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Chatham County Line
Supported by Joe Tilston
Thursday May 7th, 2020 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)
This benefit was rescheduled from
Thursday May 7th, 2020 - if required, further advice is available from the point of ticket purchase 
As we land in 2020, Chatham County Line celebrate being a staple of the North Carolina music scene for two decades. Embracing an all acoustic instrumentation and the modern songwriting of leader Dave Wilson, the band has graced stages all across the U.S. as well as Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. With seven studio albums of original material to pull from, CCL has a sound all their own and a stage show to match. Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Dave Wilson pulls tunes out of an ether that is inspired by a shelf bending collection of vinyl records from the 1920's to the 2020's. One listen to their all covers release 'Sharing the Covers' will give you an idea of those inspirations, with songs from the likes of Wilco and Beck shared with those of John Lennon, Tom Petty and John Hartford.
With the upcoming 2020 release on Yep Roc Records of 'Strange Fascination', the band decided to push their sound a little bit more into the modern world and embrace the use of drums both in studio and onstage. "We've had drums on several albums, most notably Wildwood, and our audience always responded well to those tunes" says Dave Wilson. John Teer who rotates from Mandolin to Fiddle all while singing soaring harmony adds "We've done an Electric Holiday Tour for the past 12 years that features an expanded group of musicians on the stage so we're no stranger to a backbeat." With 20 years behind and clear skies ahead, look out for Dave Wilson, John Teer, and Greg Readling as well as a rotating cadre of drummers to keep travelling the highways, byways and airways to share their special canon of songs with the world. Catch them at The Met as they come through the UK.


Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express
Chuck Prophet - singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer extraordinaire returns with his band The Mission Express for the first time in three years. Chuck will be touring in support of his 14th studio album, ‘The Land That Time Forgot’. Chuck started his wild ride as a kid back in 1984 when Green on Red plucked him out of Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight year ride and the recording of as many albums. Green on Red were seminal purveyors of American Roots-Rock and broke up in 1992 just before an entire movement followed in their wake, call it alt-country or Americana, alongside the Long Ryders they were the first.
Since then Chuck has recorded thirteen amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake and Jonathan Richman. In addition to that Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke, Alejandro Escovedo and Heart have recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Expect to hear some of the best guitar work you have ever heard in the tradition of such players as Keith Richards while Prophet vocal styles have been compared to Dylan and Tom Petty. Chuck’s never been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out and his last five records have been his best yet. Chuck’s live shows are second to none and he has played sold out gigs all across the UK.
Thursday January 21st, 2021 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 20 (Standing)/22 (Seated)
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
This benefit was rescheduled from
Friday May 29th, 2020 - if required, further advice is available from the point of ticket purchase

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Mon
day January 25th, 2021 in aid of.......
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets 20 (Advance)/22 (Door)
Tickets available online via the venue outlets (plus usual booking fees) or by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 and online here (plus booking fee) or visiting Crash Records, calling 0113-243-6743 and online here (plus booking fee)
This benefit was rescheduled from Wednesday May 27th, 2020 - if required, further advice is available from the point of ticket purchase


The Delines
Supported by Jerry Joseph
Wednesday February 24th, 2021 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 18/20
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
Country soul outfit, The Delines, return to The Met as part of a European tour due in the UK this coming February. They bring with them Jerry Joseph as support. The Delines sold out their last show at The Met and followed this by winning best band, album and live act in the readers' poll for Americana UK. They will be returning with new material and the full line up for this special date. The band hails from Portland, Oregon where they have been working on new material over the past few months. This began before the lockdown and is set to be finished shortly. Look out for the new songs and older classics from their previous albums that will feature in their set at The Met. Jerry Joseph has just recorded his new album with the Drive-By Truckers featuring Jason Isbell which will be out in August 2020 on Decor Records.
A bill that suggests the tickets for this evening will be in high demand.


The Delines
Supported by Jerry Joseph
Wednesday February 24th, 2021 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 18/20
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
Country soul outfit, The Delines, return to The Met as part of a European tour due in the UK this coming February. They will be returning with new material and the full line up for this special date.



Daphne's Flight featuring Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While
Saturday May 1st, 2021 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 17/19
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
This benefit was rescheduled from
Saturday May 16th, 2020 - if required, further advice is available from the point of ticket purchase
In 1995, Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While, acclaimed and appreciated for their individual talents as folk, blues, rock and soul singers, found themselves at the Cambridge Festival. They decided to sing some songs together ... magic happened and Daphne's Flight took off with their first, self-titled album. In 2017, after a 21 year hiatus, Daphne’s Flight re-emerged with their second critically acclaimed studio album 'Knows Time, Knows Change'. Their third studio album, 'On Arrival', is their most ambitious to date. Combining five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation, Daphne’s Flight is a unique and magical blend of individual styles that captivate audiences with complex harmony arrangements, unbridled energy and the infectious joy of performing together. 

Fred Eaglesmith
2016 in aid of Operation Smile

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The Met, Bury
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets ??
Tickets available online via the venue outlets (plus usual booking fees) or by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 and online here (plus booking fee) or visiting Crash Records, calling 0113-243-6743 and online here (plus booking fee)

The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets ?? Advance/?? Door
Tickets available from the See Tickets Box Office on 0871-220-0260 or online at See Tickets, Music Glue, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60)  and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60 and delivery charge)

The Lowry, Salford Quays
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0843-208-6000
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 2.00)

Manchester Academy
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-275-2930 or online at
Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.75)

Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets ?? Advance/?? Door
Tickets available by phone on 0161-761-2216
and online at The Met, Bury (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50) or by phone on 0871-220-0260 and online at See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.50)

Burnley Mechanics
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on
01282-664400
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 2)

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets 17
Tickets available online via the venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 10%), visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.70)

The Grand, Clitheroe

Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 01200-421599 or online via venue (plus booking fee of 0.95)

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