Tell me a little bit about your business!
For over 20 years, we’ve been loyal to one thing – you and creating a day you will never forget. Loyalty Weddings & Events was “officially” founded in 2015 by Loyal and Nicole Martinez. After spending years in the entertainment world, we finally decided to go “all in” on weddings. We can genuinely say that was the best decision we’ve made to date. Seeing the joy on hundreds of faces week after week not only keeps our tank full, but it keeps us striving to be masters of our craft and leaders in our industry.
Whether you’re planning a wedding soiree or a black-tie bash, Black Label Band is the contemporary wedding and event band you have been searching for. This world class quintet can authentically pull off your favorites while still keeping it classy and throwing in some old favorites for mom and dad. Regardless of what your must play list consists of, Black Label Band goes beyond the music and engages with the crowd to ensure everyone has an unforgettable time.
Don’t forget that Loyalty Weddings & Events is also a one-stop-shop for multiple needs, including live music services for ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner, independent from our full band. We also offer photography, videography, and photo booths – multiple 5-star services all in one place. What sets us apart is that our entire A-team is a genuine, loyal crew, meaning we NEVER subcontract out; you always have one of our Loyalty vetted team members. Our team is our family and we have no doubt you’ll feel like family too. Our whole crew works together flawlessly, creating a stress-free planning process and, even better, a stress-free wedding day!
What makes your work unique?
This experienced and interactive band is composed of five world class musicians and two extraordinary vocalists, including national recording artist, frontman, and lead singer Ambition, from the famed R&B group, Pretty Ricky. Black Label Band is composed of multi-faceted musicians who can incorporate a variety of different live instruments into a synth-driven performance, leaving you feeling as if you are experiencing a 10-piece ensemble. Their strong suit lies in the fact that they are primarily a rock-based band. Yes, you read that correctly…a rock-based band whose performances consist of hip-hop, R&B, and top 40, with a sprinkle of alternative and even country. This means we can go from playing “All I Do Is Win” to “Country Roads”, transforming average parties into the most unforgettable events. It’s also notable that we are a fine tuned band that consists of exclusive members, meaning, we don’t meet each other the day of your wedding and we don’t swap out the singer leaving you with a completely different experience than the one you signed up for. If you want to take your wedding or event to the ultimate level, making it the most memorable night of your life, we present to you, Black Label Band.
What is your ideal client like?
We take pride in our adaptability and creating magical moments for clients from all walks of life and varied tastes in music. We are known as one of the exclusive multi-cultural event companies in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. We love to have FUN, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we love when our clients like to have fun too. We love hearing, “Oh, you won’t have trouble getting my family to dance”. Families like that are why we do what we do. But don’t worry…we’re fully aware that clients come to us for quite the opposite reason. That paranoia that no one will dance at their wedding, that their wedding will be “lame”. Well, we can’t promise you much these days, but rest assured, we can promise that every wedding we perform at will be the best wedding your guests ever been to.
How do you get to know a couple’s taste in music?
It’s a simple concept in today’s busy world, but guess what…we listen! We listen to your vision for your perfect day, and then we translate that vision into the music that sets the soundtrack for an epic event. We customize every single event to each couple.
And let’s face it, another way to get people on the dance floor is to play their JAM! That’s why we give you a link that you can share with your guests so they can add their favorite songs ahead of time, too, helping them feel even more included in your day. These are just a few of the tools we use to help your vision come to life and create the soundtrack that perfectly complements the biggest day of your life.
How do you motivate guests to get on the dance floor?
As music connoisseur and energy ambassadors, we know what it takes to get people busting a move out on the dance floor. And with over 20 years in the industry, we’ve seen it all, including what works and what doesn’t. We put it all to work for you.
To create the most immersive experience, we use the highest quality sound equipment as well as lighting effects to add an element of fun and surprise to your party. It’s nothing like you’ve ever seen before. But we also know that you’re the expert on your event and the people attending it. So we’ll get to know you and them through your eyes to help curate a playlist that strikes the right notes at the right moment so every guest feels included and encouraged to partake in the fun.
How would you describe your emcee style?
Genuine and adaptable. People thrive on authentic moments, and we strive to create those moments through music that strikes a chord within them and moves them to dance, smile, and reminisce. Black Label Band has spent years training with some of the world’s best, so they can create a style that complements your celebration at every moment.
We recognize that the emotions in a room can change as the day and evening goes on, and we are experts at reading a room and the energy it’s giving off. We’ll adapt our style and playlists to every moment, so your day is always 100% in sync and unfolds exactly like the the fairytale you envisioned.