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Griffin and the Gargoyles is St. Louis’ premier high-energy party and dance band. Having won “Best Wedding Band” by the Perfect Wedding Guide’s Vendors’ Choice Awards several years in a row, musicianship and style is the reason Griffin and the Gargoyles has played to packed houses for many years. Their extensive play-list and freshness keeps the crowds coming back for more.

Griffin and the Gargoyles easily provides the widest variety of music in the St. Louis area.

Depending on the venue or crowd they can play everything from Usher and Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra, Elvis, The Temptations and everything in between.

Griffin and the Gargoyles plays classics from every generation including today’s hits. They perform everything from classic rock, 80’s retro and hair music, hip hop and dance, pop, alternative, funk, R&B, disco, standards and swing, country, and oldies. The band plays what you and the crowd want to hear. Griffin and the Gargoyles likes to mix it up so that everyone has a good time.

If requested, Griffin and the Gargoyles are able to play an entire night of one genre, such as dance or rock, or can mix and match to your tastes.

The members of Griffin and the Gargoyles have been mainstays of the St. Louis and national music scene for years. They have played in groups such as Gargoyle Reign, Gargoyle Lounge, Cavo, Girls Night Out, the Mark Arbogast Band, Silver Bullet Tribute to Bob Seger, Magnolia Summer, Mind Over Soul and Pilot.

