The Special Edition Band

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, Southwest US, and beyond!

About this Vendor

“Entertainment that’s something special”

“The Special Edition Band” authentically and powerfully performs a vast repertoire ranging from current Pop-dance hits, to Rock, Country, Latin and Jazz, and will customize our music to fit each event, client and venue. We deliver everything with extreme attention to detail and client service.

Details

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Instruments

Cello, Guitar, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin, Vocals

Music Genres

Classical, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Klezmer, Latin, World Music

Wedding Activities

After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Live Music, MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment

Awards
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Contact Info

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, Southwest US, and beyond! (972) 345-2984
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Reviewed on 4/09/2016 Emily M

The Special Edition Band was incredible! Booking them was one of the best decisions of our wedding. Working with John was so easy. The process was absolutely seamless and he was very receptive to any song suggestions and styles we selected. I realized about half-way through the... Read More actual wedding that there weren't any slow songs being played--and then I realized it was because I hadn't requested any! It actually worked out incredibly well. The band even learned a semi-slow song (Baby, I'm Amazed) for our last dance and performed it flawlessly. We also used the Special Edition Band for the ceremony (string quartet) and cocktail hour (jazz trio). They were great for all three pieces, even going to extra lengths to have the main singer come early for a beautiful Ave Maria during the ceremony. So many of our friends and family commented on how fantastic the band was. We even had people comment that they'd never seen so much dancing at a wedding before (which is exactly what we were going for). The transitions between the band's sessions and breaks was also seamless--the dancing never stopped! We had no stage at our venue, so the ceremony band performed on the same level as the dancers. This was great because the horns could work their way through the dance floor, the singers could walk around and give our friends and family solos, and even the people at tables got involved when the bassist walked around and jammed with them. Every single member of the band was incredible! Overall, the night was fantastic thanks to this fantastic band. Do yourself a favor and spend the night rocking with this stellar crew!

2016-04-14T15:17:05 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the great review! It is one of the most detailed, and thoughtful ones we have received. We wish you all the very best and hope to able to intersect and or serve you and your families and or friends in... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 2/22/2017 Michelle S

The Special Edition Band played for the Dallas CASA Young Professional Fundraiser, CASAblanca. They were extremely high energy, got the crowd dancing and having fun from the very beginning. John was great to work with prior and during the event. He managed the breaks and timing... Read More really well with what our event called for. The musicians were fantastic! Every single one of them was so talented. Our guests were so impressed by how professional and upbeat they were the entire evening! I would highly recommend the Special Edition Band for corporate, weddings or really any event you want guests to have a great time at!

2017-03-03T10:49:25 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thanks for the glowing and encouraging review, and for taking time to write it! We loved working with and performing for you all, and wish you well in your mission and endeavors. John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 11/22/2016 Stacy W

The Special Edition Band was a GREAT band for our daughter's wedding reception! Not only was John very easy to work with in the planning stages, but the music and interaction at the event was just right. They are very accommodating to music styles, requests, and preferences, and... Read More brought a lot of fun energy to the celebration. We'd definitely hire them again if we had another daughter!

2016-11-28T10:44:01 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for taking time to write this kind and encouraging review! We loved serving and performing for you all. You have our best wishes and regards. John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 4/04/2017 Rachel T

We really enjoyed having The Special Edition Band at our wedding! They did an AMAZING job keeping the dance floor going and entertaining everyone! The MC did great too! We had guests commenting how awesome the band was and how much fun they had! Their music selection was good,... Read More but could use a few more country songs for us country folks! :) The only reason I give 4 stars is because communication on the front end was a little frustrating/pushy sometimes. We were trying to make sure a larger band would work with our venue and some emails back and forth were unprofessional. We felt the bands frustration with the venue rolling over to us, but it was something out of our control. They took care of it in the end and everything worked out great! I would use them again for sure!

2017-04-08T13:29:16 Response from the vendor

Dear client, I am delighted that you selected us, and you are an absolutely great couple, and your event was a blast. It was our honor to serve and celebrate with you. In regard to the venue interactions, I am sorry for any stress that... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 1/04/2017 Erica J

We loved Special Edition Band! We had so many people ask for their contact information at the end of the night. They played a great mix of music and kept the crowd on the dance floor!

2017-01-06T10:57:50 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thanks for writing this review for us. We were so happy to work with and perform for you all. And what a FUN group you had! With best wishes and regards, John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 11/19/2016 Whitney W

We loved having the Special Edition Band at our wedding! You can't beat the quality of entertainment for this price! Amazing!

