This May, Essex born folk songwriter Beans On Toast takes to the road on a tour of some of the UK’s finest boozers and local pubs.
The Down The Pub Tour is a 19 day adventure from Preston to Bridgwater via Plymouth, Hastings and beyond. Paying homage to the classic British mainstay that is the public house and inspired by the song Down the Pub from his latest album A Spanner in The Works.
Those who head out for a night down the pub are in for a real treat as the Beans On Toast live show is an odd and unpredictable experience. A singer, storyteller and songwriter 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.
He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues; like political protest songs for the modern day, honest and open love songs, songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit.
A fan of touring off the beaten track and visiting some of the country’s overlooked towns, last year Beans On Toast went on his Small Town Celebrations Tour and made a documentary, shining a light on these towns and the local music scenes. The film was premiered at Glastonbury Festival later that year.
Unfortunately our pubs are under some real stress at present, be it a stupid and completely unrealistic rise in business rates or massive monopoly style corporate buy outs of large breweries, it’s tough times for boozers indeed. This tour is proud to champion the #saveourpubs campaign.
TOUR DATES 2017
|Thu 4th||The Ferret Preston|
|Fri 5th||The New Bee Hive Inn Bradford|
|Sat 6th||Alma Inn Bolton|
|Sun 7th||The Phoenix Coventry|
|Tue 9th||The Noel Arms Melton Mowbray|
|Wed 10th||Giffard Arms Wolverhampton|
|Thu 11th||The Friends Arms Carmarthen|
|Wed 17th||The Swan Ipswich|
|Thu 18th||Dog & Whistle Hertford|
|Fri 19th||The Swan Rayne|
|Sat 20th||The Tub Hastings|
|Sun 21st||Duke of Cumberland Whitstable|
|Tue 23rd||The King Arthur Glastonbury|
|Wed 24th||The Junction Plymouth|
|Thu 25th||Pebbles Tavern Watchet|
|Fri 26th Cobblestones Bridgwater|
Tickets are now on sale