Back in October, before Falstaff played a reunion show at Peabody’s Nightclub in Virginia Beach, the band’s five members had a “wait and see” approach when asked about the potential for a long-term revival.
“We’re just like, ‘Whatever,’” Martha Roebuck, the band’s co-lead singer, told AltDaily at the time. “We’ll see what happens.’”
But in early November, Falstaff announced that it would, in fact, play again—this Friday at ShoreBreak Pizza & TapHouse (2942 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach). And last week, the band released a slick, new publicity shot, leading some to wonder if it is officially back together.
A message to Kenny Stamey—the band’s drummer and, ironically, the only member who doesn’t live in Hampton Roads—revealed that the band is “going to try and let this thing grow into something.”
“What that is we really aren’t sure,” Stamey wrote. “We are currently working on some new material as well. It will be difficult to do with our current schedules and the fact that we just don’t have the ability to sit in a room together and be creative as a band as often as we would like. So it’s going to be slow going. But Martha and Chris [Bergren] both have material that they want to bring to the band so we are excited about that. We definitely won’t be doing any more reunion shows. Just Falstaff shows. Time to move forward. So hopefully we can play a few shows from time to time and introduce some new material that folks will enjoy.”
ShoreBreak Pizza & TapHouse will host “Christmas with Falstaff!” on Friday. Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts for Toys For Tots. Santa Claus will be on-hand for children from 6 to 8 p.m.; Joe Grundmeyer will open at 7, and Falstaff will perform at 8. For more information, visit ShoreBreak’s and Falstaff’s Facebook pages.