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 8/16/2017 Katie O

I am from New York, however we got married north of Dallas on a family property. The Special Edition Band COULD NOT have been better! We have not spoken to a single wedding guest (a range of ages!) who hasn't absolutely raved about the band. So many of our guests from all around... Read More the country have inquired about their contact info (which we have happily shared!) John and the rest of his incredibly talented musicians brought a tremendous amount of positive energy, fun, vibrancy, professionalism, and genuine craft to our event. From the first time I emailed John, all the way up to the event, our communications were seamless, and John was a pleasure to work with. The dance floor was not empty from the SECOND they started playing. It almost seemed as if the wedding attendees weren't going to let them leave at the end of the night. They did a superb job introducing the different people and parts of the wedding and absolutely could not have handled the flow and feel of the overall party timeline better. We also appreciated and loved the jazz trio that they played at our cocktail hour. I actually feel as if my review could go on and on and on..... there are just so many positive and amazing things to say. There are clearly SO MANY reasons to hire the Special Edition Band! A huge thank you to John and his brilliant crew :)

2017-08-17T14:26:50 Response from the vendor

Dear clients, I was deeply touched by your rave review, and thank you for taking time to write it! My team and I work very hard to please our clients, and it is so rewarding to see it all come together. We loved being part... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 7/11/2017 Kaitlyn W

The Special Edition Band did an incredible job at our wedding. We had about 225 guests and the band was able to keep the energy high the entire night. We had SO MANY people on the dance floor and I had countless guests tell me how much they loved our wedding band! The Special... Read More Edition Band was great to work with and very professional, we were so happy we chose them and would recommend them to any couple getting married!

2017-07-11T22:00:05 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. It was a two-way street, and your guests were easy to energize in that way! You also have my utmost appreciation as clients and... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 6/12/2017 Rhiannon B

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... Read More 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

2017-06-12T21:18:10 Response from the vendor

Dear clients, I hardly know what to say in thanks for your encouraging and thorough review! It might be one of the nicest ones we have ever gotten. And thank you for taking time to write it! We loved being part of your big day,... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 8/16/2017 Jack and Joanne O

The Special Edition Band gave it all for our daughter's New York meets Texas wedding under a tent at a Texas ranch on the Red River. Despite the July heat and an unexpected Texas lightening show the band managed to have 300 people up on their feet dancing and celebrating the... Read More whole night. Talented, smart, professional, intuitive and really fun......they know what music to choose, when to play it, how to engage the group and how to add that spark to bring out the party animal hiding within even the most reticent guests. So, if you want a fabulous celebration book the band. Give them some input and give them some leeway and let them make their magic. You will not be disappointed. Guaranteed. With over 100 New Yorkers at the wedding one question we are hearing ......Would they travel to New York?

2017-08-17T14:28:39 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thanks for the kind and encouraging review, and thank you for taking time to write it! My team and I work very hard to please our clients, and it is so rewarding to see it all come together. We loved being part of... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 7/24/2017 Crista G

The special edition band made my wedding even more special! I got so many compliments on how amazing our wedding band was. Not only do they sound good, but they also engage with the people there. They come off stage and dance with the audience and let the little babies strum the... Read More bass guitar. They are truly awesome! I hope I can see them perform again somewhere, perhaps at one of my friend's weddings! HIRE THEM!

2017-07-24T10:25:44 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the kind review of us. It is so gratifying to hear that all of the various aspects of what we did for you was helpful and well-received. We enjoyed being an integral part of your celebration. And yes, DO come... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 6/20/2017 Jean T

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... Read More 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!

2017-06-20T14:53:45 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for the thoughtful and detailed review of us. It is so gratifying to hear that all of the various aspects of what we did for you was helpful and well-received. And yes, it WAS fun! You all have our very best... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 6/09/2017 Armando T

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... Read More 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

2017-06-10T15:20:39 Response from the vendor

Dear Armando and Shannon, I am deeply grateful for and humbled by the kind words of your review. I will pass it along to the band members and crew. And thank you for taking time to write it! We loved being part of your big... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 5/29/2017 Kathryn P

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... Read More is! Aaron and I completely loved you guys, thank you so much for creating such a wonderful atmosphere for us and our guests!

2017-05-30T23:52:37 Response from the vendor

Dear client, Thank you for taking time to write this kind review! We loved being part of helping make your big day a great celebration. And you all were fun too! 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 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 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 11/22/2016 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 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 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 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


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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.