2016-11-28T10:42:52 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for taking time to write this kind review! We loved serving and performing for you all. You have our best wishes and regards. John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 11/06/2016 Laci B

Best decision my dad ever made for my wedding! :-) The Special Edition band was AMAZING! Not only are they all extremely talented, they are SO MUCH FUN! I loved how they were so animated and engaged with the crowd. I can't recommend them enough!!

2016-11-28T10:43:32 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for taking time to write this encouraging review! We loved serving and performing for you all. And you all were so FUN as well! You have our best wishes and regards. John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 7/18/2016 Christina R

John Adams and the Special Edition Band were absolutely fantastic!! I cannot rave about them enough. Throughout the whole process, John was the epitome of professional. We used their 3-piece jazz trio for our cocktail reception, and the full 10-piece band for our main reception.... Read More They have such a huge range of genres- and were able to customize their sets based on our music preferences- for us, that was Motown, Funk, 80s, and top-40. I also told them in advance that I wanted to surprise my new husband by singing a special rendition of "At Last" with the band, and they gladly obliged! It turned out to be a really wonderful moment that my hubby says is his favorite memory of our whole wedding day! They were so incredibly fun, I never left the dance floor the whole night! For that matter, the majority of our guests never left the dance floor either. And toward the end of the night, as everyone was getting rowdy, they left the main area of the stage and weaved through the dance floor, singing and playing their instruments up-close and personal with the guests. Everyone still raves about how fun our wedding band was, and how it was truly a non-stop party. They went above and beyond, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to blow their wedding reception out of the park with great music!

2016-07-18T15:56:12 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for taking time to write this encouraging review! We loved serving and performing for you all. You have our best wishes and regards. John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 7/03/2016 Marysa T

IF YOU WANT THE RECEPTION OF YOUR DREAMS, THEN THIS IS THE BAND FOR YOU!!! We had nearly 350 guests ranging from all ages and every one was up on the dance floor loving the live music!! This is the perfect band to get every one up out of their seats and out on the dance floor!... Read More ALSO, their emcee services and ability to make the event flow so naturally is wonderful. They paid close attention to our timeline and were able to direct the party when needed! Do not hesitate, call John and book SEB ASAP!

2016-07-05T11:55:22 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the encouraging review. We really had a great time helping you all celebrate and we are glad that it all came together so well. You have our best wishes and regards! Sincerely, John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 6/24/2016 Morgan S

John and the Special Edition Band were an amazing addition to our wedding reception. They were very courteous and professional, and were a huge hit with everyone at the wedding. They played exactly the type of music that we requested and made sure that the dance floor was never... Read More empty. We can't recommend them highly enough!

2016-06-24T16:29:39 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for taking time to write a nice review of us. We enjoyed being part of your celebration, and we wish you all the very best. Sincerely, John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 5/31/2016 Liane M

We booked The Special Edition for our wedding in May and could not have been happier with what they provided. They did our ceremony music, cocktail music as well as were our band during the reception. My husband and I just wanted to have an amazing party and Special Edition... Read More really helped us achieve this with up-beat fun music all night. Additionally, my father and husband played a song during the reception (husband sang and played the guitar, father played the drums) and they were incredibility accommodating for that unique performance. I also researched a variety of bands in Dallas and The Special Edition is by far the BEST deal around with all of the music the played for us.

2016-06-02T18:47:25 Response from the vendor

Dear client, thank you for this kind and encouraging review and for taking the time to write it. We so enjoyed being part of your wonderful event and thank you again for hiring us. John Adams The Special Edition Band


Reviewed on 3/14/2016

We first saw this band a few years back at a wedding reception and my husband then said " if we ever need a band this is the band I want". So when planning for my husband 60th birthday party my mission was to secure this band. Luckily the band was available and made the party... Read More a huge success! We continue to get comments on how great the band was!

2016-03-15T09:30:07 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your celebration, and we are glad we were able to help make it successful. You have our gratitude and very best wishes and regards, John Adams www.thespecialeditionband.com


Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Kelsey M

The Special Edition Band played our wedding back in April 2015, and I cannot say enough great things about them. All of our guests raved about their performances, from the jazzy cocktail hour, to the softer songs played during dinner, and the rocking party hits that got everyone... Read More dancing! They even agreed to learn my special request for our first dance, and let my husband and his best man play a song with them at the reception. Another nice gesture that I'll never forget is when we were running behind schedule a little at the reception, John came to find me to ask which songs left on the list I would prefer they play to close out the night. It was a huge success and nobody wanted the night to end because everyone was having a blast on the dance floor. If you're looking for a high energy, crowd-pleasing wedding band, look no further. The Special Edition Band is talented, professional, and an all-around great choice.

