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Upcoming shows: Chew Magna... The Once... Irma Vep & Band... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... John Metcalfe... Beans on Toast... Poppy Ackroyd... Advance Base... Group Listening... Laura Gibson... Buke and Gase... Man of Moon... Mugstar... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... Liela Moss... William the Conqueror... Otoboke Beaver... Simone Felice... Rozi Plain... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... James Yorkston... Robert Forster & Band...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 3 October 2013
Where: Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 15 October 2013
Where: The Louisiana, Bathurst Terrace, Bristol, BS1 6UA

We’re delighted to be promoting two shows for Beans on Toast!

Drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast is about to embark on his biggest tour to date. Spanning from Aberdeen to Brighton and hitting as many places as possible on the way.

This will follow on after an amazing summer ahead that will see Beans touring across America, playing heap loads of festivals including Glastonbury, Blissfields, Secret Garden Party and Bestival, MCing for Mumford and Sons down in Lewes, playing more festivals and throughly enjoying himself in a way it seems only Beans knows how.

You can expect songs spanning across his four-album back catalogue plied in with a heap of new stuff as well, with song subjects from Prince Harry to Popcorn, from Full Moons to iPhones, from Wetherspoons to Riots, from Love songs to Drug songs and from current events to getting off your head. Simple songs, with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit.

The Beans on Toast live show is an odd 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.

Anyone buying an advance ticket for the tour can redeem their free download of Live At The Scala by going to www.beansontoastmusic.com from 16 September and entering in their ticket number and email address.

Main support in Manchester is Seán McGowan. Still just 20, Seán started gigging in late 2010. Within a year of his first performance he was awarded Unsigned Artist of The Week by Absolute Radio and had supported acts such as The Delays, Shed Seven and The Men They Couldn’t Hang. One of Seán’s biggest influences, Billy Bragg, tipped Seán as One to Watch for 2013 in his John Peel lecture broadcast worldwide by the BBC. So far in 2013, Seán has supported acts including Frank Turner as well as selling out his first London headline show at Camden Barfly.

Opening in Manchester is Danny Gruff. Since the release of his debut EP, Friends/Love/Drink, with his band The Peacemakers, Danny has toured excessively throughout the UK. From Bournemouth to Glasgow and everywhere in between, Danny has earned himself a reputation as one of the hardest working unsigned musicians in the UK. Now he is out to promote his latest EP, Saturday Nights/Sunday Mornings.

MANCHESTER: Buy tickets now with no booking fee. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.com, Ticketabc.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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BRISTOL: Tickets are available from Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.com, Bristol Ticket Shop and on 0871 220 0260.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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