Karen Lloyd Band
Karen is a multi-talented singer/dancer/songwriter/musician who has a huge love for the work she does. Her extensive background in piano, dance and acting has helped Karen bring a higher level of musicianship to her singing and a great energy to her performances.
Karen is a natural leader on the bandstand. She has had the pleasure of performing at many notable events including actor Billy Baldwin's wedding, actor Eddie Murphy's wedding, multiple Friar's Club events, the U.S. Democratic National Convention, Central Park Conservancy and New Year's Eve dance parties at the Waldorf-Astoria, Mandarin Oriental, and the Palm Beach Country Club.
Prior to putting together her party band, Karen toured as a background vocalist with Billy Joel, Elton John, and Enrique Iglesias. Karen performed the steamy Whitney Houston duet “Could I Have This Kiss” every night on tour with Enrique. Other noteworthy singers that she has performed with include: Celine Dion, Marc Anthony, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett, Jessica Simpson, Gloria Estefan, the late Natalie Cole, Taylor Dayne, Michael Feinstein, Trisha Yearwood, Gloria Gaynor and Rosie O'Donnell.
Some other notable performances include: the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular TV Special; Party in the Park Televised concert in London for 110,000 people; Top of the Pops TV show (London) live; Jingle Ball concerts in Boston, NYC and Philly; MTV's Total Request Live; Last Call with Carson Daly; the Rosie O'Donnell Show; NBC's Today Show; Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno; and Live with Regis and Kelly.
I want to tell you how very, very pleased we were to have the Karen Lloyd Band at Rachel and Matthew's wedding! The entire band was fantastic! They certainly kept the party going all night as everyone in attendance was on the dance floor!
Our entire family continues to receive fabulous compliments on the band's performance. They were just amazing!!! We were also extremely impressed with the band's versatility and how well they performed the songs chosen by Rachel and Matthew for their first dance, Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," as well as my husband Larry and Rachel's Father-Daughter dance to the Beatles' "My Life."
The variety of music they performed, from the Jewish Horah to Motown music, was outstanding! And when Karen sung solo during the dinner service, WOW! She certainly has an amazingly beautiful voice.
Thank you so much for the truly great performance at Rachel and Matthew Fenichel's wedding! Please pass along our highest praise and greatest appreciation to the entire Karen Lloyd Band.
Place: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
I just want to let you know what a wonderful job you and the band did!! I have never had more fun dancing in my entire life and EVERYONE at the wedding was asking about you. I have two girlfriends who are getting married in the next year who are reaching out to Hank Lane to request you!
Thanks for a terrific evening!! You truly truly made the night.
Place: New York Palace
We can't even begin to put into words how amazing Saturday night was. It's one thing as the bride and groom to feel like you danced the night away, but it's another feeling when you get a million messages from friends and family telling you they felt the same way. Everyone loved the music....No one left the dance floor! It was such a memorable night and we owe all the good vibes to you. Thank you again for making our night so magical. We will be recommending you to all our friends! Hope we cross paths again in the future!
All the best,
Rachel & Josh
So awesome to hear from you. No one has stopped talking about you and the band! You all absolutely wowed my guests and made the party. Without a doubt. I can't thank you enough for your kind words. So flattering I'm blushing. Grace really stole the show. I'm just happy to play second fiddle to her. I adore you and we need to continue this relationship. I don't know how often a regular girl like me gets to hire a band as major as yours but, I love to buy you a cocktail soon?
Place: Temple Emanu'el/ Cloiseter, N.J.
I just wanted to thank you for doing such an awesome job at our wedding. You were so attentive. Both you and your band were amazing! Everyone raved about you guys. Please let me know if you want to me to write a review anywhere. I would be happy to. Thank you again and I will be in touch for any future events. Hope to see you again soon!
Place: Shenorock Shore Club
We just wanted to thank you for the best night of our lives. The Karen Lloyd Band was absolutely incredible! Every single guest that we spoke to mentioned the band and told us that you completely rocked it. It was everything we could've asked for and more. It was also unbelievably sweet that you were there for the ceremony and made sure that everything ran perfectly. We are 1,000% going to recommend you to anyone and everyone.
That Shout rendition was insane!
I also wanted to thank you for letting Lauren and I sing a little bit and have fun with the crowd at the end! The last few songs of the night when we were dancing and singing with you in front of the crowd is something we will remember for the rest of our lives. I hope someone has it on video! And also thank you for the Journey song at the end. Incredible finish.
