Beans on Toast

Alt-folk king of the underground scene comes to Cambridge

Beans on Toast is something of a cult national treasure on the alt-folk scene. What seemed a throwaway festival act in the mid-noughties has evolved into a voice of truth and honesty. For his tenth album, Beans – real name Jay McAllister, who comes from Braintree – has gone back to the man who produced his first offering, Ben Lovett, of Mumford & Sons.

At the time, Mumford & Sons were recording their own album at Paul Epworth’s The Church Studios, where Bob Dylan, Radiohead and Adele have recorded. During the band’s days off, or in between their sessions, Beans and Ben snuck into the studio to create A Bird in the Hand.

The album is a celebration of love, life, family and the world we live in. Expect the show to provide the same ethos. Catch Beans on Toast at the Junction on 4 February. Tickets £17.

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