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.


The Sadies
Supported by Harp and a monkey
Saturday October 25th, 2014 in aid of Arthritis Research UK
The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Tickets £16 Advance/£18 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0844-858-8521 or online at Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.75), WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60)
The Sadies bring their signature blend of country, psychedelic, rock and surf into rifle-scope focus on their latest album 'Internal Sounds', further underscoring their reputations as musiciansí musicians. They are now more intent than ever on making their mark as songwriters. In one turn as heavy as a sledge, and on the other flitting across melodies with the ease of so many sparrows.
Through a trio of brilliant albums that began with 2002ís 'Stories Often Told', 2004ís 'Favourite Colours' and 2007ís Juno Award nominated, 'New Seasons' Ė they finally topped themselves with 2010ís 'Darker Circles' an accomplished album that received a Juno Award for Best Video and was short-listed for the 2011 Polaris Prize. They've had numerous collaborations from expat British punk rockers (Mekonsí Jon Langford), L.A. troubadours (John Doe, formerly of X), old timey R&B masters (Andre Williams) to alt-country starlets (Neko Case). Theyíve also worked extensively with Jon Spencerís 'Heavy Trash' project with NYC guitarist Matt Verta-Ray. Garth Hudson, organist with the Canadian rock institution, The Band, put together an all-Canadian collaboration album recently where he leaned heavily on The Sadies, who, in addition to contributing their version of 'The Shape Iím In' and they also played with Neil Young on his rendition of 'This Wheelís On Fire'.
As they rightly point out, The Sadies are a sure thing...tomorrow isnít. Catch them on this rare visit to the UK. Just as distinct in their character electro-folk storytellers, Harp and a monkey, are supporting.


An Evening With Sam Baker
Sunday November 16th, 2014 in aid of
Act 4 Africa
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)
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS SHOW
Having first opened for Lucy Kaplansky here in 2007 (resulting in a memorable duet), Sam Baker returns to headline his own show accompanied by Chip Dolan and Carrie Elkin in trio format.


Chatham County Line
Supported by Mandolin Orange
Entering their second decade as a top class bluegrass ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation. North Carolina's finest will be here with a new album, 'Tightrope', tucked under their arms. Don't clown around, put the date in your diary now.
In aid of......

Monday, November 17th, 2014
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets £14
Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at WeGotTickets, See Tickets, Ticketweb or Luna Tickets (subject to booking fee)


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Friday,
November 21st, 2014
The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Tickets £14
Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-275-2930 or online at Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.75), WeGotTickets and
See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.40)


Nancy Kerr and The Sweet Visitor Band
Tuesday November 18th, 2014
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)
Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr launches her eagerly anticipated solo debut, Sweet Visitor. Nancy will be joined on stage by James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and co-winner with Nancy of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo) Tom Wright (Albion Band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy), Tim Yates (Blackbeardís Tea Party, Albion Band) and Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery). Please note that this is a special intimate show in The Studio at The Met which we expect to sell out.


AnaÔs Mitchell
Supported by This is the Kit
Thursday, November 27th, 2014 in aid of........
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets £14
Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at WeGotTickets, See Tickets, or Ticketweb (subject to booking fee)
AnaÔs Mitchell is first and foremost a storyteller. Hailing from Vermont, she began by recording for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Whether you look at her folk opera ('Hadestown' with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller of Low Anthem) or her album with Jefferson Hamer ('Child Ballads' drawing upon the folk song collector's work), she knows how to tell stories and make them fresh and enthralling for the listener. 


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 in aid of Bury Hospice
Bury Parish Church

Tickets £16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Yes, they're back. If we didn't plan this, we wouldn't be forgiven by all those who correctly point out that Christmas starts here.


Oh Susanna
Supported by Jim Bryson
Saturday January 31st,
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 £1.30)
It's been 14 years since she appeared at one of our benefits but what's a few years between friends - welcome back!



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 Ė guitarists, label mates and musical friends are touring together as a duo for the very first time.

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