Anyway, we really hope to see you at another wedding in the future. Your energy was incredible and anyone would be so lucky to have you. You are amazing.
David and Lauren
Place: Old Westbury Golf and Country Club
Dear Karen (and Karen Lloyd Band),
We absolutely cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our wedding the party that it was! The energy and happy vibes that you brought to all of us even before September 5th, from our very first emails and meetings, is something we will always remember! Thank you for being so accommodating in all of our special requests and working to create the perfect time line and dance party for the night.
You and your team were the greatest band we have had to pleasure of listening to, and we feel blessed you were able to perform for our special day! You all helped make that day and night truly magical for us!
We hope that our relationship continues and we get to have another party with you all in the near future!!
Our sincerest thank you and lots of love,
Kelsey and Michael
Place: Cipriani Wall Street
So here just a few of the comments…”it wasn’t just a wedding, it was an amazing concert; her ballads were awesome—wow, she was incredible; the Karen Lloyd Band members were so sincere and into every moment; they are so talented; they made it so personal; Karen did such a great job as the band leading; they transitioned the special moments perfectly…” And on and on.
You are very special and an incredible talent. Thank you for a most wonderful night and we hope we get to see you again!
All our best,
Kevin and Ginger
I have been meaning to write this email since the day after our wedding, but the honeymoon kept me from it. I wanted to let you know that you guys absolutely kicked ass at our wedding and made it such a special evening. From start to finish, the Karen Lloyd Band brought energy and a performance that kept people on their feet. I have never seen a dance floor rocking for the entire night like it was on August 8th. EVERYONE told me how great you guys were and how much fun it was to watch you. You even saw me run up to the stage and watch you guys, especially your awesome drummer! Even the song choices you made were perfect - you guys nailed the flow and the night went so smoothly!
And let's highlight that special moment where you gave me the honor to play with your band. What a treat - it felt like we had been playing together for years! The transitions, the endings, everything...we nailed it! And the crowd loved it! So many people recorded the performance and said it was a moment that made the wedding unique and special for them.
Thanks so much for your energy and effort, and making our night so special for us. I'm writing this from my desk at work but Lana feels the same exact way. The Karen Lloyd Band will always have a special place in our hearts and you can always look to us for a reference if needed in the future.
Keep kicking ass and rocking out!
I just finished emailing Karen to thank her for the amazing job the Karen Lloyd Band did at my daughter, Sarah's wedding last Saturday at the Waldorf. As I wrote to her, the music, vocals, mix and pace were perfect. The dance floor was packed all night and I lost count of how many people told me how fantastic they thought the band was.
She is incredibly talented and a consummate professional with beauty and a lovely personality to match.
I am so glad we used the Henry Marks Agency. Thank you!
Very best wishes,
Place: Oakwood Country Club
We used the Karen Lloyd Band for our wedding in June. They were INCREDIBLE!!! Karen is an incredible band leader. She met with us a few weeks before the wedding, and reviewed in detail all of our music wishes for the wedding. We had some wacky ideas, and she brainstormed with us to make sure they happened. Karen is beyond talent and extremely creative - her band did some great mash-ups at our wedding that felt unique and not like typical wedding music. Her band has incredible energy and kept people dancing through dinner! This is not your average wedding band - they made our wedding feel like a dance party concert. We cannot recommend them enough!
As reviewed on weddingwire.com
I cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are that we chose the Karen Lloyd Band to play at Nichole and Cenzo’s wedding. You all were so fantastic, so incredible, and so much damn fun, you really helped us turn this wedding into the magnificent celebration of love we wanted to have for our children. Karen, you are absolutely beautiful, inside AND out! Your entire band is killer: the players are masters, they have beautiful voices, they grace the stage with a beautiful presence, and you all played with LOVE, not just skill! Our friends and family are still talking about you, saying that no doubt, yours’ is best band anyone has ever danced to at a wedding. OR ANYWHERE!
I knew right from the moment I saw your first video in the HL offices, but as I watched your You-tube videos, and then got to meet you by phone and in person, I was so convinced that we could not have chosen any better than we did. Your spirit shines through, a truly bright light, and we are eternally grateful you were there for what was the most spectacular weekend of our lives. We WILL be in touch!
Thank you a million times over!
Jeanette and Jay