Last week brought the sad news that The Exchange’s head sound engineer Paul Jocelyn had passed away. Jocelyn – known to his friends and colleagues as ‘PJ’ – was a respected and well-known member of the team at the Bristol venue, also known for his stellar work at The Croft, The Fleece And Firkin and The Louisiana, as well as working on projects in his own recording studio.

Band members and music-lovers across Bristol paid tribute to PJ, with some stating his passing as ‘a huge loss to the community’. It has now been announced that the wake for Paul Jocelyn will be open to public – taking place on Monday 12th June at Exchange from 2pm following his funeral. You can see the facebook post from The Exchange below.

BLM’s Editor-in-Chief Loki Lillistone said; “PJ was that rare mix of lovely bloke and spot on at what he did. I had some of my best early experiences in music playing The Croft as a teenager, and Paul’s patience and kindness was a big part of that. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of his help on everything from BLM shows to simply helping me move house. I’m just one of the countless musos he’s touched over the years, it’s an understatement to say he will be sorely missed.”

Check out some more memories of PJ in our Croft documentary below, starting around the 4-minute mark.