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The Special Edition Band

The Special Edition Band - Dallas/Ft. Worth's Premier Party & Wedding Band

Music: Variety Dance

What do you get when you combine the talents, skills, versatility, rapport, professionalism, passion, and exuberance of some of the absolutely finest studio-musicians and vocalists in the Southwest into one party band/wedding band? The answer is: something special, "The Special Edition Band," that is!

Led bassist/producer John Adams, "The Special Edition Band" is the one of the hottest, most adaptable and diverse, and reputable units for live-entertainment from the DFW-area, and brings together some the most experienced and established musicians in the business.

"The Special Edition Band" performs a unique blend of classic to current music ranging from jazz, to pop-dance, to rock, and will customize an array of musical preferences for each client or venue. The group primarily performs in nine-piece or ten-piece configurations, featuring amazing vocalists, full rhythm section, and a spectacular horn-section.

The ever-growing list of satisfied clients and high-profile venues includes: Jerry Jones and The Dallas Cowboys, The Arlington Margarita Ball, The Four Seasons Resort, The Dallas Arboretum, City Place, The Dallas and Fort Worth Petroleum Clubs, The Worthington-Renaissance Hotel, Ashton Depot, Arlington Hall, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, The City Club of Fort Worth, The Tower Club, Hotel St. Germain, The Trophy Club, Westin Stonebriar, The Warwick Melrose, The Park City Club of Dallas, Vaquero Golf Club, and MANY others, as well as appearances at regional club venues, festivals, concert series and special events of all kinds.

The resumes of the performers runs an impressive gamut from touring and performing with artists such as Lee Ann Rhimes, Kirk Whalum, Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Mel Torme, Kirk Franklin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Roy Hargrove, Joe McBride, and others, to recording thousands of pieces of music for broadcast, to service as Music Director for Dallas' Crescent Court Hotel, to service on the jazz faculty at the University of North Texas, and more.

"The Special Edition Band" delivers the highest quality and most stylistic versatility of any musical unit available, with an extreme attention to detail and client service. Let us serve you when you want entertainment that's something special!










Music Samples

At Last


Best of My Love


Crazy In Love


Get Here


Hit Me With Your Best Shot


In The Mood



Partial Song List

Pop & Dance

Applause (Lady Gaga)
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (Taste of Honey)
Boogie Shoes (KC & The Sunshine Band)
California Gurls (Katie Perry)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
Conga (Gloria Estefan)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Cupid Shuffle (Cupid)
Da Butt (EU)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
DJ's Got Me Fallin' In Love (Usher)
Don't Cha (Pussycat Dolls)
Don't Stop The Music (Rhianna)
Dynamite (Taio Cruz)
Edge Of Glory (Lady Gaga)
Evacuate the Dance-Floor (Cascada)
Faith (George Michael)
Family Affair (Mary J. Blige)
Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz)
Feel So Close (Calvin Harris)
Flashlight (Parliament)
Funkytown (Lipps, Inc)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Gettin' Jiggy With It (Will Smith)
Give Me Everything Tonight (Pibull)
Glamorous Life / Lady Cabdriver Medley (Sheila E./Prince)
Good Kisser (Usher)
Green Light (John Legend)
Happy (P. Williams)
Hella Good (No Doubt)
I Gotta Feelin' (Black-Eyed Peas)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I'm Like A Bird (Nellie Furtado)
I'm So Fancy (Iggy Azalea)
Jenny [867-5309] (Tommy Tutone)
Just Dance (Lady GaGa)
Just Fine (Mary J. Blige)
Kiss (Prince)
Lady Marmalade (LaBelle)
Last Dance (Donna Summer)
Let's Groove Tonight (EWF)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Love On Top (Beyonce)
LOW (Flo Rida)
Low Down (Boz Scaggs)
Mercy (Duffy)
Michael Jackson Medley
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Music (Madonna)
Outstanding (The Gap Band)
On the Floor (J-Lo)
Party Rock (LMFAO)
Peg (Steely Dan)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
Raise Your Glass (Pink)
Rock That Body (Black-Eyed Peas)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Say Hey [I Love You] (Michael Franti)
Say It Right (Nelly Furtado)
Scandalous (Miss-Teeq)
Senorita (Justin Timberlake)
September (Earth Wind & Fire)
Single Ladies (Beyonce)
Smooth (Santana)
Starships (Nicki Minaj)
Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees)
Suit & Tie (Justin Timberlake)
Super Bass (Nicki Minaj)
Take Back The Night (Justin Timberlake)
Talk Dirty To Me [clean version] (Jason Derulo)
The Way (Ariana Grande)
This Is How A Heart Breaks (Rob Thomas)
This Is How We Do It (Montell Jordan)
Timber (Pitbull/Ke$ha)
Tik Tok (Ke$ha)
To Be Real (Cheryl Lynn)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Turn The Beat Around (Gloria Estafan)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
We Found Love (Rhianna)
Wild Ones (Flo Rida)
Wobble (V.I.C.)
Word Up (Cameo)
You Are the Best Thing (Ray LaMontagne)

