AGENTS

Phil Simpson

Having previously worked for 3 years at the Adastra agency, Phil Simpson set up Regent Music in 2012 and built a roster of high-profile artists including The Unthanks, Danny & the Champions of the World, Fairport Convention and The Young’uns. Live music is where Phil’s main interest lies, and he boasts a long history of...

Polly Bolton

Polly Bolton joined the Adastra team as an agent shortly after leaving university, having graduated in theatrical design and production. Polly now looks after a large roster of folk, contemporary, jazz and acoustic acts from across the UK as well as from further afield including Denmark, France, Spain and the USA. Polly is a working...

Chris Wade

Chris Wade set up the Adastra agency in 1987 which became one of the leading agencies of its kind both nationally and internationally. In addition she was the founder of the Beverley Folk Festival in 1983 and continued as its General Manager and Artistic Programmer until 2015. She now programmes music and comedy at the East...

Leila Cooper

Leila joined the Adastra agency as an agent in 2014 and her impressive roster has developed and expanded into a brilliant range of overseas and UK-based acts. Leila herself has been involved with event promotion for nearly ten years after establishing the highly respected and successful Moonbeams Events & Festivals. She is much in demand...

Graham Smout

Graham started his own independent agency, GPS Music in 2010, representing Michael Chapman, Gren Bartley & James Findlay. Graham quickly established his presence in the folk, roots & acoustic world and in 2014 joined Phil Simpson as part of Regent Music. By then more artists had joined his roster including Rod Clements, Jess Morgan, The Coal...

STRADA STAFF

Martin Peirson

After working in the media industry Martin joined the Adastra agency in 2006 taking on much of the admin work. Now going ahead with Strada Music, he ensures contracts are in place and boxes are ticked ahead of shows for venues, festivals etc and also handles agency work for a number of acts under his...

Katie Syme

Katie, the newest addition to the Strada Music family looks after the behind the scenes administration and paperwork.  Having previously worked for seven years within music venues in York & London, she has gained experience in stage and venue management. This has brought about a keen interest in folk, alternative and rock music. With a...