The Men of Distinction have amassed an enviable list of references over the years. They have performed for numerous conventions, festivals, weddings and other public and private events. Their 1997 release of the heralded CD "Step It Up and GO" garnered numerous awards including the Song of the Year entitled "It Won't Be this Way." At the 1997 CAMMY AWARDS the CD was voted the best of the year and the group was voted ARTISTS OF THE YEAR.
The group's live performances offer one of the most diverse repertoires in the industry. On any given night you will hear them perform Beach Music, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country, and Big Band/Swing material. One of their specialties is audience participation. Through careful song selection and skits, they allow the audience to become a part of the show.
Overall, The Men of Distinction offer a polished and diverse show that is appropriate for most events. So whether your tastes are sophisticated, subdued, or wild and crazy, The Men of Distinction are the perfect group for your event.
They were great, thank you so much! The group loved them and stayed out on the dance floor until the end of the final song. They were such a fun band and David does a great job of keeping the attendees dancing, laughing and having a great time. Thanks again, let them know that we really had a good time. I will keep them in my file and will definitely let colleagues, etc know about them if they're ever in Charleston.
Laura M. (Oct. 19th, 2011)
The band was great and got rave reviews from our guests. The lead singer was especially good. They got the guests involved making for a fun evening. They were perfect for our daughter's wedding reception! Please thank them for us.
Margie A. (June 11th, 2011)
Mother of the Bride
Parents Cocktail went so well. Everyone loved Men of Distinction. They played at our parents cocktail last year and people didn't really remember them because there was no room to dance but, that is not the case this year. I am still hearing fabulous reviews on them. For me, they were very easy to work with, announcing what I needed, when I needed. And for everyone else, they enjoyed that the band interacted with the crowd, including doing silly things such as the can-can. Thanks again for all of your help over the past few months!
Social Chair Delta Delta Delta-Clemson University
Men of Distinction were PHENOMENAL! They were so nice, respectful and professional and were always making sure everything was on time and going smoothly. They were all super nice but David especially was very professional and kind. Can't wait to use them again!
Daniel Island Club
We had a Wedding event July 18, 2009 at the Greensboro Country Club. The band we chose was the Men of Distinction. (We had seen them years before, remembered the horns and how they played great songs.) At the wedding they were simply fabulous.
We printed and looked at their song list on the website. The bride, groom and bride's parents picked the songs we liked. We sent that list to David Kitchings. We made suggestions on the set lengths. We chose songs for the special dances.. first dance, father daughter dance, etc. I even called David a couple weeks before to check in. At that time he said the band had not performed my song choice for the father daughter dance. Then during the call he decided that they were going to practice the song and perform if for us. They did a great job as the professional musicians that they are. Tell David thank you again.
Once the special dances were done the party really started. The dance floor was overflowing ALL NIGHT, except during their breaks.When everyone raved about the band we knew we had made the right choice.
Hey Chris, Men of Distinction were beyond fabulous on Thursday!! Everyone raved about them and had such a great time! They really were a smash hit- and perfect for the event! I danced the entire time! Thanks for all of your help and the perfect suggestion for a great band!
USC -ADPi- Music Chair
Men of Distinction performed at our daughter's wedding reception in Sumter on December 27th. They did an incredible job. Not only did the young people enjoy the music & participate until the last song, but the older people as well. David Kitchens called and talked with the bride prior to the wedding regarding her preferences. Their appearance & performance were professional, yet fun. We highly recommend this band. They are perfect for a wedding reception with a diverse age group.
Mother of the Bride
Men of Distinction - I just wanted to say what a fabulous job you did at our reception. Derek and I have both said how great it was to have such a fun and entertaining band! All of our friends and family (young and old) have raved about your performance. Everyone had the best time. We could not have asked for a better band - as you know music can really make or break a party - you definitely made MADE our reception. We can't thank you enough, but we'll try. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I hope to see you at a friends wedding soon - we will definitely recommend you. : )
They were fabulous! They had fantastic customer service - checked in with us multiple times before the event started to make sure everything was meeting our needs and they sounded great! The guests really enjoyed themselves.
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
As you remember, when giving you my compliments after the party,...... I gave my analogy by telling you that.... "I have seen the seven wonders of the world, the remains of the hanging gardens of Babylon, the Sphinx, the River Nile and the Acropolis. I've been to three goat ropings in Fort Worth, seen the freak shows in Barnum & Bailey's circus, listened to the music in two Ethiopian weddings, and danced with street musicians on Saturday Night in London's Picadilly Circus, but I'm an S.O.B. ...... if I've EVER seen a band as good as the Men of Distinction! They topped off our gala 50th wedding anniversary celebration by making it a spectacular success, with absolutely everyone having more fun than they ever imagined!
They did a great job! I could not have asked for a better band. Nor could I have asked for a better administrative process. Y'all were so easy to get along with. I have dealt with several bands over the years, many of which are demanding, picky, unfriendly, late, etc. You, your company and The Men of Distinction were all great from the beginning to the end. Very professional, yet flexible, friendly, easy going. I would love to work with you again.
Upstate Carolina Medical Center
We loved Men of Distinction! They were so much fun. We have received numerous compliments about the Debutante Ball this year and everyone has commented that the band was the best we have had. I think the usual orchestra type band may be better at the waltz portion of the evening, but if we had not been so rushed to reschedule the event, we could have spent more time working out the presentation details with Men of Distinction. They saved me from what could have been a disaster and made it a wonderful evening to remember!
Ball Chair, 2005 Carolinian Debutante Club
Let me preface this by telling you that I am 54 yrs old and have been to more than my share of parties. Without a doubt, the MOD throw the best reception party that I have ever been to and I have been to lots. They engaged the crowd from the beginning and kept everyone in it to the end. The dance floor was full the entire night. The next day my knees hurt from dancing. At least 10 guests commented that the MOD were the best reception band they had heard and that my daughter's reception was the best party that they had ever attended. We could not be more pleased.
Father of the Bride
EastCoast Entertainment was extremely helpful in targeting which band to get for our July wedding in North Carolina. Based on our venue, number of guests, and preferred music style, they matched us with the band they thought would match our interests best, which ended up being Men of Distinction. They were incredible, and were such an absolute hit at our wedding. They had people dancing all night, and even doing the "Can-Can" at one point- very entertaining group. I appreciate EastCoast's efforts to match us with the perfect band for our wedding. ~ M. Hodge - Bride 7/20/12
Thank you so much for writing me back. I am in the wedding business and have been to over 100 weddings in the last 4 years and want you to know that the Men of Distinction band is the BEST band I have ever seen at a wedding! Honestly, I have seen A LOT of wedding bands and your quality and fun is untouchable.
Sarah N. (November 10th, 2012)