We’re Dreaming Of A Cool Beans Christmas

Well a ho ho ho and an extra ho for luck fine beaners! Merry Christmas from all of us at Cool Beans. Welcome to a bumper pack of Cool Beans related Christmas goodness! Let’s start with the urgent news, and follow it up with the less urgent news. Without further adieu…

The Cool Beans Christmas Roadshow!

Chris Arnold & Jimmy May are going to be in Sheffield on the 20th December DJing all night long at The Harley! Free entry, fun runs from 11PM to 4PM and tops off by midnight is an almost certain guarantee. More info on the FB event page here.

Cool Beans in London with Bikini Beach Band!

Only a day after our Sheffield event (did somebody say World Tour?), we’re heading down to London for a big old party at Number 90 Bar in London! Free entry as well and this time features a sets from Bikini Beach Band, Cliff Rescue & The Helicopters, Jimmy The Gent, Chris Arnold, Kev Tungatt and Dan Staton. It’s 2 4 1 burgers all night long and the fun runs from 7PM to midnight. The perfect way to gear up for Christmas in the big smoke!

More info at the FB event here.

Christmas Advert Breakdown

Chris created the most Cool Beans-relatble piece of media content in some time on a recent airing of the Made TV Show ‘The Week with Steve Le Fevre’ in which he reviewed the current crop of Christmas Television adverts. You can watch the full show over on Made TV’s catchup page or the lone piece can be watched here…

The Cool Beans Christmas Special!

You can also watch our full length Christmas Special that we produced for the MADE Television network in 2015. Also included are the stand alone videos for Festive First World Problems and Have Yourself A Cool Beans Christmas, The Welsh Whisperer at Christmas, plus a very questionable piece of footage from the outtakes involving pan pipes and candles.

Chris Arnold’s Alternative Cool Beans Christmas Mix

Back in 2014, Chris made an alternative Christmas mixtape for the good folks over at Now Then Magazine. It’s basically a mix of all the songs Chris likes to listen to over the yuletide period, riddled with samples from TV and film. Enjoy!

50 Sniffs – Credit Card Christmas

Many of you will have heard of Jimmy’s scamp of an alter-ego 50 Sniffs, his Christmas song back in 2013 climbed the charts and raised a ton of money for flood aid, and rightly so! Fun Fact: Duncan Vaughan AKA Barry from Cool Beans TV produced the track alongside Jimmy.

Sheff Aid Charity Christmas Single

Chris, Jimmmy and Dom all have cameos in this Christmas medley!

The Unseen Bean’s Christmas Mix

Kev Tungatt, the man behind all the Cool Beans artwork, has made a little Christmas mix, and we have to say – it’s a proper cracker!

Christmas with Longmourne Ratsby

Back before Longmourne Ratsby reached the dizzy heights of going to jail for indecent exposure and releasing his own book of plagiarised tales, he released this: perhaps the worst Christmas song and video of all time.

Cool Beans in the Big Smoke!

Exciting news folks! Cool Beans is coming to the big smoke! For those who don’t know, ‘the big smoke’ is slang for LDN. And ‘LDN’ is short for ‘LONDON’. We’re coming to London basically, Hackney to be exact.

Yes indeed, after many years putting on events in Sheffield, running festival stages and the occasional party in Bristol – we’re extremely excited to announce a brand new monthly London residency!

It’s all taking place at Hackney Wick’s Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, entry is free and we’ve got a world-class DJ/AV artist booked for the first one…


Hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists around today, DJ Cheeba has found an audience world wide with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation.

You may know him from his Lo-Fi Funky Space Quest & Return To The Boom Bap projects, as well of course his massively popular Caught In The Middle Of A 3 Way Mix which he created alongisde DJ Moneyshot and DJ Food.

Best experienced live, Cheeba has performed worldwide with tours spanning UK, Europe, Australia and Canada as well as being a regular on the UK and European festival circuit. A truly versatile performer, he’ll be smashing out an AV/DJ set for the Cool Beans at Number 90 Launch Party and frankly – we cannot wait!

The man has tons of stuff online for you to sink your teeth into, here are a few of our favourites…

“Genius… Great work!!” — Z-Trip
“Cheeba is one super-creative dude!” — DJ Yoda



Keeping the vibes rolling before and after the mighty DJ Cheeba will be resident Cool Beans DJs and host Chris Arnold. Expect tunes from all over the musical specturm – ska, reggae, hip hop, funk, soul, disco, breaks, sea shanties, maybe even a smattering of drum’n’bass if the feelings right.

FB Event can be found here!


ADDRESS: 90 Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN

Cool Beans is coming to town!

Brizzle Beans – The Stiff Joints live!

Ahoy all!

Apologies for the lack of output with regards to Cool Beans related shenanigans in the past few months/years. It’s been a busy old time for all involved. Chris has moved to Bristol and now works for Made in Bristol TV as an Alan Partridge/Richard Madely impersonator, Jimmy spends his evenings sailing his boat through a sea of freshers, the Welsh Whisperer has smashed apart the welsh language scene and is now seen as a heavenly deity by many there, Dom is in London and has cut down his booze intake to only 6 units an hour and Mickey Michaels, well, Mickey Michaels married Nikki Michaels and lived happily ever after.

With Chris moving to the vibrant hub of creativity that is Bristol, it made sense to perhaps put on a little party, and he’s doing just that – so if you happen to live in Bristol, or be in the area on the 6th October, come on down for a special evening of live music at Mr. Wolfs!


The mighty Stiff Joints put on a hell of a show whether they’re headinling a festival billing or packing out a sweaty pub. Think Madness, Bad Manners, Reel Big Fish, etc – big brass hooks and catchy singalong choruses. A real treat to have them headlining our first Bristol show.


Mad Apple Circus have spent the whole summer slamming festivals (including a main stage apperance at Boomtown Fair!) and they’ll be performing a sweet stripped back acoustic set for us all. Ska/reggae/hiphop/jazz delights in a Bristone style.


A whole variety of DJs playing the platters that matter from 8PM right until 4AM!

No advance tickets, just £3/£4 on the door!

For more info, have a wander over to the FB event here here!

Along the way, there may be a few more Bristol based musical adventures on the way in the coming months so stay tuned!

Cool Beans. X