Video: Beans on Toast “Glastonbury Weekend”

The series of new lockdown-themed songs written by Beans on Toast continues with ‘Glastonbury Weekend’.   He first attended Glastonbury in 1997 and has been every year since.  Indeed, the first Beans on Toast gig was there in 2006 and he’s been a regular performer over the years.  So, the event has a special place in his heart.  When he sings: “All of the music and the madness and the magic and the millions of memories that can’t be replicated… I need something to restore my faith in humanity: I need Glastonbury!” Beans is singing for everyone whose festival plans have disappeared this summer.

Video: Beans on Toast “Chessington World of Adventures”

Let’s begin the week with a commentary on the state of our world right now from Beans on Toast.  You know, we spent some time here at AUK Towers trying to describe how we felt…but we simply couldn’t put it better than this.  The song title, ‘Chessington World of Adventures’, is deliberately misleading, reflecting the daily briefings that have quickly become part of the ‘new normal’.  The good-humour, delicate vocal and gentle melody disguise the seriousness of the message.  Continue reading “Video: Beans on Toast “Chessington World of Adventures””

Video: Beans on Toast “Strange Days”

Beans on Toast has written and recorded a song from quarantine about the challenging new world around us.  He addresses the coronavirus pandemic head on, reflecting on the panic and fear and the impact of social distancing. It’s honest, refreshing and his words will resonate with many: “Strange Days, the only thing that’s certain now is everything has changed…vulnerable people are more vulnerable than ever.”  It’s timely and important. And Beans’ daughter, Wren, is the star of the show. Required viewing.

Beans on Toast “Inevitable Train Wreck” (Beans on Toast Music, 2019)

Beans on Toast may be a creature of habit, releasing, as he does, a new record each year on his birthday, December 1st. He’s been doing this for over 10 years now with his latest instalment, ‘The Inevitable Train Wreck’ being his 11th album. Over this time, Beans (or Jay McAllister as his mother probably calls him when she needs to give him a telling off) has recorded in a range of different studios with different producers, including Frank Turner and Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons. Continue reading “Beans on Toast “Inevitable Train Wreck” (Beans on Toast Music, 2019)”