Recent Blog Postings
April 2017 Update
Hello Music Lovers!
An Apple & Britt newsletter is way past due, and I apologize for that. Time passes quickly, especially when you are employed with a day job and have several other weekly commitments YEAR ROUND. (That would be me, Rhonda, and not Dale.)
We are grateful for a steady gig in a perfect venue for what we do. However, due to slow business in years prior, Adolfo’s was forced to push back our start date for this year until Sat. May 27 th . We will have the following two weeks off, again due to slow business in years prior. Then we will begin working Fridays and Saturdays for the summer starting June 16 th . I just finished posting all those gigs on our website under the Appearances tab. I am happy to announce that this will be our sixth year to work for Kim and David Griffin, owners of Adolfo’s on the Ocean in the Beach Plaza Hotel, 1301 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Maryland. Here is their website: http://www.ocadolfos.com
Be sure to check them out on … [read article]
Sept. 20, 2016 Update
Sept. 20, 2016 Update
Hello Music Lovers,
It’s hard to see another summer season get put in the history books. It happens every September but it never gets easier. I hope you are well and enjoying the last few warm days before Autumn rushes in. I was blessed to go out on Dale’s jet skis with my daughter this summer! That was a beautiful day of fun memories.
Apple & Britt played every Friday and Saturday night at Adolfo’s on the Ocean in the Beach Plaza for the fifth summer in a row, sometimes to enthusiastic listeners and sometimes to just a few relaxed souls who were soaking up the music and ocean views as long as they could. David and Kimberly Griffin, the owners of Adolfo’s, work very hard to make their customers. Apple & Britt endeavor to compliment their efforts by taking requests off our lengthy list, creating a blend of ballads, Latins, swing and easy rock beats. The Great American Songbook lives on each night we play. This weekend will be our … [read article]
November 1, 2015 Update
November 1, 2015
Hello Music Lovers,
It’s “Autumn in New York” and on Delmarva. Did you bring out your warm sweaters and boots yet? I know I am a bit slow at getting around to composing newsletters, but that is because I want to be sure to include as many details as possible. So, forgive me, and read on.
Our website is the place to go when you need to plan a trip to Ocean City to hear us play, or when you need to know our availability for bookings. Or you can email me through the website’s Contact Us page to ask a question. Our Facebook page, Apple & Britt, is another good source of information with posts about recent gigs and schedule changes. We have posted a few videos of us on the job. Be sure to “like” our page, and feel free to post your pictures of us or comments there. We would love to hear from you.
Dale Britt and I enjoyed another lovely season of good friends, great music and delicious food at Adolfo’s on the Ocean, located inside … [read article]
"All This Love" at Adolfo's on Sept. 5, 2015
Copy and paste the link below to hear Apple & Britt performing live at Adolfo's on the Ocean on Sat. Sept. 5, 2015. The song is by Debarge from 1984, called "All This Love". Enjoy!
https://www.facebook.com/100008165795531/videos/1634647396817438/ … [read article]
April 2015 Update
April 12, 2015 Update
Hello Music Lovers! Are you enjoying the spring flowers and warmer temps as much as I am? I know the pollen causes havoc for allergy sufferers, but thankfully, it usually doesn’t bother me much, leaving me to thoroughly take pleasure in the radiance of colors bursting forth while donning fewer layers during my daily dog walks. Apple & Britt had the winter off, with the exception of Valentine’s Day weekend at Adolfo’s on the Ocean. Our regular Friday nights will begin again April 24 th , 2015. Dale Britt will play solo piano at Adolfo’s until Memorial Day weekend, when Rhonda Apple will join him on vocals. We will play Sunday, July 5 th , instead of Saturday, July 4 th , due to the extreme traffic and lack of need for music to draw business that night. Apple and Britt play at the Piano Bar in the classically designed Beach Plaza hotel for the Adolfo’s on the Ocean restauranteurs Kim and David Griffin. They have a loyal local … [read article]
Fri Oct-06-2017 - Delmarvalous Dolls in Georgetown, DE
Rhonda Apple is honored to perform from time to time with Pam Miller and Ev Cook in the Delmarvalous Dolls group, which is a tribute to the Andrews Sisters and the music of World War 2.
This particular gig with be with our back up tracks, as we will be the warm up act for the main act, big band "Smooth Sound", at Wings And Wheels event at the Georgetown Airport.
Join us with your whole family as we celebrate America, summer, family and patriotism with our music.
Fri Oct-20-2017 - Delmarvalous Dolls gig
Rhonda Apple sometimes gets gigs with the Delmarvalous Dolls, which is a 1940s Andrews Sisters trio act.
We've been invited to sing at the VFW in Ocean View, DE
With full band!
More details to come as I receive them... … [details]
Fri Nov-03-2017 - Gull Creek 30th Anniversary Celebration
Apple & Britt are honored to be invited to play for the Open House on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Gull Creek in Berlin, MD.
It's their 30th Anniversary and they want to invite the community to the celebration!
We rarely get invited to play in the town we live in, so this will be great.
It's a free event, so come on down and enjoy the space.
Check out this small, upscale assisted living community. Only 40 beds in the main building, surrounded by duplexes that are very nicely kept.
Or just come and listen to the music in a beautiful … [details]
Sun Nov-05-2017 - Private gig for Ocean Pines Boat Club
Ocean Pines Boat Club will have their annual Change of Watch Dinner Dance at Adolfo's on the Ocean on Sunday, Nov. 5th, 2017.
Apple & Britt have been invited to be a part of it, and supply some recorded line dancing music, as well.
Private event. … [details]
Fri Nov-10-2017 - Delmarvalous Dolls at Berlin Nursing Home
Rhonda sings with the Delmarvalous Dolls, an Andrews Sisters Tribute group, with Pam Miller and Ev Cook.
Sun Dec-31-2017 - New Years Eve at Adolfo's on the Ocean
Come ring in the new year with us at Adolfo's on the Ocean in the Beach Plaza Hotel.
Note: the Beach Plaza Hotel will NOOOOOTTT be open for this. They will remain closed for the off-season.
We'll be playing 7:30pm to 12:30am...at the Piano Bar. For Reservations Call: (410)289-4001
Dale Britt and Rhonda Apple will perform requests from their list of nearly 700 songs. The Great American Songbook, show tunes, Adult Contemporary, Oldies, and Pop standards are featured. Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, Carpenters & Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cole Porter, and … [details]
Wed Feb-14-2018 - Adolfo's on the Ocean
We are on Facebook under "Apple & Britt", so look for our latest updates, photos, videos and musings there.
6 to 10pm at the Piano Bar.
Red dresses are requested. I'll have mine on, so why not join me?
Valentine's Day is one of our biggest nights of the year, next to New Years Eve. We have all the romantic songs you can handle. CAN YOU HANDLE IT?!?!?
Dale Britt and Rhonda Apple will perform requests from their list of nearly 700 songs. The Great American Songbook, show tunes, Adult Contemporary, Oldies, and Pop standards are featured. Frank Sinatra & … [details]