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Our Expertise

Deluxe Edition’s experienced band members understand how music can create a different ambiance for each part of your event. Because we have expertise in every part of an event’s soundtrack, we can save you time and money by helping plan the entire musical experience—from a ceremony, through dinner and into the party.

  • We are knowledgeable, experienced professionals who know what’s effective and how to work with venue staff to make it happen.
  • Our song list includes tunes from the 1960s to today’s hits in almost every genre you can imagine.
  • Deluxe Edition is so versatile, we’re able to customize each musical component of your day to create the event of your dreams.
  • We care about you and want your event to be the most amazing celebration of your life. We’ll be there with you throughout the entire process to insure flawless execution and maximum fun— The Ultimate Musical Experience!.

    About Us

    Deluxe Edition gives you a musical experience beyond any you’ve ever had. Working with us means you benefit from our members’ vast experience, incomparable musical versatility and caring, professional approach to creating an experience your guests will always remember. We believe in spending time up front understanding your objectives, your guest profile and your venue. We work with you to develop a personalized program that will create an unforgettable experience. Then, we put in the work required to deliver a unique, entertaining event every time. Deluxe Edition will arrive at your event well-prepared, but that doesn’t mean we’re over-produced. We love to engage the audience in the program and feed off their energy. We provide the perfect experience to meet your goals and entertain your guests, no matter what. Each Deluxe Edition band member has been involved in music for many years.

    Our Capabilities

  • Experienced program planning and consultation
  • Library of over 400 songs in virtually every genre
  • Soloist and ensemble options for events of every size
  • Professional DJ and emcee services
  • Complete sound package and immersive lighting that includes lasers, foggers, and movers that will make your guests feel like part of the show
  • Upcoming Events to look forward to

    All About The Musicians

    Billy Croft

    Lead Vocals

    Firefighter by day, musician by night, Singer/songwriter Billy Croft has been a fixture in the Chicago music scene for over a decade, performing and entertaining fans with his original music or with the various cover bands that he has been a part of. For the past six years, Billy has been the front man for the hard hitting country band, Billy Croft & The 5 Alarm. Billy is super excited about being a part of Deluxe Edition with his wife Lucy and the best collection of musicians in the Chicagoland area.

    Lucy Croft

    Lead Vocals

    Lucy Hix Croft was born the 8th of 10 musical Hix Children on the east side of Aurora. She was surrounded by every genre of music due to her guitar playing Father and church singing Mother. Music has always been a huge part of her everyday life. Lucy has many years of singing experience from being in wedding bands with her talented brothers to leading choirs in 3 Catholic Churches over the last 15 years, to singing back up for Kenny Loggins. She sings lead and back up in the popular country band Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm for the past 6 years with her husband Billy, and is excited to start this new venture with the same amazing musicians in Deluxe Edition. This band is a party waiting to happen!

    Dave Eno

    Vocals, Lead Guitar

    Dave has been a well established guitarist in the Chicagoland area for several decades. Performing over the last 6 years with Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm, as well as solo shows. Dave helped form and spent a number of years as lead guitarist for the popular Eric Clapton tribute band, “The Core”.

    Christopher Plasch

    Vocals, Keyboards

    Chris has had a life-long love affair with piano and music. He’s toured nationally for two years, has had multiple music directorship positions, and has performed with many diverse bands locally throughout Chicago and it’s surrounding suburbs. His current musical endeavors include top-40 country music sensation “Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm”, serving by playing at his local church every weekend, and now “Deluxe Edition”.

    Christopher Babb

    Bass Guitar

    Chris has played Bass for 40 years in the Chicago area in a variety of bands and styles of music. Chris joined Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm in 2010 and is now a part of the experience of Deluxe Edition. Chris brings his unique style and passion for live music into the mix of “Deluxe Edition” and has also expanded his role to that of all things lighting to help provide the audience a very unique and special live musical experience.

    Derrick Martens


    Derrick grew up with the sounds of Chicago all around him from a very early age. After returning from LA where he attended Musicians Institute, Derrick immediately started gigging, teaching, and touring the country with various bands. Lately he has been a core member of such great local acts as Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm, JP and the Cats, and an original project call the Top Shelf Lickers. Derrick brings a youthful and lively energy to his performances, and is always sure to have a smile on his face when playing with this special group of musicians!

    Craig Laskowski

    Sound Engineer

    Craig has been a touring sound engineer for the better part of 17 years. He has toured with bands such as AC/DC, Tool, Allman Brothers, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Racontours, Arcade Fire, Yes, Asia, and Slayer to name a few. He enjoys making things sound the best they can in all different types of environments, from clubs to stadiums and everything in between.

    "Awesome band, great company... They took care of everything for us. Highly recommended!"
    Jim and Lori Smith

    The Music and more...

    Current Song List

    Coming soon- We promise!!!!

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    "We really enjoyed the show.... Great event and an amazing evening!"
    Susan Smerz

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