The Destination is a 9-piece dance band with its musical focus on the classics: R&B, Rock and Latin influenced material. Three outstanding vocalists and four horns set this group apart from virtually every other group in the CNY area. No other group in the area can match the dynamics and crowd motivating force of The Destination.
The rhythm section (actually a band all by itself: Little joe & the BIG Shots) has the ability to cover almost any genre. With Karen's vocals, these 5 musicians have covered a very diverse list of artists: Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Lynrd Skynrd, Patsy Kline, Led Zeplin, Bon Jovi, Johnny Cash, ZZ Top, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rolling Stones, James Taylor, John Cougar Mellencamp, and the list goes on.
The band's A-list, however, is built around the power of CNY's most amazing horn section: Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, James Brown, Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon...you get the idea.
"People leave a Destination party saying they've never heard a band like it."
The result is a classier mix with songs everybody knows. With the power of delivery that The Destin-ation possesses, even the occasional obscure tune that is thrown in to challenge the crowd doesn't lighten the load on the dance floor.
Most parties are a feet-can't-stop locomotive from the first song. People leave a Destination party saying they've never heard a band like it.
lead vocals, keys, harp, accordion
primary vocalist, bari sax, and
For Media photos and other band configurations to hire, see MEDIA
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"Thank you for the wonderful entertainment at our gala. It helped make this our best gala ever."
— The Hangar Theater Board
"...Having The Destination at our party was one of the best decisions we ever made. Everyone had a great time! Thanks so much."
— Barbara P.
"Joe and Karen, The 50th birthday party that THE DESTINATION put on for us in May 2000 was the best party our guests said they had ever attended! I must admit that I was very hesitant to hire a band that we'd never heard and was only given to us by word of mouth. You sent us a tape to listen to and that was very good, so we decided to move ahead.
I can't tell you how awesome it was to walk into the party and see such a professional set up and group of people!! That was just the beginning. The music that evening and the interaction of the band with the guests was the best! Since May 2000, we have traveled to and attended many parties given by THE DESTINATION and for that, we thank you both so very much."
— Steve and Carol C.
What an amazing band! You guys are so professional and completely dedicated to making an event wonderful, personal and full of fun and joy!
— Barbara P., Art and Rebecca L.
We want to thank you again for making our wedding celebration so much fun.
You were OUTSTANDING.
— Sher & Anthony
You were fabulous! Your music absolutely made the reception. Everyone told me how much fun they had dancing all night. Thank You!
— Jane & Greg V.
I'd like to thank you for playing at my 50th birthday party! Of course, I don't have to tell you how good you sounded! That night, you made a few new fans!
— Debi B.
"Thank you for the awesome music at our wedding!! We had such a fun time and received lots of compliments -- everyone had a great time dancing. And thanks for singing Folsom Prison!"
— Melissa and Tim
"Thanks so much for everything. You were an awesome DJ! We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a DJ. You had everything under control
for the entire party and you really made everything fun!"
— Kelsey S.
King Ferry Winery
"Thank you so much for the show you put on for my wedding. It was truly an incredible night, and a lot of credit goes to you all and your great energy, organization and ability to get the crowd moving. My husband and I got numerous comments during and after the wedding about how fantastic you were and we agree! We will never forget that day and thank you wholeheartedly."
— Julia and Nick A.
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