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Simpler Better More Fun

Doing stuff in music + the arts + fundraising

About Me


From the ashes of the Covid-ravaged companies that were High, Wide & Handsome Arts Marketing and Glovebox Live (with the amazing Mark Stratford) comes something simpler (possibly better) and, hopefully, more fun!!

Article ImageBasically it’s me, Ade Phillips, reinventing what I do and trying to get as much enjoyment out of work as I can, whilst paying the mortgage.

With it comes my 26 years experience working with companies & venues all over the UK helping them connect with schools and their group's audiences, running training courses in sales techniques, relationship building and peer to peer fundraising and 13 years as an online music promoter (TunA the Day), live music promoter, festival MC and sometime tour manager (ok I did this once, but I did do it).

Previous to that I also had a 'career' as an actor which were some of the best times of my life.

What will I be doing?

I'll consider almost anything - no, not that! Seriously I’m looking at working with creatives from all branches of the music industry, the arts and fundraising to see how we can all move forward in a rapidly changing world.

Article ImagePast HW&H clients include the RSC, Rambert Dance Company, MAC Birmingham, The Lowry, Buxton Opera House, Qdos Entertainment, Northampton Theatres, Anthony Pedley, Forum Theatre Billingham, Warwick Arts Centre, Lyric Hammersmith, South Hill Park, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Rep, Glyndebourne Opera, Malvern Theatres, Newbury Corn Exchange, Opera North, Polka Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, Norwich Theatre Royal, the Oxford Playhouse, Tyneside Cinema, The Young Vic, The Sage, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury and Birmingham Stage Company.

Stuff we did with Glovebox….over 100 events including gigs with Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze, Danny and The Champions of the World, Grace Petrie, Boo Hewerdine, Tom Robinson, Lisa Knapp, Rusty Shackle, Too Many T’s, Chris Wood, Robyn Hitchcock, Son of Dave, Big Boy Bloater, Stone Foundation, William the Conqueror, Martin Harley, Hope & Social, Gypsy Fingers, Urban Folk Quartet, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Elles Bailey, The Black Feathers, Cale Tyson, Nine Article ImageBelow Zero, Kris Drever, C Duncan, The Leisure Society, Raghu Dixit and Smoove & Turrell as well running stages at Wychwood, Cornbury and Riverside Festivals and our own roots and Americana festival Over the Hill.

Have you finished showing off? Ed

Yes there is a heavy dose of irony in the company name.

About Us

What we're doing

Article Image+ Don't Stop is a download / video project raising funds for the live music industry in the UK. We've assembled some of the finest Americana and blues artists around (The Glovebox All Stars) who've created a version of Fleetwood Mac's Don't Stop which will be out Fri 5 March.

+ We're now offering interactive, online quizzes that are fun and challanging, designed to help your organisation's staff to bond and help with mental wellness. Get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

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"We asked Adrian to develop and host our 2020 Christmas Quiz. He produced a virtual quiz that was 'Zoom friendly' and lots of fun as well being quirky and engaging. My colleagues really enjoyed themselves, it was a great way to end the year."  Paul Roberts, CEO Aspire Oxfordshire

"Adrian was an amazing quiz master and host for our Recovery Education Unit Team quiz night. Working in the NHS this was a great opportunity to have some fun! Would highly recommend." Emma Mather, Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust


About Us

What we've done

Give us a chance...I only started the company a few weeks ago!!

People We Like

Article ImageThese guys are cool and have already been very helpful with a project I worked on before I started all this.

Colley Raine & Associates is a fundraising and marcomms (he has no idea what that is - Ed) agency with a conscience - they provide support to SME's and charitable organisations and are committed to a minimum of 30% of their work being pro-bono or at a charity discounted rate.

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Get in touch

Office number

01993 776930

Mobile number

07796 906 725