Jeff Vallone - Drums, Bass, Vocals, Guitar, Turntables
Jeff was born a decade too late. Sure he plays drums, and sometimes bass, but his real love is belting out 80’s tunes. If he had been born sooner, he’d currently be playing the State Fair circuit, trying to relive his glory days of big hair and sleeveless jean jackets. Instead, he channels his temporal misfortune into keeping the dance floor moving and singing along to his, and your, favorite songs…
Jeff co-founded The Grift soon after graduating with a degree in music from Middlebury College. Over the years he’s played and recorded with several other bands including: Dojo!, The Sweet Remains, Jer Coons, Gordo, Silent Mind, the Hug Your Farmer All-Star Band, and Dispatch.
Since 2013, various combinations of The Grift have had the good fortune to travel abroad playing in The Brian Chartrand Trio. Jeff has been attempting to document some of these trips on his YouTube channel. There are more videos to come, but here are the first two offerings: