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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.

Print Song List
  • 70s Dance
    Aerosmith - Walk This Way
    Bachman Turner Overdrive - Taking Care of Business
    Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love
    Barry White - My First My Last My Everything
    Bob Segar - Old Time Rock n Roll
    Carl Carlton - Bad Mama Jama
    Chubby Checker - The Twist
    Commodores - Brick House
    Doobie Brothers - China Grove
    Doobie Brothers - Listen to the Music
    Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
    Earth Wind and Fire - Let's Groove Tonight
    Earth Wind and Fire - September
    Firefall - You Are the Woman
    Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout
    James Brown - Cold Sweat
    James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing
    James Brown - I Feel Good
    James Brown - Living in America
    James Brown - Poppa's Got a Brand New Bag
    KC and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Man
    KC and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
    KC and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
    KC and the Sunshine Band - That's the Way I Like It
    Kool and the Gang - Celebration
    Kool and the Gang - Lady's Night
    La Chic - Freak Out
    Neal Diamond - Sweet Caroline
    O'Jays - Love Train
    Otis Day and the Knights - Shout
    Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
    Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
    Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
    Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
    Spencer Davis - Give Me Some Lovin'
    Stevie Wonder - I Wish
    Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
    Stevie Wonder - Superstition
    The Sugar Hill Gang - Rapper's Delight
    The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud to Beg
    The Temptations - Baby I Need Your Loving
    The Temptations - Get Ready
    The Temptations - Hold On I'm Coming
    The Temptations - Knock On Wood
    The Temptations - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
    The Trammps - Disco Inferno
    Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
    Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy
    Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally
  • Ballads
    Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia
    Hall and Oats - Sara Smile
    Keith Whitley - Don't Close Your Eyes
    Lionel Richie - Stuck on You
    Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    Michael Buble - Me and Mrs. Jones
    Michael Buble - You Don't Know Me
    Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
    Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately I Love You
    The Temptations - Just My Imagination
  • Beach Music
    Ben E King - Stand by Me
    Chairman of the Board - Carolina Girls
    Chairman of the Board - Dangling on a String
    Delbert McClinton - Going Back to Louisiana
    Dominos - Sixty Minute Man
    Drifters - Little Red Book
    Drifters - Pour Your Little Heart Out
    Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
    Drifters - Up on the Roof
    Gloria Hardiman - Black Drawers
    Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - Love I Lost
    Jackie Wilson - You Send Me
    Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
    Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find
    Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
    O'Jays - Used to be My Girl
    OC Smith - Brenda
    Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
    Swinging Medallions - Double Shot
    Teddy Pendergrass - Close the Door
    The Futures - Part Time Party Time Man
    The Embers - I Love Beach Music
    The Intrigues - In a Moment
    The Intruders - Cowboys to Girls
    The Platters - Washed Ashore
    The Spinners - I'll be Around
    The Tams - Be Young Be Foolish
    The Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
    The Tams - Laugh It Off
    The Tams - Silly Little Girl
    The Tams - What Kind of Fool
    The Temptations - Lady Soul
    The Temptations - My Girl
    The Tramps - Hold Back the Night
    The Tymes - Miss Grace
    Tyrone Davis - Turn Back the Hands of Time
    Wilson Pickett - Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
  • Originals
    Men of Distinction - Action Speaks Louder than Words
    Men of Distinction - Beez Dat Way
    Men of Distinction - Matchbox
    Men of Distinction - Pride and Joy
    Men of Distinction - The Icecream Song
    Men of Distinction - Won't be This Way (Cammy Award Song of the Year)
  • Songs for Jewish Events
    Fiddler On the Roof
    Hatikvoh
    Hava Nagilah
    If I Were a Rich Man
    Tzena-Tzena
  • Specialty Songs
    2001 - Carolina Fight Song
    Carolina in the Morning
    Dixie - Old Miss Fight Song
    Edelweiss
    Forest Gump Theme Song
    Motown Show
    New York New York Show
    Pomp and Circumstance
    The Charleston
    The Limbo
    Tiger Rag - Clemson Fight Song
    Triumpal March from Aida
    White Christmas
    Brian Setzer - What are You Doing New Year's Eve
    Harry Belafonte - Turn Around
    Irving Berlin - A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody
  • Wedding Songs
    Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    Chris Botti - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Darius Rucker - It Won't be Like This for Long
    Elton John - Something About the Way You Look Tonight
    Elvis - Can't Help Falling in Love
    Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
    Etta James - At Last
    Frank Sinatra - Just The Way You Look Tonight
    Frank Sinatra - Melody of Love
    Heartland - I Loved Her First
    Jeff Healey - Angel Eyes
    Larry Graham - One in a Million
    Leanne Womack - I Hope You Dance
    Louis Armstrong - La Vien Rose
    Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
    Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World
    Luther Vandross - Always and Forever
    Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
    Michael Buble - Crazy Love
    Michael Buble - Everything
    Michael Buble - It Had to Be You
    Michael Smith - The Other Side of Midnight
    Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
    Natalie Cole - L-O-V-E
    Rascal Flatts - God Bless The Broken Road
    Ray Lamantonge - You're the Best Thing
    Steven Curtis Chapman - Cinderella
    Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
    Stevie Wonder - Sunshine of My Life
    The Drifters - This Magic Moment
    The Platters - With This Ring
    The Temptations - My Girl
    Van Morrison - Into the Mystic
    Van Morrison - Someone Like You
    Van Morrison - Steal My Heart Away
  • Contemporary and Dance
    AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
    Aretha Franklin - Pink Cadillac
    Bobby Brown - My Perogative
    Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
    Brooks and Dunn - Boot Scoot Boogie
    Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on me
    Delbert McClinton - Living It Down
    Dobie Grey - Drift Away
    E.U. - Da Butt
    Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me
    Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands to Yourself
    Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
    Hank Williams, Jr. - Family Tradition
    Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville
    Kid Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
    Kid Rock - All Summer Long
    Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps
    Marcia Griffith - Electric Slide
    Michael Jackson - Beat It
    Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    Nelly - Hot in Here
    None the Penny Richer - Kiss Me
    Outkast - I Like the Way You Move
    Prince - Kiss
    Rick James - Give It to Me Baby
    Rick James - Super Freak
    Santana - Smooth
    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
    Taio Cruz - Dynamite
    Tommy Tutone - 867-5309
    Tommy Tutone - Jenny Jenny
    Tone Loc - Funky Coldmedina
    Tone Loc - Wild Thing
    Train - Drops of Jupiter
    Uncle Cracker - Follow Me
    Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried
  • Standards, Swing, and Jazz
    A C Jobim - Girl from Ipanema
    A C Jobim - Wave
    Bill Withers - Lovely Day
    Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are
    Blood Sweat and Tears - You've Made Me So Very Happy
    Bobby Caldwell - Do for Love
    Bobby Darin - Beyond the Sea
    Bobby Darin - Mac the Knife
    Bobby Webb - Sunny
    Chicago - Does Anybody Know What Time It Is
    Chris Botti - Blue Bossa
    Chris Botti - When I Fall in Love
    Duke Ellington - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
    Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
    Elvis - Suspicious Minds
    Errol Garner - Misty
    Fats Domino - Blue Berry Hill
    Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon
    Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
    Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
    Gato Barberie - Europa
    Herb Alpert - Rise
    Herman Hupfeld - As Time Goes By
    Horace Silver - Song for My Father
    James Taylor - Carolina on My Mind
    Johnny Mercer - Moon River
    Josh Turner - Would You Go With Me
    Leeann Womack - I Hope You Dance
    Louis Armstrong - Tenderly
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Michael Buble - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Michael Buble - Moon Dance
    Michael Buble - Save the Last Dance for Me
    Miles Davis - Some Day My Prince Will Come
    Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves
    Ray Charles - Georgia
    Stanley Turrentine - Sugar
    Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You
    The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
    The Eagles - Bells Will be Ringing

