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.
$$ – Affordable
Cello, Guitar, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin, Vocals
Classical, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Klezmer, Latin, World Music
After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
Live Music, MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment
Hi, to everyone looking for a band! My name is Armando Trevino and my NOW WIFE Shannon Trevino got married May 20, 2017. One of our decisions we had to make was to chose between a band or d.j. We of course chose a band and that was The Special Edition Band. We couldn't of picked a better band for our Special Day. These guys and gals make everyone stand up and dance even the oldies sitting in the back, falling asleep...We had everything from Bruno Mars, Frank Sinatra to Polka and we wanted more. I'm giving these guys a 5 star rating and would recommend them for your next event or wedding! Thanks Special Edition Band and thanks to John Adams with all the arranging of the music and then killing it on stage. -The Trevino's
We got married in at the Lonestar Mansion in February 2017 and hired The Special Edition Band for our ceremony and reception music performances. The best way to describe this band is... AMAZING! John is readily available to answer all your questions or concerns via email or phone. Not only was he very accommodating, he is also a perfectionist and has every detail ironed out so you don't have to worry about anything on your big day! The performances were so energetic and entertaining. The band even took the time to learn our first dance song and it sounded even better than the recording! All members of the band were so interactive... they even had my 83 year old grandma on the dance floor singing Journey into the microphone. They made sure every seat was empty & everyone was out on the dance floor. The guests who were unable to get to the dance floor got a special treat when they were serenaded at their table by the singers, saxophone & horns and even John on the bass. Not to mention they sounded amazing and played all the classics as well as the latest chart toppers so their selection appealed to all ages! During their breaks they kept the party alive by playing tracks from one of the genres of our choosing. We had a wedding of just under 200 people and every person we talked to mentioned the band was one of the best they have ever seen! We have been trying to come up with another excuse to hire them again... hoping for my sister to get married soon... I would definitely work with Special Edition again and have already recommended them to all my newly engaged friends! If you're trying to decide between a band and a DJ... There is NO comparison! It is definitely worth cutting costs in other areas to make fun memories with this unforgettable band. People will forget your flowers and your place settings, but they will ALWAYS remember the great time they had spinning around on dance floor for hours. You will not be disappointed with Special Edition's professionalism, quality and electric performances! <3
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! the interaction with the crowd really had everyone dancing; even the ones who dont normally dance. makes for great photos! Also their singing and song selection is absolutely incredible. Totally recommend for any couple wanting a live band; Special Edition it is! Aaron and I completely loved you guys, thank you so much for creating such a wonderful atmosphere for us and our guests!
The Special Edition Band played at our daughter's wedding at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas this past March. The wedding ceremony was held in one-half of the grand ballroom, and then the room was transformed to a reception during the cocktail hour. The band also provided a jazz combo to play during the cocktail hour. They did a great job, and everyone enjoyed themselves. The dance floor was always packed, and the only regret our daughter and son-in-law had was not having more time to dance! We also hired one of the band's female vocalists, Tiffany Hales, to sing during the ceremony, and she did a beautiful rendition of Be Thou My Vision. Both John Adams and Tiffany were so nice to work with during the planning process. If you want a really fun evening, filled with great music and talented musicians, The Special Edition Band is a GREAT choice, and well-worth the money!
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, 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!
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 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!
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!
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 brought a lot of fun energy to the celebration. We'd definitely hire them again if we had another daughter!
We loved having the Special Edition Band at our wedding! You can't beat the quality of entertainment for this price! Amazing!
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!!
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. 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!
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! 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!
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 empty. We can't recommend them highly enough!
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 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.
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 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!
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 a huge success! We continue to get comments on how great the band was!
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 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.
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 easily choose Special Edition!
Special Edition BandReviewed 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.
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 the music pieces to our recommendations! They helped create memories with our guests I will never forget!
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 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!
R-O-C-K-I-N-G ReceptionReviewed 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 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.
Erin & Andrew Wedding Reception 8-1-2015Reviewed 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 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
The Special Edition BandReviewed 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 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.
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 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!!
Meet The Owner
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.