When you see the Admirals perform...

PICK OF THE WEEK:

September 08, 1991|By Susan Canfora

PICK OF THE WEEK: When you see the Admirals perform, you'll get a variety of musical styles.

"That's what we sell," said Bernie Robier, trombonist for the eight-member group. "We enjoy playing all styles of music."

Based in Baltimore, the Admirals are appearing tonight at Horizons in the Sheraton, 101st Street. Earlier this summer, the band played in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

The other band members are Doug Lewis, vocals; Barbara Riehl, vocals, saxophone and flute; Tony Neenan, lead trumpet, vocals and flute; Joe "Buzz" Conway, trumpet, flute and wind synthesizer; Harry Johnson, guitar and tenor saxophone; Carmen Strollo, drums, and Tom Thompson, bass, tenor saxophone, sound engineer and chief musical arranger.

"We do some ballads," Mr. Robier said. "Barbara does everything from Whitney Houston to some jazzy things like Nancy Wilson. Our lead singer has more of a Teddy Pendergrass type feel to his voice. Tony has a high falsetto," he said, giving examples of the band's range.

The Admirals usually play in Maryland, Washington and Virginia but have also performed in San Francisco and Nova Scotia. The band has also performed at the inaugural balls of Richard Nixon and George Bush.

IN CONCERT: Country singer K. T. Oslin will be appearing at the Convention Center Oct. 26. Ms. Oslin, who was a song writer in Nashville for many years, is known for songs including "80s Ladies," "This Woman" and "Mary and Willie." The time of the concert and ticket prices have not been set. Call 289-8311.

SUNFEST: Sunfest '91 begins Sept. 19 and will feature much of the same entertainment that has kept the fall festival popular since 1978, said chairman Pete Richardson. Performances include traditional American Indian dancing and storytelling, the Hegeman String Band and the Phillips Ragtime Band. As usual, arts and crafts booths will sell everything from T-shirts to Christmas decorations, and the food tent will offer a wide variety of cuisine, including crab cakes, fried oysters and Italian sausage sandwiches. There is no admission charge for the four-day event on the inlet.

LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT: Second Coming, tomorrow through Sept. 22 at the Sheraton, 101st Street and Coastal Highway . . . First Class, tonight and tomorrow at the Ocean Club, 49th Street and the beach . . . Target, Tuesday through Sept. 22 at the Ocean Club . . . Opposite Directions, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Big Pecker's, 73rd Street and Coastal Highway . . . Tom Larsen and the Looking for Trouble Blues Band, Sundays at Elwood's, U.S. 50 and Blue Marlin Drive in West Ocean City.

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