"Ask the Loyales what their weddings are like and they’ll say the phrase “heart and soul” a lot. They 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. Personalizing the party’s set list is no problem, but if you want a gang of multi-instrumentalists who aren’t afraid to tackle a few tangents, they’ll be able to read the room all night.”

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Wedding Music Band The Loyales is a real band that happens to play weddings
“Even couples who “don’t dance” were up dancing together for the first time in ages.”

Alison

“We wanted a soulful, rootsy, heartfelt vibe at our wedding and that’s exactly what the Loyales delivered.”

Allison

“They were a crucial part of the day and they didn’t disappoint – totally recommend!”

Debbie

“…my sister (a music snob) even ended up going to one of their performances without realizing that they were our wedding band”

Aaron

“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!”

Christopher

“I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed having the Loyales play our wedding and would absolutely book them again in the future.”

William

“…they never saw a wedding band like the Loyales!”

Charlotte

“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.”

Lane

“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.”

K & G

“Expert players, beautiful vocals with great harmonies, plus all-around really nice people. Book them. You’ll be glad you did.”

Larry

“They’ve got a huge repertoire of music, and played to the mood of each part of the night beautifully… ”

Minor

“Great band to work with, great music that the whole party danced to…”

Benjamin

“…made us feel like we were selecting songs from a personal jute box of rock, R&B and funk!”

Nicole

“The Loyales were a huge hit…we wanted all classic rock and up-beat funk and they definitely delivered!”

Samantha

“Their performance was spectacular.”

Kirsty

“…everyone was up out of their seats having a great time.”

Lauren

“Guests from all age groups commented positively on how awesome the band was…”

Joel

“…They had people dancing all night and really read the room well!”

Mary

“…We got married in a heatwave and nobody left the dance floor till we kicked people out…It was just the best dance party!”

Melissa

“The Loyales…kept everyone dancing the whole night. Two months later, guests are still raving about how awesome The Loyales were!”

Claire

The Band For Music Lovers

Possessing a musical depth and sonic chemistry rarely seen in a cover band, The Loyales are “like a living, breathing jukebox.” (New York Magazine.)   They love digging into obscure deep cuts, but always lean towards serving up recognizable, classic songs, that everyone can sing along to.

ORIGINALLY FORMED BY ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER MILTON as his backing band, The Loyales soon found themselves taking on a flourish of private party invitations from Milton’s fans.  Milton & the band’s list of cover songs grew almost as quickly as it’s client list. They have since gone on to pick up event industry awards and countless happy client reviews, but perhaps the strongest indications of the band’s talents are the referrals from fellow industry vendors who endorse the band for their own clients, year after year.  The Loyales are truly different from the traditional, cookie-cutter cover bands.

Wedding Music Band The Loyales playing a reception

"Absolute dream wedding band"
"Nobody left the dance floor til we kicked them out"
"The guests will not stop talking about how fun this band was"

THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE LOYALES is bandleader & vocalist Milton.  The critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter’s musical appetite started very early-on, as a kid in New York City.  The adolescent-Milton spent all of his free time and extra cash at Manhattan’s once ubiquitous record stores. Genre never interested him.  Hype never interested him. What always interested Milton was how music moved people.  He developed an intelligent ear and an open heart very early on. Again and again, he found himself coming back to those tracks that overflowed with soul, and bounced with tight grooves -- whether or not the record was well-known.  Milton cared most about how music FELT, and how it was made. His keen ears and vast knowledge helped form the foundation of The Loyales’ eclectic repertoire.

One important way in which The Loyales may be different from a typical cover band: THE LOYALES LISTEN AS MUCH AS THEY PLAY.  They listen to new song recommendations, and they listen to their clients, especially regarding what inspires their dancing the most.  The Loyales repertoire list keeps growing and changing today, as they are invited into family celebrations and dance parties again and again.  Milton is still as inspired by what moves people as his teenaged-self was.

CUSTOM PLAYLISTS: All Loyales parties are customized.  Armed with their vast repertoire list, plus special, custom song requests, the Loyales’ party playlists are carefully curated in tandem with clients, to maximize the fun at each specific party, and most of all, to inspire each party’s unique guest list to DANCE.  They pride themselves on bringing something unique to each event.

THE LOYALES play in a myriad of configurations to accommodate venues, settings, genre preferences and atmosphere. The most common is their 6- to 9- PIECE SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA, the with the largest of the configurations featuring horn section and added vocals. But they can accommodate smaller event productions as well.  Their 4 PIECE “Unplugged” STRING BAND is a seriously unique ensemble utilizing a core of The Loyales musicians on mandolin, upright bass, acoustic, guitar, percussion, and 3-part harmonies.

GENRE-WISE, The Loyales can do a full night of Reggae, Classic Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Soul, R&B, Blues, Pop and Jazz. Groovy is groovy. No matter what style or artist The Loyales are covering, you can be sure it's going to be fun, it's going to sound warm, and it's going to feel GOOD.

The Set List for Your Event Might Look Something Like This...

The Rolling Stones
Nick Lowe
Al Green
George Harrison
The Meters
The Pretenders
KC and The Sunshine Band
Nina Simone
The Melodians
Toots and The Maytals
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Chuck Berry
Aretha Franklin
Tina Turner
Irma Thomas
Linda Lyndell
Allen Toussaint
The Pointer Sisters

Brook Benton
Byron Lee And the Dragonaires
Lil Bob and the Lollipops
Fleetwood Mac
Etta James
Slim Jim and the Uniques
Stevie Wonder
Neil Young
Van Morrison
Johnny Nash
Betty Wright
Dolly Parton
Willie Nelson
Clifton Chenier
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
The Faces
The Kinks

T. Rex
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Lord Creator
James Brown
Ruby and The Romantics
Paul Westerberg
Hank Williams
Otis Redding
Fats Domino
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Frank Sinatra
Dr. John
Wilson Pickett
The Stanley Brothers
Johnny Cash
David Bowie
Patsy Cline
Don Ho

The Rolling Stones
Nick Lowe
Al Green
George Harrison
The Meters
The Pretenders
KC and The Sunshine Band
Nina Simone
The Melodians
Toots and The Maytals
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Chuck Berry
Aretha Franklin
Tina Turner
Irma Thomas
Linda Lyndell
Allen Toussaint
The Pointer Sisters
Brook Benton
Byron Lee And the Dragonaires
Lil Bob and the Lollipops
Fleetwood Mac
Etta James
Slim Jim and the Uniques
Stevie Wonder
Neil Young
Van Morrison
Johnny Nash
Betty Wright
Dolly Parton
Willie Nelson
Clifton Chenier
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
The Faces
The Kinks
T. Rex
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Lord Creator
James Brown
Ruby and The Romantics
Paul Westerberg
Hank Williams
Otis Redding
Fats Domino
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Frank Sinatra
Dr. John
Wilson Pickett
The Stanley Brothers
Johnny Cash
David Bowie
Patsy Cline
Don Ho

THE LOYALES string band plays Brook Benton's Hotel Happiness:

THE LOYALES 9 piece band plays Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's Little Ole Boy, Little Ole Girl: