Beans on Toast – Heads to Worcester this December

“She woke up as a dragon, turned into a unicorn, then invented something she called a… Dragicorn”

If Beans on Toast’s previous single “The Golden Lion” was all about the myths and legends to be found in a Yorkshire pub, his new release “The Dragicorn” finds him embracing the fantastical creations of the childhood imagination.

Dedicated to his five-year-old daughter, who also stars in the official video, it’s a song about the simple virtues of playtime and parenthood. As Beans says:

“This is a song about playing dragons and unicorns with my five-year-old daughter. For all my songs about saving the world, really the most important thing I can be right now is a good Dad. Parenting isn’t easy, but it’s amazing, and while I try to teach my daughter about life, she teaches me what life is about. Many folks would have seen her this Summer as she came to loads of festivals and always gets up on stage for a bit of a dance and a little go on the microphone, always stealing the show…. She’s a big fan of rock n roll – so this song had to be a rock n roll song.”

With its creative wordplay, wooping doo-wop vocal hooks, slick rockabilly riffs, and zany gospel organ solos, “The Dragicorn” is a playful addition to the Beans on Toast songbook. It will feature on the upcoming album ‘The Toothpaste And The Tube’, which will arrive on 1st December 2023.

With its title indebted to that old adage that “you can’t put toothpaste back in the tube”, the latest Beans on Toast album promises to hit hard and hit home. Across its 13 songs, the cult folk artist takes centre stage to deliver unfiltered takes on the environment’s dire straits, the UK political landscape, the ominous rhythm of war drums, and the impending AI revolution (as on previous single “A.I.”). But don’t let the weighty topics fool you – this album will also delve into the lighter side of life, with reflections on parenthood, whimsical creatures, and the sheer bliss of a sea dip. It’s Beans on Toast cranked up to perfection, offering a dynamic blend of profound insights and pure, unadulterated enjoyment. Written with Beans’ usual wit and warmth, it was recorded with the sensational blues duo Ferris & Sylvester. Pre-save it here.

In support of the album, Beans will be hitting the road for a marathon 36 date tour throughout 2023/24, including a special launch show at ‘The Golden Lion’ pub. Today, Beans is pleased to announce that support for the November and December part of the tour will come from Brighton beat poet Bassie Gracie, plus one man rock’n’roll rollercoaster Tensheds. Both acts will also join Beans on stage to perform as a trio for his own headline set. The full list of dates can be found below and are on sale now.




23 GUILDFORD – The Boileroom

24 BEDFORD – Esquires

25 STOWMARKET – The John Peel Centre

26 DERBY  – Annie’s Burger Shack

28 SCUNTHORPE – Cafe Indie

29 POCKLINGTON – Arts Centre

30 BLACKPOOL  – Bootleg Social


01 ** Album Launch Show **  – TODMORDEN – The Golden Lion

02 MOSSLEY – The Vale

03 SHREWSBURY  – Albert’s Shed

05 WORCESTER  – St Swithuns Church

06 OXFORD – The Jericho Tavern

07 CARDIFF – The Globe

08 WESTON-S-MARE  – Electric Banana

09 BIDEFORD  – The Palladium

12 TRURO – The Old Bakery

13 TOTNES – The Barrel House Ballroom

14 BRIDPORT – The Electric Palace

15 ISLE OF WIGHT – Strings Bar & Venue


21 NEWCASTLE  – Cluny

22 GLASGOW – Stereo

23 EDINBURGH – La Belle Angele

24 MANCHESTER – Band on the Wall

25 NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms

27 SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill

28  LINCOLN – The Drill

29 BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds


01 LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club

02 BRISTOL – Thekla

03 EXETER – Phoenix

05 READING – Facebar

06 BRIGHTON- Chalk

07 PORTSMOUTH – The Wedgewood Rooms

08 MARGATE – Olbys

09 LONDON- The Garage

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