Special Request

Special Request

Audiences agree, from the big band era classics to modern hits, Special Request is one of the most versatile and talented bands in greater Cleveland Ohio. Their rich sound is unparalleled and each performance is always extremely entertaining.

Special Request

The combined talent and experience in this band is amazing. You won't find this caliber of musicianship in any other band.

Some members have toured nationally and internationally with various bands and shows. They have also played with several name acts, such as, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, and The Temptations. Many of them can be found playing in local jazz clubs on off nights when the band is not working.

The singers can be heard singing commercial jingles on the radio, and are commonly asked to be a guest artist with various groups for concerts in both the classical and jazz/pop styles.

With Special Request you are getting experienced professionals who are committed to making your event sensational! You won't find better service or musicianship. That is why Special Request has consistently been a favorite in Northeast Ohio for Corporate Events, Benefits, Galas, Country Club Parties and Weddings since 1985.

Experience truly professional entertainment at your next event with Special Request!

Special Request is available in a 9 or 14 piece format.
Smaller formats available on off nights and off season.


Love Notes

Dear Darla and John,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Your wonderful band provided the perfect music for our daughter's wedding. Jim and I have the distinction of knowing the talent and diversity provided by Special Request from the number of functions we have attended through the years. When I first heard you I turned to Jim and said 'when Molly get's married, this has to be the band!' And the surprising thing was, I could afford you! Why you don't charge double, I will never know.

John was the perfect emcee - he took charge of the evening and everything flowed beautifully. And you certainly lived up to your name. You met all of our 'special requests' and you exceeded all of our expectations. The dance floor was filled to capacity, even to the last song.

Darla, special hugs to you. Thank you for singing so beautifully for Molly and her Dad to dance to. We all had tears in our eyes.

You were a pleasure to work with from our initial contact, follow-up communications, and up to the special day. I have recommended your beautiful talents to friends and family and would not hesitate to request your services again.

Again, on behalf of Jim and myself and especially our daughter Molly, Thank you.

Sincerely,Elaine Psarras

Dear Darla & John,

WOW! From the moment we booked Special Request a year ago until the last note played at our daughter Danielle's wedding on Saturday, your group was a dream to work with.

You all treated us with the utmost respect, kindness and understanding. We had some "special requests" and you live up to your name. Never could I imagine how you would be able to blend the Klezmer musicians with your own.

Everyone has been calling and raving about the band. It was so much fun having you be a part of our celebration!

Thank you again for everything. You are all the best! Nanci and Earl Stein

Dear John & Darla,

Thank you SO much for helping make our special night so wonderful! Adam and I were very pleased with the selection and how you were able to perform the wedding dance song we requested. The energy and excitement and celebration was palpable and Special Request set that tone!

...and now that the "transaction" is complete, I can tell you - Charge MORE - you guys are worth it!

Again, Adam and I so appreciate what you added to our very special night.

Fondly, The Zangerles, Claire and Adam

Dear Darla and John,

We wanted to thank you and the rest of the band for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding! We had the best time and you helped contribute to the amazing evening.

First of all, the band did a great job learning the music for our first dance. Although we could not find any sheet music for the song, you went above and beyond to learn the song by listening to it. We really appreciated the extra effort. You sounded amazing and it was exactly what he hoped for! Thank you for making it happen!

You also performed the traditional Jewish songs perfectly with an unbelievable amount of energy. As we requested, the Jewish dancing lasted for quite a long time. You never seemed to tire! It was great. That actually goes for the entire evening. You all had so much energy and sounded so incredible. Everyone was raving about how great you sounded and how much fun you seemed to be having!

Finally, thank you both for being so flexible and easy to work with during the whole wedding planning process. You are both true professionals. We were confident that once you were onboard for the wedding, that we never had to worry about this main part of the evening again. We were right. Thanks for helping make everything run so smoothly!

Thank you so much! Jon and Danielle Eisenberg

Dear John & Darla,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! You all made our wedding a huge success! Everyone commented on how much FUN it was!

Nancy Osborne Mother of the Bride