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.


Chatham County Line
Supported by Rik Warren
Friday January 27th, 2017 in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK
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. "Our band is a lot like this place" says Chatham County Line guitarist, lead singer and songwriter Dave Wilson. His eyes wander across the original hardwood lanes of the mid-century Raleigh bowling alley where he just finished rolling and drinking two rounds. Playing traditional string band instrumentation around a single microphone while clad in suits and ties visually projects a similar sepia-toned timelessness. "We create a product that you’re familiar with and you’ll enjoy going back to because you know what to expect. My dad ran a local hardware store years ago and I always felt like we shared that." 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 North West Blood Bikes
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)
James McMurtry returns to Europe for the first time in over seven years to perform songs from his album 'Complicated Game' which was labelled a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone, 9/10 by UNCUT and Americana album of the month by Mojo magazine. It was James' first album in six years and came out in 2015 delivering McMurtry’s trademark story songs time and again ('Copper Canteen', 'Deaver’s Crossing'), but the record brings a new (and certainly no less energetic) sonic approach with tracks like ‘How’m I Gonna Find You Now’ with its driving drums, banjo and catchy chorus as well as the more acoustic based songs like 'Cutter'. Produced by CC Adcock (Robert Plant, Neko Case), 'Complicated Game' sees McMurtry at his best both lyrically and musically. Such vibrant vignettes consistently turn heads and have done for a quarter century now. 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 to help support The Extended Family via Plan International
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 CLIC Sargent
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.


Roddy Woomble and Band
Thursday March 16th, 2017 in aid of Trees for Life
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Tickets £15 Advance/£17 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 £1.50)
Having toured the world as the frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured the UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of his debut solo album, 'My Secret Is My Silence'. Now established as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, his highly anticipated new album due in 2017 will see Roddy take a darker more lo-fi direction held together by Woomble’s trademark poetic lyrics and those "evocative vocals and consummate gift for a tune.”



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, 'Knows Time, Knows Change', is scheduled for release in the spring of 2017 and will be on the Fledgling Record label.

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