Faqs

Men of Distinction Booking Faqs

What types of music do you play?

The Men of Distinction have a very diverse repertoire, playing familiar songs from genres of Jazz, Big Band, Country, Carolina Beach, Motown, Rock, Southern Rock, Soul, Top 40 Dance Hits of the 70′s & 80′s. The Men have a little something for everyone. Our musicians perform all material live.

How many musicians are in the band?

The Men of Distinction have 9 musicians! The front row consists of Male and female lead vocalists, trumpet, 2 saxophonists and lead guitar. The back line consists of bass,  keyboards and drums . All band members sing lead and harmony vocals.

How long will the band play?

Typically, we play 2 to 4 hours, depending on the type of event and what time of day or night the event takes place. Each set is approximately 45 minutes of performance with a 15 minute break. We always try to play a lot of songs and get as much crowd response as possible in the time allotted. We provide appropriate music during our break time and can work our breaks around your specific schedule.

How much does it cost to book The Men of Distinction?

Cost depends on many factors such as the following: How long you want us to play and/or be present at your event. Travel time and distance from our location. When your event takes place (i.e., during holidays, weekdays, daytime, nighttime, etc. We provide ample sound equipment and lighting for most shows, however, additional sound and lighting can be provided if needed at an additional cost.

Can I request a special song for my event?

Yes you can. Please let us know in advance so we can prepare properly. We are able to find information about most songs with no problem, however, there are some that are difficult to find and we may need your help by providing us with a CD, sheet music, etc. Remember to give us ample time to learn your requested song.

Will The Men of Distinction adjust their sound volume to fit my type of event?

Yes we will. We are concerned about volume as well. Most of our events come from referrals from past clients. We have found that our sound level is very appropriate for a dance/party setting. We suggest a consultation prior to the event so we can make sure the performance is exactly what you expect.

What electrical needs will the band have?

The Men of Distinction requires (6) 20-amp circuits or a 220 outlet dedicated solely for band use. This is the optimal situation. The outlets need to be within 20 feet of the stage area. This shouldn’t be a problem in most modern facilities, however, please check with the manager of your facility in advance. We can get by with less power, but it may limit us with our lighting.

What other needs does the band have for setup?

Our typical band setup is 12 ft deep and 24 ft across the front. For indoor events a stage at least this size is ideal. For outdoor events a level stage inside a tent or appropriate cover is required. If you do not have adequate space for the band please let us know ahead of time so that we can plan a set up for that particular room.

Can the band help us with special announcements, etc. during the event?

Yes, we will be glad to make announcements. We announce wedding parties and generally keep your guests informed about the events taking place during the evening. Please let us know ahead of time of any special announcements.

Can I make announcements, presentations, toasts, etc.?

Yes, we always have a microphone available for you and your guests to make announcements, presentations, toasts, etc. If you have any questions please contact us.

 

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