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The Loyales

New York , NY
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New York, NY US 10018 (map)

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646-389-1150

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ABOUT US

“The Loyales were the best wedding band ever because they weren’t a wedding band. They were just a really great band.”
-Joel Stein, Time Magazine


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“The Loyales were the best wedding band ever because they weren’t a wedding band. They were just a really great band.”
-Joel Stein, Time Magazine


Brooklyn cover band The Loyales, is the kind of good time dance band they don’t make anymore.

Championing juke joint, rootsy dance music, this band joyfully rolls out song after song by classic soul and roots artists. It’s like having a live band playing through an old juke box’s 45′s.

The Loyales have played multiple events for Daily Candy, the NYC Food & Wine Fest, and backed Chef Tom Colicchio of Top Chef on Martha Stewart’s radio show, as well as for the opening of one of Tom’s venues in NYC.



Musician Credentials:

Milton himself has played with Norah Jones, Al Kooper, Joan Osborne, James Hunter, Shelby Lynne, & Steve Earle. He also wrote the score for an HBO movie

Julia can often be heard singing songs for the show 30 Rock. She won an Independent music award for best female vocalist and she’s sung harmony with Michael MacDonald.

Keyboardist Bennett is one of New York City’s most creative and versatile musicians. He has performed original music at clubs, concerts and festivals in the United States, the Caribbean, and throughout Europe. He has been a featured performer with jazz stars Kurt Elling, Brian Lynch, Peter Bernstein, Rufus Reid, Bill Stewart, Billy Hart, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Ndugu Chancler, Cassandra Wilson, Miri Ben-Ari and Yosvany Terry among others.

Drummer Ben’s music is on “Wedding Crashers”, “The OC” “Fast Food Nation” among other movies and TV shows.

Sami has won numerous prizes from international film festivals for his film scoring work.

Martin went to Oxford. He’s as steeped in bluegrass mandolin as he is in electric funk guitar.

Some Raves:

Best wedding band ever!!! We spent our entire evening on the dance floor along with everyone else!
-Eliza

Six years later, people are still talking about the fabulous music at our wedding party. Milton and his band The Loyales played and sang their hearts out to Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Etta James, Prince, James Brown, and more. No one could resist the urge to get up and dance. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all!
-Claire

I can unreservedly say that having The Loyales perform at our wedding was a lasting highlight. Not only did the band perform countless songs from their reserves, they played personal requests that truly “made the night”.
-Alicia