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Partial Song list

  • ADELE – Rolling in the Deep
  • AEROSMITH – Sweet Emotion
  • AEROSMITH – Walk this Way
  • AL GREEN – Lets Stay Together
  • ANDY GRAMMER – Honey, I’m Good
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN – Respect
  • ATARIS – Boys of Summer
  • B 52’s – Love Shack
  • BAD COMPANY – Feel Like Making Love
  • BANGLES – Walk Like An Egyptian
  • BEATLES – All My Loving
  • BEATLES – In My Life
  • BEATLES – I Saw Her Standing There
  • BEATLES – Something
  • BEATLES – Twist and Shout
  • BEE GEES – Staying Alive
  • BELL BIV DEVOE – Poison
  • BEN E KING – Stand By Me
  • BIG N’ RICH – Lost in the Moment
  • BIG N’ RICH – Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy
  • BILL WITHERS – Aint No Sunshine
  • BILLY JOEL – Only the Good Die Young
  • BILLY JOEL – Piano Man
  • BLACK CROWES – Jealous Again
  • BLACK EYED PEAS – I’ve Got a Feeling
  • BLINK 182 – All the Small Things
  • BLUR – Song #2
  • BOBBY BROWN – My Prerogative
  • BOBBY DARIN – Beyond the Sea
  • BOB DYLAN – Knocking on Heavens Door
  • BOB MARLEY – No Woman No Cry
  • BOB MARLEY – One Love
  • BOB MARLEY – Three Little Birds
  • BOB SEGER – Old Time Rock n’ Roll
  • BOB SEGER – Still the Same
  • BON JOVI – You Give Love a Bad Name
  • BRIAN SETZER – Jump, Jive and Wail
  • BRITNEY SPEARS – (Hit Me) Baby, One More Time
  • BROOKS N’ DUNN – Boot Scootin’ Boogie
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Thunder Road
  • BRUNO MARS – Count on Me
  • BRUNO MARS – Locked Out Of Heaven
  • BRUNO MARS – Treasure
  • BRUNO MARS – Uptown Funk
  • BRYAN ADAMS – Heaven
  • BRYAN ADAMS – Summer of 69
  • BUCKCHERRY – Crazy Bitch
  • CAKE – I will Survive
  • CAMEO – Word Up
  • CARLOS SANTANA – Smooth
  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN – Call Me Maybe
  • CEE-LO GREEN – F*ck You (Forget You)
  • CHEAP TRICK – I Want You to Want Me
  • CHUBBY CHECKER – The Twist
  • CHUCK BERRY – Johnny B. Goode
  • CHUCK BERRY – No Particular Place to Go
  • COLDPLAY – Yellow
  • COMMODORES – Brick House
  • COMMODORES – Easy (Like Sunday Morning)
  • COUNTING CROWS – Mr. Jones
  • CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Down on the Corner
  • CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
  • CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Proud Mary
  • CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG -Teach Your Children
  • CUPID – Cupid Shuffle
  • DAFT PUNK – Get Lucky
  • DARIUS RUCKER – Wagon Wheel
  • DEF LEPPARD – Pour Some Sugar on Me
  • DEL SHANNON – Runaway
  • DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS – Come On Eileen
  • DIGITAL UNDERGROUND – Humpty Dance
  • DION – Runaround Sue
  • DNCE – Cake by the Ocean
  • DOBIE GREY – Drift away
  • DON MCCLEAN – American Pie
  • DONNA SUMMER – Hot Stuff
  • DONNA SUMMER – Last Dance
  • DOORS – Light my fire
  • EARTH, WIND AND FIRE – September
  • ED SHEERAN – Thinking Out Loud
  • EDWIN MCCAIN – I’ll Be
  • ELLE KING -Ex’s and Oh’s
  • ELTON JOHN – Crocodile Rock
  • ELTON JOHN – Daniel
  • ELTON JOHN – Tiny Dancer
  • ELTON JOHN – Your Song
  • ELVIS – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • ELVIS – Don’t be Cruel
  • ELVIS – It’s Now or Never
  • ELVIS – Jailhouse Rock
  • ELVIS – Little Sister
  • ELVIS – Such a Night
  • ELVIS – Suspicious Minds
  • ELVIS – Teddy Bear
  • ENRIQUE IGLESIAS – I Like It (featuring PITBULL)
  • ERIC CLAPTON – Layla (Unplugged Version)
  • ERIC CLAPTON – Wonderful Tonight
  • ETTA JAMES – At Last
  • EVE 6 -Inside Out
  • EVERCLEAR – Santa Monica
  • FASTBALL – Out of My Head
  • FLO RIDA – Good Feeling
  • FLO RIDA – Low
  • FLO RIDA – My House
  • FLO RIDA – The Club Can’t Handle Me
  • FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – Cruise (featuring NELLY)
  • FOUNDATIONS – Build Me Up Buttercup
  • FOUR TOPS – Same Old Song
  • FOUR TOPS – Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
  • FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – Relax
  • FRANKIE VALLIE – You’re too Good to be True (Can’t Take my Eyes Off of You)
  • FRANK SINATRA – Fly Me to the Moon
  • FRANK SINATRA – Summer Wind
  • FRANK SINATRA – The Way You Look Tonight
  • FREE – Alright Now
  • GARTH BROOKS – Friends in Low Places
  • GAVIN DEGRAW – I Don’t Wanna Be
  • GEORGIA SATELLITES – Keep Your Hands to Yourself
  • GIN BLOSSOMS -Hey Jealousy
  • GINUWINE – Pony
  • GLORIA GAYNOR – I Will Survive
  • GNARLS BARKLEY – Crazy
  • GRETCHEN WILSON – Redneck Woman
  • HEARTLAND – I Loved Her first
  • HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH – Hold My Hand
  • HOUSE OF PAIN – Jump Around
  • HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS – Some Kind of Wonderful
  • ICONA POP – I Love It
  • ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE – Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
  • JACKIE WILSON – Higher and Higher
  • JACKSON 5 – I Want You Back
  • JAMES – Laid
  • JAMES BROWN – I Feel Good (I Got You)
  • JAMES TAYLOR – How Sweet it is
  • JANIS JOPLIN – Me and Bobby McGee
  • JASON DERULO – Want To Want Me
  • JASON MRAZ – I’m Yours
  • JASON MRAZ – Lucky
  • JESSIE J – Bang Bang
  • JESSIE J – Domino
  • JESSIE J – Price Tag
  • JET -Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • JIM CROCE – Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  • JIMI HENDRIX – Purple Haze
  • JIMMY BUFFET – Margaritaville
  • JOAN JETT – I Love Rock n’ Roll
  • JOE COCKER – Leave Your Hat On
  • JOHN COUGAR (MELLENCAMP) – Jack and Diane
  • JOHN LENNON – Imagine
  • JOHNNY AND SANTO – Sleepwalk
  • JOHNNY CASH – Folsom Prison Blues
  • JOHNNY CASH – Ring of Fire
  • JOURNEY – Don’t Stop Believing
  • JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Cant Stop The Feeling
  • JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Sexyback
  • JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – What Goes Around Comes Around
