The Loyales

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About The Loyales

"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

Brooklyn cover band The Loyales, is the kind of good time dance band they don't make anymore.

Championing juke joint, rootsy dance music, this band joyfully rolls out song after song by classic soul and roots artists. It's like having a live band playing through an old juke box's 45′s.

The Loyales have played multiple events for Daily Candy, the NYC Food & Wine Fest, and backed Chef Tom Colicchio of Top Chef on Martha Stewart's radio show, as well as for the opening of one of Tom's venues in NYC.

Musician Credentials:

Milton 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 can often be heard singing songs for the show 30 Rock. She won an Independent music award for best female vocalist and she's sung harmony with Michael MacDonald.

Keyboardist Bennett is one of New York City's most creative and versatile musicians. He has performed original music at clubs, concerts and festivals in the United States, the Caribbean, and throughout Europe. He has been a featured performer with jazz stars Kurt Elling, Brian Lynch, Peter Bernstein, Rufus Reid, Bill Stewart, Billy Hart, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Ndugu Chancler, Cassandra Wilson, Miri Ben-Ari and Yosvany Terry among others.

Drummer Ben's music is on "Wedding Crashers", "The OC" "Fast Food Nation" among other movies and TV shows.

Sami has won numerous prizes from international film festivals for his film scoring work.

Martin went to Oxford. He's as steeped in bluegrass mandolin as he is in electric funk guitar.

Some Raves:

Best wedding band ever!!! We spent our entire evening on the dance floor along with everyone else!
-Eliza

Six years later, people are still talking about the fabulous music at our wedding party. Milton and his band The Loyales played and sang their hearts out to Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Etta James, Prince, James Brown, and more. No one could resist the urge to get up and dance. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all!
-Claire

I can unreservedly say that having The Loyales perform at our wedding was a lasting highlight. Not only did the band perform countless songs from their reserves, they played personal requests that truly "made the night".
-Alicia

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38 Reviews for The Loyales

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Ali Macdonald · Getting married on 05/06/2021

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    Milton & the Loyales did us right

    We spent a lot of time searching for a band for our wedding, trying to find the right combination of chops, energy and repertoire. When we landed on the Loyales' website we immediately felt the love & we knew they were it. And somehow they exceeded our expectations! Aaron, Milton and team are pros -- from the initial call to song selection to day of set up, every step was smooth as butter. So many times over the course of our wedding, we heard the same question from our guests: "Who is this awesome band?" They read the room, played perfect tunes, and got everyone dancing. And they were so nice! Love them so much, we want to go see their next show.

    Sent on 12/29/2019
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    Anna Moser · Getting married on 09/07/2020

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    Great Dance Band for Everyone

    Milton and the Loyales were exactly what we had hoped for. They were really excellent musicians - much more than a 'wedding band' - able to cater to our close friends who love to dance, but also to an older generation. Everyone said afterwards how amazing they were! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a strong, more alternative (i.e. not 'Top-40') dance vibe. It was also great to work with Milton on a personal level - he was professional, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and really accommodating. Thank you Loyales!

    Sent on 12/31/2019
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    Melissa · Married on 09/21/2019

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    The absolute best!

    The Loyales were our absolute dream wedding band. We got married in a heatwave and nobody left the dance floor till we kicked people out. Aaron and Milton were a pleasure to work with leading up to the night and we can't wait to go check out the band around Brooklyn. It was just the best dance party!

    Sent on 07/24/2019

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The Loyales FAQ

  • Are you an agency or a band?
    Band
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)?
    4 - 6
    7+
  • What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
    Blues
    Classic Rock
    Country
    Dance
    Funk
    Gospel
    Motown
    Oldies
    R&B / Soul
    Reggae
    Rock
  • What music services do you provide?
    Instrumentals
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Reception Music
    Rehearsal Dinner Music
    Vocals
    Liability Insurance
    Willing to Travel

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