Upcoming …… Mr. Kite Benefits

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.


Heidi Talbot and John McCusker
Saturday June 2nd
, 2018
in aid of Trees for Life
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)
Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, Heidi Talbot and John McCusker, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released on Under One Sky Records. John has produced Heidi's last three albums, they have both toured all over the globe in each others live bands but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. Between them they have shared the stage with among others - Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon, Eddi Reader, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas. It's a rare opportunity to catch this talented twosome.


Jim White
Monday September 10th,
2018 in aid of.......
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets 15
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and postal charge) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.50)
We're pleased to be working with our friends at The Trades Club to promote Jim White who we first worked with over 20 years ago.
Prior to becoming a musician Jim White had led an aimless, diverse life, working countless menial jobs: dishwasher, landscaper, lifeguard, cook, surfboard laminator, road builder, culminating with thirteen long years driving a taxi cab in New York City. Now, as back then, Jim remains a special musician whose inventive approach has helped carve out a unique place in the world of music, art and fiction.


Chuck Prophet and Stephanie Finch
Special Guest Jesse Malin playing full set

Wednesday September 19th, 2018 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)
Back in 2006, roots rocker Chuck Prophet played a solo show for Mr Kite Benefits which many still talk about. It's 2018 and he's returning in a similar stripped back format with Stephanie Finch on keyboards, his long-time partner from The Mission Express. In an intimate setting, you will be able to hear songs that he has not performed in a long time. 
Special Guest for the evening is Jesse Malin whose career has blurred life as a singer-songwriter with that of a punk rocker. He's revered by a number of iconic musicians and has attracted the likes of Bruce Springsteen to appear on his records. Jesse will be joined by his keyboardist and play a full set.
While they may come from as far apart as the West and East coasts of America, Chuck Prophet and Jesse Malin will close the evening together on stage. It sounds like another night to remember in the offing.



Daphne's Flight featuring Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While
Saturday September 22nd, 2018 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 19
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50)
Following a 21 year hiatus from their eponymously named debut album and tour, each received with critical acclaim, Daphne's Flight re-emerged in 2017 with a brand new album, 'Knows Time, Knows Change'.
They are back at The Met in 2018 with a new live album and another opportunity to see their dynamic show.


Chatham County Line

Special Guest Nathan Bell
Wednesday October 17th, 2018 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury
Tickets 17
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50)
Based on looks alone, Chatham County Line conjures up a sepia-toned timelessness by huddling around a single microphone on stage, playing traditional string band instrumentation while clad in suits and ties.


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Tuesday December 4th, 2018 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)
St Agnes Fountain come together for one month of the year to perform “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word. 2018 is their 18th year of presenting this show and it remains as popular as ever. It is the season their legion of fans have been waiting for because, as they say, “Christmas starts with St Agnes Fountain”.

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