Upcoming …… Mr. Kite Benefits

In 2016, plenty more Mr Kite Benefits to come......some of the benefits below need their details confirmed. These will be added to the website as they become clear. Meanwhile, you can get hold of tickets as indicated below. If you'd like to hear music from some of these artists, listen to our Our Spotify Playlist.

Please check details in advance as Mr. Kite takes no responsibility for anyone who organises their whole life around a Mr. Kite Benefit which changes! If you're unsure, we suggest that you add yourself to the mailing list to keep updated.


Ryley Walker
Supported by Bill MacKay
August 30th, 2017 in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets £13 Advance/£15 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.30)
Ryley Walker is on an unstoppable rise with albums that garner increasing hosannas from the likes of NPR, Village Voice, Uncut and Mojo – in the process, earning the admiration of other musicians who have chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker’s life. Robert Plant declared himself a fan – as did double-bass legend Danny Thompson with whom Ryley performed a number of gigs in 2016. The latter provided a perfect fit for Walker's folk and jazz infused music and emphasised its appeal to serious music fans of all ages. As a result, he's been pretty much on a constant touring schedule since his third album, 'Golden Sings That Have Been Sung', won the highest of praise. He’s returning to The Trades Club with a full band in what should be a night to remember.


Slaid Cleaves
Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 in aid of.......
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland

Tickets £16 Advance/£18 Door
Tickets available online at See Tickets,  WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.70)
Slaid Cleaves has been writing songs that have garnered him attention for many years. However, his last record, ‘Still Fighting the War’ was recognised as one of his finest. With a new record under his arm, 'Ghost on the Car Radio', Slaid returns to the UK to show us just why he counts the likes of Stephen King and Russell Crowe amongst his many fans.


Roddy Woomble and Band
Support TBC
Having toured the world as the frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured the UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of his debut solo album, 'My Secret Is My Silence'. Now established as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, these dates are in support of his highly anticipated new album.
Tuesday October 17th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets £16 Advance/£18 Door
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7pm
Tickets available from See Tickets, Music Glue, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60)

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Tuesday October 24th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Tickets £16 Advance/£18 Door
Tickets available via the venue, by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and postage if not collecting from shop) or online at See Tickets, Music Glue (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60)


Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express

Support TBC
Saturday November 18th, 2017 in aid of......
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets £19
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.90)
Chuck Prophet returns to Europe with the Mission Express in support of his thirteenth album, 'Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins', released earlier this year on Yep Roc. With his two hour powerhouse shows pulling tracks from his massive back catalogue and stretching them out with epic guitar solos on songs like ‘You Did’ or ‘Castro Halloween’, he'll get a big welcome back to The Trades Club.


Tom Russell
Saturday November
25th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury
Tickets £20
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Need we say more........ singer songwriter, painter, essayist - thirty five highly acclaimed records and published five books. Tom Russell will be arriving with a bunch of new songs to parade at The Met in a year when he will release not one but two new records.


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Tuesday December 5th, 2017 in aid of Bury Hospice
The Met, Bury

Tickets £18
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
'Tis the season to be jolly - especially, as St Agnes Fountain will arrive with some new material to play alongside old favourites.

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