The Beatles, Ben Folds, Arcade Fire,
Daft Punk, Lizzo
Griffo is a piano and ukulele player, he has released 4 albums, an original comedy TV pilot, and creates a musical improv podcast called “Then This Happened: Musical Stories”. He performs at speakeasies in Chicago and the US.
Griffo is a Chicago-based DJ, musician, and comedian, whose solo work has been described as what would happen "if Ben Folds and Flight of the Concords had a lovechild." His unique sense of levity and performance instincts render his musical performances infectious, and give him that special knack for reading a crowd, and keeping dancefloors packed.
Griffo has been featured on FunnyorDie, YouTube, and Buzzfeed, and the Chicago Sun Times described his one-man show as “both toe-tapping and rib-tickling”. A former Musical Director of Second City, he’s performed for the Deltones at iO Chicago, was in the original cast of Second City’s musical comedy group “Infinite Sundaes”, and at the Black Box Comedy Festival Atlanta, LA Comedy Festival, Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Big Little Comedy Fest Cleveland, Chicago Sketchfest, The Laugh Factory Chicago, and the Charleston Comedy Festival, and opened for Reggie Watts.
Over the last decade, Matt has has DJed over 500 weddings, and tickled the ivories at too many shows to count. When he's not out in the field DJing and performing, Matt loves sharing his skills as a teacher.
Our wedding DJ, Matt Griffo, through Green Line Talent, did a truly amazing job performing and selecting music for our big day! My husband and I cannot recommend his creative talent enough. If you are looking for someone to perform for your upcoming event or your big day, our loved ones were absolutely raving about how fun the music was and how there was a great balance of something for everyone! That included Polish and Italian selections that got some of our more stubborn family members out on the dance floor, too and was so special to see!
Matt is truly an outstanding musician, as he played the piano during cocktail hour for us and truly added to the magic and sense of ambiance that started off our wedding reception. He is incredibly talented as a pianist and a musician in all regards, though this musical ability truly added a special touch to our cocktail hour.
When it came time for dinner and introductions, Matt was enthusiastic and jubilant in a way that our guests leaned into as well! He did a great job setting the tone and getting the positive energy going right away. Matt's musical selections for the dance floor were, however, especially notable as all of our loved ones were dancing the whole night all the way to the point that we had to leave the venue! Matt's talent for music and truly knowing an audience as well as his genuine understanding and consistent check-ins with us throughout the evening made things run super smooth and made our big day an incredibly fun and successful event! Matt even shared some amazing video footage he got from his angle on the stage with us before we even left the venue and we were laughing and smiling at all of our family and friends' interesting and silly dance moves after we left the reception hall. It was so special he went out of his way to share those videos with us right away! He truly cared about making our wedding day extra special and was willing to go out of his way to do so.
Beyond the day-of, Matt was great at coordinating and collaborating with us and was attentive to our questions as well as our suggestions in order to ensure our day could be personalized but in a way that was well-guided by his expertise! He was beyond flexible and even called to check in and verify the details prior to the night-of. We are so thankful to Matt for knowing his stuff and to Green Line Talent for their well-organized services, dedicated team, timely responsiveness, and fabulous customer care! Thank you so much, Green Line Talent and Matt Griffo!