Armed with just an old guitar, a pocketful of stories and a mischievous view of the world, punk-folk poet Beans On Toast brings his irresistibly humorous songs to Aldershot’s West End Centre on Friday 11 April.
Jay McAllister’s songs are full of sharp social commentary and dark wit, and his infectious tunes are imbued with a heart-warming charm.
Equally at home playing in a corner of a far-flung field or at Wembley and the 02, Mr McAllister has appeared supporting Turner and the Sleeping Souls. He has also played the last seven Glastonbury Festivals and now regularly sells out 1,000-capacity venues around the county.
Like all of his previous records, Giving Everything was released on Mr McAllister’s birthday, December 1, by Xtra Mile Records.
A modern one-man band and DIY artist, Beans On Toast takes charge of all aspects of his career, from recording his music to booking his own tours and shooting his own videos.
He was also responsible for the Nambucca pub in North London, the destination for new folk/indie acts, and has worked alongside Billy Bragg and the Jail Guitar Doors scheme, providing musical instruments to inmates for rehabilitation.
The performance starts at 8pm and tickets cost £8. They are available by calling 01252 33 00 40, or at www.westendcentre.co.uk .