2016-03-15T09:29:10 Response from the vendor

Dear client, I fondly recall your event last year and I am so glad you hired us. And thank you for taking time re-visit this and do the review for us! You have our gratitude and very best wishes and regards, John Adams www.thespecialeditionband.com


Reviewed on 2/22/2016 Leigh H

Special Edition was one of the best choices for my wedding! They were incredibly entertaining and very engaging with my guests! It truly made the reception unforgettable! They provided me with a large band while keeping their pricing reasonable! If I had to do it again, I would... Read More easily choose Special Edition!

2016-02-27T13:04:23 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for taking the time to write the kind and encouraging review you gave us. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your celebration, and we are glad we were able to help make it so. You have... Read Less Read More


Special Edition Band

Reviewed on 1/19/2016

Special Edition is "special". Next to the couple, the band is the next most important element for a great reception. They rocked it. Everyone (including them) didn't want to leave! Really a great wedding band. Thank you.

2016-01-27T12:43:16 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for taking the time to write the kind and encouraging review you gave us. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your celebration, and we are glad we were able to help make it so. You have... Read Less Read More


The Special Edition!

Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Elizabeth B

Our friends and family will not stop talking about The Special Edition Band! They took initiative to get out into the crowds and include our guests of all ages! They have a great energy and a powerful presentation! They provided timely correspondence and took the time to tailor... Read More the music pieces to our recommendations! They helped create memories with our guests I will never forget!

2015-10-31T12:35:04 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the kind and encouraging review you gave us. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your celebration, and we are glad we were able to help make it so. In fact, yours was one of the... Read Less Read More


Perfect Wedding Band!

Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Erin K

The Special Edition Band is an incredible band and put on an awesome performance for our wedding reception! Everyone was dancing the entire time, and the band added so much fun to our reception! John and the band were so great to work with and wanted to provide exactly what we... Read More envisioned for our wedding reception. They really took the time to understand what we wanted and also provided professional advice and had great recommendations! I would definitely recommend The Special Edition Band for anyone's wedding reception!

2015-10-31T12:33:55 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the kind and encouraging review you gave us. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your celebration, and we are glad we were able to help make it so. You have our gratitude and very best... Read Less Read More


R-O-C-K-I-N-G Reception

Reviewed on 10/29/2015

Heard about The Special Edition Band and went to preview them at Sambuca in Uptown Dallas. They were great and so impressive that the bride’s Mom booked them for the wedding reception in August. The wedding reception was a blast and the band kept the guests up on their feet... Read More and dancing the entire time. The band kept the party flowing by announcing all of the events and getting off the stage to play, sing and dance with the guests. Erin and Andrew had a great reception and The Special Edition Band kept the party R O C K I N G from the instrumentals during the cocktail hour, the bridal party introductions, the entire reception, and through to the final private dance for the bride and groom.

2015-10-31T12:33:08 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the kind and encouraging review you gave us. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of the celebration for your family, and we are glad we were able to help make it so. You have our gratitude... Read Less Read More


Erin & Andrew Wedding Reception 8-1-2015

Reviewed on 10/27/2015

We want to thank John and The Special Edition Band for the outstanding performance at Erin and Andrew’s wedding reception this summer at Arlington Hall. John was great to work with and the band set the tone and atmosphere for the celebration we were looking for. From the... Read More announcements, to the special dances, to the party dancing, the band members worked great together, energized the crowd, and added to the happiness that filled the room that day. We received so many compliments from our guests about how great the band was and how much fun they added to the celebration. We could not be happier with our choice of The Special Edition Band, and highly recommend them for anyone’s wedding reception. Thank you very much for a professional and wonderful performance! Chris and Beverly Plano, TX

2015-10-28T09:56:29 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the kind and encouraging review you gave us. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of the celebration for your kids. You have our gratitude and very best wishes and regards, John Adams www.TheSpecialEditionband.com


The Special Edition Band

Reviewed on 10/21/2015

The Special Edition Band was one of the most incredible bands I've hired for any major event. The band manager John Adams was the upmost professional throughout the contract process. They were willing to play whatever we asked from a list of their songs. By the way they are... Read More one of the most versatile bands I've hired or listened to for a major event like ours. The band members demonstrated a high-level of energy throughout the night. My 110 guests could not have commented enough times how much they enjoyed The Special Edition Band. My final comment is to emphasize that this band is one of the most versatile bands you could ever hire for a wedding, reunion or a party in the DFW area. I cannot thank John and the rest of the band for putting on the most incredible show for my guests this past Saturday night. Thanks John. I can't wait to hire you for my next major event.

