The Engagements, & Tribute Strings were awarded the coveted “Couples Choice Award” from WeddingWire for reviews that came in just before the pandemic. Many, many thanks to all of the clients who said nice things about us online for this!We continue to be amazed by all of the clients who choose us. Our clients choose us knowing each of our bands purposefully plays only those songs that can be delivered with sincerity. Heart and soul matters. Sincerity matters. That moment in the room, all together, matters to us. The song is important, but so is the energy of the band, the sensitivity to the moment, and the vibe in the room. We work closely with every client to sculpt a setlist that reflects the party they envision, and we strive for sincere, inspired moments throughout. It’s satisfying to look back at a year of unique moments, beginning with those outside-the-box clients who selected Lucy Music . Thank you!!!
The Loyales delivered a full-blown dance party for this classically beautiful, 400-guest, Kiawah Island wedding near Charleston, SC.
Check out the photo gallery, below the bride’s generous review.
The Loyales truly blew us away on SO MANY levels!!! Music was our number one priority when it came to our wedding and we could not have been more thrilled with the party they created with their energy! The more chill music they played was perfectly timed and beautifully done, but the fact that they also kept every single one of our 400ish guests dancing and dancing hard was just amazing!! And it's important to say they kept everyone dancing for hours without having to pump up the crowd...that was not necessary with the way they naturally lured everyone to the dance floor. They are such a unique wedding band who we would hire over and over again!!!! It is the number one thing everyone is still talking about from our wedding...THE MUSIC, THE DANCING!
No wedding guest wants to hear another wedding party band...they want to hear the songs they've loved for years and years, but unfortunately never get played at weddings because the industry has become so one note. The Loyales are what your wedding needs if you care about music in the slightest. We cannot express our love for you all enough. We are forever grateful for the PARTY you brought to our wedding. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"
- Bette (the bride)
All photos by the great Caroline Ghetes! http://www.carolineghetes.com
No touching this band. They had every person in room up and dancing for 3 hours. Songs were done like it was the real band. The singers were impeccable and band people could play!!!Would hire them tomorrow if I had an event!Been to 100 weddings but this was the best beyond words. Father of Bride...."
- (Bette's dad!)
~Big thanks to Ellen Robinson of WED for putting it all together and making our jobs easy.~
We here at Lucy Music go to a lot of weddings, we play a lot of weddings, and we see lots of photos from weddings, but rarely have we seen an epic photo set like this. This wedding dance party starts off normal enough, with some dinner music, the first dance... Then there's a Horah, and it begins taking off from there. Someone loses a shoe, eventually there's a full love train in there at some point... but it just keeps going, and going, and going. The seats are empty all night, and there are beautiful smiles all around.
We don't normally post so many photos from the same party, but we're proud of this one, and we owe a big thanks to the always amazing Chellise Michael Photography for capturing the scope of this party, which happens to feature Lucy faves The Loyales.
Congrats S&A! --(Aaron at Lucy Music)
The Loyales made our wedding a rock n roll party that will forever be remembered by my husband and me and our guests. They were very responsive and accommodating to our song requests and then pulled some crazy awesome songs out of their pockets at the party. They read the crowd and kept everyone on their feet for hours, no exaggeration. My husband's family is from Italy and Colombia, and the Loyales were able to sing some songs from each country, which made all our guests feel included. I really could keep gushing, but I'll stop. Their presence at our wedding, made our wedding.You will not be disappointed."
- Bride (Irvington, NY)
The Engagements loved being a part of this picturesque wedding in Maine. Big thanks to Cairn Events! Once again Heather Quinn Cuzzi proved why she's at the top of our list of favorite event planners.Some praise from the bride & groom:
Working with Aaron and The Engagements was a true pleasure. In our entire wedding planning process, The Engagements were our favorite vendors to work with. Not only were they extremely efficient and professional in their communications, but they continually put us at ease, responding to our requests with a great deal of flexibility and understanding. Their live performance was HANDS DOWN the best we've ever experienced at a wedding (of course, we're probably a little biased). We were touched by the number of songs the band was willing to learn for us, and by how many of our requested songs they played SO incredibly well. Hearing our favorite music on our wedding day was a magical experience we will remember for the rest of our lives. The Engagements made that possible and we will be forever grateful. Use this band if you have the opportunity to do so! You won't regret it!" - J&P
All of these terrific photos are © emilie inc. photography.
We loved this wedding at one of our favorite venues, Brooklyn NY's Green Building.
