Beans on Toast is down the pub in Hertford
PUBLISHED: 12:54 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:54 15 May 2017
You can enjoy some Beans on Toast down the pub in Hertford this week as a folk singer pays homage to the great British boozer.
Rebel songwriter and folk hero Beans On Toast is heading to Hertford’s Dog & Whistle on Thursday, May 18.
Inspired by his Down the Pub song taken from his latest album A Spanner in The Works, Beans will be bringing his live show to town as part of an intimate run of dates all about celebrating the UK’s finest public houses.
He says: “Unfortunately our pubs are under some real stress at present, be it a stupid and completely unrealistic rise in business rates or massive monopoly style corporate buy outs of large breweries, it’s tough times for boozers indeed.
“This tour is proud to champion the #saveourpubs campaign.”
Those who head out for a night down the pub are in for a real treat as the Beans on Toast live show is an odd and unpredictable experience.
A singer, storyteller and songwriter, 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.
Talking about his current UK tour, Essex-born Jay McAllister, aka Beans on Toast, said: “It’s an off-the-beaten track tour of boozers around the UK.
“I had a song on my latest album called Down The Pub and the idea came out of that, and the fact that I love pubs.
Asked what pub-goers can expect from the show at the Dog & Whistle, he said: “Some songs, some stories and a few beers.
“We’ll be tackling a whole range of subjects inspired by this crazy world that we live in.”
He added: “This will be my first time playing in Hertford. I’ve played plenty of surrounding areas, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and I grew up in Essex, so know the lay of the land.
“The idea of this tour is to play places I’ve not visited before and I’m very much looking forward to it.”
The gig starts at 8pm.
• Information and tickets for all shows on the tour can be found at www.beansontoastmusic.com