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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Motown, Oldies, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I don't know where to begin -- but will start with just book the Loyales ! The Loyales recently played at our August wedding in New York City and I can't say enough positive things about the band. We wanted a soulful, rootsy, heartfelt vibe at our wedding and that's exactly what the Loyales delivered. We had a trio for the ceremony and cocktail hour, along with the full band for the wedding. The Loyales played all of our requested songs ( and PERFECTLY at that ) and got everyone up on the dance floor. When speeches ran unexpectedly long, the Loyales got the dance floor moving again and had everyone in the dance party. The band is first class, extremely talented and a true gem to have at a wedding, their sound is full of character and they deliver on the style of band they market themselves as -- they made our wedding and we are so grateful! Enjoy the dance party and book the Loyales!
I don't know where to begin -- but will start with just book the Loyales ! The Loyales recently played at our August Read more...
I don't know where to begin -- but will start with just book the Loyales ! The Loyales recently played at our August wedding in New York City and I can't say enough positive things about the band. We wanted a soulful, rootsy, heartfelt vibe at our wedding and that's exactly what the Loyales delivered. We had a trio for the ceremony and cocktail hour, along with the full band for the wedding. The Loyales played all of our requested songs ( and PERFECTLY at that ) and got everyone up on the dance floor. When speeches ran unexpectedly long, the Loyales got the dance floor moving again and had everyone in the dance party. The band is first class, extremely talented and a true gem to have at a wedding, their sound is full of character and they deliver on the style of band they market themselves as -- they made our wedding and we are so grateful! Enjoy the dance party and book the Loyales! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Milton and the Loyales were fantastic; they made our wedding very special and very fun. They were a huge part of making a wedding ceremony that we and our guest will remember for a long time. They learned specially requested songs for the ceremony, champagne toast, and reception, and of course play all f their own songs that have become our favorite dance songs. It was a perfect mix of songs, everyone was up dancing, even couples who "don't dance" were up dancing together for the first time in ages. The first comment from everyone about the wedding was, "GREAT BAND!"
Milton and the Loyales were fantastic; they made our wedding very special and very fun. They were a huge part of making a Read more...
Milton and the Loyales were fantastic; they made our wedding very special and very fun. They were a huge part of making a wedding ceremony that we and our guest will remember for a long time. They learned specially requested songs for the ceremony, champagne toast, and reception, and of course play all f their own songs that have become our favorite dance songs. It was a perfect mix of songs, everyone was up dancing, even couples who "don't dance" were up dancing together for the first time in ages. The first comment from everyone about the wedding was, "GREAT BAND!" Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Before we were married, my then-fiancé and I had seen the Loyales perform live and we loved them. So we knew this fun, soulful, hard-working band was going to be a big hit at our May 2014 wedding. But wow. Not only did they exceed even our lofty expectations, they gave us a dance party we will never forget and drew raves from all corners of our diverse group of 250 guests, ages 2 to 94. The Loyales play covers you know and love, but not all the obvious ones. Their tasty repertoire is a music lover's mix of vintage soul and R&B, down-home country, classic rock, funky roots and rocksteady – and no matter what style they play, they somehow maintain an unmistakably authentic sound. For our mostly-Italian gathering, they even prepared on request some old-school Louis Prima and Dean Martin numbers and knocked them out of the park as if they were part of their regular songlist. Bandleader Milton and Lucy Music manager Aaron were both extremely responsive and great to work with in planning our event. If you book the Loyales, you can count on quality musicianship, impeccable taste, uncommon versatility, professionalism, positive energy, non-stop dancing and most of all, fun. Music is a big part of our lives and we love to dance, so we really wanted to get this part of our celebration right. Thanks to the Loyales, we did.
-Peter
Before we were married, my then-fiancé and I had seen the Loyales perform live and we loved them. So we knew this fun, Read more...
Before we were married, my then-fiancé and I had seen the Loyales perform live and we loved them. So we knew this fun, soulful, hard-working band was going to be a big hit at our May 2014 wedding. But wow. Not only did they exceed even our lofty expectations, they gave us a dance party we will never forget and drew raves from all corners of our diverse group of 250 guests, ages 2 to 94. The Loyales play covers you know and love, but not all the obvious ones. Their tasty repertoire is a music lover's mix of vintage soul and R&B, down-home country, classic rock, funky roots and rocksteady – and no matter what style they play, they somehow maintain an unmistakably authentic sound. For our mostly-Italian gathering, they even prepared on request some old-school Louis Prima and Dean Martin numbers and knocked them out of the park as if they were part of their regular songlist. Bandleader Milton and Lucy Music manager Aaron were both extremely responsive and great to work with in planning our event. If you book the Loyales, you can count on quality musicianship, impeccable taste, uncommon versatility, professionalism, positive energy, non-stop dancing and most of all, fun. Music is a big part of our lives and we love to dance, so we really wanted to get this part of our celebration right. Thanks to the Loyales, we did.
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
The Loyales are hands down the best wedding band I have ever seen! Although I might be a bit biased because they were my wedding band, I will say this: they had our guests dancing from the moment they started playing until the end of the wedding with guests begging them to continue playing at the end. They were incredibly easy and professional to deal with; Aaron and Milton were quick to respond to any questions we had as well as to speak with us in depth about our vision for how the day would go. They made sure to play all of our "favorites" with a pretty amazing touch of their own style AND they are extremely talented musicians. We used them for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception with a different rendition or mix of the band for each, making the experience unique and fun. I would highly recommend them for any wedding. In fact, they were so much fun that our friends are going to use them as their wedding band.
The Loyales are hands down the best wedding band I have ever seen! Although I might be a bit biased because they were my Read more...
The Loyales are hands down the best wedding band I have ever seen! Although I might be a bit biased because they were my wedding band, I will say this: they had our guests dancing from the moment they started playing until the end of the wedding with guests begging them to continue playing at the end. They were incredibly easy and professional to deal with; Aaron and Milton were quick to respond to any questions we had as well as to speak with us in depth about our vision for how the day would go. They made sure to play all of our "favorites" with a pretty amazing touch of their own style AND they are extremely talented musicians. We used them for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception with a different rendition or mix of the band for each, making the experience unique and fun. I would highly recommend them for any wedding. In fact, they were so much fun that our friends are going to use them as their wedding band. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
The Loyales and Lucy Music were beloved by all our guests and very accommodating.

