Very saddened to hear of the passing of Hugh McDowell, former cellist in ELO, on November 6, 2018. In a statement from Jeff, “I'll always be extremely grateful to Hugh for playing on the title track of the Simon Apple "River To The Sea" album. After I sent him the song, he got back to me immediately saying he would love to play on it. Being a life-long ELO fan, it was certainly a huge personal & musical thrill. He resided in England, and I, unfortunately, never met him in person, but we had some pleasant email conversations...he came across very kind, warm, giving. He, also, wouldn't accept any money…he said he was happy to be part of the album, and he actually thanked ME for asking him! I was very humbled by his kindness, and terrific tracks that he contributed.” Apparently, he was sick for a while (lung cancer). He was only 65.


December 2017 - Jeff released a new song for the Advent/Christmas season… an arrangement of the timeless classic, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”. It’s a 7+ minute prog-rock guitar-based instrumental, wrapped in a brooding Middle-Eastern soundscape.  


River To The Sea… Simon Apple’s critically acclaimed, award-winning album, includes the U.S. Adult Contemporary 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):   


The track "A Lot Of Hope", from River To The Sea, appears on the movie soundtrack "9/11", starring Whoopi Goldberg and Charlie Sheen. (Click link for info).

 "When will there be a new album?"..."Are you playing live?"..."Did Simon Apple break-up?"...The answers to these often-asked questions are more

Newly added:  Pay What You Want! (Apple Sheet Music & Jeff's Sheet Music)

Three releases from Jeff:

(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. 

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:


 Simon Apple is on Pandora Radio, so if you have Pandora, create a Simon Apple station!


Live at Chaplin's and Tres Tributos

Official Bootleg #3 (Live at Chaplin's, June 22, 2007). Click Audio Tab to hear clips, and Store Tab for details & purchase info.

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!