The Thekla Archives: 2016

Beans On Toast, MJR Group Presents: Beans On Toast

  • Thursday 8th December 2016


Beans On Toast

Drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast has been around the block more times than he cares to remember. 

With 7 studio albums in his back catalogue, Beans on Toast provokes thought on subjects from Prince Harry to Popcorn, from Friendship to Fracking, from Romance to Riots, from Childhood songs to Cartoonist songs and from current events to getting off your head. Simple songs, with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit. 

The Beans on Toast live show is an odd and unpredictable experience. A singer, storyteller and guitar player his self-deprecating quality is not something you often see, but it breaks down the barrier between musician and audience, creating a sense of equality. 

This last year was undoubtedly the biggest year yet for Beans on Toast as filled the opening slot at Glastonbury Festival and went on to play to thousands of people on the festival’s Hell Stage. He travelled the length and breadth of America, both solo and alongside label mates Frank Turner and Skinny Lister and even stopped into the Bahamas, joining Flogging Molly on their Salty Dog Caribbean Cruise. As if that wasn’t enough adventures, he also performed his first show in Africa at Burning Man’s sister event, Afrika Burns, way out in a South African desert. 

He also found time to meet lifelong friends and collaborators Truckstop Honeymoon at Larmer Farm, who he then went on to record his seventh studio album “Rolling Up The Hill” with in a studio in Kansas along with long term partner in crime, Bobby Banjo. The newfound gang then went on to perform a successful tour all over the UK ending up at Islington Assembly Halls. With another US tour and Salty Dog Cruise in the first part of 2016, anything is possible when Beans is at the helm. 


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7pm
Ages 14+

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