Meet the 365Bristol Team

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Meet the 365Bristol Team


The 365Bristol team comprises of experienced writers, digital specialists and business development managers, dedicated to telling people about what’s happening in our city.


We’re always on the lookout for talented writers and photographers to join our team of contributors. To find out more, visit our Jobs page. 


Business Development


Brendan Murphy, Managing Director

Bristol born and bred despite the name, Brendan has been working in the digital media sector for the last 12 years and advertising for the last 21 years. He has a wealth of knowledge about the city, and more importantly, he knows how to help businesses get as much online exposure as possible. Call him on 07876 735153 or email




Matt Robson - UWE

Matt Robson

Matt is a Journalism graduate and writer, passionate about supporting Bristol music, art and independent business. Get in touch via email at




Assistant Editors

George Boyle

George is a journalism graduate and writer passionate about music and culture. Get in touch via email at



Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away. Contact Stan at




Kate Hutchison - Bristol University Internship Scheme

Kate Hutchison

Kate is a University of Bristol Philosophy graduate and freelance writer. 



Paul Holbrook - contributing editor at 365Bristol.comPaul Holbrook

Born and bred in Bristol, Paul is a creative, freelance writer who contributes articles and entertainment reviews. Paul is also an established screenwriter making headway in the competitive world of the spec screenplay; a film producer, a movie & music buff, an animal lover, and a father to two kids.



Sam Rowswell Sam Rowswell 

Fashion influencer Sam Rowswell has recently switched focus after discovering the diversity in Bristol's buzzing food scene. Originally from Essex, Sam has realised that there's a whole lot of West Country in her since her move 8 years ago. You can find Sam on her websiteTwitter and Instagram


Harry Burton | Albion MarketingHarry Burton

Harry is a digital marketing consultant and freelance writer based in the South West. Find him at



Seb Reilly 

Born in the North, but now calls the South his home, Seb graduated from the University of the West of England in Business Management with Accounting in 2016. Since then, he's done whatever work he can to subsidise his two real passions - video games and music. When not listening to records or playing video games, Seb enjoys poetry, cooking, baking and playing his guitar.


Richard Purdon - Editor at

Richard Purdon

After a short spell in Mexico working with crocodiles, Richard studied journalism and professional writing at university before writing for several South West newspapers and online publications. He subsequently wrote and co-edited an online magazine, was a freelance and technical writer for websites and worked with SEO, social media and digital marketing projects for international organisations.


Martin Allen-Smith

As a lifelong music obsessive, Martin brings his extensive journalism experience to bear on reviewing some of the many gigs that make Bristol's music scene one of the liveliest in the country. Originally from London, he spends his time following AFC Wimbledon, tormenting his children with Dad Jokes, and getting out to see as much live music, comedy and theatre as possible.


Sam Dawe - Contributing Editor at 365Bristol.comSam Dawe

A lifelong Bristol resident and pop culture enthusiast, Sam is a movie buff who loves reading, running, travel and “nerding out” online. A short film director, screenwriter and freelance video editor, Sam loves his city.


Sam Coles - a.k.a. The Bristolian GamerSam Coles - a.k.a. The Bristolian Gamer

Sam has lived in Bristol all his life. A keen cyclist, he speeds around the city, but video games are his bread and butter. Sam runs his own gaming blog called Bristolian Gamer where he's been reviewing indie games, writing retro reviews and venting his anger at the industry when it does wrong since 2010.


Alvin Dube

Born in Zimbabwe but a Bristolian at heart. Alvin's longest love affair has been with music, and he's always strived to be the cat amongst the pigeons to revitalise the music scene. A true music junkie with an eclectic taste, he enjoys dancing, loves his son and is partial to a spot of cider. "I mean, who isn't?"

Josh Coulson - Contributing Editor at 365Bristol

Josh Coulson 

Josh was born in Bristol and returned here after ten years in Cornwall to study Journalism at the University of the West of England. Since graduating in 2014, he has sought out any opportunity to write about the things he loves. His love of music and comedy means most of his time is spent at gigs and concerts across the city.

Nick Clay - Contributing Editor to 365BristolNick Clay

Nick was born and raised in Hull, before moving to Bristol 6 years ago. He currently runs his own business as a qualified personal trainer. Nick has always been around music and has spent a few years as a vocalist in different bands, and has toured around Europe extensively.


Sarah-Jane Howard - Contributing Editor of 365Bristol

Sarah-Jane Howard

Sarah-Jane is an aficionado of film, theatre, culture and the arts. A voracious reader and avid crafter, she can be found volunteering her face painting talents at Bristol Zoo when she's not cementing her reputation as Coalpit Heath’s cake maker extraordinaire. Known to have an opinion on everything, she’s never happier than when sharing these thoughts with the good folk of Bristol!


Jonathan Eve - Contributing Editor at 365Bristol.comJonathan Eve

Born in Nottingham and raised in rural Lincolnshire, having nothing but music to keep him occupied, Jonathan moved to the South West in 2007 after backpacking around Europe and fell in love with Bristol after joining the local American Football team. When he’s not contributing to the entertainment reviews he spends most of his time developing software (i.e. just listening to music all day), cycling through the Cotswolds or can be found at Five Guys with his face in an All-The-Way Cheeseburger.

Lee Gitsham - Contributing Editor at 365BristolLee Gitsham

A Bristolian born and bred. By day the Regional Manager for Advanced Imaging Systems Ltd. By night (and weekends) a keen follower of most sports especially rugby and football. Musical tastes vary and cover a wide range of genres from Punk to Motown and Swing to R&B - see my reviews! Also partial to a quiet spot of fishing followed obviously by a not so quiet pint.


