Bill Deal’s Rhondels
About the 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.
Friday June 14th, 2019
The Cove Tavern in Newport News Va ... See MoreSee Less
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
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
Just got the call....our performance tonight at the Portsmouth Seawall Fesitval is CANCELLED due to weather! ... See MoreSee Less
Hope to get to see you guys soon. It seems every time we’re ready the weather gets bad!
Steve we will See you at Roger Browns next Saturday
The Original Rhondels shared a photo.
Saturday May 11th, 2019
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
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
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
That Seawall Festival weekend. I will see you on the 7th of June there.
Tuesday March 26th, 2019
International appeal!!!! This photo was taken this week in Japan. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday March 3rd, 2019
Fun time with the Rhondels Front line at County Seat. Great music and food!! ... See MoreSee Less
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
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.
Good looking boys
Merry Christmas sweeties!!! ❤
Steve I wrote Mary's comment
Love these guys can't wait to see them again
SONNYYYYYY! Looking fabulous my friend! Miss you!
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 !! 😍🎧❗️
is bill in this pic
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