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Ben Mulchin is a tour promoter (Valhalla Touring) and venue operator (Valhalla). Prior to buying into the bar and embracing his love of heavy metal to the level where he is now responsible for bringing out some of the legends of the scene he was a scientist. This was my first time meeting Ben. We sat in his bar last week and talked about his love of metal, his dedication to the bar and to putting on shows and what Covid-19 has done to 2020’s touring and working landscape.
We also touch on the history of the venue (Hole In The Wall, Valve, Medusa).
From stories of the now golden days of touring international acts to adapting to smaller-capacity socially-distanced shows and planning calendars to hopefully tour acts once again, Ben has a lot of stories. And a positive outlook in the wake of life-changing, world-turning events.
I loved this chat. It was great to finally met Ben having been in his venue so many times over the years. I hope you enjoy this chat too.