  • KATY PERRY – California Gurls
  • KATY PERRY – Firework
  • KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND – Shake Your Booty
  • KE$HA – Blow
  • KE$HA – Die Young
  • KE$HA – Tic Toc
  • KE$HA – Timber
  • KEITH URBAN – Making Memories Of Us
  • KENNY CHESNEY – Me and You
  • KENNY LOGGINS – Footloose
  • KID ROCK – All Summer Long
  • KINGS OF LEON – Sex on Fire
  • KOOL AND THE GANG – Celebration
  • LADY GAGA – Bad Romance
  • LADY GAGA – Edge of Glory
  • LADY GAGA – Love Game
  • LADY GAGA – Pokerface
  • LIL’ JON – Get Low
  • LINDA RONSTADT – Blue Bayou
  • LIT – My Own Worst Enemy
  • LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
  • LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
  • LONESTAR – Amazed
  • LOOKING GLASS – Brandy
  • LOUIS ARMSTRONG – What a Wonderful World
  • LOVERBOY – Working for the Weekend
  • LUKE BRYAN – My Kind Of Night
  • LUMINEERS – Ho Hey
  • LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Gimmie 3 Steps
  • LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Simple Man
  • LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Sweet Home Alabama
  • MADONNA – Holiday
  • MADONNA – Like a Prayer
  • MAGIC – Rude
  • MAROON 5 – Harder to Breathe
  • MAROON 5 – Makes Me Wonder
  • MAROON 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  • MAROON 5 – Sugar
  • MAROON 5 – This Love
  • MARTINA MCBRIDE – Independence Day
  • MATCHBOX 20 -3AM
  • MEGHAN TRAINOR – All About That Bass
  • MEGHAN TRAINOR – Dear Future Husband
  • MEGHAN TRAINOR – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
  • MICHAEL BUBLE – Everything
  • MICHAEL BUBLE – Save the Last Dance for Me
  • MICHAEL BUBLE – Sway
  • MICHAEL JACKSON – Billie Jean
  • MILEY CYRUS – Party in the USA
  • MODERN ENGLISH – Melt with you
  • MONTELL JORDAN – This Is How We Do It
  • MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME – Jungle Love
  • NAT KIND COLE – Unforgettable
  • NEAL DIAMOND – Sweet Caroline
  • NELLY – Cruise
  • NELLY – Shake Your Tailfeather
  • NEON TREES – Animal
  • NEON TREES – Everybody Talks
  • NICKI MINAJ – Starships
  • NIRVANA -Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • OMI – Cheerleader
  • ORLEANS – Still The One
  • OTIS DAY AND THE KNIGHTS – Shout
  • OTIS REDDING – (Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay
  • OUTFIELD – Your Love
  • OUTKAST – Hey Ya
  • O’JAYS – Love Train
  • PATSY CLINE – Crazy
  • PHARRELL – Happy
  • PINK – Raise Your Glass
  • PITBULL – Calle Ocho (I Know You Want Me)
  • PITBULL – Everything Tonight
  • PITBULL – Fireball
  • POISON – Every Rose has its’ Thorn
  • POISON – Talk Dirty to Me
  • PRINCE – Kiss
  • PRINCE – P*ssy Control
  • PSY – Gangnam Style
  • QUEEN – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • QUEEN – My Best Friend
  • R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World (and I Feel Fine)
  • R. KELLY – Ignition (Remix)
  • RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE – Killing in the Name
  • RAMONES – Sedated
  • RASCAL FLATS – God Bless the Broken Road
  • RASCAL FLATS – Life is a Highway
  • RASCAL FLATS – My Wish
  • RAY CHARLES – Georgia on My Mind
  • RAY LAMONTAGNE – You are the Best Thing
  • REDBONE – Come and Get Your Love
  • RICK SPRINGFIELD – Jessie’s Girl
  • RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS – You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling
  • RIHANNA – S&M
  • ROBIN THICKE – Blurred Lines
  • ROD STEWART – Have I Told You Lately
  • ROD STEWART – Maggie May
  • ROD STEWART – Reason to Believe
  • ROD STEWART – This Old Heart of Mine
  • ROSE ROYCE – Car Wash
  • ROY ORBISON – Pretty Woman
  • SALT N PEPA – Shoop
  • SAM COOK – Wonderful World
  • SAM COOK – You Send Me
  • SEAN KINGSTON – Fire Burning on the Dancefloor (911)
  • SEMISONIC -Closing Time
  • SEVEN MARY THREE -Cumbersome
  • SIR MIX A LOT – Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts)
  • SISTER HAZEL – This kind of Love
  • SISTER SLEDGE – We Are Family
  • SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE – Everyday People
  • STEELERS WHEEL – Stuck in the Middle with You
  • STEPPENWOLF – Born to be Wild
  • STEVE MILLER – The Joker
  • STEVIE WONDER – Signed, Sealed Delivered
  • STEVIE WONDER – Superstition
  • SUBLIME – Santeria
  • SUBLIME – What I got
  • TAIO CRUZ – Dynamite
  • TAYLOR SWIFT – Shake It Off
  • TEMPTATIONS – Aint Too Proud To Beg
  • TEMPTATIONS – Get Ready
  • TEMPTATIONS – My Girl
  • THE CLOVERS – Love Potion No. 9
  • THE GUESS WHO – American Woman
  • THE KILLERS – Mr. Brightside
  • THE KINGSMEN – Louie, Louie
  • THE MONKEES – Daydream Believer
  • THE MONKEES – I’m a Believer
  • THE OHIO PLAYERS – Love Rollercoaster
  • THE TRAMMPS – Disco Inferno
  • THE VIOLENT FEMMES – Blister in the Sun
  • THE WEEKND – Can’t Feel My Face
  • THE WHITE STRIPES – Seven Nation Army
  • THIRD EYE BLIND – Semi Charmed Life
  • THREE DOG NIGHT – Joy to the World (Jeremiah was a Bullfrog)
  • THREE DOORS DOWN – Kryptonite
  • TOADIES – Possom Kingdom
  • TOM JONES – It’s Not Unusual
  • TOMMY TUTONE – Jenny, Jenny (867-5309)
  • TOM PETTY – Mary Jane’s Last Dance
  • TONE LOC – Wild Thing
  • TUPAC – California Love
  • TURTLES – Happy Together
  • U2 – One
  • USHER – Dj’s Got Us Falling In Love
  • USHER – Yeah
  • V.I.C. – Wobble
  • VAN MORRISON – Brown Eyed Girl
  • VAN MORRISON – Crazy Love
  • VAN MORRISON – Into The Mystic
  • VAN MORRISON – Moondance
  • WALK THE MOON – Shut up and Dance
  • WAR – Low Rider
  • WHITNEY HOUSTON – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  • WILD CHERRY – Play that Funky Music (White Boy)
  • WILLIE NELSON – Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  • WILSON PICKETT – Land of 1,000 Dances
  • WILSON PICKETT – Midnight Hour
  • WILSON PICKETT – Mustang Sally
  • ZAC BROWN BAND – Chicken Fried
  • ZZ TOP – Sharp Dressed Man
  • STANDARDS/COCKTAIL HOUR SONGS