2015-10-28T09:55:29 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the kind and encouraging review you gave us. You were so great to work with, and the event was fun and in such a unique setting! You have our gratitude and very best wishes and regards, John Adams www.TheSpecialEditionband.com


Reviewed on 10/13/2015 Kate F

I cannot say enough about The Special Edition Band. I knew I wanted a band over a DJ, but they went above and beyond my expectations. I believe music can make or break a wedding reception and I wanted our reception to be a giant dance party. It was just that and so much more. I... Read More truly think it was everyone's favorite part- the dance floor was packed the entire evening! Kids, grandparents, wallflowers, EVERY ONE was having a blast. Words cannot begin to describe the fun vibe they brought to my wedding. Both professional and passionate in what they do- they go above and beyond. If you want to invest in something that you are sure will not disappoint- book this band. Our reception will forever be one of the most fun nights of my life and I owe a large part of that memory to The Special Edition. THANK YOU!!

2015-10-13T19:31:31 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the kind and encouraging review you gave us. We loved being part of your celebration and helping to make it so. You have our gratitude and very best wishes and regards, John Adams www.TheSpecialEditionband.com


Wedding Band

Reviewed on 10/07/2015 Matt R

The Special Edition band did a great job at our wedding. John was so easy and excellent to work with! They made our wedding so fun! The only complaint I would have is that one of their singers mispronounced my name(several times) towards the end of the night (and it is not a... Read More difficult name). Other than that, they were wonderful!!

2015-10-08T15:13:20 Response from the vendor

Dear client, thank you for the kind and overall positive review. We certainly did enjoy being part of and helping make it a fun event. I am slightly dismayed that one of our vocalists mispronounced your name, which is as you say, not that hard.... Read Less Read More


Great Night

Reviewed on 9/13/2015 Emily H

The Special Edition Band provided just the right music, tempo and energy for our August wedding reception. The band was willing to work with us on music selection, announcements, and setup. We heard Special Edition in a variety of venues prior to selecting them, and we felt... Read More confident the band would match our setting and desired "vibe" for the evening with music, dress, and atmosphere. The rather large reception for people of all ages was fun, and Special Edition offered something everyone could enjoy, especially the bride and groom!

2015-10-13T19:33:18 Response from the vendor

Dear client, I know I wrote directly via email, but I want to also use this forum to thank you for the kind and encouraging review you gave us. We loved being part of your celebration and helping to make it so. You have our... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 7/29/2015 Carrie R

The Special Edition Band was the perfect entertainment for our wedding reception. They had fun with the guests and the guests had fun with them - we received so many compliments! They learned several special request songs, including the Beer Barrel Polka as a tribute to my... Read More husband's Czech family. John was awesome to work with. He made things easy for us and was also able to coordinate a ceremony string quartet and a cocktail hour jazz trio for us. Highly recommended.

2015-08-03T13:16:19 Response from the vendor

Dear client(s), Thank you so much for taking time to write and post your review of The Special Edition Band, and our services for your event. You all were a total pleasure to work with, and your guests were fun! We appreciate the kind words,... Read Less Read More


Best Wedding Band Ever!

Reviewed on 6/12/2015 Ashley M

The highlight of our wedding reception hands down was The Special Edition Band. Our guests were on the dance floor all night long! The dance floor was so jammed pack, not a single person was in their seats. John and his band are amazing in every aspect. They get to know you as a... Read More couple, your taste in music, and ultimately deliver the best music set to your liking. Throughout the whole night, the band interacts with your guests on the dance floor and truly makes your reception an amazing experience for all guests. We could not get enough of them and are trying to see when we could use them next for our next party! HIGHLY recommend!

2015-06-14T14:45:02 Response from the vendor

Dear client, thank you so much for taking time to post this encouraging review. We were honored and happy to be a crucial part of your celebration and we are happy that it was well-recieved. With good wishes and regards, John Adams The Special Edition... Read Less Read More


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Meet The Owner

John Adams

An accomplished acoustic and electric bassist, John Adams is one of the Southwest's most in-demand jazz, pop and studio musicians. He formed and has managed Special Edition since 2005. He holds two degrees from the University of North Texas, where he also served as the jazz bass professor for ten years. John has backed stars such as Mel Torme and Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman, Randy Brecker, Joe McBride, Chet Baker, Clark Terry, Marvin Stamm and others. His broad musical background has also included extensive church, orchestral, and show work, including The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.