With the safe return of live events still posing one of the pandemic’s biggest headaches; Beans on Toast’s latest song chimes with the #WeMakeEvents protests this week and his message is clear: ‘We have to save the music’.
In a search for viable solutions to this major problem, the last few weeks have seen the music industry trialling a variety of measures for how to safely bring gigs back (along with all of the livelihoods that depend on them), in a world still living under threat of Coronavirus.
As a musician and activist, Beans on Toast, has of course been readily involved. The video for his new single ‘Save The Music’ is filmed at The Clapham Grand (a 120-year-old independent music venue facing permanent closure), where Beans recently made history by performing at the UK’s first indoor independent live gig since lockdown began, playing alongside Frank Turner and Ciara Haidar (read more about it on Frank’s blog here).
In keeping with the message behind the ‘Save The Music’ single, today Beans is very pleased to confirm he will be appearing at a number of live events throughout August looking to provide safe and sustainable solutions for the return of live music. With shows in Devon, Bristol, Cumbria and East Sussex, these innovative outdoor gigs will all be attended by a live audience and each are guaranteed to be socially distanced and Covid-secure in keeping with current government guidelines. For further details, dates and tickets – please see below:
15TH – BIG SHEEP – DEVON – Tickets/Details
16TH – FULL MOON – BRISTOL – Tickets/Details
28th – THE SOCIAL 2.0 – CUMBRIA – Tickets/Details
29TH – WE ARE NOT A FESTIVAL – EAST SUSSEX – Tickets/Details
Written, recorded and released from lockdown, ‘Save The Music’ is released on all platforms now, but you can download the single from Beans’ website today,here. His fifth single since the pandemic began, it follows ‘Strange Days’, ‘Human Contact’, ‘Chessington World of Adventures’ and ‘Glastonbury Weekend’; each offering Beans’ typically incisive social and political commentary during this most unprecedented of eras.