Upcoming …… Mr. Kite Benefits

In 2014, 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.


Oh Susanna
Supported by Jim Bryson
Saturday January 31st,
2015 in aid of
SLEAP
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets £13 Advance/£15 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50), WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.30)
Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her finely-honed storytelling skills. This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts.
Her new album, 'Namedropper', pays tributes to her many friends in the close singer-songwriter community. Initially, Suzie imagined it would be simply an ordinary covers record. But when she approached her old friend Jim Bryson to produce the album, he hatched a new idea. He decided they should ask artists to write brand new songs specifically for the album. So, stepping up with new songs are, amongst others, Ron Sexsmith, Old Man Luedecke, Amelia Curran and The Good Lovelies.
It's been 14 years since she appeared at one of our benefits but what's a few years between friends - welcome back!


John Tams and Barry Coope
Saturday February 28th, 2015 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury
Tickets £15
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
John Tams described by Mojo as "one of the ultimate British songwriters" has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service, he's also at home with long time collaborator Barry Coope of Coope, Boyes and Simpson.


Kris Drever and
Boo Hewerdine
Thursday April 23rd, 2015 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets £14
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Two of the nations busiest and most in demand songwriter – guitarists, label mates and musical friends are touring together as a duo for the very first time.


I'm With Her Tour featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan
Saturday April 25th,
2015 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)
Three of the finest young bluegrass talents on the planet appearing together - what's not to like?


Phil Beer
Sunday May 3rd,
2015 in aid of
The Island Trust
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets £14 Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50), WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.40)
Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the West Country's award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer.


Cahalen Morrison and Eli West
Sunday May 10th, 2015 in aid of.......
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets £13 Advance/£15 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50), WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.40)
When Cahalen and Eli released their stunning debut album, 'The Holy Coming of The Storm', it met with instantaneous reaction on both sides of the Atlantic. Bob Harris invited them to record a session for his BBC Radio 2 show, saying their music was “quite extraordinary”, and Mary Ann Kennedy recorded a studio session for BBC Radio 3’s World on 3 as well. Fellow musicians, Tim O'Brien and Chris Wood heaped praise on them too. Safe to say, this will be a top quality night of bluegrass.


Specifically for tickets go to
ordering tickets, or, if you need to know more about upcoming benefits, we suggest that you add yourself to the mailing list

Mr. Kite Homepage