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THE DIF'RENCE R&B Band from Newport News, VA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 7 Reviews
  • 10 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $1,800 per event

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THE DIF'RENCE, based in Newport News, VA, is a premier vocal group offering a unique vocal style, captivating stage performance, and smooth harmonies. Comprising Jerry Hairston, Joe Shivers, and Chauncey Stephenson, this talented group has been making waves in the music industry with their upcoming CD "Transition", produced by "Blackstreet" member Levi Little. Their singles "Must Be Love" and "Givin' Yourself to Me" have been well-received, showcasing their exceptional talent and versatility. With a combined professional experience of over 40 years, THE DIF'RENCE has graced prestigious venues such as the Apollo Theater in New York City and various concert events in Virginia, including The Virginia Beach Funk Fest and The Hampton Jazz Festival's After Party. Known for their community involvement, the group has contributed their time and talents to non-profit National Awareness Foundations, earning them recognition and respect in their community. Having opened for national recording artists and shared the stage with renowned comedians, THE DIF'RENCE is a sought-after group known for their engaging performances and soulful ballads. Their dedication to perfecting their skills and showmanship is evident in their music, with new material in the works and the release of their highly anticipated upcoming CD "Transition" on the horizon. Don't miss the chance to experience the magic of THE DIF'RENCE and their captivating sound. Whether you're looking for a Cover Band, Funk Band, Motown Band, Pop Band, R&B Band, Soul Band, or Wedding Band for your event, THE DIF'RENCE is sure to deliver a memorable and entertaining performance that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Book them now through The Bash for an unforgettable musical experience.


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Avg 5.0 | 7 Reviews

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Review by Thomas H.

ConcertReviewed on October 3, 2016From Hertford, NC

Jerry and the Difference were very professional and entertaining. They had excellent rapport with the crowd and a great stage presence. They were very accommodating to special requests and easy to do business with. Jerry was very responsive to any requests I had and was available through email or phone.

Review by Jay B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on March 22, 2016From Wilson, NC

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.


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"

Review by Dan W.

ConcertReviewed on October 12, 2015From Hertford, NC

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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  • 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
  • Tonight | Kool & The Gang
  • It's A Love Thing | The Whispers
  • And The Beat Goes On | The Whispers
  • Let's Groove Tonight | Earth, Wind & Fire
  • My Girl | The Temptations
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do | The Temptations
  • Just My Imagination | The Temptations
  • Get Ready | The Temptations
  • In The Stone | Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Listen To The Music | Doobie Brothers
  • Brick House | The Commodores
  • Special Lady | Ray, Goodman & Brown
  • I'll Be Around | The Spinners
  • Get Down On It | Kool & The gang
  • Ladies Night | Kool & The Gang
  • Back Stabbers | The O'Jays
  • Use To Be My Girl | The O'Jays
  • Love Train | The O'Jays
  • Celebration | Kool & The Gang
  • So Amazing | Luther Vandross
  • Kiss & Say Goodbye | The Manhattans
  • Jam Tonight | Freddie Jackson
  • A House Is Not A Home | Luther Vandross
  • Silent Night | The Temptationss
  • Bad Mama Jama | Carl Carlton
  • Before I Let Go | Frankie Beverly & Maze
  • Never Would Have Made It | Marvin Sapp
  • Get Down Tonight | KC & The Sunshine Band
  • ABC...123 | Gerald Levert
  • DJ Don't | Gerald Levert
  • My Forever Love | Levert
  • End of The Road | Boyz II Men
  • It's All The Way Live | Lakeside
  • Fantastic Voyage | Lakside
  • Ready or Not | After 7
  • Sara Smile | Hall & Oats
  • Maneater | Hall & Oats
  • Natural High | Bloodstone
  • Careless Whisper | George Michael
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett
  • Under The Boardwalk | The Drifters
  • Only You | The Platters
  • Casanova | Levert
  • Easy | The Commodores
  • At This Moment | Billy Vera & The Beaters
  • Twist & Shout | Isley Brothers
  • I'll Give All My Love To You | Keith Sweat
  • Loves Train | Con Funk Shun
  • I Care About You | Milestone
  • I Love You | Lenny Williams
  • Olivia | The Whispers
  • Reach Out | The Four Tops
  • I Can't Help Myself | The Four Tops
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love | Elvis
  • Treat Her Like A Lady | The Temptations
  • Daddy's Home | Shep & The Limelites
  • Open Arms | Journey
  • Karma Chameleon | Culture Club
  • I Want To Know What Love Is | Foreigner
  • Part Time Lover | Stevie Wonder
  • One More Night | Phil Collins
  • How Do I Say I'm Sorry | 4 II C
  • You Betrayed Me | 4 II C
  • Ain't No Stopping Us Now | Macfadden & Whitehead
  • Whenever,Whatever, Wherever | Maxwell

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

December 8, 2021 • Christmas Party
Wed6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Richmond, VA
October 1, 2016 • Concert
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hertford, NC
March 12, 2016 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wilson, NC
February 24, 2016 • Time Warner Cable Arena
Wed7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Charlotte, NC
February 13, 2016 • Moneta Community Center
Sat6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Moneta, VA
October 10, 2015 • Concert
Sat7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hertford, NC
October 22, 2014 • "Sundown At The Crowne"
Wed5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hampton, VA
August 16, 2014 • Festival
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cape Charles, VA
April 26, 2014 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunset Beach, NC
April 11, 2014 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Henrico, VA
August 17, 2013 • Fundraiser
Sat7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Virginia Beach, VA
June 30, 2013 • De Classico Restaurant & Lounge
Sun7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Paterson, NJ


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