Past Clients


    Fox Television Network

    Chicago Bulls United Center

    Chicago Botanic Garden

    Microsoft Store

    Merchandise Mart

    Honor Flight Chicago

    Palmer House

    Tiffany & Co.


    Bath and Body Works

    Verizon Wireless

    True Value Hardware

    Abbott Labs
    Morton Arboretum

    Chicago Yacht Club

    Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook

    Cole Porter Festival


    Benedictine University

    Motiv Sports

    Wintrust Bank

    Noteable Events

    Chicago Loop Allicance

    Driehaus Museum
    U. S. Equities

    Central Dupage Hospital

    Delnor Hospital
    Beverly Arts Center

    Convergint Technologies

    Colony Brands

    Cornfields, Inc.

    Provost Financial Services

    Zenith Insurance

    Onpath Financial

    Lifelong Learning Institute
    Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Geneva Chamber of Commerce
    Office Max

    Joe's Bar

    Orso's Restaurant

    Wendella Boats
    City of Hinsdale

    City of Forest Park

    City of Evanston
    Itasca Park District
    Charlestowne Mall
    Sara Lee
    Kodak Marketing

    Prete Apartments

    Cambridge Lakes



    Orland Memorial American Legion

    Illinois Air National Guard

    Elmhurst Historical Museum

    Village of Country Club Hills

    Village of Montgomery

    Village of Berkeley


    Plano Community Library District

    Fox Lake District Library

    Vernon Area Public Library

    Northfield  Library

    Prospect Heights Public Library

    Gail Borden Public Library

    Cary Area Public Library

    Woodridge Public Library

    Messenger Public Library

    Helen Plum Library

    St. Charles Library

    Bloomingdale Public Library

    Wheaton Public Library

    Wilmette Public Library

    Mokena Community Public Library District

    Somanauk Public Library

    Glenview Public Library
    Park Ridge Public Library

    Batavia Public Library

    Glenside Public Library
Lansing Public Library

    Waukonda Area Library

    Winfield Library

    Homewood Library
    Oak Brook Library   

Country Clubs:

    Ridge Country Club

    Royal Melbourne Country Club

    Naperville Country Club

    Conway Farms Golf Club
    Wesmere Country Club
    Park Ridge Country Club

    Riverside Golf Club
    Indian Lakes Resort
    Royal Fox Country Club

Retirement Communities:

    Belmont Village of Carol Stream

    Belmont Village of Glenview

    Belmont Village of Buffalo Grove

    Brookdale Niles

    Brookdale Oak Park

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Olympia Fields

    Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Northbrook

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Lake View

    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive

    Brookdale Vernon Hills 

    Brookdale Burr Ridge

    Bickford Cottage

    Alden Gardens of Waterford

    Autumn Leaves of Glen Ellyn

    Asbury Gardens
    Carriage Oaks Retirement

    Clare Oaks

    Covenant Village of Northbrook

    Heritage Woods of Batavia

    Heritage Woods of Yorkville

    Heritage Woods of South Elgin

    Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    Lake Barrington

    Plymouth Place

    Brighton Gardens of St. Charles

    Brighton Gardens of Wheaton

    Plum Landing
    The Holmstad

    The British Home

    Park Place of Elmhurst

    Oak Park Arms

    Lincolnwood Place

    The Sheridan at Tyler Creek

    Three Crowns Park

    Westminster Place
    Lexington Square

    The Community House

    The Seasons at Glenview Place

    Mather Wilmette

    Tabor Hills 

    Windsor Park
    Monarch Landing

    Franciscan Court   

    Delnor Glen
    Little Brothers
    Clare Oaks Retirement Community
    Friendship Village
    Countryside of Aurora

    Sunrise of Crystal Lake
    Sunrise of Palos Park

    Sunrise of Gurnee

    Sunrise of Flossmoor
    Sunrise Church Creek

Nostalgia Entertainment sets the bar high in terms of excellence and fun!  Our guests enjoyed every minute of their show!  Cynthia brings so much talent and energy to their performance and Matt’s musicianship is extraordinary!  Together they make the perfect team!  Nostalgia Entertainment is sure to delight at any occasion!

