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.


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Monday December 5th, 2016 in aid of Bury Hospice
Bury Parish Church (previously advertised at The Met, Bury, tickets have been re-issued or refunded)

Tickets £18
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
St Agnes Fountain come together for one month a year with the Christmas Tour each December. Performing 'rhythmed-up' carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word; they begin their 16th tour this year and arrive in Bury on December 5th bringing their brand new studio album, their eighth, 'Christmas Is Not Far Away'. As ever, the line up will be f
eaturing the multitude of talents that includes Chris While and Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo) who tour the UK, Europe and Australia and have just released their new album 'Who We Are' to critical acclaim; Chris Leslie who performs worldwide with Fairport Convention as well as occasional solo appearances; and David Hughes with a Q magazine album of the year to his name. Christmas comes but once a year and, when it comes, it brings St Agnes Fountain. It is the season their legion of fans have been waiting for because, as they say, "Christmas doesn't start till St Agnes Fountain."


Tom Russell
Sunday January 15th, 2017 in aid of.......
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SEATED PERFORMANCE WITH NO SUPPORT ACT
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Tickets £18 Advance/£20 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 £1.80)
Need we say more........ singer songwriter, painter, essayist - thirty five highly acclaimed records and published five books. His last release, ‘The Rose of Roscrae’, was deemed: maybe the most important Americana record of all time by UK Folk, the top Folk album of 2015 by Mojo Magazine, and hailed in top ten lists in two dozen publications including The Los Angeles Times. A better recommendation, we could not offer for Tom Russell.



Chatham County Line
Supported by Rik Warren
Friday January 27th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets £16 Advance/£18 Door
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7pm
Tickets available from the Ticketline Box Office on 0844-888-9991 or online at See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60) and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60 and delivery charge)
Chatham County Line return to parade their new album, 'Autumn', for your enjoyment. Come down and enjoy some timeless, traditional, damn fine music.


James McMurtry
Supported by Alice Drinks The Kool Aid
Saturday February 4th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets £16 Advance/£18 Door
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7pm
Tickets available from the Ticketline Box Office on 0844-888-9991 or online at See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60) and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60 and delivery charge)
Hasn't visited the UK since 2009, now's your chance to see one of America's finest songwriters with long-time band members Ronnie Johnson, Daren Hess, and Tim Holt. Don't take our word for it, Americana all-star Jason Isbell says “James McMurtry is one of my very few favourite songwriters on Earth and these days he's working at the top of his game”. 


Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express

Supported by Max Gomez
Friday February 17th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets £18 Advance/£20 Door
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7pm
Tickets available from the Ticketline Box Office on 0844-888-9991 or online at See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.80) and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.80 and delivery charge)
Chuck Prophet returns to Europe with The Mission Express in support of his thirteenth album which is scheduled for release early in 2017 on Yep Roc.


Steve Knightley
- ‘Landlocked’ Tour 2017
Friday March 3rd, 2017 in aid of.......

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)
In 2017, Steve Knightley will be combining material from both recordings for his solo ‘Landlocked’ tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes.


John Tams and Barry Coope
Friday April 7th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury
Tickets £16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
John Tams and Barry Coope are a unique collaboration. John, the composer of music for the stage show War Horse and the TV series Sharpe, has been described by Mojo magazine as ‘one of the giants of folk’. His musical career extends back to the Muckram Wakes, taking in the Albion Band and Home Service as well as solo albums. Barry Coope is, of course, one third of acclaimed accapella group Coope, Boyes & Simpson.


Alejandro Escovedo
Supported by Don Antonio (featuring members of Sacri Cuori)
Sunday April 9th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets £16 Advance/£18 Door
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7pm
Tickets available from the Ticketline Box Office on 0844-888-9991 or online at See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60) and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60 and delivery charge)
Renowned songwriter, singer, true believer, Alejandro Escovedo is releasing 'Burn Something Beautiful' in early 2017. This new album is a highly collaborative affair teaming with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album’s songs and act as producers. Alejandro will be supported and joined on stage by Don Antonio, a project featuring members of Sacri Cuori who have backed the likes of Richard Buckner, Howe Gelb, Dan Stuart (Green on Red) and Robyn Hitchcock.


Tim O'Brien

Special Guest Kaia Kater
Saturday May
20th, 2017 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury
Tickets £16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien returns to The Met to parade his considerable talent. He'll be supported by Special Guest Kaia Kater, an exciting, up and coming old-timey player.


Daphne's Flight featuring Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While
Friday May 26th, 2017 in aid of.......
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)
Twenty one years after their debut self titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne's flight is set to return to the stage in 2017. The new album, as yet untitled, is scheduled for release in the spring of 2017 and will be on the Fledg'ling Record label.

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