermont’s premier good-time party band—playing catchy original tunes and popular covers alike. Whether it’s an acoustic set during a Vermont wedding ceremony, a bluegrass or jazz set during cocktails, or full-blown rock-n-roll to get everyone up and dancing at a Vermont wedding,

The Grift brings their non-stop energy to the party, often leaving folks calling them, “Vermont’s best wedding band.” Ask anyone for whom the Grift has played their event, and they’ll tell you right off: great music makes for a great party… and the Grift always delivers!

the Grift is…

Clint Bierman

Clint Bierman

Guitar, banjo, vocals (bio)

Peter Day

Peter Day

Bass, vocals, guitar (bio)

Jeff Vallone

Jeff Vallone

Drums, bass, vocals (bio)

Andrew Moroz

Andrew Moroz

Keys, vocals (bio)

… and friends.

original music of the grift

There’s much more to love about The Grift than awesome dance-tastic covers… they are accomplished songwriters / composers in their own right! Have a listen.
The Grift: Live from the Fort on Vermont Public Radio

Elements of a “best-ever” Grift wedding

Acoustic Ceremony: The Grift, Vermont Wedding Band

Acoustic ceremony

Peter and Clint add quiet elegance…

Classy Cocktail Hour: The Grift, Vermont Wedding Band

Classy cocktail hour

Entertaining without overwhelming…

Packed Dance Floor: The Grift, Vermont Wedding Band

Packed dance floor

That’s what we’re talking about!

“Folks may forget how good the food was or what the weather was like, but they will never forget how much fun they had dancing with you to The Grift all night long…”Robin, Vermont bride
“These guys ROCK. They were enthusiastic (not just during the wedding – throughout the whole planning process!) and so much fun to work with. Our guests LOVED them!”Erin, Vermont bride