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Beans on Toast & Skinny Lister Double Trouble Tour

June 14, 2017 in News

This coming winter Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour of the UK.

Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions they make a perfect match. Both bands are hardworking, fun loving, heavy touring acts that bring a unique and modern take on the age old tradition of English folk music. Together they are given the opportunity to play on bigger stages and bring their shows to larger audiences. Both bands will be playing full sets. It’s going to be one hell of a party.

For Skinny Lister, this tour will wrap up the worldwide campaign of their third and critically acclaimed album The Devil, The Heart & The Fight. Following up on a fully sold out UK tour in May after another in October ‘16, extensive tours of Europe and The USA and a summer ram packed with festivals including a prestigious slot on Glastonbury‘s Avalon stage on Sunday night.

This tour will also act as the UK album tour for Beans on Toast’s 9th album, released slap bang in the middle of the tour on 1st December. He’ll be bringing a full live band with him with fiddle, accordion and honky-tonk piano playing a mix of brand new tunes from the forthcoming album and old classics from his huge back catalogue.

Both acts release music on Xtra Mile Recordings, home to Frank TurnerAgainst Me! and Will Varley to name just a few. The label prides itself on community and family values as well as punk rock attitude and incredibly good music. All of these aspects will shine through in this awesome collaboration of a tour.

Beans on Toast Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Skinny Lister Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Beans on Toast & Skinny Lister play The Glee Club Birmingham on Tues 28th November 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for Beans on Toast’s ‘I’m Home When You Hold Me’ below:

Watch the video for Skinny Lister’s ‘Geordie Lad’ below:

WATCH: Beans on Toast – ‘I’m Home When You Hold Me’

November 16, 2015 in News

Everyone’s favourite irreverent drunk-folk singer Beans on Toast has released the video for the track ‘l’m Home When You Hold Me’ taken from his new album Rolling Up The Hill. 

Rolling Up The Hill is his most creative record to date and it’s an album all about friendship, travel and art. It’s also about drinking, protesting and growing older in these strange modern times. His seventh studio album in the same amount of years will be released as usual on 1st December via Xtra Mile Recordings. It was recorded this August in Kansas with husband and wife country duo Truckstop Honeymoon who will be joining Beans on his UK tour, which calls at Birmingham’s The Rainbow on Tuesday 24th November. 

Beans on Toast Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter


Watch the video for ‘I’m Home When You Hold Me’ below:

This Week: Gig Roundup 1st – 7th December

December 1, 2014 in News

So December is upon us and Christmas comes early with four fantastic gigs this week. Check out all the info below and see if there’s something that takes your fancy…


The Wytches + Telegram + Blonde Bunny @ Hare & Hounds *SOLD OUT*

To kick off the week This is Tmrw welcome Brighton ‘surf-doom’ trio The Wytches to the Hare & Hounds. Sounding like a cross between Black Sabbath and The Coral, the much-acclaimed band hit Birmingham to promote their debut album Annabel Dream Reader, released via Heavenly this summer. Support comes from Telegram and Blonde Bunny.

Watch the video for ‘Digsaw’ below:


Beans on Toast + Will Varley + My Name is Ian @ Hare & Hounds

Wednesday sees us welcome Beans On Toast to the Hare & Hounds after an incredible year which saw him support Flogging Molly on their US tour and perform to over 100,000 people in just one week whilst opening Frank Turner’s UK stadium tour. Marking the release of his sixth studio album with Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on his 1st December birthday, ‘The Next Album Tour 2014’ will be 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. Support comes from London folksinger Will Varley and the unique My Name is Ian. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Keep You’ below:


Hiss Golden Messenger + Phil Cook @ Hare & Hounds

We are delighted to welcome Hiss Golden Messenger to Birmingham this week following his support slot on Ben Howardrecent UK tour. HGM is currently harvesting rave reviews for his new album Lateness Of Dancers (Merge Records) and was recently featured in a 5 page article in Uncut magazine and had NME declare it an “Americana record of immense spiritual and musical grace”. HGM’s live band includes the amazing multi instrumentalist Phil Cook (MegafaunThe Shouting MatchesGAYNGS) and bassist Cameron Ralston of Matthew E White’s band. A gig not to be missed in Birmingham! Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Mahogany Dread’ below:


Big Sixes + Natasha North + Alex Rainsford (BAND) @ The Sunflower Lounge 

The week comes to close with a visit from Buckinghamshire trio Big Sixes. After a year of putting out free downloads, directing their own music videos and playing raucous DIY shows to a strong local following, the band self-released two singles ‘Swallowing Flies’ and ‘The Hunter’, the latter received air play from BBC Radio 1 and lead to the band joining Red Light Management and the Easy Life imprint at Sony Music. Support comes from hotly-tipped London-based songstress Natasha North and Worcestershire’s Alex Rainsford. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Heaven Sent’ below:



Watch: Beans on Toast – ‘The Chicken Song’

October 28, 2014 in News

Beans on Toast has revealed a brand new video for ‘The Chicken Song’ – a track taken from his forthcoming album The Grand Scheme of Things.

