Sound - As active professional musicians, we know how important and rare good sound is in small venues! To that end we have just invested in a really high end PA wooooo (EM acoustics - they did the Royal Albert Hall and indeed the new fit-out at the Attenborough Centre at Sussex Uni)
Fees - It is frustrating and unfair that performers are expected to play smaller venues for free, particularly in Brighton. Having watched many exciting and promising musicians drift into full time work due to financial necessity, we make a point of regularly subbing artist fees from bar takings and we ask all external promoters to guarantee their performers are getting paid.
Bar - We have put a lot of thought into the bar, resulting in a great selection of booze at reasonable rates, all served by friendly bar staff! We have a rotating selection of interesting guest beers, all our spirits are 'premiums' at 'standards' prices (no Smirnoff or Bacardi - Zubrowka and Mount Gay instead!) and for non drinkers there's a selection of interesting soft drinks and juices.
Studios - We are building studios in the basement, and in the long term plan to make a visiting artists bedroom. We will be setting up multi-channel live recordings of performances, and aim to be streaming live webcasts of our events
Beatabet - We are founding members of Beatabet, an Arts Council supported, multi-disciplinary arts organisation based in London and Brighton; the Beatabet record label and studio are moving to the Rose Hill. Beatabet run monthly eclectic evenings of performance, music and art at the Rose Hill.
Noise - We are in a very residential area and we ask all our customers to please respect our neighbours and keep it quiet both in the smoking area and when you leave, out the front of the pub.