Beans On Toast (musician)

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Beans On Toast
Origin Essex, United Kingdom
Genres Folk, alternative rock, antifolk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Associated acts Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling, Emmy the Great, Handshake

Beans On Toast is a British folk singer. He sings about sex, drugs and politics.


Beans On Toast began playing in 2005, rising from the London folk scene. He opened proceedings at Glastonbury Festival in 2007 and has played each year since.[1] He supported Kate Nash at London's Hammersmith Apollo in 2008.[2] In 2009 he temporarily "morphed into a rap/hip-hop artist and after sacking his band on New Year’s Eve he formed a full on country band for 2010".[3]

He now tours with the seven-piece folk band Handshake who provide backing at all live shows, becoming the 'Beans Experience'.[4] Both performed and recorded as part of the Communion collaborations in 2010, featuring Lissie, Angus & Julia Stone and Mumford & Sons,[5] which was due for release in 2010.

As well as recently supporting Frank Turner at his Wembley Arena show in April 2012, playing to over 10000 people, he was the opening act in 12 February 2014 show in The O2 Arena, again to Frank Turner, credited as the reason for Frank Turner's change to acoustic.

Beans On Toast released his 50-track 'Standing On A Chair' in 2009, produced by Ben Lovett from Mumford & Sons. It features guest vocals by Emmy The Great, Frank Turner and members of The Holloways, amongst others.


Studio Albums[edit]

  • Standing On A Chair (23 November 2009)
  • Writing on the Wall (December 2010)
  • Trying to Tell the Truth (1 December 2011)
  • Fishing for a Thank You (2 December 2012)
  • Giving Everything (1 December 2013)
  • The Grand Scheme of Things (1 December 2014)



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