the grift

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

The brand new Grift jam “Stay Home, Drink Beer,” now available for free download!

Written during quarantine as part of Lawson’s Finest Liquids new virtual music series. Donations accepted through a secure PayPal link, but only if you’d like to and are able, no pressure. A portion of the song proceeds will go to Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief


7/1/20: Important update regarding upcoming show postponements

Dear friends and fans,

As you are likely aware, live music is in a bit of a holding pattern right now. All Grift shows in the near future (currently looking into August? September?) are postponed, with the exception of a few drive-in concerts that are in the works, and no one is sure how long that will extend. We are VERY MUCH looking forward to returning to a stage near you to share in the joy and energy of live music, but we want to do so safely and responsibly. Check back here and on the Grift fb for updates, and we will let you know as soon as we get word that we can get back up and running. Needless to say, it will be an incredibly joyful and exciting moment for all of us to return to making music for you beautiful souls.

With gratitude,
Clint, Jeff, Peter and Eric

Safe, socially distant Grift summer love

One silver lining is that our schedule has, shall we say, opened up a bit… which provides an exciting opportunity for you to have The Grift in your backyard for a very special, intimate acoustic performance for you and a small group of your friends.

How we’d like it work is:
-We agree on a date. Preferably a weekend, but we’re flexible and willing to discuss other options.

-You invite 10-20 people who you trust are adhering to the various current guidelines. The actual number should be based on how many people you think can fit in the space, keep a safe distance AND yet be close enough to hear acoustic music.

-We will show up and play completely unplugged (two acoustic guitars and percussion). We’ll bring our own chairs, beverages, and sense of adventure.

Interested? Send us a message! Click that contact button up top there and away we go. See you soon!

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 Vermont music scene and beyond for over 20 years. The Grift has serious musical and songwriting chops. Peter Day won Advance Music/104.7 The Point’s 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, and Anais Mitchell.

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