Heya Lovers!

Sash here… well, here it goes…

It’s a sad sad time here at the Whole.

Over the course of 2023, I had been in lease negotiations with the landlords. Despite my best efforts, including accepting and paying a huge rent increase in good faith of a long lasting tenancy, they haven’t provided me with a written lease… for most of the year I’ve been trading on a month to month with the carrot at the end of the stick being a good long lease that would’ve meant I could stay here and continue the Whole being the rad little dive bar and venue that we all love.

To my absolute devastation it’s now gotten so bad, and taken so long, that I have decided to close down on my terms, not theirs.

We will cease trading as a bar after Saturday 2nd March, and have one FINAL gig on Saturday 9th March 2024.

As I’m sure you can understand this is a tough time for all of us here at the Whole. It’s going to be hard for some of us to talk about it (mainly me, I’ve been crying so often that I think I now have permanent make up smudges on my face, and not just the usual ones after a bender either). So if you could please try and keep the questions and things to a minimum for a bit, and instead just buy us a shot (or 5), that would be so greatly appreciated.

I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone that has ever supported me and the crew. You’ve all helped Whole Lotta Love to be the place that it is…. Staff, bands, punters, regulars, locals, friends, family… all of you, thank you.

Love yas!

– Sash (and the Whole Crew)