The Beatles, Ben Folds, Arcade Fire,
Daft Punk, Lizzo
Matt 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.
Matt 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.
Matt 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.
As a wedding planner in Chicago, I have had the opportunity to work with many DJs for all types of events.
We average 25+ weddings a year, and about 70% of the receptions will hire DJs for their wedding ceremonies and receptions.
I met Matt Griffo from Green Line Talent this past year, and he was a joy to work with. My clients had a very specific playlist, and Matt did an excellent job executing everything they wanted.
Working in the wedding industry for more than ten years, what I appreciate the most about Matt is that he’s dependable, always on time, and excellent at getting the wedding party together to do introductions (keeping things on schedule!) which is not easy when everyone is going in different directions.
In general, Matt is great to work with, and I look forward to doing many more events together.