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Drunk Folk Singer.
This May, Beans on Toast will embark on a tour of UK venues. This tour, however, will be somewhat different. The aptly titled 'SITTING ON A CHAIR TOUR' will see the enthusiastic songwriter playing seated theatres and venues rather than pubs and clubs. He's promising a unique evening of stories about his travels and songs from his huge nine album back catalogue. Love songs, protest songs and drinking songs are intertwined with the stories behind the songs and the random adventures they've led him on.
The tour will coincide with the release of 'DRUNK FOLK STORIES' his first book. A collection of ten, short, true-life stories about songwriting, travelling and drinking. Featuring the likes of Billy Bragg, Banksy and The Cookie Monster. From Glastonbury to Wembley via The Bahamas, these first- hand accounts of drunken escapades, car-crashes, recreational drugs and burning pubs are full of humour, grace and honesty – just like his music.
The book is released worldwide on 1st May via 'Play on Words Publishing'
The 1st May also sees the re-release of the 2009 album 'STANDING ON A CHAIR'. The whopping 50-track debut will be released on vinyl for the first time - a double vinyl nonetheless. Produced many moons ago by Mumford and Sons' Ben Lovett, this much-loved album features crowd favourites such as 'MDMAmazing', 'The Price of Rice' and 'Don't Believe The Bullsh*t' and cameos from the likes of Emmy The Great, Justin Young and Frank Turner.
9 years might seem a strange anniversary to celebrate but when he started putting these plans together Beans thought it had been 10 years. But he thought f*** it and went ahead with it anyway. Such is his way.
Colchester Arts Centre - the little church with the big attitude deep in the heart of Essex.
Well that's how we describe it anyway. It sort of works, it at least gives a flavour of what we're about.
Because just how do you describe a venue that can put children's entertainer Palfi the Clown on, on the same day as Cradle of Filth?
Where a Farmer's Market in the morning becomes a comedy club in the evening, where folk enthusiasts can sit happily knitting (and they do!) in the exact same spot a ferocious mosh pit of teenage dancing takes place the following night?
And where the beautiful historic architecture of St Mary's Church dating back over a thousand years, plays host to some of the newest comics, most modern choreographers, some of the coolest DJ's and some of the freshest talent in Britain.
Over the years we've promoted Coldplay, Eddie Izzard, Graham Norton, Harry Hill, Catherine Tate, Jo Brand, The Libertines, Ash, The Killers, The Strokes, Phill Jupitus, Mick Jones, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee, Count Arthur Strong - all before anyone had ever heard of them of course - plus the likes of jazz legend Ronnie Scott and even the late lamented and much loved Brian Johnston the cricket commentator.
Our passion to present new work bring great bands and comics to Colchester burns more brightly than ever. Our business is all about fresh ideas, new acts, new art forms and vibrant new ways of working. We can't stand still. We embrace the new, the quirky the original and yes, the surreal.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.