  • At Last
  • It Had to Be You
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Georgia on My Mind
  • Summer Wind
  • Everything
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Unforgettable
  • As Time Goes By
  • I love you for Sentimental Reasons
  • Moonglow
  • I’m in the Mood for Love
  • The Nearness of You
  • Till There Was You
  • That’s All
  • Smile
  • Somewhere Beyond the Sea
  • Thanks for the Memories
  • These Foolish Things
  • You Send Me
  • Blue Moon
  • September In The Rain
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • My Foolish Heart
  • Sea Of Love
  • Sway
  • Save The Last Dance For Me
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • What a Difference a Day Makes
  • What a Wonderful World This Would Be
  • SEASONAL/SPECIAL

  • Merry Xmas Baby
  • Here Comes Santa Clause
  • Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • rocking around the Christmas tree
  • baby its cold outside
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Monster Mash
  • Horah / Hava Nagila
  • Horah Medley
  • Tarantella
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame
  • Happy Birthday
  • Here comes the king (AB song)
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Reviews

Griffin & The Gargoyles were AMAZING to say the least! They were a delight to work with from start to finish. The band had the dance floor filled the entire night. People, all ages, were dancing and having a ball all night long. They truly know how to work the crowd and keep people engaged. Not to mention, they are incredibly talented. We ended up adding the female vocalist last minute and we’re thrilled we did because she was amazing. We would highly recommend Griffin and The Gargoyles to any and everyone. We got numerous compliments on the band, and people telling us it was the best wedding band they’ve ever heard!

Erin S. – 5.6.17 Wedding

They were absolutely amazing and accommodating! We wanted the best wedding band and we definitely had them. Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable!

Anna A. – 11.5.17

Griffin & the Gargoyles is legit the best wedding band I have ever heard…and I have attended a lot of weddings. Griffin was so accommodating with us, as we were an out of town bride and groom. He met with us prior to our wedding right before going out of town to get a feel for our personalities. Griffin understood what type of music we wanted to hear on our wedding night and played a great mix of songs that was perfect for wedding guests! My husband and I even got to go on stage and belt out a classic Journey song. We HIGHLY recommend Griffin for a band! The guests will walk away thinking #toolegittoquit

Nicole K. – 9.16.17

This band MADE our wedding. The dance floor was PACKED non-stop. They were very flexible and easy to work with. They are work every penny!