Soul, Motown & Funk

Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Temptations)
Best Of My Love (Emotions)
Brick House (Commodores)
Chain Of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
Family Affair (Mary J Blige)
Funkytown (Lipps, Inc.)
Georgia (Ray Charles)
Give Me One Reason (T. Chapman)
Got to Get You Into My Life (EW&F)
I Don't Need No Doctor (Ray Charles)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
My Girl (Temptations)
Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Shout (Otis Day & The Knights)
Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Sir Duke (S. Wonder)
Superstition (S. Wonder)
That's How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding)
Think (Aretha Franklin)
This Is How We Do It (Montell Jordan)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)

Rock & Classic Rock

Addicted To Love (Robert Palmer)
All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
Any Way You Want It (Journey)
Baby I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton)
Beast Of Burden (Rolling Stones)
Black Velvet (Alanna Myles)
Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Cryin' (Aerosmith)
Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)
Fame (David Bowie)
Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company)
Here I Go Again (Whitesnake)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
I'm The Only One (Melissa Etheridge)
In My Life (The Beatles)
Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots)
Is This Love? (Bob Marley & The Wailers)
Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
La Bamba (Richie Valens)
La Grange (ZZ Top)
Life In The Fast Lane (The Eagles)
Life Is A Highway (Tom Cochran)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
O Ye Como Va (Santana)
Proud Mary (CCR/Tina Turner)
Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)
Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley & The Comets)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Runaway (Bonnie Raitt)
Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Stand Back (Stevie Nicks)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns & Roses)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Suzie Q (CCR)
Tequila (The Champs)
Thank You For Loving Me (Bon Jovi)
Twist and Shout (The Beatles)
Vertigo (U2)
What You Need (INXS)
Why Don't You And I (Santana)
Your Love (The Outfield)


As Good As I Once Was (Toby Keith)
As Long As The Grass Shall Grow (Johnny Cash)
Bless The Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
Breathe (Faith Hill)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Crazy (Pat Greene)
Free (Zac Brown Band)
God Gave Me You (Blake Shelton)
Guitar Town (Steve Earle)
Here for the Party (Gretchen Wilson)
I Loved Her First (Heartland)
I Hope You Dance (L. Wommack)
It's Your Love (Tim McGraw/Faith Hill)
King Of The World (Point Of Grace)
Life Is A Highway (Rascal Flatts)
Like Red On A Rose (Alan Jackson)
Love Will Be Enough For Us (Dave Barnes)
Mammas Don't Let... (Waylon Jennings)
My Best Friend (Tim McGraw)
My Little Girl (Tim McGraw)
My Wish (Rascal Flatts)
Only You Can Love Me This Way (Keith Urban)
Oh Tonight (Josh Abbott Band)
Save a Horse... (Big & Rich)
Then (Brad Paisley)
T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Travis Tritt)
Wave On Wave (Pat Greene)
When You Say Nothing At All (Alison Krauss)
When The Stars Go Blue (Tim McGraw)
You Can't Lose Me (Faith Hill)

