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)
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:
However obscure your tastes may be, [these] wedding bands are up for the challenge.“
– New York Magazine Weddings, Summer 2014
Very cool! Two of our most-requested Lucy Music bands are featured in the Summer 2014 New York Magazine Weddings “guide to the reception”:
go with the flow like a living, breathing jukebox, full of expertly curated 45s, from the chug-a-lug chords of Johnny Cash and British Invasion breakdowns of The Beatles to soul and R&B standards like James Brown, Etta James, and The O’Jays.“
The eleven instrument swappers who crowd The Engagements’ stage can do straight-up hits, but they’d rather be rocking “This Charming Man”, not to mention choice cuts from the 70s (‘Tiny Dancer’) and 90s (‘Common People’).”