“I’ve pieced together a brand new band for this UK run,” reveals BEANS ON TOAST before he once again heads out across the country with a plethora of stories to tell via the medium of song.
On the theme of new and exciting ventures, he hints “we’ll be doing tracks from the new album“ – but fear not if you’ve bought tickets and want to hear the ‘classics’ because there will be a “bunch from the back catalogue that’ll be changing from night to night.” Jokingly, he adds “the best advice would be to come along and see as I’m not even sure I know what to expect.”
Not taking the increasingly growing crowds for granted and using this platform to pull out endless new tracks, Beans on Toast explains “the mission, of course, is for the audience to be engaged and I’d like to think we do that. When everyone’s there in the moment sharing the experience, that’s when the magic happens.” It isn’t just the crowd that he feels needs to be having a good time in order for the night to go swimmingly; “I love playing live and I know I’m lucky to do it night after night so I’m going to milk it for all I can! I always have a good time.”
Perhaps the reason why so many people indulge in Beans on Toast‘s music is because of the ‘real’ stories he translates into infectious hits. Revealing the creation process, he admits “all my songs are about my true life experiences and or emotions. Sometimes the song rides off by itself, but it’s all based around stuff that happened.” Giving a statement that sums up exactly why he hasn’t yet ran out of stories, he offers “the book is forever being written.”
The platform on which these stories come to life differ from town to town, city to city. Offering the insight of “the shows are generally bigger on the weekends and smaller during the week” before adding “we play all over and we tour non-stop so it’s just how things worked out for this run” shows that Beans on Toast – as cliché as it sounds – are simply happy to perform on any stage on any given day.
There is seemingly no stopping for Beans on Toast across the rest of 2019. The UK tour ends “leading straight into a tour of mainland Europe, then off to Australia for my first tour out there and I’ll be back in Blighty just in time for festival season.” Even though “A Bird in the Hand” is only a month old, there are already plans of returning to the studio – “all the time I’ll be writing and I’ll get into the studio at the end of the summer and lay down a record for release in December, then I’ll tour that record and the circle will start all over again.”
Who can blame him? Especially when “it feels like people have enjoyed this one, which makes me feel all warm inside. I love the feeling of putting an album out into the world, it’s a mix of nervousness, excitement and generosity.” No doubt whatever Beans on Toast release will become an instant fan favourite and be chanted in festival tents, intimate venues and car stereos for the foreseeable future.