Tom Wickens - 365Bristol contributorTom Wickens

Originally from the Hampshire town of Winchester, Tom has lived in Bristol for four years. He decided it was a city worth staying in after graduating in Cyber Security at UWE last year. Tom has a passion for technology as well as keen interests in film, food, music, sports and photography. He spends a lot of his time engaging in the abundant offerings of a vibrant city at the forefront of British culture. 


Mike HeadingtonMike Headington

Born and bred in Weston-super-Mare, Mike has played in bands over the last 30 years and has an avid interest in a wide range of music genres. With a passion for live music he spends endless nights watching all types of bands, both famous and not so famous. With a love of Bristol’s infamous venues and the thriving music scene he also follows the local football club in red with a passion. His mission statement is...Keep it real, keep it live and Keep on Rocking!


Andrea MartinAndrea Martin

Andrea was born and raised in Bristol but moved to Weston-super-Mare as a teenager, around the same time the punk scene hit Britain and was right in the thick of it. Embracing the music and bands of that time, she has been a regular at most of the Bristol gigs ever since. Music, especially live, is in her veins and after performing in bands of her own over the years she continues to sing in a local choir. “Music has and always will be a massive part of my life, and I will be a party girl ‘til the day I die.”

Talicza Stevens - 365Bristol contributorTalicza Stevens

Talicza has only lived in Bristol for three years, but has been reviewing gigs, shows and albums for years as well as writing her own true-crime podcast ‘Transatlantic Crime’. 



Ollie Horne - Reviewer for 365BristolOllie Horne

Ollie graduated from Bristol University in 2015, and apart from completing one winter ski season in Austria in 2016, he has stayed in the city ever since. He is a writer and musician, playing regularly with Bristol bands Cousin Kula, Feelgood Experiment and Tungz. His other interests include travel (most recently to Rajasthan in India) and reading, especially stories from far-flung places. 

Liam Holmes - Reviewer for 365BristolLiam Holmes

Liam is a student studying maths at the University of Bristol and a local to the area having grown up in Clevedon. Passionate about music and film, as well as an avid writer, Liam is regularly found in one of Bristol's many music venues. 




Sam Farley

Sam moved to Bristol for University and loved the place so much that he ended up staying. Big into sport, music and culture he can be found on Twitter at @FarleyWrites.


Katie Sanghera - Reviewer for 365BristolKatie Sanghera

Katie is a Drama and Theatre Arts graduate and has lived in Bristol for two years now after growing up and studying in Birmingham. She is a bookworm that also loves cooking, eating and drinking out with lovely people.



Jacqui Barton | Bristol reviewsJacqui Barton

Raised in Bristol, Jacqui has been an active resident of this great city for most of her life. Passionate about travel and exploring different cultures, she enjoys exotic cuisine and is an avid fan of musical theatre, comedy and dance. With a truly eclectic love of music, she attends many gigs throughout the year, from up and coming local artists to large international festivals.


Hannah Lewis - Fashion and Beauty blogger and 365Bristol contributorHannah Lewis

I work as a full time Radiographer, but I am passionate about blogging, including fashion and lifestyle content. I can be found on InstagramTwitter and at


Jamie Plumley -  Bristol gig reviewsJamie Plumley

My name is Jamie, and I've promoted gigs within Bristol for many years. I have a passion for music, theatre and food! I am no rock - you'll find me out and about, and always a bit loud and brash. Let's live life. 



Harry Irons - 365 Bristol music reviewerHarry Irons

London-born but now a South West dweller, Harry moved to Bristol after graduating with a design degree from UWE in 2017 to pursue a career in the industry. With a keen interest in music, art and the outdoors, Harry has found his home away from home. 



Maria Lopez - 365Bristol contributorMaria Lopez

Twenty-something girl living in Bristol for a year, who likes to define herself as a 'flaneuse' exploring and taking in everything the world has to offer. Studying English literature at the moment; enjoys live music, writing, embroidering and art galleries.

Anna Kilcooley - 365Bristol reviewerAnna Kilcooley

One of the many Stroudies who felt the effects of West Country gravity, Anna now happily lives up to the Bristolian stereotypes of a cider only diet, hanging out in her campervan, climbing and sewing her own clothes. She’s a walking event diary and there aren’t many corners of Bristol she hasn’t explored. 


Steffan Davies - 365Bristol reviewerSteffan Davies

Having come to Bristol to study but never leaving, Steffan has been involved in the Bristol music scene for 10 years and has been in various local bands throughout that time. Can often be found at the pub.


Holly Nicholas

Holly is a freelance content writer and editor who enjoys writing about music, food and floristry. Originally from Hertfordshire, she moved to Bristol a couple of years ago for its fantastic music scene (particularly drum and bass). In her free time she enjoys going to festivals, practising aerial hoop and pottering about at the allotment. You can find her at



Digital Media Specialists

Somerset Design - Creative Media Agency in Bristol and SomersetSomerset Design

Somerset Design are a professional website design agency and creative team based at Aardman Animations in Bristol with further offices in Ilminster in Somerset. As our digital media partner they keep us up to speed with the fast paced changes in technology so that our sites are properly indexed by all of the major search engines and ensure content is delivered in the correct format to our readers devices. Visit


Through our partnership with Somerset Design we are able to offer their outstanding web development and creative services to our clients.


Photography and Videography services

Gadgetline Films

Gadget Line Films are Bristol-based video filming and production specialists. Expertise covers corporate, event, music, property and documentary video and they have produced a number of videos for clients of 365Bristol as well as the industry association we run called BARBIE - Bristol Association of restaurants, Bars and Independent Establishments.


Clair Litster-Huckle

Clair is a freelance photographer who covers many of the major events and festivals hosted in Bristol each year as well as specialising in sports photography, weddings and even pets! She can often be found wandering the City capturing fantastic shots for our site.