An interview with…Bryony Hill


Introducing you to 19-year-old singer-songwriter Bryony Hill who moved to Stroud just under a year ago, she has settled into the area rather nicely and has established herself as a brilliant acoustic act in the area. One for the romantic, modern day covers pioneered by female acts such as Gabrielle Apline, I interviewed her about her music, what the Stroud music scene means to her and also get an intimate live performances of her rendition of Daughter’s track ‘Run’.

Here the full interview here

An interview with…Bryony Hill by Jessbracey on Mixcloud

Crossing over genres with her friend Lifting Fights from college, here’s Bryony taking up the vocals on the dustep track ‘Open Your Eyes’.


Tune in to the Teacakes and Talk Show tomorrow

So the launch of the Teacakes and Talk show was a blooming success, we even had people listening from Tokyo! Those two hours certainly went by quick but I had so much fun doing it and can’t wait for the next one tomorrow. So, just to give you a cheeky glimpse at what we have coming up…


Thimbles, Fabrics and Food: Last week we brought you the Fabulous Baker Brothers, this week we have a double whammy as we talk craft and fashion. First up, in the lead up to the Fashion and Beauty event in Cheltenham following its stellar success last year, it’s back again and features the likes of Sienna Miller’s designer sister Savannah heading up the event. Hayley, Project Manger for FAB Cheltenham, will be speaking to Jess Bracey about what to look forward to.

And our second Thimbles, Fabrics and Food interview this week we get crafty. In times of make and mend do Martha van der Laan is a wiz with a needle and speaks to Teacakes and Talk about the workshops and classes she offers in the Stroud area and why DIY for girls has become so popular.

Culture Club: We serve up a dish of hearty events to get you by this weekend, let’s hope the weather holds out!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Saving the best till last, Teacakes and Talk is excited to announce that this years; Stroud Fringe Festival headliner George Montague will be in session talking about what the Cotswolds mean to him, life in the music business, and his busy schedule of festivals lined up for the summer.

In between all this we’ll have tracks from Frank Turner, Kate Bush, The XX and Jack Johnson as well as ‘That was the Year’ and this time it’s something from the 80s. Tune in tomorrow at 10am with Jess Bracey to Stroud 107.9FM or listen online www.stroudfm.co.uk.


Cotswolds Events: This Weekend

The weekend is almost here let’s have a big cheer. Here’s a list of events happening in the Cotswolds area. 


Stroud Farmers Market (the very best), top of town Saturday morning and afternoon.

Stroud Spring Ball: Dust off those DJs and ball gowns and dance the night away to enchanting and vibrant music with popular local ballroom dance host Mr Pinstripe. Playing a ion of ballroom, Latin and popular sequence dance tracks. Dress code: Black Tie & Evening Dress.  Saturday 8.00pm £8.00.

Art and Photography at Slimbridge Wetland Centre:  Celebrate the long history of art at Slimbridge with a series of activities suitable for adults and children alike. Saturday and Sunday from 10am.

Sue Smith textile exhibition in Nailsworth. County art enthusiasts can view a range of works by local textile artist Sue Smith, who uses a variety of techniques, including batik, gutta and felting on different weights and weaves of silk, to create unique cushions, scarves and pictures. At the Cotswold Craftsmen Gallery. Free admission

Seasonal Concert in Rodborough: Saturday 7.30pm at Rodborough Parish Church, Walkley Road, Rodborough, GL5 3TY. Rodborough Parish Church will provide the setting for a seasonal springtime concert performed by the Thameshead Singers.

‘Bear’s Ears and Painted Ladies’: Auricula Afternoon from 
2pm on Saturday. Join the Museum Friends for a fascinating illustrated talk on the history and fashions of the Auricula over four hundred years in Britain. Guest speakers are Pat and Robin Fisher from the National Auricula and Primula Society, winners of the RHS Gold Medal for displays at Chelsea and Malvern Spring Show and holders of the National Collection of Border Auriculas. After the talk, enjoy tea and cake and watch demonstrations. £6 or £4 for Museum Friends.

Discover Tewkesbury’s Vintage Fair and antiques trail at the George Watson Memorial Hall, Barton Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 From 10am on Saturday, free to admission.

The second annual Cheltenham Design Festival will focus on the future, with the country’s leading innovators and creatives heading to the Parabola Arts Centre this weekend.

Dexy gig: Get your best moves ready for when Dexy’s perform ‘Come on Eileen’ and latest album One Day I’m Going to Soar in its entirety, at a rare Gloucester Guildhall gig. Saturday 7.30pm.

Minchinhampton Open Gardens: 2pm at Various locations across Minchinhampton. Green-fingered locals and well-behaved pups can explore a wonderful variety of gardens across Minchinhampton.

Stroud Spring Walking Festival: Blow away those winter cobwebs and make way for the spring sunshine by lacing up your walking boots and joining hordes of locals expected to attend the inaugural Stroud Spring Walking Festival, in the picturesque setting of The Lake at The Lawn. Offering something for all abilities, there will be eight guided walks over nine days, from one to 19-miles, with themes including nature, history, canal and a few pubs. The Lake at The Lawn, off Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4HE. Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 April 2013

Don’t forget to tune into the Teacakes and Talk show on Saturday at 10am.