Having won the 2020 St. Louis Post Dispatch’s “Readers Choice Favorite Band” award as well as the “Best Wedding Band” by the Perfect Wedding Guide’s Vendors’ Choice Awards six 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 with the most authentic covers of current Top 40. 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. Griffin and the Gargoyles likes to mix it up so that everyone has a good time.
Garland Griffin (you can call him “Griff”) has been running the band for over a decade. A people pleaser, Griff thrives off of making sure every guest feels welcome and gets to hear the music they want. With a love of music and a smile on his face, there is a reason top wedding and event planners come to Griffin and the Gargoyles for all their event needs!
What You’ll Get
I have been to so many weddings and each time Griffin and the Gargoyles are the ones playing, the dance floor lights up. We knew when we got married we had to have them for our reception. And they did not disappoint. Griffin played all of our requested songs and the majority of our guests were on the dance floor the entire night. If you are wanting a band to make your party come alive, there isn't a better band in St. Louis out there. They were well worth the money to make our reception the best night. Their management team was extremely accommodating and friendly during the entire process as well. They were very helpful and responsive with questions I had about timeline, limitations at our venue, etc. Overall, my experience with Griffin and their team was exceptional.
Griffin & The Gargoyles provided a great evening of live entertainment at our daughter’s wedding reception! The event was held at the St. Louis Art Museum this fall during the pandemic, and we were anxious about following all the protocols to ensure safety throughout the evening. It was a great evening of song and dance as we celebrated together. The vocals, instrumentalists and horns were OUTSTANDING! We want to thank Griffin & The Gargoyles for sharing their amazing musical talents, so we and our guests could reclaim the joy in our lives!!
We could not have asked for a better wedding band than Griffin and the Gargoyles. They kept the party going all night long. The dancing never stopped, which made for the most fun night for all! People are still talking about how amazing our wedding band was weeks later. Can't recommend them enough! And Gretchen was so great to work with throughout the entire process. Your quest to find the best band for your wedding or event should stop here because they are THE BEST!
From the moment we started mentioning that we wanted a band for our wedding, people were referring us to Griffin and the Gargoyles. It was the best decision we made in regards to music for our wedding. We booked them without even hearing them live and we weren't disappointed one bit. After booking them, we made it to a local bar they performed and couldn't wait for our wedding to hear them again. We were rocking all night long at our wedding. Our dance floor was packed the entire time they performed. My husband rarely dances and he was dancing more than I could have dreamed. We got so many compliments after the wedding about the band and we owe it to Griffin and the Gargoyles. They are a delight to work with, including the office staff (Gretchen and Bradley) who coordinate the band's schedule. Definitely go with a band and pick them. We will definitely try to catch more of their gigs in the future. They are truly a blast
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Things went extremely well. The band was fantastic. Griffin was extremely helpful. I heard many compliments, some saying this was the best event ever.
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!