Simon Apple Reunion Fundraiser for Alisa – Nov 1, 2015.
Alisa Anderson (Alisa B) was the lead singer of Simon Apple in the early 90’s, when the band was one of the biggest-drawing cover bands in the area. Alisa was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in December 2014, and sadly lost her battle on Oct 8, 2015. It's difficult to express how numb and heart-broken we are. Over the years, Alisa has done countless charity/fundraising gigs - always there to contribute, not only with her amazing voice, but in any way she could help. Now it's our turn to give back to her.
In an effort to raise money for Alisa (to cover final expenses and create a scholarship in her name), several former and current members of Simon Apple will be doing a “reunion show” of sorts, at 4pm on November 1, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza, in Wyomissing, PA (near Reading). For further info, and to buy tickets, visit: "Great Gig In The Sky". Advance tickets only! If you are unable to attend, you can donate here: For Alisa
Simon Apple members scheduled to perform: John Feldmann, Mark Ludwig, Kurt Manderbach, Dan Merrill, Dave Miller, Jeff Miller, Stefon Pizzuto, Buzz Saylor, Brad Weisman. There will be additional guest musicians that Alisa has performed with over the years as well, including Scotti Mann, Danny Thompson, Brian Varhelyi, Scott Lloyd, Keli Vale, Cliff Starkey, Jenifer Kinder, Marty Hill... others will be added as they are confirmed.
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Three new releases from Jeff (Sept 2015):
(Click on each cover for the video of these 2 songs)
Forever Mom You'll Be was "commissioned" by Jeff's youngest daughter for her wedding. She wanted a song that her and mom could dance to. The vocal is performed by middle daughter, Danielle. Initially intended to keep as a private song - but mom gave the thumbs-up to release it.
Time's Horizon is an atmospheric soundscape.
1993 Film Demo Reel - 19 songs, 33+ minutes of previously unreleased music, recently re-discovered, and newly mastered:
Thanks to all who supported the 14th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Valentine’s Gala (Feb 14, 2015). We’ve played the event every year and have been amazed at how it continues to grow – this year raising over $125,000. This event sells out every year, so if you’re interested in going in 2016, check our calendar page for details.
River To The Sea… Simon Apple’s critically acclaimed, award-winning album, includes the Top 10 single, Hold Me, and features special guest artists Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon, etc), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Hugh McDowell (Electric Light Orchestra), Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group), Dave Stahl (Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra):
Simon Apple is on Pandora Radio, so if you have Pandora, create a Simon Apple station!
Live at Chaplin's and Tres Tributos
This 3rd installment of the "Official Bootleg" series features the full 5-piece band, and is one of the best shows that was recorded during this time. It includes 8 songs from River To The Sea, one song from the Apples To Apples Archives album, and 4 'fun' cover songs: Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan), Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (Billy Joel), How Sweet It Is (James Taylor/Marvin Gaye), and a brief impromptu comical rendition of Low Rider (War). It also features several extended improvisational jams (including a 15 minute version of 'A Way Inside').
Tres Tributos is Simon Apple performing 3 'tribute' songs of Kevin Gilbert, Level 42, and Mike + The Mechanics. Click Audio Tab to hear clips. Click Store Tab to read release & song info, and purchase for only $2.99!