Beans on Toast
+ Bassie Gracie + Tensheds
The captivating troubadour known as Beans on Toast embarks on a joyous musical escapade this Winter. Captivating hearts and minds with his tales of love, politics and the human experience, Beans is unafraid to challenge the status quo with his irreverent wit and soul-stirring lyricism.
Like a modern-day minstrel, Beans on Toast takes to the road on a captivating journey across towns and cities of the UK. His songs, the celebration of the human spirit and a call for unity resonate deeply in the hearts of listeners, leaving them inspired and moved. Inviting us to reflect, laugh and remember that amidst the chaos, there is still hope and beauty to be found.
Rick Wakeman "A Very Rare Talent" MOJO "Exceptional" CLASSIC ROCK "A Refreshing Whiff of Anarchy - You'll Believe His Hype" Vive Le Rock "Genius" UNCUT 4/5 Liverpool Sound & Vision "A New Spectrum Of Music
From the Royal Academy of Music to blues hobo, from John Mayall to the House of Lords, from recording in a barn to opening the Isle Of Wight festival, the world of Tensheds is anything but ordinary.
Tensheds’ audacious showmanship deftly delivers a brand of gritty, heavy, edgy blues/punk, which incorporate elements of this classical background. Back with a new album and line-up consisting of only himself on piano and Ed Wells on drums, this duo take no prisoners when they deliver what Tensheds has coined “21st Century Blues”. For the uninitiated think ‘The White Stripes meets Tom Waits via Jerry Lee Lewis’.
In 2015, this punk prince crashed back into the music scene like a cannonball. His latest album entitled ‘The Dandy Punk Prince’ released earlier this year, four years after the award winning ‘Crazy Beautiful’, is rightfully generating buzz in the press, with Classic Rock Magazine declaring “You’ll believe the hype” and Vive Le Rock hailing him a “Genius”, not to mention extensive BBC Radio play and live sessions.
Tensheds has honed his persona over many years in the time-honoured tradition, hoboing the road, supporting and guesting for the likes of John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Hazel O’Connor, Roger Chapman, The Blockheads and James Burton. Throw in recent tours with Jim Jones and Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos and what you get live is a finely tuned, electrifying and totally unique performer. It’s no wonder he’s been labelled “Jerry Lee Lewis and Tom Waits’ love child”.