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.

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Tom Russell
Saturday April 6
th, 2019 in aid of
Music In Prisons
The Met, Bury
Tickets 20
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded over thirty highly acclaimed records. He returns to The Met with yet another new record, 'October In The Railroad Earth', to follow his heavily praised, 'Folk Hotel'. Regarded as one of the finest songwriters of his generation, the new studio album comprises ten original Tom Russell songs, including the title track from the Irish film 'Small Engine Repair' and features Bill Kirchen on lead electric guitar, Eliza Gilkyson on backing vocals and the Grammy Award winning Texmaniacs. Russell describes the songs and sound as: “Jack Kerouac meets Johnny Cash...in Bakersfield”.
His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, k.d. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Dave Alvin, Iris Dement, Dave Van Ronk, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Tom Paxton, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others. His art has been purchased by several major museums in America and he's represented by six world galleries. He has appeared on the television show 'Late Night with David Letterman', five times, where he debuted his controversial song 'Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?' which has now gone viral. Letterman remarked, "How great is Tom Russell? Isn't he the best? I'd like to quit my job and travel with him...if the money can be worked out..."
As ever, this will be a popular night and we encourage you to book early.


Anas Mitchell

Support TBC
Wednesday
August 21st, 2019 in aid of.......

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets 18 Advance/20 Door
Tickets available from various outlets found online via venue; by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee of 2.00); or online at See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.80)
Anas Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. Among her recorded works are 'Child Ballads' with Jefferson Hamer, 'Young Man in America', and 'Hadestown', the latter of which she expanded into a musical. 'Hadestown' opened at London’s National Theatre in November 2018 before transferring to Broadway where it will open in April 2019. Here, at Mr Kite Benefits, we're more than pleased to welcome her back in what promises to be an exceptional night.



The Oldham Tinkers
Saturday September 21st, 2019 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 16/18
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
The longstanding career of The Oldham Tinkers has involved such extremes as performing for the Queen and being championed by DJs Andy Kershaw and John Peel. Today, their appearances are rare and we're delighted to see them return to The Met in what will be an evening of Lancastrian dry wit and song with lashings of humour to spare.  

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