"If it's got Jelli Records' name on it, then it's gonna be good!"
- BBC Introducing
Jelli Records is a music business management company founded in 2008 working in the areas of:
Festival and stage programming and management
Jelli Records Radio Show
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Jelli Records is a long-time fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. We also support the charity by sponsoring Guide Dog puppies during their training; Jelli, who is now a working dog in Cumbria, and most recently, Archie.
We also have our lovely resident guide dog, Sammy. You can often see him at our Open Mic nights and festival stages with his owner, our associate director, Andrew.
Director 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, 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 is a very experienced musician and published songwriter. He has also worked as consultant within the music industry running various music related workshops and as 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.
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.
Andrew was born and lives in Bristol and enjoys all kinds of music! Ex-civil servant and NHS hospital porter, Andrew became more interested in local music when he was invited along to an Open Mic night at his local Pub in 2009. This started a passion for enjoying the music of up-and-coming local and well-established artists.
Andrew is our own in-house representative of the Guide Dogs Association and can often be seen out and about with his Guide dog Sammy (who also likes music – and the attention he receives from the artists!) at various music events in and around the Bristol area.
Assistant Events Manager
Born and raised in Bristol, Rebecca joined Jelli Records in 2019 for work experience to complete her Masters degree in Events Management and has been with us ever since.
Having now graduated, Rebecca helps to organise and run stages at the festivals Jelli Records is involved in, including Redfest, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and Bristol Harbour Festival.
Hailing from London but now living in Bristol, Jad came on board the Jelli Records team in June 2020 to help with promotions for events.
Jad is also an experienced musician who has performed at many of Jelli Records' events.
A 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.