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The cover band for music lovers.

Loyales logo

The cover band for music lovers.

"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

Classic Sound

Clients rave about The Loyales' sound, their attention to detail, and the breadth of the band’s repertoire. The band can go in nearly any musical direction, and they customize their setlist around your musical tastes.

“This band is absolutely electric.”

Marianne D. (wedding client)

We Have You Covered.

Possessing a musical depth and sonic chemistry rarely seen in a wedding cover band, The Loyales (pronounced Loy-Al-z) are “like a living, breathing jukebox” (New York Magazine).  The band has become known for its unique sound, and how the collective musicians make a party feel.

"...like a living, breathing jukebox, full of expertly curated 45s."

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The Experience

For weddings and parties, Milton (lead singer and bandleader) begins his exquisite curation of the party setlist from the very first phone call with each client.

The Loyales setlist is steeped in so many different styles, the band can go in almost any direction needed to keep the party rolling, including 50s-90s classics, R&B, funk, classic rock, reggae, country, and more.  You can have as little or as much of each style at your wedding.

"Somehow they exceeded our expectations!"

Ali M.

A real band that just happens to play weddings.

The Loyales band is actually the party cover band version of the band that normally backs up the soulful singer-songwriter, Milton. Milton runs the band and sings.

"No one could resist the urge to get up and dance."

Claire

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"They truly made the night."

Alicia

Meet the Band

Loyales Meet the Band

Milton (Bandleader) 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 (Vocalist)is a singer who has been compared to Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell and Karen Carpenter. Her voice can be heard on the NBC hit show 30 Rock and in the infamous, NYC-based Loser's Lounge. She won an Independent music award for best female vocalist and she’s sung harmony with Michael McDonald.

Jeff (Bass) has played and recorded with Bette Midler, Tanya Tucker, Air Supply, and Rick Springfield to name a few. He’s also is well known for the records he has produced going back to the ’80s.

Bennett (Keyboard) has performed original music in the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Central and South Asia and throughout Europe.  He has been a featured performer with jazz stars Wallace Roney, Keb Mo, Robben Ford, Kurt Elling, Rufus Reid, Bill Stewart, Billy Hart, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Ndugu Chancler and Yosvany Terry among others.

Martin (Lead Guitar) started playing high society balls at Oxford University before bringing the good times to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and weddings in Barcelona and throughout England. After moving to the US, he’s played weddings up and down the East Coast and parties as far south as Mexico. 

Rob (Drummer) is originally from Los Angeles with over 25 years of professional experience. He worked extensively on the west coast before moving to New York City in 1998. He has performed in Canada, South America, the Caribbean, and China. He plays a wide range of music with groups in NYC in clubs, theaters, recording studios, and at private events.

Rave Reviews

The Loyales “made” our reception. Here was the thank you I sent to them after our big day: I really do want to thank you all for creating an incredible atmosphere and the ability to bring real, authentic music to our wedding reception. Having a cheesy wedding band was not an option for us. The fact that we found real musicians to play at our wedding was incredibly lucky and we are so thankful you were available. Everyone loved you guys and our guests are still raving about it. You exceeded our expectations and we would love to come and see The Loyales play in the near future. We also had so many compliments on the special songs we asked you to learn and play for us. They were beautiful. I’ll never forget our three year old dancing and singing to “Rolling on a river” at the end of the night. That was quite a highlight. She still sings it to this day. You made our day and evening seemless and beautiful, and for that I can’t thank you enough. You all make it seem so easy :). Please stay in touch.

Kim

Our entire experience with the Loyales was amazing from day 1. They were very quick to respond to all our emails and were professional throughout the entire process. The energy that they brought to our reception was beyond amazing. This band is absolutely electric when they are playing. They turned our reception into an all-out dance party and our guests will not stop talking about how fun and awesome the band was. Milton really tried to get to know us and our musical taste and crafted a set list that suited our wedding perfectly. I really cannot recommend them highly enough. If you are looking for a band for any event or occasion, you could not go wrong hiring the Loyales.

Marianne

The Loyales News

Tribute String Quartet

Meet us at WEDDING CRASHERS – March 20, 2022

Brooklyn’s groundbreaking “indie” wedding fair Wedding Crashers is back! SUNDAY MARCH 20th 12:00-4:00pm at THE GREEN BUILDING, 452 Union St. Brooklyn, NY 11231 & 501 UNION, 501 Union St. Brooklyn, NY 11231     Featuring inspiring wedding vendors in every category, from floral design to floor design. Come say hi to us at the Lucy Music table!! DON’T MISS!: Our beloved rock and pop string quartet, TRIBUTE STRING QUARTET, will perform, starting at 2:00pm!  Look out for them in 501 Union. Amazing group!  TSQ was an amazing addition to our wedding! We had the group play for our ceremony and they were so great. They added a classy yet fun vibe to our wedding, which was exactly what we were looking for. They have a huge selection – we had them play everything from Ave Maria to Just Like Heaven by The Cure. We highly recommend their cover of “At Last” for a wedding too!“ – Maria M., wedding client.  

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The best wedding bands award

WeddingWire “Couples’ Choice” Award Winners!

Many, many thanks to all of the clients who said nice things about us online for this!

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Ain’t Nothing Like a Prenups Dance Party

Thanks to Will & Meagan for bringing The Prenups on board for their Manhattan loft wedding.  As the photos show, The Prenups turned it into an epic dance party, just as Will & Meagan had hoped! All photos by Christopher Duggan Photography.

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