Beans On Toast / Jess Morgan / Benjamin Folke Thomas (B'ham)
Birmingham Promoters presents:
BEANS ON TOAST + JESS MORGAN + BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS
Ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Over the course of his huge career Beans on Toast has become something of a cult national treasure. What seemed like a throwaway festival act has evolved into something much more important, a voice of truth and honesty, cutting through the bullshit. A consistent and reliable modern-day troubadour, not afraid to speak his mind; always touring, always writing, recording and releasing music. Playing every festival under the sun and always, always, telling it like it is.
Jess Morgan is a songwriters songwriter. She writes gutsy modern folk songs which are full of sadness and bite; singing with a unique measure of British swagger and sensitivity. Her melodies will ring in your ears for days and her stories will play on your heart long after.
2018 saw Jess release steady stream of new songs which have all been well supported by BBC Radio including The Folk Show on BBC Radio 2 and a number of independent stations in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the US. Jess was also nominated for an Independent Music Award for songwriting with In Brooklyn. At the start of the year Jess supported A-ha! On their MTV Unplugged tour opening their arena shows including the closing show at Londons O2 Arena.
Benjamin Folke Thomas was born in the coldest winter recorded in modern day history in Gothenburg; perhaps his obsession for sad, lamenting country songs was inevitable; and grew up on a secluded island off the coast of Sweden, populated by mainly evangelical Christians. However, Ben never found God. He discovered grunge music instead, and at the age of 11 he was playing drums in a punk band before turning to Folk and Americana music after seeing Kurt Cobains performance of In The Pines on Unplugged. Steeping himself in Leadbelly, Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, by the age of 20 he was an accomplished finger-picker, confident performer, and mature songwriter.
"The missing link between Ingmar Bergman and Johnny Cash" - Uncut
"Some of the best guitar playing you're ever likely to hear" - Q Magazine
"Stands out like Oliver Reed at an AA-meeting" - The Observer
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