Night Fall Band
Sat. January 25, 2020
Doors 6:00PM I Show 8:00PM
Age Restrictions: 21+
HOW IT ALL STARTED
What started out as a request to “get the band together” to play one time for a benefit has ended up being a reunion of old friends.
In the summer of 2010, Larry Selhorst contacted members of the 1980's band Nightfall and asked if they would be willing to reunite to play at a ROCK OUT FOR OVARIAN CANCER benefit. Everyone accepted the invitation, played the benefit, and have been playing ever since.
Members of the band Nightfall include: drummer Larry Selhorst, lead guitarist & vocalist Neal Anderson, keyboard player & vocalist Brenda Mendenhall (who also plays saxophone and harmonica), lead singer Sharon Bertke, and bass player & vocalist Scott Hole.
Selhorst lives in St. Henry, Anderson is from Botkins, Hole lives in Celina, Mendenhall (originally from Coldwater) resides in Cincinnati, and Bertke is from Osgood.
In November of 2014 big changes were made in the band. Previous members, Dianne Hart, Brenda Mendenhall and Jeffrey Hole made the decision to part ways and the search was on for a lead singer and keyboard player. The keyboard player, Brad Townsend, joined up immediately and Sharon Bertke came in February 2015.
Practicing for months and perfecting the Nightfall image they performed as the "NEW" Nightfall Band in March 2015. Then in April Brad unexpectedly passed away. This was a big shock to all. Brad was an exceptional musician & friend, and he will be greatly missed.
The search began again for a keyboard player. After many attempts to find one, but with no luck, they asked Brenda if she would re-join the band, which she agreed to.
The band mostly plays music from the 1980s and has performed at local establishments, picnics and dances. They balance careers, families, and hobbies with almost weekly practices and regular engagements. Members agree that the reunion of the band has been rewarding and fun.