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Beans On Toast (folk) release video for single “Jamie & Lilly”

British folk crooner Beans On Toast aka “Drunk Folk Singer” or if you prefer “Barefoot Troubadour” has released a lovely video for his single “Jamie & Lilly”. The video gives us a glimpse into the lives of a nurse and a teacher, it’s a story of the testament to the strength of love. For those lucky enough to find love we smash through the day no matter how tough just to get home to see the one person who puts a smile on our face. I think the lyrics “love stays true, while the world goes crazy” sums up the song and the video perfectly.

You can enjoy the video below.

The new single/video comes off the upcoming album from Beans On Toast “Cushty”. As usual the new album drops on his birthday December 1st on Xtra Mile Recordings. The new record will be the ninth release for the London based folk singer, his first since 2016’s “A Spanner in the Works”.



Beans On Toast announces new album, releases new video

English folk singer, barefoot troubadour, and cult legend Beans On Toast has announced that he will be releasing a new album, A Spanner In The Works,  on December 1st, 2016 via Xtra Mile Recordings.

He also released a video for the first single, “2016,” which you can check out below.

A Spanner In The Works is the follow up to Beans On Toast’s last album Rolling Up The Hill, which was released on December 1st, 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Xtra Mile Recordings announces Spring 2016 tour with Skinny Lister

Xtra Mile Recordings has announced a tour for Skinny Lister with support from Beans On Toast and Will Varley. The first date (in Gainesville, FL) also features Frank Turner. The tour hits the Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise before making the rounds on the Eastern seaboard.

You can check the show poster with dates, above.



Music Video: Beans On Toast – “I’m Home When You Hold Me”

English folk singer, barefoot troubadour, and cult legend Beans On Toast has released a video for his new song “I’m Home When You Hold Me.”

Check it out below.

“I’m Home When You Hold Me” comes from Beans On Toast’s upcoming alum Rolling Up The Hill, which is set to be released on December 1st via Xtra Mile Recordings.  He last released The Greand Scheme of Things in March 2015, also through Xtra Mile.



DS Photo Gallery: Frank Turner at Newbury Comics and House of Blues, Boston, MA (9/26/15)

It’s a bit strange to view an event that takes place four thousand nautical miles as the crow flies away from an artist’s stomping grounds as a “homecoming” of sorts, but that’s essentially what it feels like when Frank Turner plays Boston nowadays. Now a decade-plus into his post-Million Dead solo career, the English folk/singer-songwriter has now got somewhere in the neighborhood of two-dozen shows under his belt in the greater Boston area. Those shows have run the “all shapes and sizes” gamut, from a drunken singalong at McGreevy’s (the bar owned by Dropkick Murphys founder and bassist Ken Casey)  to a high-energy set amongst 18,000 people at last May’s Boston Calling festival to, most recently, a pair of marathon sold out full-band shows at the 2000+ capacity House Of Blues in support of his newest album, Positive Songs For Negative People (Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records).

The second of those two shows was preceded by an in-store appearance at the Newbury Comics location across the river from Boston in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. To give you an indication of the scope of Turner’s popularity in his adopted hometown, the line to obtain wristbands to the performance stretched down the location’s steep, lengthy entrance way, well over a hundred people deep…four hours before the man himself was actually due to arrive. Due to the frequently awkward setups amidst rows of media or, increasingly, Minecraft and Bob’s Burgers paraphernalia, in-store record shop appearances can be a bit of a idea that’s better in theory than in practice. Still, the enthusiastic capacity crowd for this particular event made the decent-enough layout all the more manageable. Turner started the performance with “The Next Storm,” the lead single off his latest album, and worked backwards through his catalog in one-song-per-release fashion opting for some deeper cuts rather than playing “Photosynthesis” for the 1736th time (that would come later in the evening). Ever the storyteller, Turner remained on site for a considerable time after the six-song performance, signing albums, shaking hands, hugging babies (well, a few toddlers and at least one seven-year-old) in a disarming manner that has a way of engaging even the most casual of fans. (Also, given that I’m tall and inherently mindful of that in crowded spaces, I hung way back, meaning that my better-half was on picture-taking duty for the occasion.)

