Recent Blog Postings

Sept. 22, 2014 Update

Sep-22-2014

Sept. 22, 2014 Update Hello Music Lovers! Forgive me for taking so long to compose and post a new update.  I knew it was long past due when I was recently asked by a loyal follower if his email address had been accidentally deleted from my list.  No, I was remiss.  I knew further it was time to write a newsletter when I received Joe Holt’s update.  He is like me in that he doesn’t send out many updates.  You may remember that Joe Holt plays for Shore Jazz, accompanies vocalists, like Beth McDonald, and also plays piano solo in Chestertown, MD weekly.  I was blessed to have Joe fill in for Dale twice last January while Dale was in Hawaii.  I look forward to working with Joe in the future, when Dale and his wife go on vacation again.  Unfortunately, due to safety reasons, I won’t be free to share the dates with you in advance.  But, if you happen to drop by our weekly gig at Adolfo’s on the Ocean and find me singing with another man … [read article]

Newsletter for March 8, 2014

Mar-08-2014

March 8, 2014 Update Hello Music Lovers, Today’s beautiful weather had my crocuses blooming and my windows open while I cleaned my floors.  Classic, just like the songs I sing with Dale Britt.  We have been working together for 16 years now.  Our songlist has swollen to nearly 700 songs for your requesting pleasure. We are currently working solely at Adolfo’s Italian Restaurant in the Beach Plaza Hotel at 13 th street and the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.  Every Friday night is Date Night with a special Date Night menu and us at the piano bar making the ambiance romantic and classy.  Our Fridays at Adolfo’s are year round now.  Starting Memorial Day weekend we will add Saturdays to that.  If you or someone you love enjoys the Old Standards from crooners like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Johnny Mathis, you will enjoy our music.  If you dig jazz cats like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, then you will … [read article]

July 5, 2013 Update

Jul-05-2013

July 5, 2013 Hello Music Lovers, This summer is working its magic on the plants and the local economy.  After an abundance of rain everything is green and Ocean City, Maryland is in high gear.  Apple & Britt are happy to be performing every Friday and Saturday at Adolfo’s Italian Restaurant, 7 to 11pm, at the piano bar.  Adolfo’s used to be in a little, old house at the inlet, but since April of 2012 it has relocated to the restaurant space of the Beach Plaza Hotel, 13 th street and the boardwalk.  The owners, Kimberly and David Griffin, are delighted to now have parking and a gorgeous ocean view to offer their customers.  As always, the rocking chairs on the veranda of the Beach Plaza are inviting you to sit and watch the people go by and the ocean waves.  The marlinara sauce, meat sauce, cheese ravioli, and the salad are my favorite items on the menu.  Vanessa, the regular bartender, is attentive to the guests around the piano bar and cocktail … [read article]

May 1, 2013 Update

May-01-2013

May 1, 2013 Hello Apple & Britt Fans, Spring is here and summer is just around the corner.  I hope you are planning on coming to one or more of our many gigs.  We may not be playing five nights a week anymore, but our one or two nights a week are very important to us and more satisfying now.  Your presence and participation are vital to this musical duo and the restaurants who hire us.  Show your support for non-Rock & Roll live music.  Jimmy Buffet is great, but we are one of the very few acts who play for those who want something more, something different, something more refined.  Jimmy Buffet and Rock & Roll can be heard everywhere, and there’s a time and place for that kind of entertainment.  However, Apple & Britt offer a different genre, a class act.  Thank you for supporting us and the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, the Carpenters, Roberta Flack, Patsy Cline, Broadway, and more.  Our … [read article]

September 8, 2012 Update

Sep-08-2012

September 8, 2012 Update for Apple & Britt Hello Music Lovers, Last night at the gig, Harry Clayville, one of our fans, pointed out to me that I had been slacking on my newsletter writing duties. So, I decided it was about time I sucked up and got down to the business of informing you all of the happenings of Apple & Britt.  We had a wonderful summer, full of gigs at the Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound, and Friday nights at Adolfo’s Italian restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland. Adolfo’s is in the (Phillip’s) Beach Plaza hotel at 13th Street and the Boardwalk, and we are glad to see many of our regular guests rediscovering us after not being at that location last year. The hotel looks very nice, if you haven’t seen the renovations. We enjoy the atmosphere there very much, and I especially like the spot lights because they make what we do more of a show. Kimberly, the co-owner, has asked Dale to play the old piano that has been there forever, because she likes the sound … [read article]

Our Appearances

Fri Oct-24-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurant

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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Oct-31-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurant

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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Nov-07-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurnat

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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Nov-14-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurant

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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Nov-21-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurant

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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Nov-28-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurant

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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Dec-05-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurant

We've got your holiday gifts here in the form of Apple & Britt CDs and Adolfo's gift certificates. 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists … [details]

Fri Dec-12-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurant

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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Wed Dec-31-2014 - Adolfo's Italian Restaurant

We'll be playing 8pm 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view of the Ocean City beach, too. We perform at the piano … [details]

Fri Jan-02-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Jan-09-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Jan-16-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Jan-23-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Jan-30-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Feb-06-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Feb-13-2015 - Adolfo's on the Ocean

Happy Valentine's day! 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef … [details]

Sat Feb-14-2015 - Adolfo's on the Ocean

Happy Valentine's day!  Make your reservation if you want to have dinner! 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the … [details]

Fri Feb-20-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Feb-27-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Mar-13-2015 - 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.  Joe Holt will be sitting in for Dale Britt tonight! 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the … [details]

Fri Mar-20-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Mar-27-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Apr-03-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Apr-10-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Apr-17-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri Apr-24-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri May-01-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri May-08-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri May-15-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri May-22-2015 - 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. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Fri May-29-2015 - Adolfo's on the Ocean

We are on Facebook under "Apple & Britt"  so look for our latest updates, photos, videos and musings there. 7 to 11pm at the Piano Bar. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]

Sat May-30-2015 - Adolfo's on the Ocean

We are on Facebook under "Apple & Britt"  so look for our latest updates, photos, videos and musings there. 7 to 11pm at the Piano Bar. 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 Patsy Cline are just a few of the many artists represented. Come for the music, but come for the delicious food prepared by Chef David Griffen and the view … [details]