Jazz, Standards & Swing

A Kiss To Build A Dream On
A Wink And A Smile
Almost Like Being In Love
(The) Best Is Yet To Come
Cheek to Cheek
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Fly Me To The Moon
(The) Girl from Ipanema
I Like To Lead When I Dance
It Had To Be You
It Don't Mean A Thing...
In The Mood
I've Got You Under My Skin
I Wish You Love
Jump, Jive & Wail
Mack The Knife
Moonlight Serenade
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
Nature Boy
(The) Nearness Of You
New York, New York
Night And Day
No Moon At All
Orange Colored Sky
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Route 66
Satin Doll
Since I Fell For You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Take The A Train
Tennessee Waltz
They Can't Take That Away From Me
(The) Very Thought Of You
(The) Way You Look Tonight
What A Wonderful World
(and many more standards)...

Smooth-Jazz & Light Rock

Better Together (Jack Johnson)
By Your Side (Sade)
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Frankie Valli)
Chameleon (Herbie Hancock)
Change The World (Eric Clapton)
Close To You (Carpenters)
Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
Daughters (John Mayer)
Desperado (The Eagles)
Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)
Easy (Commodores)
Everything (Michael Buble)
Fallen (Lauren Woods)
Feel Like Makin' Love (Roberta Flack)
Get Here (Oleta Adams)
Georgy Porgy (Toto)
Hold On (Michael (Buble)
Human Nature (Michael Jackson)
I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt)
I Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos)
I Want You To Be My Love (Over the Rhine)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
I've Had The Time Of My Life (Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes)
Just the Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Low Down (Boz Scaggs)
Lucky (Jason Mraz)
Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O'Connor)
One and Only (Adele)
(The) Rainbow Connection (Jason Mraz)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
Sweetest Taboo (Sade)
Take Me the Way I Am (Ingrid Michaelson)
The Look Of Love (Diana Krall)
The Way We Were (Barbara Striesand)
This Masquerade (George Benson)
Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
Top Of The World (Carpenters)
True Companion (Mark Cohn)
We've Only Just Begun (Carpenters)
What You Won't Do For Love (Bobby Caldwell)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
You and I (Buble)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Your Song (Elton John)

Ballads & Specials

A Kiss To Build A Dream On (Louis Armstrong)
A Mother's Song (T. Carter)
At Last (Etta James)
A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle)
Baby I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton)
Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
Bless The Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
Chances Are (Bob Seger/Martina McBride)
Crazy (Pat Greene)
Daddy's Little Girl (Elvis Presley)
Endless Love (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)
Everything (Michael Buble)
Forever Young (Rod Stewart)
God Gave Me You (Blake Shelton)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Rod Stewart)
Have a Little Faith In Me (John Hiatt)
HORA Dances (Jewish traditional)
Hold On (Michael Buble)
I Like To Lead When I Dance (Frank Sinatra)
I Loved Her First (Heartland)
I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Wommack)
I Want You To Be My Love (Over the Rhine)
I Will (The Beatles)
It Had To Be You (Frank Sinatra)
I've Had The Time Of My Life (Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
King Of The World (Point Of Grace)
Like Red On A Rose (Alan Jackson)
Love Song (The Cure)
Lucky (Jason Mraz)
No Kinda Dancer (Robert Earl Keen)
One And Only (Adele)
Only You Can Love Me This Way (Keith Urban)
Out Loud (Dispatch)
Que Sera, Sera (Doris Day)
Sea Of Love (Cat Powers)
Smile (Uncle Kracker)
Someone Like You (Van Morrison)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland/Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)
Take Me The Way I Am (Ingrid Michaelson)
The Way We Were (Barbara Streisand)
Then (Brad Paisley)
This Wedding Day (Jerry Jeff Walker)
'Til Kingdom Come (Coldplay)
Truly (Lionel Richie)
Unforgettable (Natalie Cole)
Wave On Wave (Pat Green)
What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
When I Fall In Love (Nat King Cole)
(The) Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
Wonderwall (Bryan Adams)
You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
You're My First, The Last... (Barry White)
You've Got A Friend (James Taylor)