Jen M. – 7.19.16

Griffin was great to work with and kept our guests on the dance floor ALL night! We received SO many compliments on our band! They truly led the event, facilitated the flow, and ensured everyone had a blast. Our uncle loved them so much that he went up to them and offered to pay them $1000 for another hour.

Kate B. – 5.27.16

We were lucky to book Griffin and the Gargoyles without ever even hearing them. They came highly recommended and the thing we cared most about at our wedding was music and dancing. They could not have been any easier to work with and were very accommodating of our choices. They were excellent at our wedding and many of our out of town guests even said they were the best wedding band they had ever heard.

Angela C. – 5.17.16

We had Griffin and the Gargoyles play at our daughter’s wedding September 19th and couldn’t have been happier with the sound, songs, excitement, fun, and crowd on the dance floor! Our guests had a fabulous time and owe it to G&G for putting on such a wonderful show and knack for getting everyone on their feet. All my daughter’s dreams came true; she said weddings are more fun with a great band…and we feel we had the best!! Worth. Every. Single. Penny.

Cheryl H. – 10.20.15

I booked Griffin and the Gargoyles for our daughter’s wedding and had never heard them perform. I had read so many good things about them, however, that I knew we were in for a treat. They were simply amazing! They played Rat Pack type music during dinner and switched over to contemporary music and it was nothing short of amazing! The dance floor was filled all night long! Over and over we heard raves about them. We were so pleased with everything about this terrific band. They book up quickly, so don’t delay if you know your wedding date and know you want a band that your guests will be talking about for ages to come!

Nancy M. – 2.28.15

Things went extremely well. The band was fantastic. Griffin was extremely helpful. I heard many compliments, some saying this was the best event ever.

Evan M. – 3.31.15 School Formal

Griffin & the Gargoyles performed at our daughter’s wedding on Saturday evening!!!!! They were absolutely incredible!!!!! Our guests can not stop talking about how great they were and have all asked for their information!!!!! Thank you for making Lindsay & Todd’s wedding fun and perfect!!!!!! We also had the one member of the band play the keyboard at the ceremony. He was incredible!!!!! Wish they were available for our next daughter’s wedding!!!

Nancy F. – 4.3.14

When I ask my friends if they had fun at our wedding, they all say the same thing, “The band was AWESOME!” And it’s true. G&G totally made a rockin’ reception. Our guests were on the floor from 7 pm until 10:45 pm because the hits just kept on on coming. And not only that, but they were also extremely customer-focused. They learned our first song (in just a week because it was advertised as something they played on their website and I was disappointed they didn’t know it anymore), and made all the traditional wedding activities like bouquet and garter toss super fun. You will not regret hiring this band – they are amazing!

Katie R. – 10.12.13

We found Griffin and the Gargoyles via their website as we were planning our wedding in St. Louis from Seattle. We actually crossed our fingers and booked the seven piece band prior to us seeing them perform live (we were able to get to St. Louis and see them live prior to the wedding). We couldn’t have been more pleased with their actual performance during the reception! I think I only left the dance floor for one song (as the bride)! Griffin coordinated with us prior to the reception to find out which songs we loved and which to avoid. Our first dance song they played was AMAZING! (Sister Hazel – This Kind of Love). The dance floor was always full and their song versatility (country, rap, 80’s rock, etc.) is second to none. We would 100% recommend them to any bride/groom planning their wedding.

Katie B. – 5.18.13

Don’t really have to say much, but that these guys are the best. They are very professional, play an amazingly wide variety of music, and get your whole wedding on the dance floor. I can not recommend them highly enough, like I said, they are just simply the best.

Charles R. – 7.25.14

Griffin and the Gargoyles played at my daughter’s wedding on 10/12/13. They were fabulous! They definitely know how to read a crowd. The dance floor was full from the first dance to the last. The guests had a great time, and the smile on my daughter’s face as she was dancing was priceless. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

Nancy R. – 10.12.13

Griffin & the Gargoyles had our guests talking about our wedding for months afterwards!!! They really rocked it while catering to a lot of different tastes. The grandparents and older guests danced as much as the 20 somethings. Besides being such AWESOME entertainment they were so great to work with during the planning process, coordinating first dance songs and such. I’ve even had multiple couples consider this band for their upcoming weddings because they were that impressed at our wedding. BRAVO!

Julie D. – 6.9.12

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