We talk to our favourite people about all things Bristol, from food to favourite bands. This month, we pick the brains of Ellie Jones from Bristol Women in Music.

When did you first move to Bristol?

I’ve been living in Bristol for about six years now.

What was the last gig you went to here?

I’ve purposefully had a quiet start to the year on the gig front so at the time of writing this I think my last Bristol show was actually the Crosstown Christmas Party at the Louisiana. Soeur downstairs were LOUD and sweaty and brilliant.

Who’s your top Bristol band / artist at the moment?

Stevie Parker. Everything she’s done so far has been exquisite, I’m intrigued to see what new material she’s got up her sleeve for this year.

How would you describe the music scene here?

Eclectic. There’s a real mix, loads happening across genres so it’s great for just being able to pick and chose what you fancy at the time.

What’s your favourite thing about the city?

Its independence.

And your least favourite?

The hills. Whilst they make for great views, they’re a right pain for cycling!

What are your favourite eats around town?

Thali Cafe.

Which Bristol artist(s) do you think will make it big this year?

Well if I’m doing my job right then hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot more from Fenne Lily and Meadowlark in 2017, I can say that they’ve both got exciting plans on the horizon. But from a non-biased perspective and on a completely different note, I’m hoping this year will be a good one for Elder Island.

Thanks Ellie!

Sound Industry, a brand new music conference from BWIM will take place on 30th March at Colston Hall. With panel talks, workshops, and keynote speeches from some of the UK’s leading music industry professionals, it’s a platform for debate and ideas to equip both men and women working in or aspiring toward the music industry. More: sound-industry.com