THE DIF'RENCE is a hot R&B singing group known for their unique vocal style & smooth harmonies. They have performed at the legendary Apollo Theater twice and have appeared at some of Virginia's premier festivals such as: The Virginia Beach Funk Fest, The Hampton Jazz Festival's After Party, Portsmouth's Umoja Festival, The Virginia Beach Soul Fest, The African-American Festival, and Virginia Beach Events Concert Series. They have also contributed their time and talents to their Community Non-Profit National Awareness Foundations.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 2 - 4 minutes
What to Expect
Our shows are usually between 2-3 hours (including breaks). An example of our show list -
1. Tonight - Kool & The Gang
2. It’s All The Way Live – Lakeside
3. And The Beat Goes On – The Whispers
4. You Are Everything - The Stylistics
5. Get Ready, The Way You Do The Things You Do, My Girl, Just My Imagination - Temptations
6. Reach Out, I'll Be There - Four Tops
7. Same Old Song - Four Tops
8. Can't Help Myself - Four Tops
9. Ain't No Woman like The One I've Got - Four Tops
10. Rock Steady – The Whispers
11. Must Be Love - The Difference
1. Let’s Groove Tonight – EWF
2. Listen To The Music – Doobie Brothers
3. Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
4. Before I Let Go - Frankie Beverly
5. Olivia - The Whispers
6. You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
7. Givin’ Yourself To Me - The Difference
8. Easy – The Commodores
9. Don’t Stop The love – Keith Sweat
10. Love Train – O ’Jays
11. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
We are "The Difference" - Jerry Hairston, Joe Shivers & Lawrence "Duke" Sears. We've been in the music industry for approximately 30 (+) years and have shared the stage with some of the best talent such as The Manhattans, Keith Sweat, Levi Little (Blackstreet), Ray, Goodman & Brown and many others. Quality entertainment is what we bring to every performance. We pride ourselves on our vocal harmonies and appearance.
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Additional Booking Notes
What to expect:
The Dif"rence will be performing with a (4-6) piece band (if requested). We also do shows without the band but use musical backing tracks.
THIS CAN BE DISCUSSED DEPENDING ON WHETHER OR NOT THE CLIENT WANTS A SHOW WITH THE BAND.
Past Booked Events
|October 08, 2021 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Personal Occasion|
See live performance overview.
|Joseph B. Shivers, III||Vocalist|
|Lawrence "Duke" Sears||Vocalist|
Influences & Inspiration
Our main influences are The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Delfonics, The Whispers, The Stylistics and many more male vocal groups. We love the Motown sound.
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