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Galavant Entertainment

Providing world class live music and DJ performances.

 
 

Welcome!

Check out our various musical acts we offer!

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About Us

Galavant Entertainment offers the full entertainment experience. We provide MC/DJ Chris Giakas, an experienced singer who has done work with many music companies including The Voice. Aside from singing, Chris also plays guitar and piano for weddings as well as other events throughout the Tristate area.

Music Mixing

Just What Your Event Needs

For ceremonies, we offer live musical services performed by renowned guitarist, Matthew Gordeuk who can be accompanied by Chris Giakas. Afterwards, a solo, duo, trio, or four piece band will perform your cocktail hour where they can play SONGS OF YOUR CHOICE as well as many vibrant love songs. During the reception, we will not only provide an excellent DJ service along with state of the art lighting, but Chris Giakas will also sing your favorite songs as you dine to crooning music of Michaell Bublé, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole. Chris also performs in Italian love songs in the style of Andrea Bocelli. 

At this time during quarantine, we commit ourselves to being as safe as possible by following the CDC guidelines while offering a full, personalized wedding experience. We have been invited to perform for many weddings that are more intimate/smaller settings due to the state’s regulations. No matter the size of the wedding, we promise to make your special day one for the books!

 
 

Our Various Acts

Where the Passion Begins

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Chris Giakas

MC, Singer, DJ, & Instrumentalist

Chris Giakas is a professional wedding MC/Coordinator, singer, and guitarist from New Jersey. He began singing at a young age and was first inspired by Elvis Presley and early rock and roll. By high school, Chris learned various instruments such as the Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, and Mandolin. While attending college at Fairleigh Dickinson University he closely studied opera as well as crooning music like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. After graduating college, Chris founded Galavant Entertainment and continued his music career by performing countless shows and now emcees and sings at weddings all over the NJ/NY Tri-State area.
Chris often gets hired to play acoustic guitar for ceremonies and cocktail hours and then MC and DJ weddings. He then continues to bring that special live element in as he croons the classics while you eat. In addition, Chris' voice adapts to every different genre there is. His endearing friendliness, versatile skill set, and attention to detail make him the kind of special triple “threat talent” that we’re all about here at Galavant.

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The Chris Giakas Duo

Our Premiere Band

The Galavant Duo offers a tremendous sound that makes any performance into a night to remember. This multi-genre duo can perform any song that is requested of them. With Chris Giakas on vocals and rhythm guitar and Matt Gordeuk on lead guitar, their sound is as eclectic as it is professional.

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The Chris Giakas Trio

The trio incorporates the additional voice of Bridgette Mellon, a brilliant alto that can sing any genre and provides excellent accompaniment to Chris and Matt.

 
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Chris & Bridgette

Position/Role

The sound of Chris & Bridgette creates an ambiance that is reminiscent of the days of classic rock with a dash of country. These two harmonized individuals display a unique sound thats perfect for any occasion.

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Matt Gordeuk

Guitarist


Matt Gordeuk is a multi genre guitarist, composer and educator from New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Music at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Matt began working immediately after graduation in fusion, jazz, rock, musical theatre, and indie music groups. He is the band leader of MG3, a genre blending instrumental trio that ranges from Jimi Hendrix to Erika Badu, original music, and performs with artists of various styles in the Tristate area. Recently, his performance career has embraced solo guitar music, resulting in weekly residencies at venues in Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA. His most notable performances have been at Chris' Jazz Cafe, Tomi Jazz, Somethin Jazz Club, DROM, Lafayette Bar, DLV Lounge, JETLAG festival, and other music festivals in Montclair, NJ and Rahway, NJ.

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Alexandra Paino

Position/Role

Alexandra is an experienced cellist who has performed many ceremonies and is currently studying music at West Chester University. 

 
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Testimonials

-Linda R.

“We hired Chris to play acoustic guitar at our ceremony & cocktail hour a few months ago, and our guests are still raving about how great he was! Chris is an excellent communicator, and was always very responsive and patient answering our questions leading up to the event. The song list he provides has a nice mix of classics, modern and party favorites to choose from that got our whole group singing and dancing along. Chris is extremely professional and so talented - we cant recommend him enough and look forward to seeing him perform locally soon!”

 
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Destiny R.

Chris and Matt played at my wedding and it was such a pleasant experience. Chris was very professional from day one and made the entire process seamless. The duo’s performance exceeded every expectation I had and made the day so special. Chris was patient with me and never lost sight of my vision for the day. I would recommend Chris to anyone for any type of event and will most definitely use him again!

 

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