Chilled out Folk singer, and long-time Favorite of Scorpio, Beans On Toast has been quite a staple in our festival coverage the past few years, playing a vast array of smaller festivals (The best festivals in our opinion) has recently announced a tour for this coming month. The Small Town tour will bypass the standard gig locations, and instead have Beans go on an adventure through some of England’s finest small towns.
For each gig, Beans will be joined by a brilliant new songwriter local to the town. These songwriters will also be included on a special compilation CD, entitled Small Town Heroes, made available throughout the tour. Also joining the ranks will be Sky Smeed, a country singer from Chanute, a small town in Kansas, bringing an international feel to proceedings.
Around the tour there are plans to celebrate each town’s individual identity, with activities ranging from organised pub crawls, to visits to local tourist attractions, to a surfing meet and maybe even a game of rounders down the local park. A tribute to the England’s small towns and the people that live in them, the stories collected along the way will not only go to inspire Beans’ new album in December, but the adventures will also be captured for a special documentary, to be screened at this year’s Glastonbury festival.
The Scorpio team are very happy to confirm we will be joining Mr Toast this coming Friday at his intimate gig at The Black Market venue in Worksop, The tour kicks off tonight at The Horn (St Albans), But if you can’t make that date, or join us on Friday, check out his other dates below!
10th @ The Horn, St Albans
11th @ MK11, Milton Keynes
12th @ Worker’s Club, Kings Lynn
13th @ The Black Market, Worksop
14th @ The Station, Cannock
15th @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
16th @ The Alma, Bolton
17th @ Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham
18th @ The Victoria, Swindon
19th @ Palladium Club, Bideford
20th @ Jolly Farmer’s, Newton Abbot
21st @ Devon Arts Centre, Totnes
22nd @ Whiskers, Newquay
25th @ Mr Kyps, Poole
26th @ Sub89, Reading
27th @ Chinnery, Southend