The Loyales' song list is extensive and appeals to everyone--you could customize your selections to your taste, or let them "read" your crowd and play their own sets. We had several calls to plan the occasion and they even agreed to a last minute first dance number. They traveled about an hour north of NYC for our wedding and made direct contact with the venue for all arrangements. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a full band with a great repertoire!
The Loyales and Lucy Music were beloved by all our guests and very accommodating.

The Loyales' song list is Read more...
The Loyales and Lucy Music were beloved by all our guests and very accommodating.

The Loyales' song list is extensive and appeals to everyone--you could customize your selections to your taste, or let them "read" your crowd and play their own sets. We had several calls to plan the occasion and they even agreed to a last minute first dance number. They traveled about an hour north of NYC for our wedding and made direct contact with the venue for all arrangements. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a full band with a great repertoire! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The Loyales were amazing. Their energy and great taste in music really set the tone for our wedding reception and all the guests couldn't stop talking about how great they were. We wanted our reception to be just an awesome party and not too wedding-ey, with music that was energetic enough to get everyone excited without having a crazy DJ dance party, and that's just what we got. They knew just what to play during the cocktail hour to get the party going with a really cool and classy vibe, and then by the end of the night everyone was dancing. Milton and Aaron knew just what we wanted and had some great song suggestions. We even had a couple crashers pop in just because they heard the great music from outside!
The Loyales were amazing. Their energy and great taste in music really set the tone for our wedding reception and all the Read more...
The Loyales were amazing. Their energy and great taste in music really set the tone for our wedding reception and all the guests couldn't stop talking about how great they were. We wanted our reception to be just an awesome party and not too wedding-ey, with music that was energetic enough to get everyone excited without having a crazy DJ dance party, and that's just what we got. They knew just what to play during the cocktail hour to get the party going with a really cool and classy vibe, and then by the end of the night everyone was dancing. Milton and Aaron knew just what we wanted and had some great song suggestions. We even had a couple crashers pop in just because they heard the great music from outside! Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
If it were possible to give this band 6 out of 5 stars, I would.
They were amazing, professional, and knocked it out of the park. They hit the perfect mix of covers and catchy, bouncy original music. Highly highly recommend!
If it were possible to give this band 6 out of 5 stars, I would.
They were amazing, professional, and knocked it out Read more...
If it were possible to give this band 6 out of 5 stars, I would.
They were amazing, professional, and knocked it out of the park. They hit the perfect mix of covers and catchy, bouncy original music. Highly highly recommend! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I cant recommend The Loyales enough. They played at our wedding and we specified beforehand that we wanted the reception to be one big dance party. It was easy to work with them before the wedding to choose the songs and feel for the evening. At the reception The Loyales had everybody up on their feet. Milton is a fantastic band leader and the band is a real crowd pleaser. We received so many compliments on the band and even continue to receive them two years later. The best thing about The Loyales, in my opinion, is that they are not a typical "wedding band". They are a talented band, with a strong following, who happens to play weddings as well. We often go to see them play their original music around the city and they always put on a spirited, fun show. So, if you have The Loyales play at your wedding, you are guaranteed to have a band with amazing talent and great energy.
I cant recommend The Loyales enough. They played at our wedding and we specified beforehand that we wanted the reception Read more...
I cant recommend The Loyales enough. They played at our wedding and we specified beforehand that we wanted the reception to be one big dance party. It was easy to work with them before the wedding to choose the songs and feel for the evening. At the reception The Loyales had everybody up on their feet. Milton is a fantastic band leader and the band is a real crowd pleaser. We received so many compliments on the band and even continue to receive them two years later. The best thing about The Loyales, in my opinion, is that they are not a typical "wedding band". They are a talented band, with a strong following, who happens to play weddings as well. We often go to see them play their original music around the city and they always put on a spirited, fun show. So, if you have The Loyales play at your wedding, you are guaranteed to have a band with amazing talent and great energy. Read less
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