Steve Parkhouse – Director

Steve ParkhouseDirector Steve is a well-known figure on the Bristol Music Scene, having been dubbed Bristol’s very own ‘Mr Music’ in an article featuring Bristol’s Arts & Culture Power List. 

Steve has more than earnt this title, having been music chief at Bristol’s beloved Folk House, was Concert Manager at the equally inspiring St George’s, one of the UK’s leading concert halls for 6 years and now concentrates full time on Jelli.

Steve was also a director of BCFM where he hosted the Jelli Records Bristol Music Show for over 6 years.

Steve has always helped local musicians, promoted gigs, run stages at festivals, DJ’ed his own radio shows, but until 2008, he hadn’t ever had a single ‘banner’ under which to unite his extra-curricular musical activities.

Jelli Records was the answer (if the question was, ‘what did Steve do about this?’)


Brian Inglis – Director

Brian InglisBrian Inglis is a very experienced musician and published songwriter, he has also been working as consultant working within the music industry running various music related workshops and is a visiting lecturer to colleges in the SW of England. Brian is very active and well known on the Bristol music scene and understands the problems faced by musicians working in the industry.

Brian is very pleased to be working with Jelli Records.


Leander Hobbs – PR, Marketing & Management

Leander has more than 15 years’ music publicity and marketing experience and has worked in the past with major London recording studios as well as the Music Manager’s Forum. She is currently a freelance music journalist, writing for several national publications as well local music website Drunkenwerewolf. Leander is also an active member of Bristol Women in Music and a keen pianist and sitar player.  When she isn’t writing about or promoting new and exciting music you will find her front of stage at any number of gigs and festivals.  Leander is delighted to be working with Jelli Records to help promote a wealth of talented musicians. 


Dave Williams – A&R Manager

Dave was born in Bristol and has lived there all of his life. He started working for Jelli Records for 9 years ago. Dave has worked on  the music stages at Festivals that Jelli Records programmes and manages  every year including the Acoustic Music Festival, Keynsham Music Festival, The Harbour Festival, Redfest, The Balloon Fiesta and Brisfest. 

Dave will often be found at various gigs in and around Bristol and the surrounding area and he  is instrumental in identifying new and exciting acts to work with Jelli Records.



Chris Pritchett – Associate Director 

Chris PritchettA lawyer in the daytime and a husband and father the rest of the time, Chris also squeezes in the odd bit of music.

A long-time acoustic musician with a Bristol CV covering Amber (an early duo with the marvellous Jane Taylor), indie-rock band Minerva and recently, current acoustic favourites Jacanda.

Chris met Steve in 2000, and they’ve probably discussed record labels and management on and off since then.



Phil Gibbons – Associate Director

Phil was a founding member of Bristol’s first Community radio station – Bristol Community 93.2fm (Previously Radio 19). BCfm started broadcasting in March 2007 (as Radio 19 in 2004) where until recently he was a Director and the station manager responsible for overall control of the business, station and output.

Phil has worked within both the BBC and Commercial radio sectors and has also worked as a consultant and broadcaster in Swaziland with the Swaziland State Broadcaster, SBIS. Phil also produced and hosted a weekly show on BBC Radio Bristol for 6 years highlighting Community Radio and still broadcasts in Bristol and Somerset highlighting local music and events.

He is an Executive Director and Deputy Chair of the Community Media Association.


Sonja Long – Associate Producer

Jelli Records’ Stage Manager at festival’s and Jelli Gigs. Also artist liaison co-ordinator.