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Upcoming shows: The Rural Alberta Advantage... Half Waif... Andy Shauf... Elisa... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... The Handsome Family... Rainbrother... Man & The Echo... Meilyr Jones... Mark Eitzel... King Salami & The Cumberland Three... Hurray for the Riff Raff... Alexis Taylor... Sinkane... Itasca... Francois and The Atlas Mountains... Haley Bonar... Jens Lekman... Pictish Trail... Jesca Hoop... Funke and the Two Tone Baby... Weyes Blood... Laetitia Sadier... The Unthanks... Happyness... Skinny Lister... Joan Shelley... C Duncan... Lowly... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen... Nikki Lane...

When: 7pm on Saturday 26 November 2016
Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW

We’re delighted to be bringing Beans on Toast back to Gorilla!


Drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast will be releasing a new album and touring the country at the end of the year. The album, titled A Spanner In The Works, will be released as ever on 1 December with Xtra Mile Recordings.

Although not wanting to go into to much detail at this early stage, Beans has said that as the name suggests this album he’ll be doing things a little differently, but that is all he’s letting on for now.

The Beans on Toast live show is an unique and unpredictable experience. A singer, storyteller and guitar player his self-deprecating quality is not something you often see, but it breaks down the barrier between musician and audience, creating a sense of equality.

Supporting on the tour will be piano-bashing 21st Century blues duo from Hebden Bridge, Tensheds, and the incredible Kansas country singer Sky Smeed.

‘His modern take on traditional folk music is clever, heart warming and keeps me coming back for more’ – Ruckus

‘Spontaneity and tongue in cheeky impertinence produce a joyous feel and a wonderful thing called fun!’ – Americana UK

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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