IMPORTANT SHOW CHANGE FRI 10/4/19
BIG NEWS about this Friday’s (10/4, 7:30p) show at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. We’ve decided to bring the amazing Elton John tribute show that we did in Burlington last week to Middlebury that evening! Unfortunately, Peter isn’t able to play on Friday due to an unexpected family commitment, so the rest of us have decided to team up once again as the all-star band that brought the house down last Thursday. So many great Elton John songs, special guests, and more sequins than you can count. It’s going to be a great night! Tickets available at townhalltheater.org. See you there!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING G20 SUCH A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
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?)
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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!