The virtual homecoming party continued back in Boston proper several hours later at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street, an occurrence made ever the more chaotic by the fact that the struggling-yet-recently-encouraging Red Sox were playing at Fenway Park which, for the out-of-towners, is directly across the too-narrow street. Turner kicked his nearly two-hour-long set off with “Get Better,” the lead single from Positive Songs For Negative People. While obviously a new track, “Get Better” has proven to be an instant crowd favorite. The twenty-two song main set included a healthy dose of PS4NP to be sure, but did a pretty solid job of keeping old-school fans and more recent converts happy (“Song Of Liberty” and “Dan’s Song” had found their respective ways out of most Turner setlists in recent years, but both made appearances on this night). It takes an unique type of performer to engage 150 people at an in-store and 2200 people at a sold out concert hall in similar fashion, but Turner seems to have it all figured out, weaving between stripped down acoustic numbers (if “Josh’s Song” doesn’t punch you in the stomach every time, you have no soul) one moment and leaving the instrumentation to his stellar Sleeping Souls bandmates (Ben Lloyd on guitar, Tarrant Anderson on bass, Matt Nasir on piano and mandolin, and the ever-so-gentlemanly Nigel Powell behind the drumkit) allowing him to draw from his hardcore frontman days the next.

Hard-working, and hard-playing, six-piece UK folk act Skinny Lister provided direct support on this night, as they’ll do for the duration of Turner’s six-week tour. At least in these parts, Skinny Lister have developed a well-deserved reputation for providing exactly the type of high-energy set that is capable of not only warming a crowd for an opener such as Turner (or the Dropkick Murphys, or Flogging Molly, as they’ve done on multiple occasions) but of earning their own legion of converts. It’s tough to really boil down a Skinny Lister performance into a few hundred words: equal parts English folk music, sea shanty, and rum-soaked singalong. The 45-minute set included three separate band member crowd surfing appearances, including Michael Camino, who seems to have perfected the art of crowd surfing while playing the double bass without killing himself or anyone else. It really is a sight to behold, as is singer Lorna Davis’ constant ball of motion.

Beans On Toast, the alter-ego of British singer-songwriter Jay McAllister, kicked the evening off almost promptly at 6:30pm, getting off to a brief false start for technical difficulty-related reasons. Beans On Toast is a criminally-underrated songwriter; honest, thought-provoking, witty and uncomfortably funny. He might not necessarily look the part, what with his oversized outfit and lack of shoes, and he may have been playing a slightly larger stage than he’s used to in these parts, but McAllister’s storytelling was quick to win over the Boston crowd which can be notoriously fickle (we’re not quite Philadelphia, but we can be close at times). McAllister and Turner are old chums (it was Beans On Toast that convinced Turner to play the acoustic guitar a decade ago), and the former even joined the latter’s set as dance instructor during “Recovery,” which, when typed out, seems like a “you had to be there moment.” There are still plenty of dates left on the Positive Songs For Negative People tour; do yourselves a favor and “be there.”

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Beans on Toast announces UK tour

English folk singer, barefoot troubadour, and cult legend Beans On Toast has announced an upcoming tour of the UK. Check out the dates and locations below.

His latest album, titled The Grand Scheme of Things, came out in March of this year through Xtra Mile Recordings.



Beans on Toast announces new album, North American tour, releases music video for “New Orleans Honeymoon”

English drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour, and cult legend Beans On Toast has announced a new album titled “The Grand Scheme of Things,” set for March 10th release through Xtra Mile Recordings.

Check out the music video for new single “New Orleans Honeymoon” as well as upcoming a list of upcoming North American tour dates below.



Music Video: Beans On Toast – “Things”

English drunk folk singer Beans On Toast has released a new music video for his song “Things.” Check it out below.

Beans On Toast’s most recent album, “Fishing For A Thank You,” was released via Xtra Mile last June.



Interview: Beans On Toast on playing Wembley, touring with Frank Turner and more

Hey America, meet Beans On Toast. Beans On Toast, meet America.

Now that you’ve made each other’s acquaintance, we should probably tell you that “English drunk folk singer” Beans On Toast (aka Jay McAllister) is mere hours away from embarking on his first real tour of the United States, during which he’ll be opening for fellow English drunk folk singer Frank Turner. Beans recently took some time out of his busy tour prep schedule to take part in a little Q&A with yours truly. Click here to check it out.

Beans On Toast’s most recent album, “Fishing For A Thank You,” was released in the UK via Xtra Mile last December, and will be released by the same label in the US on June 11th.