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Special Edition Band
We are proud to announce that
has been rated by local brides and voted
"The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick."

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 band? The answer is: something special, "The Special Edition Band," that is!

Co-led by vocal-powerhouse Linda Bishop-Stoll and bassist/producer John Adams. "The Special Edition Band" is the hottest new feature in live-entertainment from the DFW-area and at the same time, provides the services of some the most experienced and established musicians in the business.

The group is primarily available in six-piece to nine-piece configurations, with a spectacular added horn-section. The resumes of the performers runs an impressive gamut from touring with artists such as Lee Ann Rhimes, Kirk Whalum, Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Mel Torme, Kirk Franklin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joe Mcbride, and others, to recording thousands of pieces of music for broadcast, to 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 them serve you when you want entertainment that's something special!

Please click on John Adams to hear more of their music including the male vocals.

Linda Bishop "Get Here"

"Special Edition stole the show! They were on top of what the crowd wanted. Everyone thought they were awesome".
Kristin Cooke, June 14, 2008

"The band did a wonderful job. They were all very friendly and we enjoyed their music"
----- Angie, CSC-ATD

"Thank you, Special Edition, for making the happiest day of my life even better. I wanted our reception to be a party for our friends and family to enjoy and that is exactly what I got. Everyone is still talking about the wonderful music."
----- Danna, Reception

"I wanted to personally thank Special Edition for helping make the Sunio/Coloso - July 1st wedding reception such a success! The band was so great to work with and I so appreciate your flexibility in the crazy event schedule that evening. Many, many thanks and gratitude to John, Linda and the rest of the band for doing such an amazing job! Everyone had a great time!"

----- Barbara, Events Coordinator

"After sending all of my wedding gift thank yous, I realized I had not thanked you for such a phenomenal night of music. Special Edition was tremendous. I watched the video this weekend and got hear some of what I missed. We received countless compliments for the reception and ceremony music. What a talented & warm group of professionals you are. And, many thanks for your flexibility with the reception schedule. Our timetable was off and you all worked with us so graciously. We sure hope to hear you again. All our best."
----- Lamar & Joel

"Everyone from the teenagers to my 70+ year old aunts and uncles loved the music. Thanks for making our wedding reception such a great party!"
----- Martha, wedding

"Hi Carol... First, thank you so much!! 'Special Edition' was PERFECT!! I don't know what else to say. They were punctual, pleasant, the volume was perfect and the 'sound' was just what we were looking for. Thanks again!"
----- Paula


Jazz, Standards & Swing
A-train * All of me * Almost like being in love * Cheek to cheek * Come fly with me * Don't get around much anymore * Fever * Fly me to the moon * Girl from Ipanema * It had to be you * In the mood * I've got the world on a string * I've got you under my skin * Jump, jive & wail * L-O-V-E * Mack the knife * Makin' whoopie * Nature boy * New York, New York * Night and day * Orange colored sky * Our love is here to stay * Route 66 * Satin doll * Speak low * Straighten up & fly right * Summertime * They can't take that away from me

Soul & Motown
Ain't nobody * Ain't no sunshine * Best of my love * Chain of fools * Closer I get to you * Heard it through the grapevine * I feel good * Isn't she lovely * I wish * Let's stay together * Midnight hour * Mustang Sally * My girl * Respect * Ribbon in the sky * Runaway * Stand by me * Stormy Monday * Sunny * Superstition * Think * To be real * Use me up * We are family * What's goin' on? * When a man loves a woman

Pop, Dance & Classic Rock
Back in love again * Brick house * Brown-eyed girl * Caribbean queen * Come together * Crazy in love * Dock of the bay * Every breath you take * Feel like makin' love * Fire & rain * Get down on it * Hit me with your best shot * I will survive * If it makes you happy * I'm like a bird * Jailhouse rock * Lady marmalade * Let the good times roll * Love is a battlefield * Love shack * Magic man * Moondance * Music * Old time rock & roll * Oye como va * Play that funky music * Red, red wine * Rhiannon * September * Smooth (Santana) * Space cowboy / Angle Stand back * Stand by me * Stay with me tonight * Sweet child of mine * Takin' it to the streets * Tequila * Voices carry * You learn