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Griffin and the Gargoyles

Griffin and the Gargoyles

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Griffin and the Gargoyles is St. Louis’ premier high-energy party and dance band. Recently awarded “best cover band” by the St. Louis Riverfront Times, 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 and depending on the venue or crowd 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.

Griffin and the Gargoyles has shared the stage with The O’Jays, Nelly, and Karmin, to name a few. They have played for The St. Louis Cardinals, Anheuser Busch, St. Louis University, Pfizer, IBM, The St. Louis Zoo, Rawlings, Young Variety Club, the YMCA, Ameristar, Harrah’s and Argosy Casinos, Wells Fargo Advisors, and The United Way among many others.

Griffin and the Gargoyles are available for clubs, weddings, private parties, corporate events, as well as public and community events big and small.

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Partial Song List

  • Temptations – My girl
  • Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
  • Pharrell – Happy
  • Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
  • The O’Jays – Love Train
  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • Flo Rida – Low
  • House of Pain – Jump Around
  • Carlie Rae Jepson – Call me maybe
  • Kesha (featuring Pitbull) – Timber
  • LMFAO – Party rock anthem
  • Lumineers – Ho hey
  • Maroon 5 – Moves like Jagger
  • Nicki Minaj – Starships
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire – September
  • Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
  • Montel Jordan – This is How We Do it
  • Black Eyed Peas – I’ve got a feeling
  • Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel
  • Luke Bryan -That’s my kind of night
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
  • The Trammps – Disco Inferno
  • Kesha – Die young
  • Kesha – tic tok
  • Burno Mars – Locked out of Heaven
  • Bruno Mars – Treasure
  • Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Magic – Rude
  • Cee-Lo Green – Forget you
  • Chubby Checker – the twist
  • Bob Seger – Old time rock n roll
  • Taio Cruz – Dynamite
  • Daft Punk – Get Lucky
  • Cupid – Cupid Shuffle
  • VIC – Wobble
  • Dexys Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
  • Journey – Don’t stop believing
  • Kenny Loggins – footloose
  • Bon Jovi – You give love a bad name
  • Def Leppard – Pour some sugar on me
  • Florida Georgia Line (featuring Nelly) – Cruise
  • Aretha Franklin – Respect
  • Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody
  • Madonna – Holiday
  • ENRIQUE IGLESIAS (featuring pitbull) – I Like It
  • Pitbull – Fireball
  • Pitbull – Calle Ocho (I know you want me)
  • Pitbull – Everything tonight
  • Usher – Yeah
  • Usher – Dj got us falling in love
  • Jackson 5 –  I want you back
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Jessie J – Domino
  • Jessie J – Price tag
  • Wild Cherry – play that funky music white boy
  • Ohio Players – Roller coaster of love
  • Katy Perry – California Gurls
  • Katy Perry –Firework
  • Lady Gaga – Pokerface
  • Lady Gaga – Love game
  • Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
  • Pink – Raise your glass
  • Rihanna –S&M
  • Rose Royce – Carwash
  • Justin Timberlake – Sexyback
  • Four tops – Sugar pie, honey bunch
  • Lil Jon – Get Low
  • Nelly – Shake Ya tailfeather
  • Flo Rida – Good Feeling
  • Flo Rida – Club cant handle me
  • Donna Summer – Last Dance
  • Bell Biv Devoe – That girl is poison
  • Bobby Brown – My Prerogative  
  • Summer of 69 – Brian Adams
  • Walk This Way – Aerosmith
  • Wonderful Worlds – Louis Armstrong
  • Feel Like Makin Love -Bad Company
  • Girls – Beastie Boys
  • All My Loving – Beatles
  • I Saw Her Standing There- Beatles
  • Ob la di, ob la da (Life goes on) – Beatles
  • Lady Madonna – Beatles
  • Pennylane – Beatles
  • When I’m 64 – Beatles
  • Twist and Shout – Beatles
  • Hey Jude – Beatles
  • To Love SOmebody – BeeGees
  • Poison – Bell Biv Devoe 
  • Day O – Harry Bellefonte
  • No Particular Place to Go – Chuck Berry
  • Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy – Big N’ Rich
  • Lost in the Moment – Big N’ Rich
  • You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks N’ Dunn
  • Friends in Low Places- Garth Brooks
  • My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
  • I Feel Good – James Brown 
  • Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
  • Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
  • Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  • Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  • Word Up – Cameo
  • Georgia on my Mind – Ray Charles
  • I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick
  • The Twist – Chubby Checker
  • Me and You – Kenny Chesney
  • Yellow – Coldplay 
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • Brick House – Commodores
  • Easy – Commodores 
  • You Send Me – Sam Cook 
  • Jack and Diane – John Cougar Mellencamp
  • Pink Houses – John Cougar Mellencamp
  • Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
  • Down on the Corner – CCR
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – CCR
  • Proud Mary – CCR
  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
  • Cupid Shuffle -Cupid
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
  • I Don’t Wanna Be – Gavin Degraw
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond 
  • Humpty Dance – Digital Underground 
  • September – Earth Wind & Fire 
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
  • Little Sister – Elvis
  • Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis
  • Teddy Bear – Elvis
  • Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
