Experienced fun-loving musicians featuring large repertoire in classic rock and rhythm and blues. We are highly adaptable, can play songs by many artists from the 1950s to the 1980s, and some more recent. We can play long gigs and can play in a concert setting, weddings, a dance setting, or outside. You can find us at our website (link hidden) on YouTube as The Apple Bonkers, and on Facebook as well.
I saw the Apple Bonkers entertain and instantly knew that they would be an big hit at the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center I work for, even though it was a big change of style from our norm. I was thrilled that they agreed to come out to Long Island to entertain. My clients range in age from the mid 50's to over 100. Despite the higher ages of the audience, they do not wish to be lulled to sleep with music of the 40's and even 50's, much of the time. They want to rock it out. Like anyone else, they love to dance, sing and get totally caught up in the music. As the night went on the momentum grew and the band drew them in, with their music and personal touches. We didn't want the evening to end. Since then, all I hear is "When will they be back", both from residents, family members and the many staff who jumped in and joined in . We never had such a great evening and hope to do it again soon. They are an array of musicians who work together to bring life and great sound to all. I don't know how they did it, but it's a winning combination. Hope to see you soon "Apple Bonkers".
Response from The Apple Bonkers:
Thanks so much Diane. We really enjoyed playing for the residents. They were so appreciative and we're glad we made them happy. We look forward to coming back.
The Apple Bonkers
Maggie and her group have been a part of the TD Five Boro Bike tour for three years now and never let us down. They are flexible with changes, easy to work with and super reliable. Their wide array of classic rock cover really connect with our diverse range of participants. We have really enjoyed working with them and look forward to their return in 2019. I highly recommend them for any event.
Response from The Apple Bonkers:
Thanks so much for this lovely review! The Apple Bonkers have enjoyed playing the Five Boro Bike Tour and look forward to more opportunities.
Price Range: $500 and up depending on duration and location
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Unions: AFM, Actors Union
What to Expect
The Apple Bonkers will provide an exciting show of classic rock and roll and R&B that can be tailored to the needs of the event planner (e.g. dancing, dining, listening, singalong, etc). We can play standard sets of 45 minutes with 15 minute breaks, or other set lengths can be arranged.
The Apple Bonkers blossomed in 2015 from a grove of musicians rooted in Classic Rock and Rhythm and Blues. Blending together the diverse backgrounds and talents, the Apple Bonkers have produced a sweet tasty sound performing a hit set list from the 50’s-70’s and beyond that is sure to please any crowd hungry for upbeat live music, and often resulting spontaneous “Bonkermania” of singing and dancing by everyone within earshot.
Additional Booking Notes
We're flexible to your needs. We can perform indoors or out, with our gear or yours. Battery operated or AC. We can do long sets of 4 hours if required or shorter. We usually perform as a six-piece band, though can do 4 or 5 piece. Our song list is extensive and can tailor to your needs. We cover primarily 50s-70s rock and R&B, with some newer songs and the occasional folk or country song.
Past Booked Events
|August 08, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|June 20, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Concert|
|June 05, 2016 • 11:00am - 4:00pm||Picnic for Broadway-Flushing Homeowners assn|
|May 01, 2016 • 9:00am - 12:30pm||Five Borough Bike Tour|
You May Be Right
Here Comes the Sun
Take It Easy
I Get Around
Help Me Rhonda
25 or 6 to 4
Be My Baby
Influences & Inspiration
Beatles, Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Elton John, British Invasion, Motown, Eagles.
We can perform self-contained with battery powered amplifiers or use your back line, or a combination. We are flexible.