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Beans On Toast

Alt-folk troubadour Beans on Toast twisted an age-old genre with a D.I.Y. approach and contemporary concerns. The musician, real name Jay McAllister, first came to the public's attention after opening Glastonbury Festival in 2005. As a self-professed "drunk folk singer," McAllister quickly found a home and an audience on the festival circuit, but it wasn't until 2009 that he released his debut record. Fans' patience was rewarded with Standing on a Chair. It was a sprawling, 50-track record that set out McAllister's stall as a teller of tales concerning matters of the heart, politics, and drink and drug use. Despite his low-key and often humble approach, he attracted some notable names for its recording. Mumford and Sons' Ben Lovett produced the album, and fellow Londoners Emmy the Great and Frank Turner provided backing vocals on a couple of tracks.

Given the relatively slow gestation period of his first record, the subsequent follow-ups came with an uncharacteristically disciplined regularity. Every year following the release of Standing on a Chair, the singer/songwriter released an album on December 1, which also happens to be his birthday. In 2010, he put out Writing on the Wall, which he co-produced with Ian Grimble; the follow-up, 2011's Trying to Tell the Truth, was produced by Frank Turner; his fourth studio album, Fishing for a Thank You, led to a headline slot at London's Scala, and 2013's Giving Everything landed him a spot on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Subsequent years saw the release of The Grand Scheme of Things and Rolling Up the Hill, in which he continued to plow a furrow of smoky-voiced, acoustic guitar-backed musings. 2016 saw the return of McAllister with his eighth studio recording, A Spanner in the Works. ~ Bekki Bemrose
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Grand Scheme Of Things

1. Folk Singer

2. The War On War

3. F**k You Nashville

4. The Chicken Song

5. Stinging Nettles

6. Lizzy’s Cooking

7. A Whole Lot Of Loving

8. Flying Clothes Line

9. All I See Is Wagamama

10. NOLA Honeymoon

11. NYE

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Track List: Giving Everything (Explicit)

1. Harry In A Helicopter

2. Things

3. Can't Get A Gig At Glastonbury

4. Favourite Thing I Own

5. Who Is Big Jeff?

6. Sold Out Shows

7. Post Bestival Festival Blues

8. Charlie

9. The American Dollar

10. Throat Cancer

11. Keep You

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Track List: Fishing For A Thank You

1. Microwave Popcorn

2. Beer And A Burger

3. The Dry War

4. The Children Of Bedford

5. Angry Birds

6. Rainydays

7. Orange

8. Protest Song

9. The Apple Of Eden

10. Pappajay

11. Life

12. Freedom Road

13. M.D.M. Amazing

14. A Real Life Country Song

15. Can't Take Another Earthquake

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Track List: Trying To Tell The Truth

1. New Shoes Blues

2. People Keep Making People

3. Trainsong

4. Can't Take Another Earthquake

5. All I Wanna Do Is Give You A Flower

6. Free Nights Of Riots

7. My New Number One

8. 2013

9. Peter Pan's Playground

10. Hippy Bullshit

11. Tour Blog

12. Bl**job For The Blues

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Track List: Writing On the Wall

1. Artmoneyart

2. Oil

3. Foolish, Wild + Forgetful

4. Old Grunge

5. Bon Voyage

6. Methadrone

7. Left My Heart On the M25

8. New Can of Tuna

9. Travel Back in Time Dance

10. A Real Life Country Song

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Track List: Standing On A Chair

1. The Price Of Rice

2. Don't Believe The Bullshit

3. M. D. M. Amazing

4. Whatever Happened To The Rubicks Cube?

5. The Peaches Of Wandsworth

6. The Pub In Holloway

7. Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

8. This Side Of The Fence

9. An Afternoon With Henry Rollins.

10. The Seaside Of Springtime

11. Dirty Paki

12. Wave Goodbye To Emi

13. Fancy Dress Frisbee

14. Health And Safety

15. No Fit Girls In Nyc

16. Coke

17. Media Circus

18. F**k The Smoking Ban

19. The Search For Fats Domino

20. Binge Drinker

21. Myspace Picture

22. London At War

23. Hippy Crack

24. I Ain't That Old Sunshine

25. Lake District

26. Convenience Killed The Kids

27. Girlfriend In The Jungle

28. I Shot Tupac Shakur And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

29. The Great Big F**king Hole

30. New Computer

31. My Name Is Jay And I Am An Alcoholic

32. Junkfood Sex

33. Kate Moss' Birthday Party

34. Bird Flu Blues

35. How Great Was Emmy?

36. Eggs Benadict

37. You Fat B**tard

38. Thanks For F**king Up The World For Us

39. Flower In A Council Estate

40. The Big Goodbye

41. Saddam

42. Can't Buy Me Love

43. The History Of Art

44. Valentine

45. The Day That Dance Music Died

46. I Fancy Laura Marling

47. Money Money Money

48. Alice Mcallister

49. Braintree

50. I'm Wearing The Clothes I Found On Your Throne

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