  • Suspicious Minds – Elvis 
  • A Little Less Conversation – Elvis
  • Return to Sender – Elvis
  • Low – Flo Rida
  • Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
  • Sugar Pie Honey Bunch – Four Tops
  • Same Old Song – Four Tops
  • Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  • Alright Now – Free 
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellites 
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley 
  • Lets Stay Together – Al Green
  • Drift Away – Dobie Grey
  • American Woman – The Guess Who
  • I Loved Her First – Heartland
  • Jump Around – House of Pain
  • Some Kind of Wonderful – Huey Lewis and the News
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Piano Man – Billy Joel
  • Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
  • Daniel – Elton John
  • Tiny Dancer – Elton John 
  • It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Shake Your Booty – KC and the Sunshine Band 
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King 
  • Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon 
  • Get Low – Lil Jon
  • Lady – Little River Band
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd 
  • Gimmie 3 Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd 
  • Mandy – Barry Manilow
  • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  • No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
  • One Love – Bob Marley 
  • Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5
  • Harder to Breath  – Maroon 5
  • This Love – Maroon 5 
  • I’ll Be – Edwin McCain 
  • I’m a Believer – The Monkees
  • Daydream Believer – The Monkees
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Mondance – Van Morrison
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Shake Your Tailfeather – Nelly
  • It’s Getting Hot in Here – Nelly
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Shout – Otis Day and the Knights
  • Hey Ya – Outkast 
  • Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • Land of 1000 Dancers – Wilson Pickett 
  • Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  • Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
  • Talk Dirty To Me – Poison
  • Every Rose has its Thorn – Poison 
  • Kiss – Prince 
  • Life Is A Highway – Rascal Flats 
  • God Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flats
  • Sedated – Ramones
  • Dock of the Bay – Ottis Redding
  • Under the Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  • It’s the End of the World – REM 
  • You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling – Righteous Bros 
  • What I Like About You – The Romantics
  • It’s Tricky – Run DMC 
  • Smooth – Santana
  • Soul Man – Sam and Dave
  • Old Time Rock n’ Roll – Bob Seger
  • Still the Same – Bob Seger 
  • Jump Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Sinatra
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Sinatra
  • Summer Wind – Sinatra 
  • Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot 
  • Everyday People – Sly and the Family Stone
  • Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Tempted -Squeeze
  • Suck in the Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
  • Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
  • Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart  
  • This Old Heart of Mine – Rod Stewart 
  • My Girl – Temptations
  • Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
  • What Goes Around Comes Around – Justin Timberlake 
  • Wild Thing – Tone Loc
  • Drops of Jupiter – Train 
  • California Love – Tupac & Dr. Dre 
  • Jenny Jenny 867-5309 – Tommy Tutone
  • One – Tommy Tutone 
  • All I Want Is You – Tommy Tutone
  • Angel of Harlem – Tommy Tutone 
  • Yeah – Usher 
  • You’re Too Good To Be True – Frankie Vallie
  • Blister in the Sun – The Violent Femmes
  • Aint No Sunshine – Bill Withers 
  • Lean on Me – Bill Whithers
  • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder 
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder 
  • In Da Club – 50 Cent 

Jazz Standards/Cocktail Hour

  • It Had to be You
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Wonderful World
  • Georgia On My Mind 
  • Summer Wind
  • Fly Me To the Moon
  • Unforgettable
  • As Time Goes By
  • Moonglow
  • I’m in the Mood for Love 
  • The Nearness of You 
  • Till There Was You
  • That’s All
  • Smile
  • These Foolish Things
  • You Send Me 


  • Merry Xmas Baby
  • Here Comes Santa Clause
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Monster Mash
  • Horah / Hava Nagila 



Erin S. – 5.6.17 Wedding

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!


Anna A – 11.5.17

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!

Nicole K – 9.16.17

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

Jen M – 7.19.16

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!

Kate B – 5.27.16

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.

Angela C – 5.17.16

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 accomadating 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.

Cheryl H – 10.20.15

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.

Nancy M – 2.28.15

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!

Evan M – 3.31.15 (School Formal)

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

Nancy F – 4.3.14

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!!!

Katie R – 10.12.13

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 B – 5.18.13

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.

Charles R – 7.25.14

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.

Nancy R – 10.12.13

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!

Julie D – 6.9.12

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!

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