The Special 20s

Blues Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
16
33 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
BOOKED 50 days ago

$750 - $7500 per event
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
About
The Special 20's are Chicago based blues and swing band, specializing in Chicago Blues, Jazz, West Coast Swing and 50's Rock n' Roll!!!! They put on a great show that will have your crowd dancing. They play music that will appeal to anyone, old, young, music lovers, blues traditionalists, professionals and even hipsters. What ever your occasion, The Special 20s can put on the perfect show that your guests are sure to enjoy. They are a professional touring band that does private events on the side. This is a classy band and show. Dressed to kill, sounding great. Your worries are over.

The 20s have a huge repertoire and can play a 5 hours show and keep it fresh the whole time.

You can hire any form of the band to suit your needs. A four or five piece standard blues band or add a full horn section to really get your party swinging.

Check out their website to see video of the full band!!!

(more)
25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
2017 - Top Blues Band
2016 - Top Blues Band
2013 - Top Blues Band
2012 - Top Blues Band
2011 - Top Blues Band

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

They absolutely crushed it! It was the best live band performance I've ever experienced at a wedding and will gladly and willfully recommend them to everyone. Great MCing, fantastic music and a stunning atmosphere. Front to back absolutely amazing

(more) Review by . from Chicago, IL on

Hotel Event

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

They did an amazing job and the crowd loved them! Thank you so much for helping making our event a success! ~Katie & The Scientist Expo Team

(more) Review by . from Oak Brook, IL on

Wedding

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

The Special 20s are absolutely FANTASTIC. Read the room expertly, kept the energy high without wiping everbody out, MCed the announcements with grace (on short notice too!), and and are serious talents. If you aren't sure about the idea of a 50s rock/blues band (nerdy, outdated, etc.) I urge you to reconsider and book this group. All people could talk about after my wedding was the Special 20s. MADE my reception without a shadow of a doubt.

(more) Review by . from Glen Arbor, MI on

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

They where beyond fabulous, we got nothing but positive feedback from our guests. Everyone loved The Special 20's!!! Thank them for coming "up north" to make our wedding the best ever.

(more) Review by . from Green Bay, WI on

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

We hired Special 20s to play for our wedding. We couldn't have been happier!!!! They were excellent in every way. Morry, the band leader, accommodated our every preference and need. We are dancers and really wanted a band that we could swing dance to. He was wonderful to work with both on the phone before the event and really great at the wedding reception because he was proactive with the guests in their participation, timing, selection of music and beyond that the quality of musicianship was outstanding!! We had one rocking party that left our guests and us with lasting memories. It is without reservation that we recommend the Special 20s!!!

(more) Review by . from Baileys Harbor, WI on

Wedding

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

These guys are fantastic! I have gotten nothing but complementary feedback from everyone at my wedding, they could not get over how great this band was! Just a great group of of musicians, very professional!

(more) Review by . from Lake Geneva, WI on

Corporate Function

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

Morry + The Special 20s were INCREDIBLE! We booked them for a corporate event in Chicago (we are planners from Los Angeles) and they blew our expectations! Communication was fast and easy with Morry, they showed up early and set up (very self sufficient). They sounded great, looked great, and our clients were thrilled. Thanks for everything, guys! We so appreciate it.

(more) Review by . from Chicago, IL on

Wedding

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

The Special 20s performed at our wedding. Morry kept in touch about details before the event, the keyboardist did a great job with the songs we requested for the ceremony, and the band's sound was awesome. All of our guests had a great time and kept saying how fun it was to have the Special 20s perform. They were very good at adjusting to our needs that day, and they did a nice job of performing to a crowd of 50 without being overwhelming, even with a 6-piece band. It made the wedding really special!

(more) Review by . from Lisle, IL on

Wedding

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

We hired Morry and the Special 20's for our wedding reception July 2013 in northern Wisconsin. We LOVED them! Communicating with them was very easy, Morry was very responsive to emails. They travelled 6 hours north of Chicago, found the site of our reception which was quite remote, and played an amazing set all with very, very little direction from us! They played for 4 full hours with only three very short breaks. They were such a hit! The dance floor was full nearly the entire night. But those who weren't big dancers loved sitting an watching, they were so entertaining. I would hire them in a second for a future event, I highly recommend without hesitation!

(more) Review by . from Minocqua, WI on

Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

BOOK THIS BAND!! They are the ultimate show band, consumate professionals, yet very down to earth. They kept the party hoping and everyone of my guests commented on their talent, showmanship and friendliness. They are accomodating and deliver what they say they will, when they say they will. Completely satisfied! There isn't a finer blues band in Chicago (or anywhere else as far as I am concerned) - so stop looking and BOOK THE SPECIAL 20s TODAY!

(more) Review by . from Bensenville, IL on
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
East Peoria, IL
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
Jul
25
Wedding Reception
Ellison Bay, WI
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Oct
12
Wedding Reception
Chicago, IL
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Sep
27
Community Event
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Sep
7
Wedding Reception
Bloomington, IL
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Wedding
Rock Falls, IL
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
9
Corporate Function
Indianapolis, IN
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Sep
12
Hotel Event
Oak Brook, IL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Jul
29
Private Party
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jul
8
Wedding
Glen Arbor, MI
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Jun
10
Wedding Reception
Green Bay, WI
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Sep
12
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Jul
16
Wedding Reception
Baileys Harbor, WI
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2016
Jun
11
Wedding
Lake Geneva, WI
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
50s Band
Blues Band
Jazz Band
Rock Band
Swing Band
Rockabilly Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Special 20s will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
28 Photos
4 Videos
6 Audio
YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY