Bristol Because: city chat with our favourite people. This month, James Koch from The Gallimaufry.

When did you first move to Bristol?

20 years ago – circa 1998 – to study Psychology at Bristol University.

Who’s your top Bristol artist at the moment?

Waldo’s Gift trio of Alun Elliott-Williams, Harry Stoneham and James Vine. Such a talented and hard-working band – pushing boundaries every Wednesday at the Galli, in fact.

What are your favourite eats around the town?

Tare in Wapping Wharf. Chef patron Matt Hampshire is an amazing chef and part of Soulworks (brilliant Bristol DJ crew). Bellita on Cotham Hill for lovely small plates and chats with the girls (dangerous wine list). No Man’s Grace on Chandos Rd. Chef patron John Watson helped set up the Galli back in the day, incredible talent.

What’s your favourite thing about the city?

The collaborative, progressive spirit.

And your least favourite?

Homelessness…

What are you most looking forward to at the Galli for 2018?

First up: Maximillian Malone’s #GalliCosmos

The Gallimaufry is an oasis of great music, thoughtful food and friendly faces on Gloucester Road’s promenade. Follow @thegallibristol on Instagram to see mysterious pieces of #GalliCosmos come together.