If anyone was in need of a little bit of good news this week, then the news that Exchange has been awarded a National Lottery Project Grant, must have been music to their ears. The grant will enable Exchange to install new PA equipment in both rooms, buy a new house backline and help them support projects being delivered by some of their favourite promoters.

In curious times, its a multiple winner for Bristol: Exchange upgrades its sound spec, the L’Acoustics PA for the main room will be supplied by Bristol company, King Sound Reinforcement and one day, when all of this isolation is behind us, we’ll get to enjoy its crisp sonic blast. Exchange is committed to an eclectic programme of touring artists, whilst always backing emerging artists in Bristol.

They are thrilled. We are thrilled. Let’s all look forward to when we can congregate, turn everything up to eleven and enjoy the unity and joy that live music brings.