Private Party

We were SO pleased with Men of Distinction!!! The evening was wonderful in so many ways--the band was such an important part of making it so memorable. We would definitely recommend them AND use them again at a future event!!!

Please give them our best,

Mary Sue N.
5/31/14

Mother of the Bride

We had Men of Distinction play at our daughter's destination wedding in Charleston last weekend and they were AMAZING! The dance floor was packed all night long. They even played a new song, not on their playlist, for the father-daughter dance and did a great job. I cannot say enough good things about them!

Just wanted you to know.

Thanks,

Cindy H.
Mother of the Bride
10/05/13

Father of the Bride

When our son got engaged we knew which band to recommend to his fiance's parents. The Men of Distinction made our daughter's wedding reception a memorable event four years ago. They were available and put on the schedule.

Rodger K.
Father of the Bride
9/14/13

Mother of the Bride

The Men of Distinction played a huge role in the fun that was had by everyone. They all are very talented experienced musicians and their female singer is phenomenal!

The band kept people on the dance floor all night long. Everyone, and I mean everyone, had so much fun and gave the band rave reviews!

The Men of Distinction had a lot to do with making the wedding a truly wonderful, fun and memorable event. What an incredible evening of music and joy!!

Charlene H.
Mother of the Bride at earrington Village
8/17/13

Parent

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!

Chandler G.
Social Chair Delta Delta Delta-Clemson University

Private Event

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!

Lisa B.
Daniel Island Club

College Event

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!

Cassidy S.
USC -ADPi- Music Chair

Mother of the Bride

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.

Jody Smith
Mother of the Bride

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. : )

Renee D.
Bride

Charleston Event

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.

Diane O.
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

50th Wedding Anniversary

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.

Steve W.
Upstate Carolina Medical Center

Father of the Bride

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.

Bruce M.
Father of the Bride

Wedding Planner

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.
Wedding Planner
11/10/12

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

Charleston 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.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
10/19/11

Mother of the Bride

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.
Mother of the Bride
6/11/11

Wedding/Event Planner

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.

Rodger K.

Rodger K.
Groom
7/18/09

Carolinian Debutante Club

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!

Melanie Pouch
Ball Chair, 2005 Carolinian Debutante Club
8/01/05
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