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Bill Deal’s Rhondels

About the Band

Category: Band
Music Genre: Oldies

From Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Original Rhondels are a music tradition who have performed their hit recordings in almost every major city in the United States. In 1969, Bill Deal and the Rhondels began a recording career that would take them to Madison Square Garden and across the country. With 3 top 10 hits, "May I", "I've Been Hurt", and "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am", the band hit the road, delighting their audiences with outstanding vocals, powerful brass, and exciting showmanship. These hits also topped the charts in Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Mexico.

The unexpected passing of Bill Deal in December of 2003 was a great loss to the music industry, however the Original Rhondels continue to perform the great music that earned them a star on the Legends Walk of Fame. Performing from Orlando & Tampa, Florida, to Charleston & Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; from Montgomery, Alabama to Washington, D.C., the Original Rhondels continue to delight their audiences at corporate and family events, as well as festivals and concerts.

With Brian Bleakley on vocals and trumpet; Steve Ambrose on sax and vocals; Wayne Kessinger on keys sax, and vocals; Gary Hardy, Rollie Ligart, and Lee Quisenberry on trumpet and vocals; Bruce Harlow on guitar and vocals, and Sonny Morris on drums and vocals, the Original Rhondels are stronger than ever.

or call 757-460-9000

Where They Are Playing

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Friday July 12th, 2019

The Original Rhondels

Great crowd in Portsmouth! ... See MoreSee Less

Great crowd in Portsmouth!

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We saw you guys at Roanoke , Va...enjoyed it very much!

Wish I was there.

Miss you guys!

See you next month in the 23rd in OV.

May I

Sonny calls it Porchmuth. Ask him.

See you in a month in WV!!!

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Friday June 14th, 2019

The Cove Tavern in Newport News Va ... See MoreSee Less

The Cove Tavern in Newport News Va

Monday June 10th, 2019

They truly need a new playlist, perform out at Buckroe Beach and they did nothing to move the crowd... ... See MoreSee Less

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The Original Rhondels have not performed at Buckroe Beach in many years. You heard some other band.

Fake news is rampant!

Friday June 7th, 2019

The Original Rhondels

Just got the call....our performance tonight at the Portsmouth Seawall Fesitval is CANCELLED due to weather! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hope to get to see you guys soon. It seems every time we’re ready the weather gets bad!

Stay safe!!

Steve we will See you at Roger Browns next Saturday


Saturday May 11th, 2019

The Original Rhondels

Ya know ? ... a 12 piece band will definitely give ya that 'full' sound ... that's how we used to do it - with the Norfolk Sound ... ... See MoreSee Less

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A great photo of the boys

I have that same picture hanging on the walls autographed by each and every one of the band members, Amman was a close friend of the family's

50 years later Bill s music is still killing it.

Wednesday April 17th, 2019

The Original Rhondels

Our show scheduled for this Friday, 19 April, in Kilmarnock has been reshceduled due to the rain in the forecast! The new date is Saturday, 8 June, in Kilmarnock. ... See MoreSee Less

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That Seawall Festival weekend. I will see you on the 7th of June there.

Tuesday March 26th, 2019

The Original Rhondels

International appeal!!!! This photo was taken this week in Japan. ... See MoreSee Less

International appeal!!!!   This photo was taken this week in Japan.

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I see you and Brian ( 2 for Fun at Leaping Lizards?? Is this true. Can you pm me and let me know ratings and if there is dancing!!!

Wow, what a trip!

He knows what band is Fantastic

Have a great show! Enjoy!

Come to PurpleStride on April 14th! www.purplestride.org/VirginiaBeach

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Sunday March 3rd, 2019

Fun time with the Rhondels Front line at County Seat. Great music and food!! ... See MoreSee Less

Fun time with the Rhondels Front line at County Seat. Great music and food!!

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Ollie looks like he's in pain !

Sunday January 13th, 2019

Does anyone know who started the band, how it got its name, and where it was formed? Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday December 4th, 2018

The Original Rhondels

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These guys are great

Merry Christmas to some great guys Love you bunches Hope to see you New Year’s Eve in Manteo

Great picture. Love you guys

Deb Pence, show Van. 2 of these fellas come down to a neighbor's house for her annual party.

Merry Christmas!

Good looking boys

Merry Christmas sweeties!!! ❤

Steve I wrote Mary's comment

Love these guys can't wait to see them again

Love it!!!

SONNYYYYYY! Looking fabulous my friend! Miss you!

Merry Christmas

Love it

OMG... this is a great picture... use this one on the website... so much energy in this one...

Love my boys

Good pic. Website?

Merry Christmas to all of you

Love, love !! 😍🎧❗️

My honeyes

is bill in this pic

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Great crowd in Portsmouth!
International appeal!!!!   This photo was taken this week in Japan.
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On a recent visit to Granby St in downtown Norfolk......
Those were good days!!!
Get your tickets soon.   The last three Tidewater Winds' Holiday Concerts have sold out!!!!
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