Marge Uhlerik-Boller

Artistic Director, Steel Beam Theatre - St. Charles, IL

I made a terrific discovery at the Cole Porter Festival—an attractive and very talented couple from the Chicago area whom I had not been aware of before.  Matt Gruel is…a talented pianist who can sing. His wife Cynthia is a knockout performer with a very powerful voice…They did a set at the Miami County Museum…and another at the main weekend event…including the best rendition of “Miss Otis Regrets” I’ve ever heard and the best Porter Song rendition of the weekend. It’s so encouraging to find younger performers who are so into this kind of music and appreciate the history as well. I’ll be seeing more of them in the Chicago area, and I suspect many of you will be too!

Charles Troy

Musical Theater Historian - Chicago, IL

Your performance at our LLI Luncheon was beyond words.  We have never heard such praise!  (We want) to express our deep appreciation for an absolutely amazing performance. Comments received from our members... best we have had, bring them back, fun and uplifting. 

Mary Maiers

Lifelong Learning Institute

Matthew and Cynthia Gruel delivered a flawless performance at the 2016 Cole Porter Festival in Peru, Indiana, Porter's hometown. With Matt's artistry on the keyboard and Cynthia's sophisticated vocal style, this duo's interpretation of “Hot ‘n’ Cole” was simply bona-fide!

Ellen Mock

Chairman of the Cole Porter Festival - Peru, IN

Matt and Cynthia - It was a pleasure to host your performance last week at our library. Our patrons were absolutely delighted by your show!  On top of a fantastic performance, I really appreciated how you engaged with our audience. They left with huge smiles! I look forward to working with you again at our library.

Roz Topalski

Vernon Area Public Library

I want to commend you and thank you for your excellent performance before the members and their family members, primarily their spouses, of our group of former members of the Illinois Air National Guard, which we call “Silver Circle”.  I received a number of positive responses from our members in attendance.  I assure that this does not occur often, if fact, over the last 4 years, you group is the only one that received several accolades of those in attendance.  Thank you! For your information, I have given your name and contact information to another military group which also hires people to entertain its members over the holidays. 

Jim Haley

Illinois Air National Guard

Matt and Cynthia provide a great and affordable program! They entertain the audience with wonderful music and songs as well as interact with the audience.  My patrons thoroughly enjoyed their performances here at our library. I will definitely be asking them to come back!

Julie Harte

Director, Somanauk Public Library - Somanauk, IL

“Excellent female vocalist,” “Wonderful… Please have them come back,” “I could have stayed a couple of more hours,” “Lively, warm-hearted young people,” “Very entertaining and educational,” “They were absolutely ‘the tops!’”

Comment Cards

Helen Plum Library

Cynthia and Matt have been bringing their Nostalgia Entertainment programs to Belmont Village for several years.  Originally, Cynthia and Matt were known for their “Festive Singers” program, which our Carol Stream Belmont Village has booked every year for our Holiday Open House.  We were so excited when Nostalgia Entertainment expanded their repertoire to include more shows that showcase the talents and professionalism of Cynthia and Matt.  Our residents enjoy Nostalgia Entertainment programs and ask, "When are they coming back?"

Karen McArdle

Activity Program Coordinator of Belmont Village - Carol Stream, IL

I just heard and saw you at Belmont Village in Buffalo Grove. You two were wonderful. The best entertainment I've heard at any faculty. (I'm a nurse and go to several facilities in the area). I especially enjoyed the songs from "Cats." I heard everyone talking about how wonderful you were!  Keep up the good work!!!


Belmont Village of Buffalo Grove

Our residents truly enjoy the shows, and their quality and professionalism can’t be beat!

Dawn Monroe

Activity Director of Brookdale Niles

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