Jay McAllister first rose to prominence as a folk music act in 2005 under the moniker of Beans on Toast, opening the Glastonbury Festival that year and every year since. In 2008 he supported Kate Nash at her Hammersmith Apollo show, and released a 50 track debut album 'Standing On a Chair' in 2009.
Beans on Toast the prolific cult songwriter is coming to a town near you. Climate emergency? Boris as PM? Rail-melting heat waves? A No Deal Brexit? Beans' new album could only ever be called one thing: 'The Inevitable Train Wreck'. For now he's holding his cards quite close to his chest, but he's promised 'a rock 'n' roll album about our dying planet'. The new release from the Essex folk hero will find him searching for hope and change in what may be Earth's darkest hour. On track for a 25-date tour across the nation this winter, catch him playing songs from The Inevitable Train Wreck and his huge, well-loved back catalogue. The Inevitable Train Wreck' will be released on 1 December 2019. Special guest is Tensheds. From the Royal Academy of Music to blues hobo, from John Mayall to the House of Lords, from recording in a barn to opening the Isle Of Wight festival, the world of Tensheds is anything but ordinary. Tensheds' audacious showmanship deftly delivers a brand of gritty, heavy, edgy blues/punk, which incorporate elements of this classical background. Back with a new album and now performing with Ed Wells on drums, this duo take no prisoners when they deliver what Tensheds has coined '21st Century Blues'. For the uninitiated think The White Stripes meets Tom Waits via Jerry Lee Lewis. This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.