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THE DIFFERENCE

R&B Band from Newport News, VA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$1500 - $10000 per event
The Difference (formerly known as 4 II C), is a group known for their unique vocal style, stage performance & smooth harmonies. They are currently in the studio working on their upcoming CD "Transition", produced by "Blackstreet" member Levi Little. They have released 2 singles from the album entitled "Must Be Love & Givin' Yourself To Me." As individuals their professional careers span over 35 years in the music industry. They are quickly becoming one of the most sought after male vocal groups.

The Difference has performed at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City as well as some of the Virginia's premier concert events such as: The Virginia Beach Funk Fest, The Hampton Jazz Festival's After Party, held at The Hampton Convention Center, Portsmouth's Umoja Festival, The Virginia Beach Soul Fest, CIAA & MEAC Basketball Tournaments and The Virginia Beach Events Concert Series.

They have contributed their time and talents to Community Non-Profit National Awareness Foundations such as; D.A.R.E., The Kidney Foundation, The Cancer Walk for Life Marathons and The Southeast Community Crime Watch Coalition. Their commitment to community service garnered them an invitation to perform at the 2009 & 2011 Summer Stage "Salute to the Legends" in Harlem, N.Y. The Honorees for these events were: Keith Sweat, Black Ivory, Freddy Jackson, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Blue Magic, GQ, The Delfonics (William Hart), The Manhattans, Melissa Morgan & Chuck Jackson. The artists in attendance were filled with delight as The Difference performed the legendary ballads "Any Day Now", "Special Lady" & "You & I."

The Difference have also opened for national recording artists such as, The Manhattans, Keith Sweat, The Ohio Players, Melissa Morgan and Cherelle. They have also shared the stage with Nationally Recognized Comedians Capone, Marc Curry, Coco Brown, Sherri Sinclair and Kool Bubba Ice.

In early 2009 they released their first single "Believe in Change" which was written & dedicated to President Barrack Obama.
Jazz Saxophonist Brian Pinner was honored to have the group perform the title track on his CD "Just Being Me." This song was also selected as one of the top 50 songs requested and played in the United Kingdom in 2010.

The Difference continues to put in the work, perfecting their skills & showmanship, as the road to success seems to be in front of them and they are moving "full steam ahead". The trio has been in the studio writing and recording new material. Make sure you pick up their first CD "THE INTRO (2010)" but look forward to the release of their upcoming CD "TRANSITION".

PAST MEMBERS:


Ronald "RK" Pierce
Estee "Tee" Pierce
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Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Birthday Party (Adult)

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We hired The Difference for our Mom's 70th birthday party. They were fantastic. They showed up on time and put on a great show. They interacted with the guests and everybody was on their feet and out on the floor. My Mom was over the moon with excitement. I would recommend and hire them again and again. They really made the evening a wonderful event.

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THE DIFFERENCE’s Response:

Jay, What a great time we had! Really glad your mom enjoyed the show and we were happy to be a part of her birthday celebration - felt like we were family. Please call on us at anytime -Thank you for those kind words. Jerry "The Difference"

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We booked The Difference to do a Motown concert and THEY DELIVERED! It was a great experience working with Jerry Hairston to make arrangements and discuss how we wanted our event to work and Jerry made it happen! The show was a huge success and the music was wonderful. The extensions to the Motown playlist were appropriate and fit perfectly with the overall concert theme. The harmonies provided by the vocalists were outstanding and the energy of the entire performance was first rate. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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What a performance!!! My Mother is still in a daze over the show that The Difference gave her and I really mean it when I say (GAVE HER)!! My family can't stop talking about how special everything was and the band topped it off big time. Every party that I have in the future will include the band The Difference. Our color scheme was red and the band had on red, my mother loves Al Green and she was given a night to remember with an Al Green melodies, one after another. They made my Mothers' wish come true, to feel special and she did. Thank You Jerry and to the rest of the band, thank you sooo much and we Will be seeing you again very soon.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Oct
1
Concert
Hertford, NC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Mar
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Wilson, NC
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Feb
24
Time Warner Cable Arena
Charlotte, NC
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Feb
13
Moneta Community Center
Moneta, VA
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Oct
10
Concert
Hertford, NC
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Oct
22
"Sundown At The Crowne"
Hampton, VA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Aug
16
Festival
Cape Charles, VA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Must Be Love
The Difference
Make A Difference
4 II C
U R The 1
4 II C
Ooh La, La
4 II C
Sexy Ladies
4 II C
Where Do We Go From Here
4 II C
Believe In Change
4 II C
By My Side
4 II C
Just Being Me
Brian Pinner/4 II C
Thank You
4 II C
Cover Band
60s Band
70s Band
80s Band
90s Band
Funk Band
Motown Band
Top 40 Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Beach Band
Disco Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Please note THE DIFFERENCE will also travel to Hampton, Norfolk, Rescue, Suffolk, Carrollton, Yorktown, Battery Park, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Smithfield, Seaford, Naxera, Virginia Beach, Isle Of Wight, Lackey, Bena, Gloucester Point, Achilles, Maryus, Hayes, Severn, Surry, Wicomico, Windsor, Ordinary, Ivor, Bavon, Elberon, Shadow.
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