Nessa is first on stage for new music nights at The Exchange

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Bradford’s recently re-opened Exchange Ale House launches itself onto the city’s music scene on Friday (September 29) with a performance by singer-songwriter Vanessa Maria.

The gig sees the start of regular music nights, which will now be held on the last Friday of every month at the venue in Market Street, Bradford.

‘Nessa’, an alternative R&B singer-songwriter, will be performing a stripped back acoustic set of covers and originals.

She is originally from Bradford and is well-known on the local music circuit but is currently living in Manchester where she is studying a degree in song-writing at BIMM music college.

Fans may have spotted her recently making appearances as a background artist for TV shows such as Coronation Street and Diana and I.

The Exchange, below the city’s famous Wool Exchange, was once an alternative rock music venue in its hey-day but had lain empty for four years until it was reopened as a Bradford Brewery venue last month following a major refurbishment.

Door open at 7.30pm for the Nessa gig and entry is free.

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