Beans On Toast is the stage name of Jay McAllister. Drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast has been around the block more times than he cares to remember. Thankfully though, with his unique blend of simple songs and no holds barred quick wit, he is an act that is anything but tired.
His shows are always an unforgettable experience as the singer, storyteller and guitar player’s self-deprecating nature goes a long way to break down the barriers between musician and audience, creating a real sense of equality.
He became a force to be reckoned with when he emerged on the folk scene in 2005 - a year which saw him perform at legendary festival Glastonbury. His debut album was titled Standing On A Chair released on the 1st of December in 2009. The date has become somewhat of a tradition for the singer with all his albums released on this date.
2014 proved to be an incredible year which saw him conquer his first American headline tour, play a series of shows with Flogging Molly in the US and perform to over 40,000 people in just one week whilst opening Frank Turner’s UK Arena tour in February, before heading back to the UK to perform the biggest headline dates of his career thus far. The year began with his digital single ‘Keep You’ added to the XFM Evening Playlist and copies of his ‘Best of Toast Pressed on Vinyl’ flying off the shelves for Independent Record Store Day and, after completing his busiest festival season yet, the year culminated with the release of the album The Grand Scheme Of Things on his traditional launch date of December the 1st.
The following year saw him extensively tour the UK and USA before playing at Amsterdam, Germany and South America. He played a stunning set at Glastonbury 2015 before once again releasing an album on the 1st of December titled rolling Up The Hill.
With his popularity ever growing it seems anything is now possible for this unmissable performer.
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Make sure you see him play the fantastic Y Not festival taking place in Derbyshire during July.
He sees the year out with a number of live dates including London Oslo, The Leadmill at Sheffield and Nottingham’s Bodega Social in November. Then, in December he will play at Hare and Hounds in Birmingham and Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth.
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