Beans on Toast: Sitting on a Chair Tour
Wednesday 16th May 2018
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £15 + booking fee / £19
Street-folk music hero Beans on Toast (aka Jay McAllistar) will once again hit the UK roads to embark on another special tour with his witty, eccentric folk tunes and we are pleased to have him play the Quarterhouse after his previous sold out Kent shows!
Beans celebrates the anniversary of his first ever album ‘Standing on a Chair’ which will see the record released on vinyl for the very first time. If that wasn’t enough, he’ll be releasing his very first book in the form of ‘Drunk Folk Stories’; 10 tales of his musical adventures he has encountered so far on his “three cords and a master plan” mission.
Hailing from Braintree, Essex, and hitting the folk scene in 2005, he released his debut album ‘Standing on A Chair’ 4 years later produced by Ben Lovvet of Mumford & Sons. This set the scene for Beans with 50 tracks to its name, including the politically infused ‘The Price Of Rice’ and one of his most popular tracks to date, ‘M.D.M.Amazing’. He went on to open Glastonbury Festival, and has done so every year since.
Almost a decade after his debut and Bean’s 9th studio album, ‘Cushty’ was released on December 1st 2017 – a traditional release date for him, which also happens to be his birthday. It marks the return of his guitar driven folk which was departed from in his prior album, aptly titled ‘A Spanner in The Works’. Here, Beans used a laptop with synths, loops, samples and no guitar. But, his music still carried a message, and whether based on politics, love or drugs, an intriguing story was told. ‘Cushty’, rather, brings back his guitar, honest wit and observations of modern society greatly on tracks such as ‘Open Door Policy’, ‘The Ignorant English Man’ and ‘I Think Everybody Should Be Terrified’.
Missing Beans On Toast showcase these tracks, plus more, at the beautiful Folkestone Quarterhouse this May is not an option.
“Brimming with energy and infectious charm…” – Clash