Live Review: Beans On Toast – Queens Hall Nuneaton 25.02.23

Beans on Toast is back out on the road, fresh off the back of the single of the same name, and latest release “Against The War”

The gig was opened by pianist Jaz Delorean who engaged the crowd with his quirky songs and got a sing-a-long going throughout his half hour set. I’d recommend checking out Jaz’s album “Alone In Luna Park” which was realised earlier this year.

After a short interval Beans on Toast arrived onstage, in his trademark “Peace” t-shirt, alone with just a table with his set list written on, a new back drop, new rope lights and flowers from his home. This is very much a tour for Beans on Toast to get back out and connect with his fans – even having them join him to sing.

An online Facebook vote was taken before the tour started with Beans asking fans to pick songs they want to hear on the tour, so the set list will change at every gig but fan favourites would form the strong framework of a 20+ song setlist, which included classics such as ‘M.D.M Amazing’, ‘The Chicken Song’ and ‘A Whole Lot of Loving.’

Opening with “Back Out On The Road” you could tell Beans was happy to be back on stage, doing what he loves to do, in an Independent venue, not a venue sold out for a mobile phone.

In between each song we were gifted to anecdotes, that not only entertained but made you feel part of the world of Beans On Toast.

Beans on Toast has never been afraid to tackle the big issues in the world, and latest single “Against the War” shows that Beans On Toasts writing skills are still up there with the best of them. You can pay what you like for the single on Band Camp here with all monies going towards the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

An honesty box was set up with raffle tickets to win the set list table, with all the monies raised going to local homeless charities, which is a lovely touch to give something back to each of the towns he plays on this tour. I’ll let you know if I win!

The ‘Back out on the Road’ Tour continues through till the end of March.


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