With a fresh spring in his step after an incredible start to the 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 100,000 people in just one week whilst opening Frank Turner’s UK stadium tour in February, Beans On Toast will be heading back onto the UK live circuit for 16 dates across the country including a performance at the Hare & Hounds on December 3rd.

Marking the release of his sixth studio album with Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on his 1st December birthday, ‘The Next Album Tour 2014’ will be 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.

With digital single ‘Keep You’ added to the XFM Evening Playlist at the start of the year, a ‘Best of Toast Pressed on Vinyl’ flying off the shelves for Independent Record Store Day and his busiest upcoming festival season yet, anything is now possible for this unmissable performer.

Beans On Toast Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter


Watch the video for ‘The Chicken Song’ below:

Weekly Gig Roundup 7th-13th October

October 7, 2013 in News

Take a scroll through what Birmingham Promoters has on offer for you this week….



On Tuesday, head to the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath for the beautiful vocals of Nadine Shah. Influenced by Nina Simone and Maria Callas by way of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, you can expect a powerful and poignant evening indeed. Nadine calls into Birmingham as part of her extensive UK tour on which she is supported by London electro mood duo, Cloud Boat & Malpas. Tickets for this event are priced at £6 advance and you can purchase them over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Dreary Town’ by Nadine Shah below:



There’s a night of noise and rock to be had over at The Flapper on Wednesday when Cambridgeshire five-piece The First call into the second city. Having toured the UK and Europe for the last year and a half in support of their debut release, Swimming with Sharks, the boys return this year with the best of their second record, Take Courage. Support comes from the Led Zeppelin and Foo Fighters-influenced The Crimson Star plus powerhouse trio, Enquiry. Tickets for this event are priced at £6 advance and can be found, along with further information about the acts, over on the event page. Don’t forget to RSVP to the Facebook Event!



Then, on Thursday, laptop assisted indie pop solo artist, Active Child, arrives at the Hare & Hounds. Expect sounds from Bon Iver to James Blake to Radiohead from the incredibly talented Pat Grossi who is an old hand at touring. With special guests to be announced, this show is priced at £7 advance and tickets can be purchased over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Evening Ceremony’ by Active Child below:



It’s a busy day for Birmingham Promoters on Friday 11th when we orchestrate four shows encompassing an array of musical genres across the city.

If you’re into your garage rock and roll (and you respect the opinions of Jack White, Mick Jones, and Nick Lowe, all of whom count themselves amongst fans), The Jim Jones Revue and The Amazing Snakeheads play live at The Institute for the price of £12.50 advance. Check out music by both bands over on the event page.

Listen to ‘It’s Gotta Be About Me’ by The Jim Jones Revue below:


If you’re more inclined towards fresh electronica, then Berlin-based producer Seams plays The Bull’s Head in Moseley. Having toured with the likes of Gold Panda, Dam Mantle and I Break Horses amongst others, Seams has just signed to London label Full Time Hobby through whom he released his debut album, Quarters. With support from Prisms, Component #4 and James Brough, join Birmingham Promoters and Freestyle for a night of forward thinking electronica. Tickets for this event are priced at £4 advance and can be purchased from the event page.

Listen to Seams’ track ‘Rilo’ below:


Alternatively, ‘drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend’ Beans on Toast plays a set at The Rainbow which will encompass the best of his four album back catalogue. With support from London’s Gorgeous George, and the West Midlands’ David Young, join this musical jamboree for the price of just £6 advance – collect your tickets from the event page.

Listen to ‘Wave Goodbye to EMI’ by Beans on Toast below:


Or for your grunge fix, The Victoria hosts a night of local up and coming talent with Endorphins and Curb. Both young bands, these are completely explosive and come highly recommended. £5 tickets are available on the door. All further information is available over on the official event page.

Check out the delightfully titled ‘Blow Me’ by Endorphins below:



Round off your week on Sunday with our Sunday Social event at The Yardbird. This week we welcome the rather excellent Ethan Ash back to Birmingham, following his amazing Glee Club performance last September. Support comes from Emily Ewing, Carrick and Daniel Gates, and entry is completely free! Find out more about all of this week’s acts over on the event page.

Listen to ‘Don’t Regret Me’ by Ethan Ash below: