JAY MCALLISTER, aka Beans on Toast, has been around for the best part of the decade and, although dodgy on Brexit, his heart-on-sleeve” politics retain at all times an engaging and lucid agit-prop immediacy that must have saved many from media-inflicted blissful ignorance.
Thus Trump is described as “a vicious, lying bigot in an all-important chair” and emigration attributed to “the wars we start and bombs that we drop” in I Think Everybody Should Be Terrified.
It has a potent Brechtian reality check about it, as do Smells Like Bullshit and The House that Austerity Built.
The monochromatic, stream-of-consciousness delivery isn’t aided by scant instrumentation but that’s redeemed by the breathtaking piano solo on the bluesy That’s Why I Came to Okeechobee, sung gloriously in duet with Louisa Roach.
Check current touring dates or just pop into the Monarch in London’s Camden Town.