BEANS ON TOAST will play his first headline gig in Belfast, October 28th in McHughs Bar Belfast. Support on the night will come from Empty Lungs (acoustic) and Jamie Neish (More Than Conquerors).
£6 on the door or £5 in advance: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/190229
Beans on Toast is one man with a guitar, writing songs that he claims “have the same chords and sound like Billy Bragg." Beans on Toast blends dark wit with serious social satire based on a diverse range of subjects including Tesco, gun cri
me, myspace, politics, global warming, getting laid, getting fucked up and the Lake District.
Beans On Toast writes lots of songs - his 50-track (!) debut album, “Standing On A Chair” (2009) was produced by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons) featuring guest vocals by Emmy The Great, Frank Turner and The Holloways.
Rising from the London folk scene, Beans On Toast has been playing shows for as long as he can remember, on stages of all different sizes in lots of different places, opening proceedings at Glastonbury in 2007 and playing each year since. Last month, Beans On Toast performed his biggest headline show to date at the London Scala which was recorded and is due to be released as a live album next year. He also supported Kate Nash at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2008, as well as performing and recording as part of the Communion collaborations in 2010, featuring Lissie, Angus & Julia Stone and Mumford & Sons.
Beans On Toast is known as Jay to his friends and Frank Turner is one of his best friends. He’s been mentioned in several of Frank’s songs including I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous, Live Fast Die Old and To Absent Friends. Beans On Toast also supported Frank Turner at his Wembley Arena show in April this year, playing to 10,000 people. Frank made a documentary based on Beans On Toast’s road to Wembley, which is an extra on the official DVD of the show.
Frank Turner also produced the third and most recent album by Beans On Toast, “Trying To Tell The Truth” which was released on Xtra Mile Recordings, alongside label-mates such as Against Me! and Fighting With Wire.
Beans on Toast doesn’t take himself too seriously, I guess you could call his music drunk folk. He never shuts up and that’s probably why his voice is so fucked.
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No way! I totally wouldn't have got that.
Looks like [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLMQEMbP75I]great craic[/url].
6 squid????? this is a steal..... I watched him support frank turner a few years back plus I heard his latest shizzle in a house party in liverpool recently! absolute bargain ppl
Six quid is an absolute bargain. We could and should charge you all more but all we want to do is share some good music with good people on a Sunday night.
Come on down for singalongs and pints!
Here's some relevant links which I may or may not have forgotten to put in the original post..
One more sleep to go!
If you thought Â£6 was a steal, why not pick up an advance ticket for a fiver?!