“We wanted a soulful, rootsy, heartfelt vibe at our wedding and that’s exactly what the Loyales delivered.”
“They were a crucial part of the day and they didn’t disappoint – totally recommend!”
“…my sister (a music snob) even ended up going to one of their performances without realizing that they were our wedding band”
“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!”
“I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed having the Loyales play our wedding and would absolutely book them again in the future.”
“…they never saw a wedding band like the Loyales!”
“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.”
“Their repertoire is an impeccably curated mix of Motown hits, classic rock, classic country, rocksteady reggae, and jazz standards. You can’t go wrong with this band. The perfect band.”
“Expert players, beautiful vocals with great harmonies, plus all-around really nice people. Book them. You’ll be glad you did.”
“They’ve got a huge repertoire of music, and played to the mood of each part of the night beautifully… ”
“Great band to work with, great music that the whole party danced to…”
“…made us feel like we were selecting songs from a personal juke box of rock, R&B and funk!”
“The Loyales were a huge hit…we wanted all classic rock and up-beat funk and they definitely delivered!”
“Their performance was spectacular.”
“…everyone was up out of their seats having a great time.”
“Guests from all age groups commented positively on how awesome the band was…”
“…They had people dancing all night and really read the room well!”
“…We got married in a heatwave and nobody left the dance floor till we kicked people out…It was just the best dance party!”
“The Loyales…kept everyone dancing the whole night. Two months later, guests are still raving about how awesome The Loyales were!”
COUPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS, THE LOYALES (pronounced Lȯi - al - z) are New York's grooviest and most unique event band. Rather than a group formed to tap the wedding and party circuit, the Loyales developed organically from a like minded community of musicians who simply wanted to play and celebrate the music they love. That infectious enthusiasm has led them to become a beloved fan favorite.
THE LOYALES have played scores of weddings, private parties and New Year's celebrations including multiple events for Daily Candy, the NYC Food & Wine Fest. They are periodically tapped to back Chef Tom Colicchio, having become his band of choice for all of his events, including New Year's Eve at The Beekman Hotel.
Band leader MILTON is an active songwriter and performer who has shared the stage with Norah Jones, Al Kooper, Joan Osborne, James Hunter, Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle, Amy Helm, Kat Edmonson and Chris Smither, with whom he tours regularly. He has written music for HBO and was recently tapped to lead a City Winery tribute to the late Richie Havens, whom Milton sites as a profound influence on his work and love of music. He has just released his fifth album of original work, Studio City, debuting to a sold out audience at City Vineyard in New York.
JULIA JOSEPH is a songwriter, performer and session vocalist. Her voice can be heard on the newest release from Highly Suspect, MCID, which is currently #1 on the Billboard Rock charts and on the music of NBC's 30 Rock (including Tracy Morgan's infamous Werewolf Bar Mitzvah). Her debut album won the Independent Music Awards Vox Populi vote for Best Folk Album and she is currently working on a new release with film and television composer Giancarlo Vulcano. She is also a regularly featured performer with New York City's The Loser's Lounge.
Lead guitarist MARTIN KEARTON 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. He’s appeared on the BBC and Channel 4 (in the UK), CBS, HBO, NPR, Sirius, and local radio stations such as WFUV, with recording credits either side of the Atlantic spanning decades.
Keyboardist BENNETT PASTER 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. Paster has done three international tours as part of the prestigious US State Dept. The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program. He’s also a senior faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University.
Bass player, JEFF EYRICH has played and recorded with Bette Midler, Tanya Tucker, Natalie Cole, Air Supply, and Rick Springfield to name a very few. He’s also is well known for the records he has produced going back to the 80s.
Drummer ROBERT WEISS is a drummer/percussionist originally from Los Angeles with over 25 years 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 teaches percussion in private lessons and New York City schools and plays a wide range of music with groups in NYC in clubs, theaters, recording studios and at private events.