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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An Evening with Sam Baker celebrating the 15th Anniversary of 'Mercy'
Fri
day February 7th, 2020 in aid of Mind
The Met, Bury

Tickets 15/17
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
Some 15 years ago, Sam Baker released the record that would catch the ears of many people, 'Mercy'.
The characters in his songs face many challenges - alcoholism, car wrecks, racism, drug addiction, a mother’s abandonment - but they persevere. Much like Sam himself. In 1986, Sam got in the middle of someone else’s war. When a terrorist bomb exploded in his train compartment, he went from being a young, healthy, tourist enjoying Peru with friends to a broken man surrounded by death and dying. Given his injuries, he too should have died. But through a series of miracles and coincidences he survived. His survival means that Sam has a clear view of life's ups and downs as he aims to make people happy with his art. He returns to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the 'Mercy' release that started his career in music. He'll be playing songs from this record along with others that came later and be accompanied by Radoslav Lorkovic.
"Sam Baker has produced a suite of work that will penetrate you right to the core.” ... Maverick on 'Mercy'

"Simultaneously beautiful and broken… Sam Baker is an artist worth waiting for" ... NPR All Things Considered
"The Bard of the Workaday World" ... Wall Street Journal



Steve Knightley 'Pass Notes - The Stories Behind The Songs'
Satur
day February 15th, 2020 to help support The Extended Family via Plan International
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)
Best known for his role in Show of Hands with Phil Beer, Steve Knightley returns to The Met to reveal his skills in song writing.
Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material, he presents the themes and stories that inspire him. In doing so, shows how music and words can become lyrics, chords and notes that meld to create songs which acquire a life of their own.


Aidan O'Rourke and Kit Downes with James Robertson
Friday April 3rd, 2020 in aid of Trees for Life
The Grand, Clitheroe
Tickets 15
Tickets available from the Box Office on 01200-421599 or online via venue (plus booking fee of 0.95)
Bringing together two of the UK’s foremost folk and jazz musicians alongside one of Scotland’s most celebrated authors, this evening will feature the music and spoken word that has been created around James Robertson’s short story collection '365: Stories'.


Daphne's Flight featuring Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While
Saturday May 16th, 2020 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)
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.


Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express
Support TBC
Chuck Prophet - singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer extraordinaire returns with his band The Mission Express for the first time in three years. Chuck is currently getting ready to release his 14th studio album this Spring on Yeproc Records. Chuck’s live shows are second to none and he has played sold out gigs all across the UK. Expect these tickets to sell quickly.
Wednesday May 27th, 2020 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 or online here (plus booking fee and postal charge)

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Friday May 29th, 2020 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)


The Secret Sisters
Thursday June 11th, 2020 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)
The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers, will arrive with their fourth album 'Saturn Return' which grapples with love and loss. Join us to welcome them back to The Met.  

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