AGENTS

James Nicholls

James has played the violin since age 7 and is a founding member of Folk-Rock & Roll band The Buffalo Skinners, who have toured internationally and performed at festivals including Glastonbury, The Cambridge Folk Festival, Boomtown Fair and BBC Radio 2 live in Hyde Park. James has been lucky enough to hear his band’s songs...

Stuart Hardy

Stuart has been around music for as long as he can remember. He took the stage aged eleven as a cabaret singer and soon after took up drums. Through the eighties and nineties Stuart gigged with folk rockers The Hanging Tree supporting Chumbawamba, The Levellers, Goodbye Mr. McKenzie and The Men They Couldn’t Hang, among...

Polly Bolton

Polly Bolton has been working as an agent for the past 8 years. She has booked gigs and tours both nationally and internationally for a roster of over 60 artists and has represented both artists and agencies at tours, conferences, trade fairs and festivals all over the world including Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Festival, Celtic Connections,...

Mark Kelly

Originally from Staffordshire, Mark moved to Beverley, East Yorkshire in 2004. A regular at the Glastonbury Festival, in 2014 he took over the management of festival favourites Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, a role he continues to fulfil to date. From January 2017 he has programmed the popular ‘Upstairs At Monks’ intimate monthly music nights at...

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...

Graham Smout

Graham started his own independent agency, GPS Music in 2010, at first representing just Michael Chapman.   Graham quickly established his presence in the folk, roots & acoustic world and in 2013 joined Phil Simpson as part of Regent Music. More artists joined his roster including Bridget St. John, Rod Clements  and Lindisfarne. Graham works...

STRADA STAFF

Daisy Gilham

Administrative Assistant Daisy started working with Scarlet Records as a young music leader at 14.   She has been involved in running many of the community events, planning, managing administrating and evaluating all aspects of the projects – from costumes to marketing. After completing her A Levels, in Business Studies, Philosophy and Ethics she joined...

Liz Lenten

Liz Lenten is the company administrator for Strada. She began working in the role in August 2021. Liz has worked in various roles in the music industry for over 30 years. She has managed artists including Eliza Carthy (MBE), Shane MacGowan, Brian Nash (FGTH) and Galia Arad. Her company, Scarlet Music, has provided artist administration...