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Upcoming shows: The Weather Station... The Breath... The Lovely Eggs... The Proper Ornaments... Robbie Cavanagh... BA Johnston... Wesley Gonzalez... CC Smugglers... Weyes Blood... Jared & The Mill... Julie Byrne... Left Lane Cruiser... The Burning Hell... Son of Dave... Daniel Romano... The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... Lost Horizons... Leif Vollebekk... Euros Childs... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Charles Howl... Karl Blau... David Thomas Broughton... Haiku Salut: Christmas Lamp Show... The Deslondes... Liima... Will Varley... Jen Cloher... Loney dear...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 5 December 2013
Where: Cuba Cafe, 43 Port Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 12 December 2013
Where: The Old Bookshop, 65 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1ES

We’re pleased to be presenting two intimate shows in unusual venues for Beans on Toast.

As is customary every year, Beans On Toast will be releasing his brand new album on his birthday, 1 December, through Xtra Mile Recordings. Giving Everything is Beans’ fifth album in five years – all of which have also been released on his birthday, whatever day it falls on!

The album was recorded in the wonderful Toybox studios in Bristol and produced by Mike Freear from Pyro Circus Gypsy Rave outfit Slamboree. It is still a folk record – but it has a twist. Subjects tackled on the album range from Prince Harry joining the army to fracking; from the modern-day Glastonbury and English music venues to American conspiracy theories, and all the way through to swollen throats, love and things, lots and lots of things.

There’s no point in bullshitting: these are simple three-chord folk songs about the life that he leads and the world as he sees it. It’s carried through by the heartwarming nature and infectious charisma Beans conveys in every song. You can’t really dance to it but its music for people who do like to dance, especially to the beat of their own drum.

The album will be launched with a huge party at The Magic Garden Pub in Battersea, London as well as a whistle-stop tour of UK venues. In Manchester, Beans will play at Cuba Cafe, a hidden gem of the Northern Quarter, having stood largely unchanged for over 20 years. In Bristol, Beans will play in The Old Bookshop – which is as it sounds: a bookshop. Both shows have tiny capacities – so book early.

MANCHESTER: Support comes from Leeds-based singer/songwriter Micky P Kerr. A comedian and poet, as well as a musician, Micky has a new EP out this December called Dreamers Club.

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

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



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