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Monday, May 9, 2011

Chris and Kellie While Return to The Met

Chris and Kellie While return to The Met on Thursday 26 May at 8pm.

People will try to compare Chris While\’s voice to others but as Folk Roots wrote of her, \”She learns from many, takes from few and comes away her own woman\”.

Over the years Chris has made many appearances with Fairport Convention and in 2007 she was asked to take the place of the late Sandy Denny to re-create the classic Fairport album Liege & Lief with the original 1969 line-up at Cropredy Festival in front of 30,000 fans. She regularly performs with Julie Matthews in their acclaimed duo.

Chris annually tours with her daughter Kellie While and they currently have 2 albums together, the eponymously titled Chris & Kellie While and their latest album Too Few Songs.

Kellie’s break into professional music came when she was asked by Ashley Hutchings to front the legendary Albion Band in 1997. For 5 years Kellie toured extensively with the Albions and also enjoyed 3 years fronting festival favourites e2K. She was also the principal vocalist with folk supergroup the Reel and Soul Association alongside Thea Gilmore, John Kirkpatrick, Robbie Macintosh and Michael McGoldrick which led to numerous TV and radio appearances including the BBC\’s Top of the Pops 2.

\’… Kellie While, surely the greatest voice to emerge from the English folk scene since Sandy Denny\’ Sydney Morning Herald.

Tickets to see the duo are £12, £10 concessions. To book please call the ticket office on 0161 7612216 or go to www.themet.biz