Our bar has been a venue for over 30 years. When we took over in February this year, it had been mismanaged and left by the wayside. It relied on weekly open mic nights led and mainly performed by the previous owner. Through connections we’ve made over the years we’ve been pushing as many new artists and unexpected acts for a venue of our size as we can. We’re now known as a venue to trust and hope to carry on building on that. We’re currently applying for arts council funding to improve our stage, sound and backline. That included in the fact we can offer our artists accommodation, means that’s we’ll hopefully be recognised as a key venue on the south coast for touring bands as well as local.