"It’s Beans on Toast here, your favourite drunk folk singer. I’m here to give you the low down on a big one off party that I’m throwing on Saturday 10 December in London at Omeara.
You’ve probably heard that music venues keep on closing down? It’s a tragedy. So we can all find a bit of solace in the knowledge that new venues are also opening. Omeara is a brand spanking new 320 capacity live music and club space, just a few minutes walk from London Bridge tube station. It’s been lovingly created by my old pal Ben Lovett (who produced my first album Standing on a Chair don’t you know) with no expense spared. A sweet PA, a great shaped room, a decent selection of booze and some lovely bar staff. It’s the perfect place to hold this gathering.
This will be a Beans on Toast gig like no other. I’ll be joined onstage by the many folk who collaborated on my new album A Spanner in the Works (released 1 December on Xtra Mile Recordings – preorder here) and that means doo wop singers, honky tonk piano players, a barber shop quartet and lots of trumpet.
I’ve also invited along some of my favourite musical friends to come and play and the night will cover blues, folk, hip hop, electro, breakbeat, dub and reggae. It’ll be rammed full of collaborations and crossovers with me and my extended musical family. So it’s my pleasure to announce…
Need no introduction. Label mates, touring partners and family. Skinny will be bringing a stripped down set of drinking tunes and party bangers and yes, we’ll be doing the Christmas tune ('This Christmas' – buy it here).
SON OF DAVE
One of the last true bluesmen, this beatboxing, foot stomping, harmonica welding rebel is a true one of a kind. I’ve been a huge fan for many years and am so excited to have him here.
TOO MANY T’S
UK hip hop at it’s finest, crazy crazy vocal skills from Standaloft and Leon Rhymes, the nicest guys in hip hop. Guaranteed to blow the roof off and smash the party.
Mike Freear (who produced my 5th album Giving Everything) on the decks and Kathika Rabbit on the mic. Electro swing, breakbeat, genre defying mash ups and incredible lyricism, the two pillars of the greatest festival act Slamboree. Although I’ll be hammered by this time of night I’ll jump up for a turn. The Festival's not dead, after all.
This breakbeat, dub and reggae legend mixed the new record. Cutting his teeth at the original UK rave scene and still just as relevant today. An honour to have him involved on the record and closing the night off.
This once in a lifetime event will kick off at 8pm and is going through till 2am. It’s Saturday night folks, it’s been a tough year, lets have a fucking party. Everyone is invited (as long as you’re over 18) tickets are limited and are on sale now.
Lots of love,