My wedding was absolutely perfect, in no short part due to the amazing job by Tribute Strings. We were taking photos when they were practicing and everytime they started playing 'Where is my Mind' and 'Just Like Heaven' I just started crying.It was so amazing.. and Final Countdown was a HUGE hit. People were cheering.Thank you SO much for everything. We love you guys, seriously.xoShaye (& Nick)"
All photos by Catherine Hunsberger of Wild Bloom Photography
After receiving the honor of winning a “Couple’s Choice Award” again this year from WeddingWire, we thought we’d highlight some of the dance-party-centric reviews from The Loyales page on WeddingWire.com:
The Loyales were simply the perfect band for our wedding. Their repertoire is an impeccably curated mix of Motown hits, classic rock, classic country, rocksteady reggae, and jazz standards. Our requests were performed beautifully and Milton and Julia skillfully read the room and kept everyone dancing all night. You can’t go wrong with this band.- K&G
The Loyales exceeded every high expectation up until the final note. The dance floor was never empty, the music was perfectly curated, all our requested songs were played seamlessly (including the first dance) and the band performed at a level that I have never personally experienced at a wedding. The Loyales are deserving of any and all accolades; they are a first class New York institution and made our wedding memorable for everyone in attendance. Book them ASAP!!! – Private client
The Loyales were so amazing, and truly made our wedding memorable for us and our guests. Everyone keeps talking about how awesome the band was! During the reception, they had everyone on the dance floor, and all our guests were saying they never saw a wedding band like the Loyales! Not only do they play great songs that aren’t the cliche wedding fare, but they are incredibly talented musicians. – Private client
Everyone from our wedding still tells us how amazing the Loyales were! Every guest, from my 90 year great aunt, to my young nieces and nephews, to our 30 year old friends tell us that we had the best band ever! The Loyales truly made the event, and we could not be happier. Everyone danced the afternoon and evening away, the Loyales throw the best party! – Christopher
We searched high and low to find a band that aligned with our eclectic tastes (from classic reggae and ska, to 60s pop and rock and roll and even the traditional Jewish wedding songs). We almost lost faith, but right before we were about to concede and go with a dj, we were so glad that we finally found the Loyales. We received so many compliments from our guests (of all age ranges and music tastes). They kept the party going and we danced all night long. This band is the real deal…my sister (a music snob) even ended up going to one of their performances without realizing that they were our wedding band (we happened to be there too). – Aaron
Thank you to The Loyales for making our wedding a unforgettable, non-stop dance party! They simply brought the best energy. Our guests started dancing before appetizers were served and never stopped. We have heard from many friends and family about how amazing the music was. The high talent level of each band member was evident from the start. The sound of the music and flow of the evening could not have been better. – Javier
The Loyales made our wedding a rock n roll party that will forever be remembered by my husband and me and our guests. They were very responsive and accommodating to our song requests and then pulled some crazy awesome songs out of their pockets at the party. They read the crowd and kept everyone on their feet for hours, no exaggeration. Their presence at our wedding, made our wedding. You will not be disappointed. – Private 2015 client
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. The Loyales got everyone up on the dance floor 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! – Allison
Milton and the Loyales were fantastic; they made our wedding very special and very fun. 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!” – Alison
No touching this band. They had every person in room was up and dancing for 3 hours. Songs were done like it was the real band. The singers were impeccable and band people could play!!!Would hire them tomorrow if I had an event!Been to 100 weddings but this was the best beyond words. Father of Bride…. – Billy
View all Loyales reviews on WeddingWire:
All photos by the terrific Patricia Kantzos Photography.
The review from the happy client:
"Baby Soda killed it Saturday night! Thanks to you and your incredible group of musicians for really delivering at our wedding celebration.
We've received nothing but compliments on our live music choice and that's all thanks to you guys. A special shout-out for leading the parade to end all parades. We loved the surprised and delighted looks on the faces of the random pedestrians and diners as a 70-person-strong parade rolled by. One of my favorite moments was rendition of "Down By The Riverside" as it echoed through the Pier 60 parking garage. Brilliant!
We look forward to continuing our dance whenever we see you next at either Café Moto, St. Mazie's or just out in Washington Square Park. Please pass our thanks on to all of the players." - Bride & Groom
Tribute String Quartet's take on the 1980's classic A-ha "Take On Me" drew praise this week, not the least of which came from the band itself! With over 1700 shares, and 8000 likes, and 300 positive comments on Facebook, we think A-ha's fan base appreciated our group's version. We hope you do too!
The Prenups offer sage wedding music planning advice for those with discriminating tastes in music. It’s in the latest issue of Wedding Pride magazine.
Read more here! — http://tinyurl.com/kdvvjfj
Thanks to Alison Osworth, and Wedding Pride Magazine!
An excerpt here:
“Rip It Up” — Little Richard
“Girl That Radiates That Charm” — Arthur Alexander
“To Love Somebody” — Bee Gees
“Boogaloo Down Broadway” — Fantastic Johnny C
“Tired of Being Alone” — Al Green
“In My Life” — The Beatles
“Up On Cripple Creek” — The Band
“Into The Mystic” — Van Morrison
“Miss You” — Rolling Stones
“It’s Your Thing” — The Isley Brothers
“Uptight” — Stevie Wonder
“Shake Rattle & Roll” — Big Joe Turner
“Tighten Up” — Archie Bell & The Drells
“She’s Lookin’ Good” — Rodger Collins
“Twisting The Night Away” — Sam Cooke
“Runaway” — Del Shannon
“Here I Am” — Al Green
“Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” — Marvin Gaye
“(Ain’t Nothin’ But A) Houseparty” — J. Geils Band/The Showstoppers
“Do You Believe In Magic?” — The Lovin’ Spoonful
“Ooo Baby Baby” — Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
“Happy” — Rolling Stones
“Hold On, I’m Coming” — Sam & Dave
“Function At The Junction” — Shorty Long
And for a little extra love, The Prenups bass player, Ed, offers advice about hiring a wedding band:
• Pick a band that likes the music you like: “Picking a band that has similar tastes and leanings is the biggest ingredient in throwing a successful party.”
• Ask the right questions such as: “How many requests you willing to learn?” “Are you capable of providing music during cocktail hour?” “Do you play during dinner as well?” “How many sets do you do in a typical night?” “How long are your breaks?” and “Can you play iPod music during breaks?”
• Always offer the band dinner.
• Don’t forget to tip!